Our firm started in 1953 and so it was critical that we found the right buyer to carry our heritage and current staff's aspirations and talents into the future. With the engineering sector continuing to globalise and consolidate at a heady pace, it was crucial for us to join a firm that had the resources and backing to win important projects locally and overseas. Eaton Square enabled us to reach globally to contact potential buyers and understood our varying shareholders’ needs when evaluating the pros and cons of potential transactions period
Our objectives were to fund our retirement by extracting risk free money from value of the business, while staying active with a partner who would fund and support growth initiatives. respecting our objectives, the team lead us in negotiating a sale that exceeded all hopes. We enjoyed a huge ROI from investing in John to manage our sale strategically prepared unearthed and explained the true underlying value and navigating us to a great result find effective solutions to every obstacle delivered on many opportunities to win value for us. Our sale was completed at more than twice the value of initial offers and what we had thought to be an attainable value. We highly recommend John and his team to other business owners who may look to selling their business.
Roger WalkerCEO of Citadel Technologies
My family hired John and his team to complete the sale of a company owned firm. They were recommended to us by our CPA. We were extremely comfortable. They put together a package for us that would value our business. It was very professional. I'm amazed at how quickly we went to market, and then received four offers. All of which, would’ve met our objectives - a fair price for the business, flexibility to spend time with my family, we could choose the buyer group that we felt best fit our needs. They were able to foresee some of the obstacles that might occur and the buyer actually said to me “I think your business broker is earning his money.” The team was very cognizant of this. I would absolutely give John and his team the absolute highest marks. We achieved a price that far exceeded what we expected. The best of both worlds, because I’m still involved, have a small ownership stake, flexibility to spend time with my family . . . the best of both worlds for me. I fully attribute to the professionalism and the abilities of John and his team.
Kelly YoungCEO of Young Oil Tools
I have owned several valve businesses over the last forty years. I’ve worked with lots of people and have done lots of deals around the oil patch. I noticed three things that stuck out as a being as good as I have ever seen, and those were your work ethic, complete commitment to my success, and skill at your job. I will always recommend you and your firm for selling a business, and regard you as a friend.