Since founding Exit Strategies Group in 2002, Al’s mission has been helping company owners exit right and retire well. He represents $5-100 million revenue companies in sales, recapitalizations, divestitures, management buyouts, mergers and acquisitions. He also helps owners assess value and sale-readiness and develop successful exit plans. Al’s valuation clients appreciate his first-hand knowledge of deal participant behavior. Al also invests in private businesses.
“I enjoy all aspects of M&A. Most of all I love helping sellers find strategic buyers, generate multiple bids, negotiate, and optimize outcomes.”
Before Exit Strategies Group, Al was president of IDC, a California company that designed and manufactured 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). Early in his career, Al integrated acquisitions, developed and launched technology products and built worldwide sales channels.
Since 1990 Al has been involved in the valuation, sale, merger and acquisition of hundreds of businesses. He is a respected M&A industry leader. He holds the most respected M&A and valuation accreditations and has served in leadership roles in industry trade groups, including past president of the California Association of Business Brokers. He speaks to professional and industry groups on M&A, exit planning and valuation topics. Al and his wife support a number of local charities, financially and through volunteer service.
“I founded Exit Strategies Group to serve companies that are too large for most business brokers and too small for traditional investment banks. I am proud of the powerful combination of large-firm resources and small-firm senior-level attention that we provide today.”