Today, in this country, the idealized notion that certain businesses are best left to families; not financiers has been laid to rest. Roll ups, consolidation of businesses in highly fragmented industries, corporate finance deals backed by Wall Street capital has changed the way business is being done in North America. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), the corporate strategy of buying and selling of different companies recapitalization of existing companies has taken over. and the ‘Main Street’ America as we know it has gone without too much of a fight. In fact, most local businesses are putting up a ‘For Sale’ sign.
Still guided by the founder of the business in 1962 our business brokerage experience was rooted in those simpler times when communication technology was limited to the telephone and television was still in its infancy. The wave of technological change since that time has been dramatic. Service, once the vanguard of the storefront business, is now perceived as a utility in today’s Internet environment with little or no affinity amongst consumers.
Our companies, Pope Estates and Pope Estates Arizona are merger and acquisition intermediaries and licensed commercial Realtors in the United States and Canada. Our time tested marketing process based on the principle that ‘one buyer is no buyer’ and our national affiliation with Business Brokers Network® and their 450 affiliate offices across the nation creates the leverage a seller needs to maximize the return on sale while smoothing the journey from the decision to sell through closing. We have a reputation as a dealmaker from Wall Street investment banks, Fortune 500 companies and consolidators. Our tradition of service and integrity remains an integral part of our business ethic.
How does an intentionally small business intermediary create a sustainable advantage in today’s Internet- driven environment?
One word: Synergy
One strategy: Leverage through superior marketing