Sacramento Business Brokers

Desi Judilla

Phone:
Email:
desi@business-team.com

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Current Listings:
  Restaurants - Restaurant
  Restaurants - Restaurant
  Restaurants - Restaurant

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Belma Dizdarevic

Phone: 510-759-4493
Email:
belma@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Belma Dizdarevic operates BTI Group’s Roseville office and has been involved in mergers and acquisitions since 2013. As the manager of the Roseville & San Jose office she has personally supervised over 100 transactions. Belma takes a hands-on approach and is eager to learn all the different aspects of the companies to better represent her clients. Belma holds a Bachelors Degree from CSU Hayward in Business Administration with a minor in communications. She is also fluent in the Bosnian and German language.

Current Listings:
  Wholesale & Distribution - Distribution
  Franchises - Pizza Chain Restaurant

Roy Mesich

Phone: (916) 676-5812
Email:
roym@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
DRE#01364604, CABB/IBBA

Background/Experience:
Roy has earned the trust and respect of his clients during his 40 plus years as a senior manager and business professional in sales, marketing, and education. He has been involved in several industries such as working with franchises, dealerships, distribution businesses, retail stores, motorcycle industry, telecommunications, software, fast food industry, home improvement, and others. In addition to working with Presidents and Business Owners, Roy has also sold “Main Street” businesses in the Sacramento area. These business owners may be a franchise resale, dealership, or successful operation where the owner is preparing to retire or move to newer opportunities. Roy has also been a University Instructor for Business Management, Marketing and Salesmanship course where understanding the fundamentals and a real-world experience does make a difference. Roy’s education includes Bachelor's in Business Administration, MBA, and completion of several doctoral-level management university courses. Please contact Roy for a market analysis of your business or to sell your business. Email: Roym@business-team.com Phone: (916) 676-5812

Current Listings:
  Building and Construction - Contractors, Commercial HVAC
  Bakeries - Bakery
  Services - Lawn Care and Services
  Miscellaneous - Paper Shredding & Data Security
  Home & Garden - Retail Flooring Showroom

Aron Culver, Senior Vice President

2019

Phone: 916-612-3123
Email:
aron@btinorcal.com

Professional Affiliations:
IBBA, CABB, M&A Source

Background/Experience:
Aron Culver has held a reputable stance in business brokerage and lower market M&A since 1996. His educational and caring approach has earned the trust of his clients to guide them through the purchase and sale of companies successfully. Aron is creative, resourceful, ethical and always prioritizes his clients' goals first. As a result he has finished within the top ten producers at Business Team, among nearly 100 agents, for twelve of these years, including "Top Producer" ten times in our Sacramento/Roseville offices. Aron was the first within Business Team to achieve our most prestigious award "Best Client References" in 2003. He has successfully sold and and consulted hundreds of companies across most industries during his tenure at Business Team giving him the diversity and experience to navigate his clients through the complexities of some of the most difficult transactions, including industry roll-ups, corporate divestitures and private acquisitions. Aron first became a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) in 1997 and achieved the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA in the year 2000. Aron can be contacted directly on his mobile phone at 916-612-3123 or email: aron (at) btinorcal (dot)com.

Current Listings:
  Personal - Moving & Storage
  Ice Cream - Franchise Ice Cream Desserts
  Personal - Pest Control

Raymond Dowd

Phone: 650-787-2512
Email:
ray@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
California BRE Agent; Oregon Principal Broker; FINRA

Background/Experience:
Raymond brings over 30 years of financial and operations experience in a variety of roles including FINRA Registered Options Principal S4, General Principal S24, Financial and Operations Principal S27, Investment Banking Principal S79, Chief Compliance Officer, CFO, Board Member, Principal Broker, Managing Director and Managing Partner. Raymond utilizes his knowledge and experience to collect, quantify, analyze then effectively communicate the value of a client company through clearly written comprehensive business reports and precise financial performance reviews. A UCLA graduate, licensed as Agent in California working with the San Francisco office and as Principal Broker in Oregon managing the Eugene office, he readily collaborates with myriad business leaders in his vast network to expand the universe of potential buyers for his client companies. Raymond also represents strategic buyers in unsolicited acquisition attempts. www.Linkedin.com/in/raymondpdowd


Gary La Puma

Phone: 916-883-1205
Email:
gary@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
Real Estate Brokers License #00916240

Background/Experience:
Gary La Puma has a management and business development background in the retail and hospitality industries where he assisted in the opening of a new Tahoe hotel in 1983. He has been licensed since 1986, brokering land, residential, and commercial sales and leases in California and Nevada. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UCLA. For a confidential assessment of the return on your business investment, Gary La Puma may be reached at (916) 541-4432.

Current Listings:
  Food and Beverage - Sandwich Shop

Jim Hunter, Vice President, Team Leader

2019

Phone: 916-233-8181
Email:
Consult4sight@aol.com

Professional Affiliations:
Sacramento City College, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, LeTip International

Background/Experience:
Jim Hunter has been working with small business owners throughout Northern California since January 1989. He has assisted most every type of business, both nonprofit and for-profit, from the one person business to the 100+ employee business. This includes but is not limited to: Restaurants, Franchises, Retail Operations, Beauty Salons, Technical Services, Auto Repair & Body Shops, Professional Services, Motels, Contractors, Light Manufacturing, Medical Services, and many more. Jim has first hand entrepreneurial experience, having been a small business owner, building businesses in Video Production, Graphic Arts, Investment Services, and Business Consulting. He has offered his expertise through nonprofit organizations such as The Silicon Valley EDC; The Center for International Trade; Sacramento’s Small Business Resource Center; Sacramento’s Veterans Business Outreach Center; Silicon Valley SCORE and the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Yuba-Sutter SBDCs. As a small business specialist, Jim has also influenced thousands of small business owners through training activities. Jim has developed, designed and delivered small business workshops and classes for such institutions as San Jose State University, West Valley College, Yuba College, Sacramento City College, Silicon Valley Incubation Alliance, The YWCA, several Northern California Chambers of Commerce. In May of 2006, Jim was honored to be selected to receive the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of the Year. From start-ups to acquisition, Jim has assisted business owners in 129 areas of small business operations. He understands thoroughly the rigors of small business ownership. Jim’s vast experience working with small business owners coupled with the resources of the BTI Group offers both buyers and sellers unprecedented skills and abilities for all business purchases and sales. Jim is dedicated to serving small business owners who have worked hard to build their businesses and would now like to reap the rewards, as well as those that have always dreamed of owning their own small business and are ready to take the leap. Contact Jim at (916) 233-8181 Consult4sight@aol.com

Current Listings:
  Miscellaneous - Car Audio Install & Retail
  Restaurants - Mexican Restaurant
  Auto repair - Aamco Transmission
  Real Estate - Truck Yard Real Estate Only
  Food and Beverage - Sandwich Shop
  Building and Construction - HVAC/Solar Service and Installation
  Services - Veterinary Medicine

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Joel Higginbotham

Phone: 916-883-1204
Email:
joel@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
With over 13 year’s successful business sales experience within Medical/dental industries. Joel worked within the staffing and recruiting industries for 3 years and ran his own successful head-hunting firm. Previously he successfully worked within distribution companies working many aspects of the business. He has always created lasting business relationships which have led to more of a consulting role with his clients. Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fresno State University. His excitement grows as he works with business professionals who have worked diligently to grow their business. He believes that every action taken regarding a business should be to help grow the business at all levels. Contact Joel so he can help you sell your business.

Current Listings:
  Services - Veterinary Medicine

Marvin Pedersen

Phone: 916-952-2250
Email:
marvin@business-team.com

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Background/Experience:
Marvin started out in business as a Designer/Builder for over 15 years in custom luxury homes and commercial building and remodeling. He worked as a construction manager for a Real Estate holding company involved in tenant improvements and building enhancements for 5 years. Reviewed plans for a good fit for the corporation and designed and managed multiple projects for improvements. He also managed the physical due diligence for the acquisition of future properties for the company in the United States. Marvin worked as a financial services advisor for 2 years gaining a tremendous understanding of prudent investments and the importance of structuring a business. For the last 7 years Marvin has been involved in the real estate industry and 6 years as an agent working with commercial and residential clients. He received a certificate from The National Commercial Real Estate Association as an NCREA Advisor and member. Also SRES (Senior Real Estate Services) and PMC (Property Management Certificate) designations. This and other extensive training/mentoring from the top producing agents in the industry, has allowed him to gain an intimate knowledge of how to get an offer accepted and work through the deal smoothly. Clients can rest assured they are being well represented no matter how complicated the transaction may be. Marvin brings a common sense & strategic approach to each transaction while keeping his clients best interest in scope. Here at BTI, we work as a team with decades of Business experience and the use of seasoned, trusted lenders who will be a resource to address any financial concerns a business owner may have. I expect the same level of honesty, loyalty and respect from myself as well as those who I work for and work with. With Business Brokering, the numbers are integral in the decision making but realize that for some this is one if not the largest investments they will be making so it’s vitally important to make sure it’s a good fit all around. A win-win outcome.

Current Listings:
  Building and Construction - HVAC/Solar Service and Installation

Ian MacLachlan

2019

Phone: (408) 316-5198
Email:
ian@business-team.com

Professional Affiliations:
Professional Affiliations: IBBA (past board member), CABB (past president)

Background/Experience:
Mr. MacLachlan is the President and founder of BTI Group (1981), the largest regional intermediary for small and mid-sized businesses, with 10 offices in the Western United States and over 5,300 completed transactions. He is qualified as an expert witness in California Superior Court.

Prior to founding BTI Group, Ian started a chain of motorcycle dealerships which he built into the largest Kawasaki dealer in the U.S. The experience of selling it prompted him to enter the merger and acquisition profession.

He is a founder, past President, and former Director of the California Association of Business Brokers, a past Director and current member of the International Business Brokers Association, and a member of M&A Source. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Ian received a degree in physics from San Jose State University.

Current Listings:
  Wholesale & Distribution - Distribution
  Gas stations - Gas Station and Convenience Store
  Metal - Machine Shop
  High Tech - Manufacturer, Optical Products
  Arts, Entertainment & Recreation - Event Planner
  Beauty Salons and Spas - Massage Spa and Nail Salon
  Building and Construction - Windows Installer
  Miscellaneous - In store & Online Jewelry
  Services - Retail Enviroments & Displays

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When it came time to sell my electronic waste recycling company, PC Recycle, I contacted the broker who had sold a similar business I owned in Seattle a number years ago and he referred me to Ian and Business Team. (incidentally he was a former Business Team employee).

We soon had a number of interested buyers from within the industry but the eventually buyer, outside the industry, was a former client of Ian's who agreed to pay my asking price (actually paid me a little bit more) and the transaction closed in two months. Ian, with the assistance of Marion (Business Team transaction manager) presented the deal to a number of SBA lenders and was able to find the one bank able to overcome a major challenge (Buyer's net worth exceeded SBA guidelines).

Ian was very helpful in the negotiations from start to finish and I can heartily recommend him to any business owners planning to retire.

Sincerely,
Farhad Saifyan, Seller
I wanted to give you and your company, Business Team, a letter of recommendation for assisting in the sale of my business. You worked hard and did not give up. You brought me a number of prospective buyers and lots of good advice. Your team members were tirelessly finding prospective buyers for me to meet with. I was pleased with the outcome and the hard work it took to find the right buyer for me as I had requirements that were not just monetary.

Thanks so much

Sincerely,
Jane Groner
Founder of Pacific Placement Group
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for your efforts over the past year. When we first met in February of 2002, you gave me a probable scenario of who would buy my business, how long it would take, and how much I could expect to sell it for. It appeared as if you were looking into a crystal ball, because you were correct in all cases. Your company did a great job with my greatest concern, letting the buyers know we were for sale without letting our competition know. The Sale was kept quiet up until the Very end.

Both you and Richard made the transition process very easy. Elaine was always on top of the details. Toni at Commercial Escrow was a pleasure to work with and made the paperwork part of the sale very simple.

Now that the sale is public, I have had people ask me how we found the buyer and how we advertised. I explained that your company took care of everything. I have given your name out to several people already. You may be getting some calls.

Thanks again Ian for delivering what you said you would.

Best Regards,
David L. McCoy, Former Owner Compass Rose Yacht Charters, LLC
It has been over a month now since my business, Flexstar Technology, was acquired by the Audax Group. After completing my transitional duties, I have been enjoying my days at home with my wife, improving my golf game and I have also been reflecting upon the service and professionalism demonstrated by you and the team at BTI.

As you know, I have been involved in the sale or purchase of Flexstar on five separate occasions. Perhaps more so than some of your other clients, I am very acquainted with the process including the stress and aggravation that accompany it. Selling a business is a lot of work; not an easy task, BTI produced a continuous stream of buyers. We were under an LOI with Golden Gate Capital and then the eventual buyer, Audax, practically since the start of our engagement agreement.

Throughout the transaction, I appreciated your calm and steady demeanor especially at the eleventh hour when what appeared to me to be a fatal development occurred. You remained convinced of the value of Flexstar, and you brought me several million dollars more than I had anticipated

Thank you again for all of your efforts. Should you need a reference please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Eric Vergari
Former President, Flexstar Technology