At George & Company, we provide services both as a Mergers & Acquisitions Intermediary as well as a Business Brokerage for small and middle-market companies. We also provide business appraisal and financing services to round out the complete business sales experience. We help businesses of all sizes find what they are looking for, be it a buyer, seller, acquisition, or their own value.
Today known simply as George & Company, our business is the result of the unification of two companies: George & Company, an M&A Intermediary; and Central Business Brokers, a small middle-market business brokerage. Both were founded and later combined by CEO and President, Christopher George.
Central Business Brokers was formed (quite by accident) in the late 1970s, in order to aid small businesses with their transition in Worcester, Massachusetts. Chris George felt there was a better way, having owned and sold 16 companies of his own and then utilizing the services of other business brokers. “When you have been on both sides of the closing table, you gain a new perspective,” says George.
As a result, this new perspective to business sales has been enormously successful. Starting with a partner who knew little about business opportunities, but was president of the local Board of Realtors, we learned the importance of this cooperative. Thereupon, it was required that all associates be licensed as real estate brokers and/or stock brokers. While this requirement is far beyond the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration, it has attracted a greatly skilled and professional staff to the firm.
The company continued to grow, serving business throughout the Central Massachusetts area. In the 1980s, George’s large-scale M&A firm, George & Company, was engaged to represent a multi-billion dollar publicly traded company in the sale of its manufacturing division. This experience provided a great start in mergers and acquisitions in the middle-market arena. While we have not forgotten our roots in the sale of Main Street businesses, we are proud to have recently completed a transaction where the final selling price negotiated by George & Company was $36 million in cash!
Now as a single company, George & Company provides comprehensive services for your business, regardless of its size or needs.
A Message from the President
People are what make this great world turn. Crunching numbers and analyzing a myriad of information are all part of what it takes to be involved in the complexity of mergers, acquisitions and business sales. One thing we’ve learned over the past thirty years of business acquisition, ownership and sale is that a good deal does not happen without people working to a common goal. My goal is to continue along the path of finding ways to make win-win deals as a Business Broker. Yes, this can be much more work than just selling a business for whatever the first buyer might pay, but the long term results are both self-satisfying and insure a steady stream of referrals. Please allow George and Company the opportunity to be your broker/intermediary in what just might be the most important thing you have ever done in your life. Thanks for reading.
Christopher R. George, President & CEO of George and Company
Your M&A Intermediary
At George and Company, we specialize in the appraisal, sale and financing of middle-market companies (valued above $1 million). Both first-time buyers and merger and acquisition experts alike have come to rely upon the expertise we brings to the complex field of business sales. Business sellers have come to expect only the highest level of appraisal and marketing techniques in bringing their companies to the market. We strive to maximize all transactions to the mutual benefit of the deal makers.
Centrally located, we are strategically positioned to serve the northeastern United States. With our most recent deals, we are now a global force. Ongoing concerns and strategic marketing techniques are employed to gain the highest market exposure, while an extremely high level of confidentiality is maintained. Financing can also be arranged through utilizing lenders–from local banks to international monetary sources.
M&A Mission Statement
At George and Company, our goal is to guide our clients through all aspects of M&A business transactions with confidence and trust. We offer a wide variety of M&A services, meeting the various needs of our clients, and helping them achieve their business goals.
Your Business Broker
George & Company is one of the premier business brokerage firms in New England. We specialize in the appraisal, sale, and financing of small- to middle-market companies that sell for under $1 million. Our clients rely upon the expertise we bring to the complex world of business sales. Business sellers expect only the highest level of appraisal and marketing techniques from us when bringing their company to market.
As Business Brokers, we will maximize all transactions to the mutual benefit of the deal makers. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, we are strategically positioned to serve the northeastern United States. We are not limited by region, however. Having also worked on deals all over the world we are a global company.
Business Broker Mission Statement
In most cases, George & Company, as a Massachusetts Business Brokerage corporation, owes a fiduciary duty to the seller company. This duty is to bring our client’s company the highest price the market will bear, under the most favorable terms. This stated, consideration to the buyer is with regard to consummating a transaction that has both parties leaving the closing table satisfied. This mission has been accomplished hundreds of times over the past three decades. Learn more about Buying a Business or Selling a Business with us.