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Our Team Approach

Experience – Times change. Leadership for change. This is our philosophy. We’ve been where you are now, and draw upon over three decades of experience to help you. Our team includes business owners, high level managers, sales professionals, business consultants and business finance experts.

M&AMI – Multiple members of our team are recognized as M&A Master Intermediaries. This designation is transaction-based, and is awarded only to highly qualified intermediaries with substantial experience by The M&A Source, an industry group serving the transaction profession. This title distinguishes its holders as seasoned intermediary professionals who have a solid educational background, proven accomplishments in completing deals and a strong passion for the M&A Source and M&A work. Successful completion of the M&AMI certification process significantly distinguishes M&A professionals within their field. The M&AMI is the only designation to require both educational credits and the successful completion of multiple middle-market transactions.

CEPA – Our team includes a Certified Exit Planning Advisor who earned credentials through the Exit Planning Institute in Chicago.

CMAP – The Certified Merger and Acquisition Professional designation is earned through academic study at Coles Business School, Kennesaw State University, in Georgia. It is a collaborative program between the university and The M&A Source, an industry group of professionals in the transactions industry.

Professional Involvement – Team members are active in industry associations and conferences to stay current with trends and best practices. Several are either in leadership positions or on committees with The M&A Source, a national association of professional intermediaries. Other affiliations include Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AMAA); New Hampshire and New England Exit Planning Exchange (XPX); International Business Brokers Association (IBBA); New England Business Brokers Association; Business and Industry Association; various other market sector groups.

Results – You wouldn’t let just anyone run your business. The same is true when it is time to sell. We have a proven track record of results.

Confidentiality – We practice what we preach when it comes to confidentiality. You can trust us with your information knowing we will treat it with great care.

 

BTS News

  • Key Insights from Sale of Globe Manufacturing

    Key Insights from Sale of Globe Manufacturing

    Excellent program Tuesday broke down details about the sale of Globe Manufacturing, a 4th generation family owned business based in New Hampshire.

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  • A Better Option to the Unsolicited Offer

    A Better Option to the Unsolicited Offer

    The call came out of the blue. It was a group interested in buying the business. They needed information. Your company was a perfect fit. Just send us some details and we will be in touch.

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  • M&A Advisor Tip - How to Answer Questions

    M&A Advisor Tip - How to Answer Questions

    As you start the sale process, you may be holding offsite meetings and fielding confidential phone calls. Even a subtle shift in activity can cause savvy employees to wonder, ‘What's up?’.

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  • What’s the Best Option for my Business?

    What’s the Best Option for my Business?

    Business owners have a wide variety of options open to them. A group of business owners joined us at our fall master class that focused on transition options and the experience.

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  • M&A Advisor Tip - When You Can't Fix Customer Concentration Issues

    M&A Advisor Tip - When You Can't Fix Customer Concentration Issues

    As a general rule, no one customer should account for more than 20-25% of your company revenue.

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  • Transition to Freedom explores business transition experiences

    Transition to Freedom explores business transition experiences

    Hats off to MJ Schoer for sharing his fascinating multi-level business transition story to a well attended meeting jointly presented by Business Transition Strategies and mPower Advisors.

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  • Four buyers, three values, one winner

    Four buyers, three values, one winner

    Businesses we sell typically go to market without a preset asking price. Why? Value is really in the eye of the buyer. And that can vary widely, depending on who they are and what they have in mind.

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  • Strategies for growth or time to sell?

    Strategies for growth or time to sell?

    Has your business gotten to the point where it could grow but you’re not certain about taking the risk?

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  • Timing is Everything-Capitalize on Opportunies

    Timing is Everything-Capitalize on Opportunies

    Timing and value are both important An old proverb comes to mind this time of year. “Make hay while the sun shines.” Take advantage of clear weather. Capitalize on opportunities. Avoid the rain.

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  • M&A Trend Impacts Smaller Companies Too

    M&A Trend Impacts Smaller Companies Too

    Lower mid-market company sales are often influenced by larger M&A deal flow. A recent article on the Forbes website illustrates this point. Here’s why.

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Case Studies

  • Precision Machining Company

    Initially, liquidation was a serious consideration. It would offer a quick exit but would hurt loyal employees and disrupt the customers who had come to rely on its quality production.

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  • Green Product Company

    Our client owners could dig in for the long haul…However, this would take five years or more. Owners simply lacked the horsepower to do it.

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  • Water Purification Company and Young Buyers

    Owners decided they wanted to retire. They also wanted to be fair to the staff who had been loyal to them. Could the company be sold, the staff retained and the facility remain in use?

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  • Magnetics Company with High Profile Customers

    (T)he manufacturer would need to focus on growing EBITDA to capture interest from major strategic buyers and achieve a higher multiple of earnings.

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