We have been continuously serving the manufacturing sectors since 1994, though not under the same corporate heading. We began our journey as manufacturing equipment auctioneers, helping companies exit who were often in deep financial trouble and requiring speed.
Interestingly our buyers were manufacturers who were growing, thriving and seeking expansion. It was at their behest that we began our M&A services, both to help them retire out of their businesses and grow through acquisition.
Although we maintained two divisions for some time (M&A and Industrial Auction), our M&A work far outpaced our auction division.
Years ago, we made the strategic decision to close our auction division and focus exclusively on manufacturing mergers and acquisitions.
While there are other companies that sell within the manufacturing sectors, and others that sell companies within the $5 – $50M range, none have the unique trilogy we do.
The combination of manufacturing sectors, enterprise value and selling nationally, makes us unique.
If you are a potential seller seeking to engage a professional M&A advisor, here’s why you should care about this: It’s impossible for someone seeking manufacturing acquisitions within our price range to not end up on our doorstep.
That means we’re working with the best and most qualified buyers in the nation. We can provide exposure to a community of buyers that others can only dream of.
We are passionate about manufacturing because of what the sector adds to our nation and economy. Although we’ve sold large companies including carve-outs of publicly traded companies, most of our clients are quintessential small American manufacturers.
These savvy entrepreneurs are our nation’s renegades and rebels who would rather work hard for themselves than make someone else rich doing the corporate thing. They call their own shots, manufacture their own destinies, and contribute big time to the health of our economy.
At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, we get it. Like you, we started from nothing, we’re entrepreneurial and we manufacture our own destiny while helping others realize theirs.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2018 there were 246,155 firms in the manufacturing sector, with all but 3,960 firms considered to be small. How small are they? Better than three-quarters of these firms have fewer than 20 employees. Don’t let that number fool you.
Manufacturing employs about 12.4 million workers nationally. The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that for every manufacturing job in the U.S., four other jobs are created in other sectors. Also, for every $1 spent on U.S. manufacturing, $2.79 is added to the economy.
Why we do what we do
Our mission is to help save U.S. manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Baby boomers are exiting manufacturing for retirement in record numbers. In fact, over 66 percent of small businesses will change hands in the next decade. If these companies are not transitioned to buyers with business development skills, the entire U.S. economy can be negatively impacted.
In transitioning companies to new entrepreneurial owners, we help save the existing jobs and ensure the creation of new ones by selling companies to the next generation that is seeking to scale up the companies they buy.
We love what we do. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re responsible for major life changes for the better in the lives of both buyers and sellers. For us, there’s almost nothing better.