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Confidential Sale of
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About eMerge M&A

You built your company ... it's very important to you.
And it's very important to us too.

One day you will leave it. We provide you with options — options that work for you.

Originally founded in 1989, we have valued or consulted with well over 3,000 private companies across industry sectors. We have confidentially opened a market for, and sold, 100's of private companies.

We have over 30 years of archived data and we know what creates value in the eyes of a buyer(s) ... more importantly, we're on your side.

In those situations where owners have elected to have us confidentially open and make a market for them, we have generated premium offers in 100% of the time.

Ready to start a confidential conversation about your largest asset? Get in touch with us
No One Has
More Experience With Private Companies.
No one.
Since 1989, We Have Consulted With Over 3,000 Private Companies.
Many Of Our Senior Professionals Are Former Business Owners. We Have Sat In Your Chair.
We Have a 100% Success Rate In Creating Premium Offers.
We Produce Videos On Our Clients' Companies.
We Embrace New Technologies To Be More
We Know What Creates Value In the Eyes Of a Buyer; But – We’re On Your Side.
Our Services
Based on our experience and resources, we have a 100% success rate in creating premium offers to our clients.
Custom Strategies
The eMerge Advantage
Until eMerge M&A owners of privately-held companies did not have access to certain alternatives and expertise available to the rest of the market.
Open the market and sell 100% of your company at the right time for the highest price, or...
"Take some chips off the table" and still be involved with managing and growing the business. Get paid out for some portion of the company now while allowing for upside potential creating "two bites at the apple”, or...
Management teams or family members do not typically have the cash an owner wants at closing. Sell to them while still capitalizing on the fruits of your labor. The key is to find the right equity partner, or...
Others, many exist; the key is to custom tailor a strategy.
Regardless of the transaction alternative targeted at the beginning;
  • Each transaction alternative has the same objective; the Highest Quality Transaction.
  • Each alternative empowers an owner to choose the best successor.
  • An owner can change their mind mid-process and choose a different alternative.
All options start the same way and the M&A Process is the same. Click here for the eMerge M&A flowchart
The complete or partial sale of a privately-held company is much more complex than Wall Street mega-deals. The potential buyer pool is larger and the transaction issues are more complex and varied.
Michael Ryan President
We Get Results
Deal Metrics by eMerge
Take a look at our Deal Metrics gathered from numerous closed transactions in every business sector since 2001.

100% of the time we bring a Buyer on site, they make a formal offer or Letter of Intent.

Only 8% of sellers had ever even heard of their eventual buyer.

Average targeted prospective acquirers in a Buyers List was 270.

Average response rate from the market was 21%, nearly doubling the M&A industry standard of 11%.

Average number of days between hiring eMerge and executing an LOI was 225 days.

In 30% of closed transactions, the seller decided to retain some equity and grow the business with the buyer.

PEG’s executed 76% of incoming Confidentiality Agreements but represented 21% of buyers on closed transactions.

PEG’s with platform companies represented 24% of closed transactions.

Strategic buyers represented 55% of closed transactions consisting of 73% private companies and 27% publicly traded buyers.

Our Team & Offices We’ve been to the other side. You’re not alone.
Client Testimonials
Chris Byres, President; Frank Barrett, EVP Contech Medical

We had no idea what was involved to sell our Company, but the team at eMerge was with us every step of the way. Our deal manager’s expertise and diligence through the process was extraordinary. He identified and delivered multiple offers and was extremely effective in successfully completing the sale with our preferred buyer.

We would highly recommend eMerge to other business owners. Based upon our experience with them, you will not be disappointed.

Allan Jensen Jensen’s Plumbing & Heating

We had several groups that were interested in Jensen’s but none felt right to me. Then, during the height of the global pandemic, the eMerge M&A team identified our buyer. Our deal manager negotiated an offer that was higher than all previous offers and also provides significant future upside potential as our new partners seek to grow and expand our existing business platform. They are the perfect fit for me and my family’s legacy and will also create a wonderful future opportunity for my son who is staying on with the new business.

Debbie Dusseljee CompuScripts, Inc.

I could not be happier with my decision to employ the services of eMerge M&A.  Susan Schaper was an excellent deal manager throughout the entire process.  She was always available for questions and kept a multifaceted process moving forward despite various circumstances, including a pandemic. Susan was instrumental in culling valuable data for a confidential business review.  She created healthy competition among targeted buyers and managed not only due diligence but also closing documents.  Her expertise and guidance produced an especially good offer that would not have been realized otherwise.

When it's time to sell your company, you definitely want eMerge M&A on your team.

Jim Sausville J&K Ingredients

eMerge M&A Inc. exceeded my expectations. They were deeply involved in all aspects of my transaction from contacting international and domestic buyers all through to the handling of the fine, intricate, and complex details around closing the transaction. My deal, and the changes in my life, wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for eMerge M&A.

Jack Hamilton Hamilton Engineering

“Our deal manager found us the perfect buyer for our business and negotiated an exceptionally good offer for me and my partner. Our sale closed during 2020, a year of great uncertainty, when many other transactions did not get done. These guys really know what they are doing.

We would highly recommend them to anyone considering selling their business.”