IAG M&A Advisors

We help your business get acquired by the right buyer, at the right time.

Mergers and acquisitions services

M&A Services

Exiting Your Business Can Be Difficult Without The Right M&A Advisory Services.

Working alongside an award-winning M&A advisory firm like IAG not only gives you professional knowledge to accelerate your sale but provides comprehensive insight that only comes with a wealth of experience.


We’ve represented hundreds of business owners across nearly every industry.


Our team communicates with our clients about every interest and level of feedback.


100% Confidentiality is maintained for the lifetime of our clients contract with IAG M&A Advisors.


Our experienced team prepares go to market documentation that includes aspects buyers want to see.

M&A Services & Expertise Summary

Our M&A advisory services cover every aspect of selling a middle market business.

Market Value Analysis

At the beginning of our relationship with clients, one of the first things the client is looking for is a determination of the market value of the owner’s business. Having represented over 2,000 business owners on transactions of all sizes up to $100M, and being identified as thought leaders in this space, we utilize innovative and applicable methods of valuing our clients’ businesses and comparing them to relevant transactions in the marketplace.


This helps us determine the highest possible Enterprise Value for a company. We work with the client to identify all of the company’s differentiating factors and to ensure the company’s financials are in good shape for a sale to maximize deal value.

Identify Value Propositions

Recognizing key value propositions is a key factor that has helped us achieve unprecedented success in the M&A market, and to become one of the Nation’s most recognized M&A advisors to the lower middle market and SMB space. Because we are entrepreneurs  ourselves, we know what to look for with a company’s operations and its value propositions to buyers. 

Additionally, we work hand-in-hand with each owner to get their feedback on what they see as differentiating factors in their business – those value propositions that others in the category might not have. During the onboarding process, we work with our clients to find ways to represent the business on the market in a light most favorable to the business. We also help clients by consulting on opportunities to better improve the company and/or its KPIs before the exit process begins.

Buyer Analysis and Negotiations

Our goal is to find the optimal buyer for you and your company. Therefore, buyer analysis is one of the most important aspects of our M&A services. We take the time to create buyer lists that are well researched. We look for individual buyers, strategic, financial, family offices, off-shore entities, and synergistic buyers that are the best fit for your business and will offer the optimal deal for you.


We don’t use a “cookie cutter”, one list fits all approaches that far too many M&A Advisory firms use. We take the time to get to know you, your financial goals/needs, and your company to find the buyers that make the most sense.


Closing a transaction requires detailed negotiations over the details that ultimately affect you, the seller. Our deal teams not only are familiar with all the hurdles that can arise during negotiations, their years of experience allow them to overcome them.

Approach and Availability

From initial conversation to closing, it’s vitally important to address all facets of the transaction in a timely manner. Availability, personalized service, and quick turnaround are keys to our firm’s success. Our deal intermediaries will be available to you throughout the entire process, and the IAG team members are readily available to assist when needed.


We assist business owners with the process of preparing the business for sale, including any help necessary on the creation and analyzation of financial models to match market valuation and work on ensuring all financials and forward projections are clean and ready for market analysis and review. We also coach and prepare business owners for initial buyer/seller conversations.

Process Communication and Confidentiality

Keeping the client informed and updated is important. While a lot of the work associated with the process of selling a business occurs in the background, we work with clients on an ongoing basis to keep them abreast of the process.


And during the diligence phase, we control communication by requesting calls with all parties to the deal to ensure the process continues to move at an acceptable pace. We also manage and facilitate all buyer and seller communications so that the parties keep a positive working relationship while we handle all negotiations on behalf of the client.


We take the confidentiality of our clients’ information seriously – to this end – we require potential suitors to execute a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before they can see any detailed information on a business, including the business name. We make it difficult for any potential buyer to link a teaser to a particular business – they will need to execute an NDA to get that kind of detail on one of our clients.

Exclusive Buyer Network

On a confidential basis, without providing any information that could lead a potential buyer to the business being sold (without first signing an NDA), we will advertise & market the target worldwide to our exclusive list of interested and pre-qualified buyers (over 6,000 active buyers).

Qualifying buyers is another M&A service we provide, and one of the most important parts of the process – because if a buyer isn’t properly qualified, he/she can waste everybody’s time (the client, our firm, lenders, etc.) and never close. We go through a rigorous process with each potential buyer to ensure that they have the financial capability to actually close on a business and have actual sincerity in buying a business. Potential buyers are not presented to business owners until they are vetted and show that their internal requirements and capabilities match with the expectations of our clients.

Offer and Deal Process

During the process, one or more offers will come in. We go through each offer received with our clients to explain what each provision means and to analyze pros/cons. If there are multiple offers, we help to determine which buyer is best suited from a personality, financial capability, and overall standpoint. We go through all of this with our clients so that they can make an informed decision before taking the big step of going under contract with a buyer.


Ultimately, after diligence is complete and the definitive agreements are negotiated, it is time to sign the purchase agreement, fund the deal and proceed to closing. We are there every step of the way to ensure that all boxes are checked with the banks, equity providers, attorneys, accountants, due diligence experts and anybody else on the closing committee.

Things always come up at the last minute – but not to worry – we will always be there for you, providing top-notch M&A advisory services.

Your Next Step is Risk Free

The journey of selling a business starts with getting the right information and asking the right questions. For our team, there’s no greater reward than transforming the lives of business owners, to create the future they want for themselves and their loved ones.