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What Our Clients Are Saying
"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with your services at Compass Advisors. Locating the "right match" company is a tough proposition. Having to navigate all the ins and outs of establishing a value, negotiating an acquisition and affecting a smooth transition is pretty overwhelming. You folks made it easy, and brought about the best possible outcome, with deference to the interests of all parties. It's that level of competency and integrity that, in my mind, defines the word 'professionalism.' Many thanks."
"Bryce DeGroot is like a breath of fresh air in the business world. He is knowledgeable, gracious, and performs his tasks with integrity. He balanced kindness and proper business practices throughout the sale of my business. He clearly wanted everyone involved in the transaction to be happy and understand the process and all details. I will call on Bryce again should I be in a position to buy or sell a business. I would absolutely recommend him to someone I care about."
—Peggy Ennenga, Fieldheads Coffee
"I want to thank Compass Advisors for the successful sale of our west coast manufacturing company. As a global provider of RFID technology, we engaged the M&A services of Compass Advisors to assist us in realizing our corporate goals. Compass professionally led the sale process through the minefield of marketing and negotiating toward a transaction. After our experience we would not hesitate to recommend Compass' services for reaching your M&A objectives."
—Harish Chander, CEO
"Bryce DeGroot and his team at Compass Advisors did a remarkable job in representing our business on the market. Our business is high-tech and we needed someone that could grasp our vertical market as well as the specific technologies and product lines we were trying to sell. Bryce and his team provided very personalized, yet very knowledgeable and well-researched services. We have no doubt that Bryce worked many hours behind-thescenes in learning the ins-and-outs of our business so that he could represent it accurately, professionally and discreetly - without interruption to the business, our employees or our customers. Compass Advisors was sensitive to our schedules and often accommodated our business demands in order to coordinate out-of-town guests and meetings. Additionally, Compass Advisors sold our business during the summer of 2008 when the market was volatile and uncertainty prevailed. We owe Bryce DeGroot and everyone at Compass Advisors a debt of gratitude for their courtesy, expertise, professionalism and success during difficult economic times - but it will always be the personal touch that will be remembered most."
—Sven & Denise Ahlberg, former shareholders, Trakkers LLC
"I quickly learned...the knowledge, experience, and professionalism of Compass Advisors. Confidentiality was held to the utmost importance. The business review and valuation was professionally prepared and highly useful to the buyer in obtaining financing. Everything that Compass did to sell my business was done in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Compass Advisors if you are interested in buying or selling a business."
"I write this letter of reference for Bryce DeGroot of Compass Advisors as the happy seller of my . . . dry cleaning business [which] had grown to 7 facilities with 30 employees. When I decided it was time for me to sell the business in order to concentrate on my other business activities, I soon discovered the problem of trying to realize the value of the cash flow of my business when buyers tried to finance the purchase through the services of relatively unsophisticated local lenders who typically only look at the value of the physical assets. Bryce DeGroot and Compass Advisors bring innovative approaches to assist the small business owner in overcoming that obstacle. . . allowing the small business owner to receive most of his cash up front, rather than having to carry a significant portion of the debt personally. We found Mr. DeGroot to be thorough, professional, patient, and diligent throughout the entire sale process. We are happy to recommend his services to any small business owner wishing to realize the value of years of work dedicated to making a small business grow."
—Senator Jeff Essmann, Billings, Montana
"I am a very satisfied client of Compass Advisors. Within 90 days of starting their proprietary marketing process, four viable offers were received. One stood out above the others which became the acquirer. Total time from marketing to closing was 5 months."
"We want to thank you for your hard work and success of selling our business for us. We are very happy with the sale and owe it mainly to you. From the beginning your marketing and knowledge got us the best buyer. You checked with us weekly to let us know the progress of your mailings, who had responded and who hadn't. When they did ask for a packet of our business you followed up within ten days to see if they were interested and wanted to come and have a look at us. When a buyer was located you were there for us all the way. All I would do is call you and whatever I needed was done. Your assistant ... was so professional and knowledgeable all the time, as was your entire business. We are so glad you even came with us to closing to make sure everything went smoothly. We couldn't have done this without you nor got the price we did without your negotiations. Thank you again from the Figgins family and please tell any future clients that they are more than welcome to call us with any questions they may have about how you handled our sale."
—Rosalea Abelin, Willie Figgins, Robert Figgins
". . . I have seen businesses presented by many brokers over the years and so far, Compass Advisors does the best in terms of first pass, substantive presentation of a firm. Thanks for that. Of all the brokers that I dealt with over the last 8 months, Compass was the most professional."
"After exiting the corporate world, I wanted to secure my future by buying an existing company. I retained Compass Advisors to find a profitable business for me to purchase within a select region. They strived to understand my goals and contacted over 100 firms on my behalf. After Compass Advisors screened the resulting prospects, I was presented with several viable investment opportunities. We eventually narrowed the field down to one business that I was very interested in, and my purchase of that business was completed in April, 2004. And, although I only hired Compass Advisors to find me a suitable purchase target, they assisted me throughout the whole process, including numerous meetings with the sellers, banks, accountants and my attorney. The entire process took only 5 months."
"I have nothing but positive remarks about you and your staff . . . I thought the closing went very smoothly . . ."
—Earl J. Hanson
"As a buyer of a Montana business, I would like to recommend your consideration of the services of Compass Advisors. Even in light of several other offers being tendered on the company that I wanted to buy, I found the firm to be very helpful and professional. And yes, I ended up being the buyer."
"Compass Advisors performed a valuation of our firm before 'going to market'. Within 6 months of the report being submitted to our company's ownership, Compass found an excellent buyer that was willing to pay more than our original asking price."
"It's a done deal. Thanks to Compass Advisors, Professional Nursing Personnel Pool, Inc. was sold. From beginning to end the process was well thought out and orchestrated in a most professional manner. The thought of turning over a 27 year old business that I had dedicated my life to was daunting & overwhelming. This is a business involving people, it's mission was people helping people. How could I possibly sell it and to whom? ... Compass Advisors helped me every step of the way once I had made the decision to sell."
"I engaged Compass Advisors to locate a qualified buyer for my company. After receiving two simultaneous offers within 120 days, we completed a cash deal with the best-fit buyer."
"Our experience with Bryce could not have been more pleasurable. Bryce is an extremely capable, kind person. He acted as a professional in every aspect of the deal. He was extremely patient in answering questions, assisting with paperwork and sorting out bumps in the road that all parties selling and buying businesses experience. I would recommend Bryce and Compass Advisors to anyone! We are very grateful for Bryce and all the hard work he did for us during our
purchase. Thank you so much!"
—Stacey Frank, Billings, Montana
"We would like to express our sincere thanks to Compass Advisors for helping us in our recent business purchase. From our very first telephone conversation with you until the closing, we experienced nothing less than first class, professional, yet personal, service.... All in all, we feel extremely blessed to have had the team at Compass Advisors draw alongside of us and help us on the road to our great new adventure in owning and running our own business... We will certainly not hesitate in recommending your services to other people, and will definitely work with you again in the future, should the opportunity arise."
—Pieter & Carol Lombard
"Thank you so much for all the effort on our appraisal. It was very informative and apparently just what the bank was looking for!"
—Doug & Becky Taylor
"We had a plan of selling our company in the next year or so. But, we had not developed a specific plan until Compass Advisors brought to us three different qualified prospective buyers, each of whom had hired Compass Advisors to find a business to buy. (At that point, we had not even hired anyone to sell our company.) The Compass Advisors professionals assisted us both completely through the process, and the sale was closed on April 12, 2004, approximately 120 days after the initial indication of interest was presented to us."
—John Cada & Bill Oyler
"We are gratified to recommend the services of Bryce DeGroot and his staff at Compass Advisors. . . . Bryce and his staff marketed our business professionally and with a high degree of confidentiality. Since we had a business to operate smoothly everyday, we were grateful that Bryce was in command of all the marketing details."
"Thanks for the great job you did listing, marketing and selling our business...Seventy days from listing to closing says it all."
"Thank you for all the efforts you put into finding me a business that matched my criteria. You found over 10 that interested me. I was informed on a timely manner about certain topics and when we settled on a final business, the closing was extremely fast and professional."
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