Michael Meyer, a partner with the Benjamin Ross Group, a business sales, mergers and acquisitions firm, is a nationally recognized mergers and acquisitions business intermediary and author of Deal Killers: What to Avoid When Selling Your Business, a practical guide for current and future business owners who will, at some point, consider the sale of their business.
With a reputation for integrity, persistence and commitment, Michael Meyer brings more than 35 years of entrepreneurial, business development, and negotiating experience to his clients. A former owner of multiple successful businesses in the entertainment, publishing, retail and corporate gift fields, Michael is not only skilled in closing deals, he is an experienced entrepreneur.
While in high school, Michael started his first company at age 17 and by the time he reached 30, he had launched multiple businesses, employing hundreds of people. Michael brings to the table an in depth knowledge of business, financing, deal structuring, and extensive experience in all phases of the acquisition process. In addition, Michael is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) – a prestigious designation in the business brokers’ field awarded to intermediaries who have proven professional excellence through verified education, successful practical experience, industry expertise and ethical values aligned with the International Business Brokers Association standards of professionalism. Michael also serves as President of the Pennsylvania Business Broker Association (PBBA), a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is promoting ethics, education, networking and cooperative communication among professional Business Intermediaries and Brokers in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.
A recognized expert in the industry, Michael has successfully represented hundreds of businesses for sale through the complicated process of getting to the closing table. He strives to provide unparalleled service to clients and exhibits a high level of professionalism and expertise in all business transactions.
Michael understands, preparing for the successful sale of a company is no doubt a challenge, and for most business owners, this is usually a once-in-a-lifetime event. They probably have never sold a business before and don’t have the experience to have learned from their mistakes. Having experienced it himself, Michael recognizes the highly emotional decisions owners face when buying or selling a business. He believes that his experience, both as a business owner and a mergers and acquisitions professional, has positioned him and the Benjamin Ross Group as a leader in the Mid-Atlantic area. Michael and the team at the Benjamin Ross Group have sold more than 95 percent of the businesses they have represented, which is exponentially higher than the national average of 20%.
Michael graduated from Temple University and was a nationally ranked tennis player. He is married, has 2 children, and is actively involved in numerous volunteer organizations. He is an avid tennis player and Philadelphia sports fan.