Sacramento Business Brokers

Desi Judilla


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Current Listings:
  Restaurants - Restaurant
  Auto repair - Smog and General Auto Repair

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Marvin Pedersen

Phone: 916-952-2250

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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.

Paolo Dicicco


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When a company owner needs to sell their business, the need for experience is paramount, Business Team, a unit of BTI Group, is the Largest Business Brokerage Firm in the Western United States specializing in arranging the purchase and sale of privately owned companies. During our third of a century of existence, we have developed both an unmatched depth of experience (an aggregate of several hundred years!) and a vast network of individual, corporate, and investment group buyers.

For the last 40+ years I have been an executive and entrepreneur with emphasis in manufacturing and marketing, business development and sold equipment throughout the world, to some of the largest manufacturing companies including Intel Corp, Samsung and many others.

I have had the privilege of owning four (4) manufacturing companies and sold three (3) of the four, all of the companies are running successfully, one thing I have learned is that at the heart of it all… business stops and starts with MARKETING!

I differentiate myself by taking an advisory approach to the needs of Sellers and Buyers. I have the experience and expertise to value and present your business in the best manner possible, or assist you in identifying a business that fits your criteria and personal preferences.

Sellers benefit from our professional approach in packaging, presenting, and promoting their business, and from a vast database of registered qualified Buyers including entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and corporations.

Buyers benefit from our guidance through the, sometimes uncertain, road to business ownership, and from all the resources we bring to bear that they can leverage to make that transition smoother.

I look forward in partnering with you and assisting you in your goals.

Current Listings:
  Home & Garden - Retail Flooring Showroom
  Miscellaneous - "Herbal" Medicine store

Raymond Dowd

Phone: 650-787-2512

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California BRE Agent; Oregon Principal Broker; FINRA

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.

Joel Higginbotham

Phone: (916)359-9721

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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 - Fireplace, Plumbing and Heating
  Retail - Sign Sales & Install
  Miscellaneous - Medical supply store
  Beauty Salons and Spas - Massage
  Building and Construction - Electrical Contractor
  Food and Beverage - Retail/Wholesale Meats
  Restaurants - Deli
  Health and Medical - Dental office

Belma Dizdarevic

Phone: 510-759-4493

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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:
  Personal - Pet Grooming Business
  Business (or Biz to Biz) - Patrol & Security Business
  Food and Beverage - Food and Healthy Snacks

Ian MacLachlan


Phone: (408) 316-5198

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

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:
  Gas stations - Convenience Store And Gas Station
  Building and Construction - Windows Installer
  Manufacturing - Mixed use Mfg. Warehouse Office
  Home & Garden - Nursery with Landscape Design Contractor
  Building and Construction - Mfg, Land Developer, Construction
  Business (or Biz to Biz) - Share Office Space
  Professional - Building Restoration Service
  Food and Beverage - Nutrition
  Services - Precision Metal Forming
  Gas stations - RE Gas Station & Convenience Store
  Wholesale & Distribution - Kitchen Design & Assembly, 3 locations
  Professional - Shipping, Mailboxes & Packaging Service

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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.

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

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.

Eric Vergari
Former President, Flexstar Technology