I was thinking about retiring from the engineering firm that I founded. I wanted to take care of my family, my business partners, and all the associates. Austin Dale Group spent time with me and my partners to learn about the business and our goals. They came back with a strategic plan that included a valuation, strengthening our core business, and identifying potential acquirers. Austin Dale Group is extremely knowledgeable about the M&A process, has the highest professional integrity, and they are personable and creative. They were very good in communicating with all parties and were accessible at all hours. We had a successful transaction and I would recommend Austin Dale to others who need M&A advisory services.
I approached Austin Dale Group because I needed some help figuring out what drives the value of my managed IT services company. They’ve helped me to understand my financial drivers, set priorities, maintain focus, and become a better leader and manager. As a result I am consistently in the top quartile of MSPs and looking for new avenues of growth, including acquisitions.
One thing I like about working with Austin Dale is they care about my long-term success. They’re always willing to go the extra mile to help me balance my goals and make sure that I understand what really drives value in my company. I would recommend Austin Dale Group to others who need a trusted advisor to help them build a better, more valuable company prior to an M&A transaction.
Jon Palecek - Palecek Consulting Group
We have worked with Bob and John of the Austin Dale Group for about three years and the relationship and professionalism has been terrific. They have guided the management of Advanced Business Systems, LLC by providing expert monthly coaching sessions that increase the value of ABS as a business.
Chris Carrigee, PE, CPA - Advanced Business Systems, LLC
We wanted to prepare our high-tech instrument development and integration business to sell the business and maximize our proceeds. Austin Dale Group offered numerous suggestions to improve our business and even helped us find specialists to reorganize our accounting and job tracking procedures and software. When we went to market they handled the detailed negotiations of the sale so that it was financially rewarding and we were able to maintain the good relations needed for a successful transition. I really liked their ability to relate to and advise technical people who were essentially self-taught businessmen, and to keep the process of developing and selling the company grounded in reality. I would recommend Austin Dale Group to other technology company owners who need assistance with developing and selling their business.
Dr. Ralph Brewer, Industrial Monitor and Control Corp.
I approached Austin Dale Group because I was ready to retire and a third-party sale was the only viable succession plan for my business. Austin Dale made sure that my company sale opportunity was given maximum exposure to potential buyers and that my interests were well represented. We started the process at the beginning of the financial collapse so the time to sell was longer than either of us had expected. Austin Dale Group stayed with me throughout the process until we completed a successful sale. Two things that stood out were their knowledge of the marketplace and willingness to listen.
I would recommend Austin Dale Group to business owners who need someone they can trust to focus on disposition of their business, so the owner can stay focused on the health of their business.