“Tom was outstanding within his role shepherding a business acquisition that I recently completed. He represented his seller-client well and worked diligently to help us both navigate the obstacles of this complicated business transaction through a protracted process, amidst the ever changing landscape of the COVID pandemic. Without his professional manner and creative ideas, I would never have been able to purchase this business. There were extensive negotiations with the seller and myself, and in each instance Tom assured the seller, in a skillful manner, that I was the best buyer for his business. As a result, the sale was consummated using a structure acceptable to both parties. This acquisition would never have happened without Tom’s professional input."Kevin Humphries, Traction Enterprises, Inc.
I didn’t fully understand what was involved in selling a business, until I went through the process this past year. It was so helpful having Tom MacPherson, a professional business broker, guide my wife and me through the process. It was such a major undertaking, which was made even more challenging by the COVID pandemic. Tom always kept us informed, was very patient with the process and my questions, which helped make the entire process more manageable. Of critical importance, we appreciated his efforts at crafting the financing structure of the transaction to fit both my needs, as the seller, and the unique needs of the buyer. Without Tom thinking creatively, the deal would never have closed. Tom was a wonderful intermediary between the buyer and me. It was reassuring to have the sale of our business in the hands of such a competent professional. We would highly recommend his services to anyone interested in buying or selling a business.D. Beddingfield, Preferred Automotive Group, Inc.
I greatly appreciate Tom’s help selling my company. He did a terrific job presenting my company to buyers, especially with crafting the financial package to highlight the unique aspects of my business. And once we had an LOI, he was enormously valuable handling communications with the buyer and assisting me with the due diligence process. I’m not sure that I could have done this on my own, while also running the company. On top of his professional knowledge, personally he’s also a good guy to work closely with.M. Gardner, Security Solutions & Management
Tom MacPherson…I have enjoyed dealing with you as you have put together a very professional presentation [Confidential Business Review]. Even though I decided not to pursue this acquisition, your communication and responsiveness was top notch. You have represented your client as I would like to be represented.”D. Biasi, business buyer
Tom did a great job in regards to an acquisition that I recently completed. He represented his clients well and worked diligently to help successfully complete a complicated business transaction. I would highly recommend Tom and plan on seeking his services for future acquisitions.J. Pierce, Macrovey, LLC
Tom MacPherson obtained an excellent buyer for our business during these challenging economic times. Although it took two years to sell our service business, I appreciate that Tom gave us periodic updates on buyer interest every month or so, told us what we needed to do in order to get the price we wanted, guided us through the selling process to eliminate surprises or disappointments, and kept our intentions confidential. And somehow, he managed to bridge the price-expectation gaps of the buyer and my partner and me. I know that was especially challenging, because my partner and I are over 10 years apart in age – with different financial and work goals. However, we are very happy with the deal structure that Tom ultimately crafted, with cash at closing, modest seller notes, and an earn-out that could well provide a higher ultimate price than we originally sought. I would sincerely recommend Tom MacPherson to anyone who wants to sell their business.C. Coulson, Associated Beach & Coulson, Inc.
I’m very pleased with how Tom MacPherson represented my partner and me in the recent sale of our business. While these have been difficult economic times, Tom didn’t try to convince us to lower our price just to sell the business. He helped explain what we needed to do in order to bring the valuation of our business up to our desired selling price. And since outside financing has been so difficult in the past few years, Tom explained how some creative financing techniques would probably have to be applied to achieve our target valuation. While it took two years to sell the business, Tom spent a lot of time communicating with many potential buyers without interrupting our daily work schedule. This was possible only because of all the upfront research and document gathering Tom did when we first hired him for this engagement. And he kept us informed every week or do, regarding the latest developments with the potential buyers – even when there was nothing positive to report. And, most importantly, my partner and I are very happy with the deal Tom negotiated for (and with) us – so we have a real chance to realize a higher price than we originally wanted. I would recommend Tom to help anyone sell their business.R. Beach, Associated Beach & Coulson, Inc.
"As I look back at 1998, I am thankful for several events that occurred - primarily, the sale of my company. I realize that this sale was complicated due to the three selling partner interests and because of the dependency on the Chicago office location, which was not offered for sale. Your dedication and ability to reach resolutions on a number of issues was paramount to completing this sale in a timely manner. Also, I admire your ability to arbitrate with the attorneys and relentlessly keep issues on track. I am truly grateful that Summit Acquisitions was selected as our intermediary and that you were assigned the lead role in completing the transaction."Leonard Gorsk
"I have had an opportunity to review the business valuation report you prepared regarding the consolidated fair market value of the client... in connection with your expert testimony. The case information contained in the report... is well written to the extent that it is totally understandable..."Garvis L. Sams Jr., Attorney
Tom: Thanks so much for the beautiful flowers. That was so thoughtful and kind of you, and I appreciate them greatly. We are so lucky to be working with someone like you - someone we trust as a man of great character! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.Teresa Basch, Advanced Color Imaging
"...in sincere appreciation for your assistance in making the Merger and Acquisition Forum a success. Your unique presentation was instrumental in our overall program being so well accepted. We continue to receive compliments on your talk as well as the forum as a whole."The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Tom: I must say, out of all the deals I've been involved as a counter-party to, the presentations provided by you are of the most immaculate quality. OIS is elated to have a rapport with SAG as well as, do further business with you and your team.CJ Nelldell, Optimal Investment Strategists
"The professional manner in which you handled our recent acquisition... is commendable and largely is responsible for this successful closing... I am aware that there were considerable back and forth negotiations between seller and buyer, and in each instance you intervened in a manner in which convinced the seller that the buyer was backed up by professional advice...As a result, the sale was consummated on a satisfactory basis acceptable to each party. Without your professional input, this would probably have never happened."Tom Forkner
"I do want to compliment you on the quality of this prospectus. It is by far the most thorough review of a company from a buyer's perspective that I have yet seen."Tom Hall
Tom: Thank you very much for forwarding the Company Analysis. I would like to compliment you and Summit Acquisitions Group, LLC on the preparation and presentation of the information. I appreciate the approach you take in clearly identifying the business, its performance and opportunities. Your excellent work makes it easy for a potential buyer to understand a company and its history, and to consider the potential for fit and the opportunity for growth.William H. Howell
Tom: I just wanted to let you know how much Ed and I appreciated your assistance in selling Pump It Up. It is such a major undertaking selling a business. You always kept us informed and made the entire process manageable. Mostly, we appreciated your efforts with the financing for the buyer. Without that, the entire the deal would have certainly been compromised. You were a wonderful liaison between the buyer, bank and us. It was reassuring to have the sale of our business in the hands of such a competent professional. We would highly recommend your services to anyone interested in buying or selling a business. Thank you again.Michele Solar, Pump-It-Up
I am greatly impressed by the presentation and quality of your work. I look forward to reviewing more offerings from Summit Acquisitions in the future.F. Burton Kann
We were very happy with the way you handled the sale of Alcott - from the time you first began marketing it through the date the transaction closed.Jeanne Thomas, Micromeritics Corporation
I hired Tom MacPherson to advise me on a business acquisition that I made recently. Tom did a terrific job helping me successfully complete the deal of a lifetime. He is a great coach and adviser with a lot of experience and the perfect calm approach to help you through what can be a very stressful experience. I highly recommend Tom if you want a high-integrity person to help you through either buying or selling a business. He understands the needs of the buyer and seller and works hard to develop successful outcomes for both sides.Lou Ziebold, Southeastern Tool & Design
The profile you have put together is vastly better than other information packets we have received in the past from other companies…Look forward to getting on your mailing list for additional opportunities that come up and working with you in the future.Mike, MM Capital Holdings