As things settle following the sale of Universal Filters, Inc., I have had time to reflect, not only on the positive result, but on the entire process from the time we first met. Every one of the commitments you made was met in exemplary fashion.
The contract you offered was quickly modified to meet my specific concerns as they related to the unique characteristics of my business.
You promised to introduce me to a continuing stream of qualified buyers, and you did so without hesitation. The earlier part of the process was an education and provided the opportunity for me to narrow my focus on the type of buyer I was seeking. As the process continued, I realized that some of my earlier thoughts were changing. The fact that you understood that my concerns were not just financial, but also related to leaving the company in the hands of someone who was looking to retain existing employees made it easier for me.
You required me to provide detailed financial documentation, which although time consuming, was necessary and the fact that you and others in your office checked everything I sent created a high level of confidence in your work and that of your firm. It was clear that you were going to be as honest with a prospective buyer as you were with me and I respected and appreciated your approach.
You were concerned about the buyer’s fit to the business and potential for future success.
When it became evident that one prospect, who had expressed strong interest, lacked the ability to make a firm decision, you did not waste my time hoping that the buyer would “come around”. The value you placed on my time was greatly appreciated.
You never hesitated, never lost interest, never stopped, never slowed down. Your persistence, intelligence, and experience were continuously displayed, from our first meeting, right through the closing, and beyond.
If anyone you may be working with in the future wants to discuss my experience with you, I will be glad to do so.
Thank you for your help and best wishes for the future!
When I first met Michael, we talked on the phone and I knew from the start that he was very knowledgable and very professional. After reviewing my business, he gave honest feedback and claimed he could sell my business within 9 months. After 3 months, we had a full price offer. Michael and his staff were very knowledgeable, professional, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend Benjamin Ross Group.
After suffering through a horrible experience with another broker in a failed attempt to sell my business, I interviewed five business brokers to make another attempt. As a result, I chose Michael Lefkowitz from the Benjamin Ross Group for several reasons. First, his business plan on how to market the company was unique to all the others and the plan was simple, thorough, and ended up being incredibly effective. Another main reason was Michael’s take charge, confident attitude that made me feel I wanted him on my team. The competitors’ comments were that the Benjamin Ross Group utilized a “my way or the highway business plan”, but I learned that those comments seemed to be made out of envy. The entire process went so smoothly that I kept waiting for a shoe to drop, but it never did! A huge component of that success is due to Benjamin Ross Group’s staff, which plays an important role in a process like this. Tending to tasks and lending support to both buyer and seller with an experienced understanding of the process was paramount. Being thoroughly prepared eliminated setbacks that normally arise, allowing buyer and seller to be very comfortable with the agreement and getting to the settlement table on the date estimated at the beginning of the process! What more could anyone ask for?!!
After I met Michael Meyer and he completed his evaluation of my business, I realized he is an expert in selling businesses. He was able to produce several potential buyers. Michael and his team completed the transaction flawlessly. As a small business owner, I didn’t think that retirement would be a possibility for me, but thanks to Michael and the Benjamin Ross Group, I am now happily retired!
We were recommended to use Michael Meyer for the sale of our consulting business by a colleague who had utilized his services for their sale. As the sale was a first for us, we didn’t completely know the process we were to expect. Michael Meyer was very professional in his approach and took the time to explain all aspects of the sale. He assisted us in gathering information for the valuation of our company. He already had business contacts which he leveraged to find potential buyers. He ultimately was successful in putting us in touch with the eventual buyer. Michael was quite active with us, the buyers, and our respective attorneys throughout the due diligence phase and kept all parties on track. The sale went through with minimal issues due to his efforts. We would recommend Michael Meyer to business owners that want a professional and competent approach to the sale of their business.
Michael Meyer is a professional. He worked tirelessly to find a buyer for my business. It wasn’t an easy journey but he and his office made it a pleasant experience. I would recommend the Benjamin Ross Group for your business needs!
I first contacted Michael Meyer of the Benjamin Ross Group in September 2018 inquiring about representing my business for sale. After speaking with several other business brokers about potential representation, it was immediately apparent that Michael Meyer was the right fit for me. Michael has a straightforward and honest approach. The plan and methodology that he and his team follows works. Throughout the process Michael and his team worked with me, clearly communicating every step of the way. Through Michael’s networking and contacts, he had secured a buyer for the business prior to listing the company publicly.
I learned through this process that there is an incredible amount of details, variables, and circumstances that arise when selling a business. Through Michael’s hard work, persistence, and ability to work with people, we were fortunate enough to close on the business in less than 7 months of our first conversation. I would highly recommend Michael Meyer and his team to anyone interested in selling their business.
“When we first tried to sell our business in 2016, our law firm recommended a broker. We talked to the broker, had all the details worked out, and when it came time to sign the broker’s agreement they told us we had to pay an up-front fee of $25,000. They waited to the very last minute to spring this on us. They said that our business was very difficult to sell and that is why they needed the extra money. I told them I do not do business with people like them.
Then we got a very lucky break when we met Michael Meyer at the Benjamin Ross Group. I cannot possibly say enough about what he did for us. He knows his business. He never told us anything that was not true and never put any pressure on us to do anything we did not want to do. If it was not for his persistence to keep going, we would have given up. He sold our business for what we thought was a good deal for us. I was ready to give up, but Mike never stopped working for us. I could not believe he kept going. Then he found us the perfect guy who is capable of growing our business – something I could no longer do at 79 years old. Mike is the ultimate professional. Mike you are the greatest.”
When it came time to sell my business of 33 years, I couldn’t be happier with the choice I made with the Benjamin Ross Group to represent me. The Benjamin Ross Group, especially Michael Meyer, helped me to understand the process, while demonstrating professionalism, knowledge and commitment, ultimately leading to a successful outcome.
From day one, Michael, along with Beth Goodman and the team, guided me step by step through the process, concluding with the closing. The group made an otherwise emotional, arduous (and what I believed would be a daunting) undertaking, into one that was a smooth and seamless transition.
It is with upmost confidence that I highly recommend anyone interested in selling their business that Benjamin Ross Group is the right choice.
With gratitude and thanks,
I am enjoying retirement! Thank you and your great staff for making it happen. I will be glad to refer you to anyone I hear of who wants to sell their business. Say hello to the staff and have a great summer!”
I recently purchased a business, which was brokered by Benjamin Ross Group, with Michael Meyer specifically representing the seller. If looking to sell your business, I highly recommend using BRG. They vet potential buyers in advance, ensuring sellers a pool of qualified buyers. When a buyer is identified, Beth Goodman then holds the buyer’s hand through the entire due diligence and loan application process, bringing the deal to a close in a very reasonable amount of time. If you are a buyer, working with BRG can possibly bring you the financial security you have been looking for. They are experts at arranging, and helping buyers qualify for SBA guaranteed loans, which allow for low down payments and the ability to purchase a high earning business at a manageable price/debt service. Other brokers told me it couldn’t be done – Michael and Beth made it happen!
The team at Benjamin Ross has been superb. Michael Lefkowitz was professional in all of his endeavors, had deep relationships, and knew the seller well. Beth Goodman became more involved throughout the diligence process and actively worked with both Buyer and Seller to create and manage the e-dataroom. They were both responsive to all of my inquiries and quickly addressed any potential issues as they arose during the transaction.
“Thank you to Michael Meyer of the Benjamin Ross Group for exceeding my expectations once again. Michael is one of the most professional brokers I’ve seen out there. As an entrepreneur, buying and selling businesses can be a very convoluted process. Through hard work and dedication to each deal, Michael has gotten the job done seamlessly every time. I look forward to many more deals with Michael in the future.”
I am writing to thank you for the amazing job you did finding a buyer and selling our company.
As you know we have been in business almost 40 years and it was a huge step letting go.
Your guidance, understanding and most of all knowledge during the process was outstanding to say the least.
We certainly will recommend your company at any opportunity. We could not be happier and certainly could not have done it without you.”
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you so much for selling my business, SpringHouse Window and Door, in Montgomery County, PA. You and your staff did a great job in handling all variables and making this a smooth transaction. I am looking forward to retirement, and can now do so with peace of mind. I will definitely recommend the Benjamin Ross Group to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a business.
Thank you again for all of your hard work!
“Thank you so much for representing us in the sale of our company, Fusion Factors, located in Bucks County, PA. I was very satisfied with the Benjamin Ross Group! I couldn’t believe how detail oriented you were – you walked me through the process every step of the way. I was also extremely happy with the final sale price!
I would definitely recommend the Benjamin Ross Group to anyone looking to sell their business. I have done acquisitions in the past, and the Benjamin Ross Group is by far the most professional M&A I have ever dealt with.
Thank you so much again!”
“We wanted to let you know how grateful we are for your handling of the sale of our business and we thank you for accepting to represent us throughout the process. Selling was a difficult decision to make and we are much obliged for the guidance and assistance you provided all along.
You managed to render all steps palatable and even when the inevitable last minute hurdles emerged, you offered viable solutions to both parties and involved your personal contacts with the bank and the SBA to resolve the issues.
We already gave your name to some business owners and no doubt we’ll continue to do so!”
I want to thank you for doing a very professional job on this transaction. I’m glad we finally got there! You were a pleasure to work with.
Dear Michael & Team,
“Thank you so much for representing the sale of my business. This was a very hard decision for me and also a bit unnerving, as I felt the process would be long and overwhelming. However, the step by step explanation and support I received from the Benjamin Ross Group was amazing! I was always kept aware of what step was next, what was expected from me, the seller, and what I could expect from the buyer. The professionalism from start to finish by all staff was beyond my expectations. My questions and concerns were addressed promptly. The clientele presented to me by you and your team were great matches for the seller I was looking for to continue what I had worked so hard to build. It was important to me that the new owners would meet the needs of my clients and employees to continue, and I was presented with many candidates who met that need. More surprising was the support I received from you after the sale. As I grow a new business, I feel comfortable that if I go through this process in the future, I will have Benjamin Ross Group represent me for future needs.
Thank you so much for all you have done to transition Exceptional Kidz Rehabilitation into the next phase to support its growth!”
“I want to take the time to thank you during the recent sale of my business. Not only did you locate the ideal purchaser, but your support in even the most minute details was invaluable and made this transition virtually painless.”
“We thank you for all your efforts on our behalf in selling our business. We found your competence to be unmatched. The professional manner in which you handled all the details, including the meetings, negotiations, and paperwork were also unparalleled. Your ability to bring people of different interests (buyers, sellers, lawyers, banks, government) together to achieve a common goal was remarkable. Your frequent communication and attention to detail made the entire process relatively simple for us. You have truly helped making our impending retirement secure.”
“Thank you to you and your staff for the professionalism and hard work for the sale of the Precision Door of Philadelphia, PA. You guys truly are heads above the rest and went above and beyond in all aspects of the transaction.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Benjamin Ross Group for the sale of my corporation, Rockteam. They are highly experienced and hold professionalism, business ethics, and customer service at the highest level. They performed an accurate business valuation and analysis which resulted in a full-price offer and ultimately the sale of my business. The Benjamin Ross Group led the sale of my business through all phases including marketing, financing, and close. They were very responsive and engaging with me throughout the entire process. I would recommend the Benjamin Ross Group without hesitation! Thank you!”
“I wanted to take the time to acknowledge the excellent work done by you and your staff in expediting the sale of my business. The result certainly met or exceeded my expectations. Thank you for an outstanding job, and I would certainly recommend the Benjamin Ross Group to any prospective buyer or seller.”
“From the beginning of our sale process to the final sale, the whole team at Benjamin Ross Group handled the process very professionally. Even before we started the sale process, they appraised my business and even got the purchase of Stony Brook Lightning Rods pre-approved for a SBA loan. I was always skeptical about dealing with the SBA, but with the help of the Benjamin Ross Group, the SBA approval process only took a couple of weeks and was painless for me and the new owner.”
“After 26 years of ownership, it was time to move onto other challenges. You took the time to understand my business, determine the appropriate value, and listen to the needs and desires related to the sale of the business. Because of the intricacies of my business, this transaction required the skills and guidance that you provided. When it comes to buy or sell again, I will certainly put my trust in the Benjamin Ross Group.”
“Thank you for handling the sale of my business with professionalism, efficiency and enthusiasm. The business was sold to qualified buyers in a very timely and organized fashion. Please also extend my thanks to your staff who worked as a team providing information and a smooth transition. I would certainly recommend your organization to anyone interested in buying or selling a business.”
We wish to send a heart felt “Thank you” out to the entire team at the Benjamin Ross Group, especially to our broker Michael Meyer. Thank you so much for seeing this deal thru to the end.
We cannot say enough about the Benjamin Ross Group, they came to our rescue after previously having a very bad experience with another broker that left us in a very bad situation with our employees due to their lack of due diligence with the potential buyer along with confidentiality issues.
Our experience was completely the opposite with the Benjamin Ross Group. From the very beginning Michael and the Benjamin Ross Group presented themselves very professional, and proved to be very knowledgeable in the buying and selling of small businesses. They marketed our business professionally, by presenting us with several potentially qualified buyers, while always maintaining a commitment to keeping the business sale confidential. Even in the face of adversities, their knowledge, professionalism, and determination saw this deal thru to the end.
We thank them for their patience with us during some very difficult and trying times. And look forward to calling on the Benjamin Ross Group when we are ready to sell our other business (soon I hope!). Thanks again for everything!!
You did it!
I am writing this letter of appreciation to you for all of the fine work you and your company provided in assisting me in selling my business. After meeting with you for the first time in discussing the sale, I was very impressed with your professionalism and manner. I felt that it would be a difficult sale in the way that I run my business with all of the self labor involved. I was amazed at how many qualified people you brought to my office to discuss the sale and equally surprised at how fast the total transaction took place. You held my hand and made the whole process run smoothly.
I have handed your card out to many of my self employed friends with my recommendation. Hopefully, you will be hearing from some of them in the future.
My initial impressions of you were justified. You did a great job!
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks for handling the sale of my husband’s business, Roth Specialty Foods in Huntingdon Valley, PA. The circumstances were overwhelming, but from our very first meeting, you made me feel comfortable, positive and for the first time, ready to move forward. Knowing that there was someone to handle the every last detail certainly put my mind at ease and made the transition so much easier. The entire process was extremely efficient. I was kept informed on almost a daily basis and any of my questions and/or concerns, no matter how trivial or how complicated, were promptly addressed.
I think that you found the perfect buyer for the business. You not only met my needs as a seller, but those of the buyer as well. You guided him through the process and were able to obtain financing for him.
I feel that I made the right decision to sell my husband’s business. I also feel that selecting you as the broker has proven to be an excellent decision. I would gladly recommend your services and those of the Benjamin Ross Group to anyone who wants to sell or buy a business.
I want to express my gratitude to you and your entire organization for making the process of selling our family business so easy. You exhibited professionalism, expertise and patience from day one. My questions and concerns were always addressed promptly and your guidance was invaluable to me. I would highly recommend your company to other owners interested in selling their business.
I recently utilized the services of Benjamin Ross Group for the sale of my Budget Blinds Franchise located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The Benjamin Ross Group had a full price offer the first week my business was on the market from a pre-qualified buyer who was already in their database. The Benjamin Ross Group handled every detail in a professional, efficient manner which made the sale process flow seamlessly.
I am very happy with the services I received and would highly recommend other business owners interested in selling their business to contact the Benjamin Ross Group.
“I am writing this to express my sincere thanks for the work you did in selling my business, Rapco Automotive, located in Philadelphia, PA. You did everything that you said you would do from the first time that we met to the day the business closed. Every phone call was returned quickly and you were always available to answer my questions. You maintained the strictest level of confidentiality throughout the entire process. I would gladly recommend the Benjamin Ross Group to anyone interested in selling their business.”
“Thank you for the wonderful job you did while selling my business in Upper Darby, Pa. I was thrilled that you followed through on every promise you made at our first meeting. The entire process was handled extremely professional within a short amount of time.
When I initially made the decision to sell my business, I was obviously concerned about financing considering economic times which we unfortunately find ourselves. I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am that you not only found a qualified buyer to my standards but one that also met the bank’s standards. You handled the entire bank financing process as if we were in a thriving economic time. I know that was no small feat and I am grateful for your diligence in that regard.
I was equally impressed with how quickly you and your staff responded to phone calls, questions, confirming meetings, etc. The entire Benjamin Ross Group was extremely pleasant and professional. I will most certainly recommend your services to any other business owners interested in selling their business.”