WHY YOU CAN TRUST CALDER CAPITAL'S SERVICE EXPERTISE
If you are considering selling or buying a service business, you want to find the best service M&A brokerage firm to represent you, a firm that understands some of the unique obstacles and investment highlights that service businesses embody. Calder Capital combines the advantages of a local M&A brokerage firm with the expertise and contacts of a large M&A investment banking firm. We have been advising on the sale or purchase of service businesses - IT service, staffing, software, cleaning/janitorial, engineering/architectural just to name a few - for over a decade and we are experts at understanding and navigating service-specific challenges that arise in transactions - equipment and technology, service-level agreements, intellectual property or proprietary methodologies, and brand reputation, just to name a few.
With a proven track record of successfully closing over 50 service transactions in the past five years alone, we are the trusted experts to navigate the complex landscape of service mergers and acquisitions. Our deep understanding of the service sector combined with our extensive network of industry contacts, confidential marketing engine, and award-winning team of service M&A Advisors allows us to deliver exceptional results for our clients.
We are so confident in our ability to generate the most qualified interest, negotiate the highest offers, and find the right fit for the continuity of your business that we work on a month-to-month basis. If you are not satisfied with our efforts or services, you can terminate the agreement with us at any time.
RECENT SUCCESSFUL SERVICE TRANSACTIONS
Calder Capital has experience working with a number of niche service businesses including:
- Overhead Crane Service & Repair
- Digital Marketing & Advertising
- Window Cleaning
- Auto Collision & Repair Services
- Self Storage
- Glass & Mirror Sales, Repair, and Installation
- Auto Washes
- Commercial Glazing
- Framing & Art Gallery
- Wastewater Systems Inspection & Repair
- Restaurant Equipment Service & Repair
- Cleaning/Janitorial Services
- Staffing Services
- Asphalt Sealing & Repair
- Computer & Cell Phone Repair
- Security Guard Services
- Trucking & Transportation Services
- Heating & Cooling (HVAC) Service
- Communication & Radio Services
- Website Creation & Management
- CGI 3D Rendering and Animation Agency
- Home Care Agency
- Software & IT Services
CONTACT US FOR A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION
We want to learn about your business and goals. After our initial conversation, we will send you an information request regarding what is needed for us to conduct a “market-informed” valuation analysis. This analysis is unique as we carefully assess your business through the eyes of a buyer by pairing service industry transaction data with our own proprietary transaction data to produce a custom report indicating the valuation range that we believe will be reflected by the market. We will also discuss how to position your business to achieve a premium valuation.
Along with the valuation analysis, we will provide a custom confidential marketing plan detailing exactly the steps that we will take to find buyers and maximize competition. If you decide to move forward with a sale, we will design a confidential information memorandum (CIM) to outline the advantages of your service company. We will never provide your company’s identity or any confidential information to any buyer unless they have signed a strict confidentiality agreement, answered qualifying interview questions, undergone a background check, and been approved by our team (and/or our client).
Calder will design a sophisticated and comprehensive marketing campaign that confidentially introduces your business to a pool of 1,000s of buyers. Using sophisticated and proprietary communication campaigns, we will narrow the pool of buyers down to the most serious ones, have one-to-one discussions with them, solicit offers, and then sit down with you to review the best offers and advise you on the advantages of each one. When you have chosen the best offer for you, we will suggest ways to negotiate and improve each offer and then roll up our sleeves to make the final offer as perfect as possible. We'll answer questions during due diligence and keep things on track with the attorneys.
At Calder Capital, we offer unparalleled industry and buy-sell expertise that sets us apart from the competition. Whether you're looking to expand your service business portfolio or sell your service business, our team of seasoned professionals will guide you every step of the way. We have a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the service sector, enabling us to provide strategic advice and tailored solutions to meet your specific goals.
Trust Calder Capital as your partner in service business M&A. Contact us today to learn more about how our industry expertise, “market-informed” valuations, and our unique short-term agreement approach align us to achieve your goals in the dynamic world of service transactions.
SERVICE CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“Mike was an entrepreneur, and leader, with many years of experience as a business owner and specifically in the window industry. He was known as the “window guru” of West Michigan. Those were some hard shoes for me to step into. I was faced with many “new” experiences and firsts. Selling a business was one of those firsts. Understanding this, Calder started by coaching me on how to speak with potential buyers. They posed some of the questions I would receive preparing me on how to answer effectively. They also screened the many, many requests for information from potential buyers leaving me to only have conversations with those that were legitimate, viable buyers. Before every conversation, Calder gave me their perspective and an overview of the buyer. They were a part of every conversation. We did follow-ups on those conversations weeding through who we saw as the best fit for Double-O. Double-O has been a family-owned, small business from the foundation. Calder understood that I desired to have someone who would care for our employees and continue the legacy that Mike left. Calder stepped into my decision to sell at a time when I needed them most! They were able to discern very quickly what I wanted in a buyer. They understood immediately what both Mike and I would have wanted for the next owner of Double-O. I will never regret my decision to use them.”
– Linda Otis, Owner, Double Otis, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)
“I began searching for my next opportunity on my own and I did not realize how arduous it was going to be. It was a very difficult process that created moments of doubt and second-guessing. Once Shane and the Calder team began working with me, I felt true progress in my search. They helped lay out a strategic search plan with many different factors being weighted. From there, we were able to navigate several different opportunities and achieve the ultimate goal of acquiring a business that checked a majority of my boxes. Shane was always one phone call away, and every step of the way he made me feel supported. I would highly recommend the Calder team to anybody that needs the extra assistance in finding their own opportunity.”
– Trip Biesanz, Owner, G & C Glass & Mirror, Chicago, IL (Buyer)
"Sandi and I would have never been able to do on our own what we did working with the Calder team. We would have never been able to access the caliber of the many potential buyers that Calder was able to provide for us. While the number is always important in the sale of a business, we wanted to make sure that the new owners would be proper stewards for our business and our team. Scott and the rest of the Calder team knew how important that was for us and showed the heart of servants in finding the right fit. We are proud to have been able to experience the fastest closing in Calder’s history–although I must admit that it didn’t feel that fast as we were going through the process. The expertise and experience of the entire Calder team helped us work through this process better than we could have ever imagined. If you are considering selling your business, I would highly recommend the Calder team."
— Rog Bronsink, Owner, Starlite Kitchens & Baths, Inc., Byron Center, MI (Seller)
“Calder has been great to work with, this is our 3rd acquisition with them. Hannah Nahban really helps us focus on acquisitions, while still allowing us to keep our day-to-day focus on running our business.”
– Kyle Klingenberg, Owner, Sparkle Car Care Centers, Benton Harbor, MI (Buyer)
“It was a pleasure to work with Garrett. He held my hand throughout the entire process. He also had already had a relationship with my attorney, Andy Goldberg, with whom I have been doing business deals with for about 20 years. This made the experience much more comfortable and seamless for me.”
– Allyson Mechigian, Former Owner, The Mechigian Auto Washes, Fenton, MI (Seller)
“Garrett and Calder Capital helped us through the whole process. They are very knowledgeable in the business and helped us with financing options. Garrett was quick to respond and help us get everything we needed from the seller promptly. Overall, the experience with Calder Capital was smooth. We appreciate Garrett and Calder for helping us make this acquisition possible.”
– Saman Abdo, Owner, Ace Auto Wash, Troy, MI (Buyer)
“In the process of selling our business, we had an excellent experience with Scott Nicholson and Calder Capital. Scott was by our side the entire time and everything went well. Scott, thank you for all that you did for us. We would recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.”
– Dave and Jayne Steed, Former Owners, Taylor Floor Covering, Elkhart, IN (Sellers)
“My experience working with Garrett Monroe and Calder Capital was nothing short of exceptional. Garrett was a consummate professional who worked tirelessly to ensure the transaction proceeded smoothly and efficiently. He was always available to answer any questions and provide guidance, making the process much less daunting for the owner. Overall, I was very impressed with the level of expertise and professionalism displayed by the team at Calder Capital, and I would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.”
– Andy Goldberg, Legal Counsel to The Mechigian Auto Washes, Fenton, MI (Seller's Counsel)
“Calder provided excellent analysis on business valuations and gave me confidence that my offers were competitive for the market and industry. This is important as sellers have a wide variety of expectations! Finding the right business is a process and Calder did a great job of providing insights as I worked my way through it. Ultimately, I was successful in acquiring a high-quality company, Corporate Clean Services.”
– Harry Kobrak, Owner, Corporate Clean Services, Grand Rapids, MI (Buyer)
“Scott Nicholson and Calder Capital are great to work with. They understand transactions from both sides and their assistance was vital to getting this deal done and to the finish line.”
– Marc Waite, Owner, Taylor Floor Covering, Elkhart, IN (Buyer)
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