Caliifornia M&A Advisors & Business Brokers

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Our seasoned business valuation experts, M&A advisors and business brokers provide great service and reliable results

Al Statz M&AMI, ASA

President

(707) 781-8580

Biography

Since founding Exit Strategies in 2002, Al’s mission has been helping company owners exit right and retire well. He advises $5-100 million revenue companies on sale, majority recapitalization, divestment, management buyout, merger and acquisition transactions. He helps business owners assess value and sale-readiness, and create successful exit plans. Valuation clients appreciate Al’s real-world deal making experience and first-hand knowledge of market participant behavior. Al also invests in private businesses.

“I enjoy all aspects of the M&A process. Most of all I love finding strategic buyers, generating competing bids, negotiating, and optimizing outcomes for my clients.”

Before Exit Strategies, Al was president of IDC, a California company that designed and manufactured electronic controls and positioning devices for industrial automation. Al acquired an east coast company and assimilated it into IDC’s operations and participated in an 8-company merger. IDC eventually sold to multi-national Danaher Corp (NYSE: DHR). Earlier in his career Al led acquisition integrations, developed and launched technology products, formed strategic alliances, and built sales channels.

Al is also a respected M&A industry leader. Since 1990 he has been involved in the valuation, sale, merger and acquisition of hundreds of businesses. He has sold companies to regional, national and multinational buyers, private and public companies, ESOPs, private equity groups, family offices and individuals. He has relationships with first‐rate transaction attorneys, CPAs, debt and equity providers, financial planners and deal specialists. He maintains the most respected M&A and valuation accreditations. He serves on the board and is a past president of the California Association of Business Brokers. He often speaks to professional and industry groups on M&A, exit planning and valuation topics.

“As president of Exit Strategies Group, I am proud of the combination of large-firm resources AND small-firm senior-level attention and guidance that our clients receive. We consistently produce results for clients, in all market conditions.”

Industry Focus

  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Industrial Automation Technology
  • Robotics
  • Business Services

Education & Accreditations

  • MBA, Golden Gate University – San Francisco
  • BS Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Advanced coursework in management accounting, finance, economics & quantitative analysis
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), American Society of Appraisers
  • Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) accreditation from the M&A Source
  • California DRE #01878920

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Society of Appraisers
  • M&A Source (an association of middle market transaction intermediaries)
  • California Association of Business Brokers (board of directors, past president)
  • Provisors
  • Rotary International
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