Calder Capital Wins Silver in Sales Department of the Year in the 13th Annual Best in Biz Awards

Calder Capital was honored with the Silver award in the Sales Department of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

Calder Capital, a premier lower middle market investment bank, was founded in 2013 and provides mergers and acquisitions advisory services to business owners, entrepreneurs, family offices, and investors across the United States. The firm’s sales team is made up of 28 M&A professionals with offices in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.

BiBA 2023 silver

Thank you to the Best in Biz judges and organization for this recognition,” stated Calder Managing Partner, Max Friar. “This award is a testament to the strength of our sales efforts. Calder is extremely well-organized on the business development front, having invested significantly in research, drip marketing across multiple channels, and a sales scorecard that our Sales Team is accountable to every week. The results speak for themselves. Rarely in history has a transaction-based team grown as significantly and steadily as Calder. And we are just getting started!”

Calder’s sales team operates as a cohesive unit, with each member bringing their unique expertise and skill set to the table. Each year, the firm's team completes over 150 valuations for business owners across the US. In 2022, the team completed 46 deals and presently has closed 46 deals to date in 2023. Calder Capital has completed transactions in 23 states. The company has ranked two times on the Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies List and three times on the Inc 5000 Midwest Regionals. Calder’s 5-year CAGR has recently eclipsed 60%+.

“The sell-side team crushed it in 2023. We broke many records this year despite the turbulence that interest rate hikes created. I am most excited about the pipeline and infrastructure (both people and resources) that we have invested in and grown,” commented Sell-Side Director Garrett Monroe. “2023 had its fair share of challenges, but we had another great year. I am even more excited about 2024. As our core values state, our goal is to be steady no matter the external environment. It is easy to become complacent and discouraged when the economy or environment convinces you to, but our team is resilient, steady, and hungry to break more records in 2024.”

The 13th annual program saw intense competition among more than 600 entries from public and private companies, representing all industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada and ranging from some of the most iconic global brands to the most innovative start-ups and beloved local companies. The 2023 judging panel of 18 professionals included, among others, writers and contributors to Ad Age, Computerworld, Fast Company, Forbes, Portland Tribune, and Washington Post.

“Our buy-side team operates with efforts aimed at achieving our client's goals. In 2023, we focused on enhancing our strength through ongoing team expansion and the integration of diverse perspectives. Calder actively listens to client feedback, addressing both positive and constructive insights,” shared Buy-Side Director, Hannah Nabhan. “Our collaborative approach and drive to exceed expectations have been instrumental in establishing a prominent presence in the market.” 

Best in Biz Awards 2023 honors were conferred in 100 different categories. For a full list of gold, silver, and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2023, please visit

About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards has been the only independent business awards program judged by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Over the years, judges in the prestigious awards program have ranged from Associated Press to the Wall Street Journal and winners have spanned the spectrum, from blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the global economy to some of the world’s most innovative start-ups and nimble local companies. Each year, Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 100 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and CSR, media, PR and other categories. For more information, visit:

About Calder Capital

Calder Capital, LLC is a lower middle market investment bank providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services to business owners, entrepreneurs, family offices, and investors across the United States. Our dedicated team of professionals combines extensive industry experience, technological innovation, negotiation savvy, and key relationships to exhibit exceptional execution. Calder’s services include mergers and acquisitions advisory, private funds and capital markets advisory, and business valuations.

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