About Us

If you’re thinking of selling your business now, or in the next several years, MidStreet can help.  Founded in 2001, MidStreet is a full-service business brokerage firm specializing in the confidential sale, merger, acquisition and valuation of privately held, lower mid-market companies.  With locations in Raleigh, Wilmington and the Outer Banks, we’re proud to have represented several of the areas most well-known businesses.  Our experienced brokers have successfully closed over 400 transactions throughout the Southeast.

Why We’re Different

Of course we are mergers & acquisiton experts and have orchestrated many successful transactions, but that is not what we are all about.  What makes us unique is how we conduct business.

“Bringing Middle Market to Main Street”

Most “Middle Market” M&A firms only consider transactions with valuations in excess of $25 million.  Due to their structure and overhead, they concentrate on “larger” deals and prefer not to be bothered with the challenges of smaller, family-owned companies.

Traditional Business Brokers handle the sale of small retail and service “Main-street” businesses, typically with revenues under $1 million.  While these firms may attempt gain listings within the lower middle-market, they typically lack the knowledge, sophistication and resources to represent these business owners in the best possible manner.  In the end, this approach often proves very costly for the business owners these brokers claim to represent.

We founded MidStreet with the intention of addressing the under-served market that falls between these two segments, thus providing lower mid-market, privately-owned businesses with a level of representation previously made available only to much larger companies.

MidStreet specializes in business sales and exit strategies for owners of privately-held companies within a revenue range of $500,000 to $25 million.  We provide business owners with discrete, objective counsel and valuation advice, and an innovative, comprehensive approach to marketing businesses for sale.

An innovative approach… 

A pioneer in the use of video marketing, MidStreet integrates professional video presentations into the sell-side process – a highly successful marketing component that has benefited clients and is one of the factors that distinguishes MidStreet from other firms.

We’re local…  

By remaining a regional company, we’re able to provide a higher level of service as our presence enables us have an intimate knowledge of our clients business.  We’re also in attendance at all buyer/seller meetings.  As a result, we’re able to positively influence the tenor and direction of meetings, manage the flow of information, measure the interest level of potential acquirers, suggest enhancements for future meetings and have a thorough knowledge of what transpires. These elements dramatically increase the probability of actually completing a transaction and have a critical impact on maximizing the value received.

No upfront fees…

Be aware of large “national” firms that market their services through seminars and charge excessive “up front” fees, profiting whether or not they achieve a seller’s objectives.  Once retained, they provide little, if any, professional support to their clients.  It’s not hard to understand why… they receive a significant amount of money regardless of results.  In our opinion, firms that operate in this manner do not align their interests with that of their client.

MidStreet believes a true professional firm will provide unparalleled merger and acquisition representation, while maintaining a competitive success based fee structure that aligns the financial goals of the firm with those of the business owner.  That’s why we choose to be paid for performance and are compensated only after achieving the desired results for our client.

We’re in it for the long haul…

A solid, well-integrated exit plan empowers you with the information you need to make informed decisions that will maximize the after-tax proceeds you receive, and ensures that you accomplish your personal and business goals in the process. Without some roadmap as to how you will exit your business, you are bound to leave money on the table. Whether you decide to exit you business now, or a few years from now, we’ll help you plan and prepare and we’ll stay with you through the entire process… all at no cost to you. 

We’ve got skin in the game…

The first step is to determine the fair market value of your business. Knowing the value of your company is vital whether you are planning to sell soon or sometime in the future… but you don’t need to pay thousands of dollars for a business valuation. A professional advisor from MidStreet will personally meet with you and talk about your business. We will then perform a no cost, no obligation, market valuation of your business that outlines the range you would be likely to achieve if, and when, you decide to sell.  This will help you make an informed decision as to whether to pursue a sale of the business now or delay to a future period.

Why would we offer so much up front?…

We want the opportunity to earn your trust.  The sale of a business is a highly personal decision and a major endeavor in the lives of you and your family.  It is important to have a comfort level with the merger & acquisition firm and the individual that you entrust to achieve your transaction objectives.  By allowing you to experience our level of service of professionalism well in advance, when the time comes to sell your business, we’re confident you’ll choose the professionals at MidStreet.

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