We had entertained the idea of selling our business for about a year. After three generations, it was very emotional to let go. We knew we were unable to handle this transactions ourselves. Our accountant recommended Andy Holtgrewe. We met with Andy and he quickly gained our trust. He provided us with a comprehensive evaluation very quickly at a very reasonable price. All necessary information and documentation was handled professionally and accurately. Everything was explained in terms we could understand. The fact that Andy is a CPA is a big plus, especially when considering tax consequences. We had multiple offers and closed the sale in 37 days! We cannot overstate how pleased we are!!!
On behalf of my sisters and me, I would like to express our deep gratitude for Andy Holtgrewe. The sale of our father’s lifelong passion was an emotional, but necessary, decision for us. Andy was thoughtful and patient as he skillfully guided us every step of the way. All the while, he was mindful of our readiness to take the next step. At our first meeting, we immediately connected and trusted we were in expert hands. From the evaluation, to the listing, buyer interviews, offers, due diligence, and finally closing, he was professional, knowledgeable, resourceful, and thorough. Andy was invaluable to us, and we highly recommend his representation to anyone buying or selling a business.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Holtgrewe for the superb handling of the listing, sale, and closing of our business located in Southwest Virginia. As a small business in a rather niche market, we were concerned as to the prospects of locating a skilled business broker that could handle our needs. Our accountant and other business executives in our area highly recommended your company that specializes in the sale and acquisition of companies that are under $2M in annual gross sales. To our amazement, the entire transaction from initial sales listing agreement through the actual closing took just 64 days! Simply incredible! Within a few weeks of completing the construction of our retirement home in another state, I was diagnosed with incurable cancer. With Chemo and Radiation Therapy treatments, it made it extremely difficult to make trips regarding numerous details involved in the sale of the business. Andrew dove right in from the very beginning in making a trip to our home located out-of-state and in making trips to the actual business site during both due diligence and closing phases of the sale. Andrew stayed in constant contact with us both night and day and in many instances Saturdays and Sundays to assist both the sellers and the Purchaser in obtaining any and all information that was pertinent to the sale.Andrew is simply a true credit to both your company and industry.
When we started down the road of purchasing a business, we quickly found that we neededprofessional help to insure we didn’t make costly mistakes. Through careful research, we found AndyHoltgrewe and contacted him to find out if he would be a good fit for us. After interviewing him, weknew he was the right person and we began working with him immediately. It was the best move wemade during the entire process! Andy was great to work with. He’s extremely honest and transparent,he has a strong background in buying and selling businesses (he’s actually bought and sold his ownbusinesses), and he is an extremely knowledgeable CPA. He developed a well‐constructed Letter ofIntent, handled negotiations, assisted with clarifying franchiser requirements, and helped us navigate,with great expertise, the lease on our building. We really can’t express what a pleasure Andy has been towork with and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great broker.
I am so happy to hear of your closing. The world needs more business brokers with your values.
I recently navigated my first business acquisition and Andy’s help and guidance were invaluable. Weinitially met in his capacity as a broker and I was impressed by his experience and perspective as a CPA,business owner and a broker. When I found a target business, I needed a trusted advisor on myside. Andy performed a thorough, independent business valuation and helped me to assess the risksand opportunities within. His low‐key, non‐nonsense approach worked really well for us throughoutdue diligence, particularly as he engaged my lender and raised everyone’s confidence in the deal. Iwould highly recommend Andy’s involvement on the buy or sell side of a business sale.
We just wanted to express how much we enjoyed and appreciated working with you on one of yourrecent business opportunities. Your integrity, professionalism, attention to detail and follow‐up “set thestandard” for us for M & A brokers. I am disappointed that we did not find this particular business to bea match for our needs, but want you to know we will not hesitate to work with you in the future, andwill gladly serve as a reference
The thought of selling our business felt like wading into murky waters – we were apprehensive and quitefrankly didn’t even know the right questions to ask. However, after meeting with Andy Holtgrewe, wewere immediately put at ease.He completed a thorough market evaluation of our business and walked us through it step‐by‐step. Heanswered all our questions in layman’s terms and gave us a clear assessment of the value of ourbusiness and what to expect every step of the way.In short, we would highly recommend Andy to anyone considering the end game of selling theirbusiness. He was able to simplify an exceptionally complex environment and gave us the peace of mindto make some very big decisions based on a clear and complete picture. Thanks again for your expertise and exceptional customer care!
For the record, of the brokers we have spoken to over the years, you rank in the top few forattentiveness and knowledge. Your sellers are lucky to have hired you to represent them. You are doinga very fine job.