July 2010

Where is the Dose of Lithium?

The news this year has been a mixed bag thus far. From market momentum to market corrections to politics to volcanos to oil spills to sovereign issues around the globe the very ground we stand on has seemed unstable.

All-in-all this has created what seems like a manic environment requiring a healthy dose of lithium to find steady footing and even keel emotions.

Well, we have some positive news to report. The quality of Seller inquiries has risen, decision-making paralysis has decreased across both sides of the table, the quality and expectations of Buyers have also leveled and their willingness to commit has increased.

What we are seeing on the ground level is confirming and building upon our 1st Qtr newsletter Timing is Everything. A recent study put out by BizBuySell, a leading business for sale website, reports increased business transactions, reduced time on the market and increased pricing multiples. All of which are very encouraging for a strengthening environment.

We look forward to the day the markets, sovereign entities around he world and all the geographic occurrences find solid footing but until then we will do our best to keep you abreast of our particular brand of insight on business successions.

For Example;

We are very proud to announce three new business opportunities below. All of which have something unique to offer with at least three traits in common. All three have a unique niche within their industry, each one has been established for more than 25 years and they all are family owned.


Michael Roupp
President & Designated Broker


New Listings Announcement

We are very proud to announce the addition of 3 new listings. All of which have 3 characteristics in common; family owned, specialized niche markets and all 3 have been in business over 25 years. Have a look and let us know if you or anyone you know are interested in a closer look.

Energy Efficiency Installation
This is a family owned business that has received many awards and accolades in their community. The Company is a reseller and installer of fine windows, glass, skylights and doors in the Home and Commercial industry. The Company handles everything but automotive glass with 40% commercial and 60% residential two-stories and under. Click on the title link to learn more.

Specialty Equipment Leasing
Long established and nationally renowned niche equipment leasing company with 30-40% adjusted EBITDA. Company has enjoyed an illustrious position of picking and choosing the quality and number of customers in their niche across more than 35 states. Company uses personally guaranteed credit lines with high double-digit spread margins and zero cash out-of-pocket. Click on the title link to learn more.

Marine Repair Niche
This Company has serviced many facets in the marine industry for 20+ years with a strong reoccurring customer base spread across the Pacific NW, AK and MT. This Company enjoys several exclusive positions allowing the them to maintain their strength and profit margins through the past 24 months. They are looking for new Ownership to take the helm. Click on the title link to learn more.