Calder Capital is a full-service mergers and acquisitions firm specializing in advisory services for businesses located in the Midwest across a number of industries. Our mission is to provide the highest level of professional service to help our clients achieve their desired results.
Lower-Middle Market Focus: Middle Market and Lower-Middle Market transactions often have a similar level of complexity to that of upper-market transactions often because of family involvement, but also because owners seek to ensure employee security while attempting to maximize the company’s value. Yet the level of service often delivered to these small businesses is typically subpar. Calder Capital utilizes the same investment banking process used when representing $250 million transactions, but has modified it to meet the needs of clients whose businesses are between $1 million and $100 million in value.
Results-Oriented Focus: Our focus is about far more than just “doing the deal." It is about forging a relationship in which we are advisors, not just brokers, so we can assist you in the achievement of your objectives and goals. That is why our systematic process begins with documenting those goals. Our consultative approach and persistent attitude ensures we have the greatest success.
Multidisciplinary Approach: Selling or buying a business is a complex process. It requires proper preparation, skillful presentation of facts, matching of buyers and sellers, sophisticated negotiating skills, and a resolve to complete the deal. It requires a team approach. We believe in utilizing individual strengths within our team as well as working with other professionals to best serve our clients' needs.
If you’re searching for the best business brokers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, look no further. Please read what these business owners are saying about working with the principals of Calder Capital:
We hope to work with Calder Capital again on our next acquisition and would certainly call them when the times comes to sell our business as well. I would not hesitate recommending their firm to anyone contemplating a business acquisition or sale and can confidently say the cost of their service was the best investment we have ever made. Thank you, Max and Patrick, for your outstanding service!”
– Bruce Chapman, VP of Finance and Co-Owner, Midwest Timer Service, Inc. (Buyer)
“Pankaj, thank you for your tremendous effort. We are very happy with the sale of our business to C&S and we couldn’t have done it without you!”
“Max, selling my business was one of the hardest decisions of my life and I truly appreciate your persistence. I’m fully confident than Neil and Wade can take Central Interconnect to the next level. You did an excellent job at bringing me a qualified buyer. Thank you!”
“Max, we want to thank you for your patience and persistence. Although you represented the Seller, your help and guidance through the long and rigorous process of buying a business was invaluable and we couldn’t have done it without you!”
“We are very pleased to say that within 30 days Calder had produced 5 attractive offers for our ErgoStation product line from very qualified buyers! We successfully consummated a transaction in less than 3 months and are extremely pleased with the outcome. Most importantly, Calder found us a buyer with similar values and expectations as Extol, which made the transaction a joy to work on. We would definitely recommend Calder Capital!”
“Please know that you guys are rock stars! Ghazey was amazing to work with. I can’t say enough good things about you guys. I’ve worked with several brokers on my journey to closing this deal, and Ghazey was by FAR the best! Keep up the good work.”
“I was extremely impressed by how diligently Ghazey Aleck and Calder Capital worked to bring the right buyer. Not only did Calder bring the best fit, but I knew that they had left no stone unturned in doing so. I am very pleased to recommend Calder Capital to any buyer or seller. Thank you!”
“Rick, your persistence was certainly appreciated. Even though you worked for the Seller, I very much appreciate the team effort you made to get this to the finish line!”
“As I decided to list my business with Calder Capital, it became clear I had made the right choice quite quickly. Rick sent me a questionnaire which brought up all the potential questions a buyer would want to know the answers to. Then as the listing process went on, Rick continued to pursue leads and exercise persistence which lead to the acquisition of Blue Sky by Award! Throughout the process Rick was a great supporter and good listener, giving valuable insight to the process and continued reassurance that all the details were handled. I want to say Thank You to the Calder Capital team for helping me find a quality buyer for my business!”
“Max and his team did a great job for the seller. Although Calder represented the seller, I enjoyed working with them as a buyer. They worked hard for their client and ultimately for the deal. I hope that this is the beginning of many more successful transactions!”