WHY CHOOSE EDISON BUSINESS ADVISORS
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RESULTS

Our award-winning, highly credentialed team at Edison Business Advisors has completed 250+ transactions totaling over $325M. We have participated in many forms of business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spinouts, and roll-ups. Our proven process for properly preparing a business for sale, maximizing marketing exposure, and expertise in guiding the sale to completion has resulted in a significantly higher percentage of our listings closing than the industry average.
As a result, we are the most awarded business brokerage in Southwest Florida since 2014.  We have earned an impressive 52 awards since 2010!

  • 2022 Sold 25 Businesses Totaling $26.3M
  • 2022 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Dealmaker Award Top 50 Sales Volume (2)
  • 2022 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award (5)
  • 2022 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Chairman's Circle Award (3)
  • 2022 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Outstanding Producer Award
  • 2022 M&A Source Executive Club Award (2)
  • 2021 Sold 17 Businesses Totaling $40M
  • 2021 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) #1 Top Producer State of Florida Award
  • 2021 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Dealmaker Award Top 50 Sales Volume (2)
  • 2021 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award (2)
  • 2021 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Platinum Chairman's Circle Award
  • 2021 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Chairman's Circle Award
  • 2021 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Deal Maker Award
  • 2021 M&A Source Platinum Club Award
  • 2020 Sold 15 Businesses Totaling $12.7M
  • 2020 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) #1 Top Dollar Producer Southwest Florida Award
  • 2020 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Dealmaker Award Top 50 Sales Volume
  • 2020 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award (3)
  • 2020 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Platinum Chairman's Circle Award
  • 2020 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Outstanding Producer Award
  • 2020 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Deal Maker Award 
  • 2020 M&A Source Executive Club Award
  • 2019 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Dealmaker Award Top 50 Sales Volume
  • 2019 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award
  • 2019 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Chairman's Circle Award
  • 2019 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Deal Maker Award
  • 2018 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) #1 Top Dollar Producer Southwest Florida Award
  • 2018 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Dealmaker Award Top 50 Sales Volume
  • 2018 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award (2)
  • 2018 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Chairman's Circle Award 
  • 2018 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Deal Maker Award
  • 2017 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award (2)
  • 2016 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) #1 Top Dollar Producer Southwest Florida Award
  • 2016 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award
  • 2015 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award
  • 2014 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) #1 Top Dollar Producer Southwest Florida Award
  • 2014 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Award
  • 2013 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Awards
  • 2012 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Awards
  • 2010 Business Brokers of Florida (BBF) Million Dollar Plus Awards (2)
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CREDENTIALS

We are
the highest credentialed business brokerage in Southwest Florida since 2014!

  • Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designations from the International Business Brokers Association (3)
  • Certified Merger & Acquisition Professional (CM&AP) designations from M&A Source.  We are the only business brokerage in Southwest Florida staffed with 5 CM&APs.
  • Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designations from M&A Source.  We are the only business brokerage in Southwest Florida staffed with 2 M&AMIs.
  • Accredited Business Intermediary (ABI) designation from the American Business Brokers Association  
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts
  • Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts “Recognized as an Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press”
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) from the Exit Planning Institute
  • Certified Florida Notary Public
  • Five team members hold MBA degrees from the University of Michigan, Arizona State University, University of Iowa, Concordia University, and Wayne State University.  Two team members hold master's or undergraduate degrees from Indiana University and Rutgers University.
  • Licensed to Transact Real Estate in Florida
  • Trained Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) from the Exit Planning Institute
  • Trained Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) from the National Equipment & Business Builders Institute
  • Trained Senior Business Analyst from the Society of Business Analysts
  • Trained Certified Divorce Financial Analyst from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
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The CBI requires meeting stringent education and performance requirements as well as the high ethical standards of the IBBA. The CM&AP requires achieving in-depth knowledge of the specialized approach required to successfully prepare and execute lower-middle-market transactions (above $1M in EBITDA).  The M&AMI requires meeting education requirements, attending two M&A Source conferences, completing three transactions over $1.5M, and recertification every three years.  

Why Work with a CBI?

What are a CM&AP and M&AMI?
EXPERIENCE

We have walked in both buyers' and sellers' shoes!

  • Personally owned, bought, and/or sold automotive, transportation, logistics, IT, veterinary, retail, e-commerce, marine, business intelligence, and real estate development businesses.
  • Participated in many forms of business transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spinouts, and roll-ups totaling over $325M for clients, ourselves, and past employers.  
  • Prior to focusing on main street and lower-middle-market clients, we worked in Corporate M&A at Ford Motor Company; as Executive General Manager for GE’s Global Business Services; as Valuation Analyst at RSM McGladrey, and Manager/Senior Valuation Analyst at predecessors to Clifton-Larson-Allen; as Vice President of Relationship Management, Sales, and Investor Relations Support at Deutsche Bank; as Business Development Officer at US Bank; as Estate Manager/Operations at an overseas family office; as Series 7 Stockbroker; as Tax Accountant; as Local Elected Official; and as Adjunct Faculty for undergrad and graduate-level college business courses. 
  • Have 225+ years of combined business experience.
  • Remain highly involved in our profession as members of IBBA, M&A Source, BBF, NACVA, EPI, and NAA.  Our broker, Eric Gall, is President of the BBF Southwest Region, leader of the American Business Brokers Association (ABBA) National Best Practices Forum, and serves on the M&A Source Deal Market Committee and BBF State Board.  He is also a speaker and contributing author for numerous local, national, and international publications.
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If you considering selling or buying a business, please contact us for a complimentary, confidential consultation.