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PRESS RELEASE – JOIN WALDEN BUSINESSES FOR THE BUILDING AN EXIT STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS CLASS. ANNA BRUMBY WILL REPRESENT WALDEN AS THE GUEST SPEAKER.

Walden Businesses, Inc. is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the upcoming BUILDING AN EXIT STRATEGY FOR YOUR BUSINESS class in partnership with the UGA Small Business Development Center. Anna Brumby represents Walden as a guest speaker at Kennesaw State University in November. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – CASH FLOW STRONG – NICHE MANUFACTURER & DISTRIBUTOR

Buy American. Revenues through 8-31-22 were $3,592,551 with an Adjusted EBITDA of $1,351,185. The Company has experienced consistent revenue growth and enjoys high operating margins with documented profitability. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

PRESS RELEASE – ANNOUNCING THE SUCCESFUL SALE OF EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS

“One of the best business decisions I made was to hire Walden Businesses to represent my company when it was time to retire. A true professional with a tireless approach, Sara’s experience and wisdom of the market helped us receive the optimum value for our business.” – shared franchise owner, Rodney Moore. CLICK TO READ…

PRESS RELEASE – ANNOUNCING THE SUCCESFUL SALE OF AF&S PRODUCTS & SERVICES, INC.

“Sara Burden of Walden Businesses was our broker and advisor. Her professional approach and attention to detail greatly contributed to a smooth transition. We valued our partnership and appreciated Sara being by our side during the entire process,” said John Fitzgerald, President of AF&S Products & Services. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER – EXIT STRATEGY? EMPLOYEE RETENTION MATTERS

Looking at an exit strategy? Employee retention is important at any stage of business. But for owners contemplating a sale, a strong record of retention could mean significantly more value and a faster transition period. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – HIRING MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS ADVISORS

Walden is seeking optimum performers to join its high-performance M&A team. Are you success driven, sales oriented, accountable and competitive? Find your next career move with us as an M&A Advisor. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE COMPANY TO LARGE MULTI-LOCATION CLIENTS

Two highly successful national locations. Manufacturer of Niche Commercial Signage operates a turnkey, full-service solution for applied design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and project management of exterior signage. Trending in 2022 to do $850,000+ in SDE. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – SUCCESSFUL CHAIN OF INDEPENDENT FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS AND PIZZERIAS

Popular independent restaurant chain remained profitable through COVID. $6.3 million in revenues for 2021; $3.9 million in revenues thru seven months 7-31-22 YTD. Adjusted EBITDA for 2021 was $1,010,792, and first seven months 2022 was $544,610. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER – BUSINESS OWNERS – PLAN NOW AND WATCH M&A CYCLES

The long-predicted seller tsunami is coming. Business owners ahead of the trend will be positioned to take advantage of the positive market conditions. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER – HOW WILL RISING INTEREST RATES AFFECT M&A?

The M&A market doesn’t appear to be running out of steam. Interest rates are still low, lending is aggressive, and private equity continues record fundraising. We’re seeing the hallmarks of a robust period for M&A. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER – TEAM TALENT AND OPTIMIZING THE DEAL – CRITICAL PEOPLE FACTORS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS SALE

REGISTER NOW: https://www.exitplanningexchange.com/event/4892808/ On August 9th, XPX Atlanta and Walden Businesses invite you to hear Sara Burden, President of Walden Businesses, and fellow M&A experts as they bring a comprehensive view of the impact of team and talent on a business sale. Don’t miss it! Register now! CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE FOR LARGE MULTI-LOCATION CLIENTS

West Coast and Southeast US Locations. Design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and project management of exterior signage for large Fortune 200 clients. Adj 2022 EBITDA expected to be $700,000. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER – RUSSIA, RECESSION, AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS ON M&A

“If you are a seller – sell. For the moment, the sun is shining, but we can’t predict how rapidly a disruption is coming.” – Steven Chiavarone, Economist CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – LIFE SAFETY SECURITY SYSTEMS DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND SERVICE

Great Absentee-Owner opportunity for the right buyer. Highly experienced and long-term Managers and Administration in place for continued success and growth. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

STRONG DEALMAKING IN 2022

Dealmaking should be strong in 2022. Good news for sellers! We have more buyers looking for business acquisitions than we have sellers. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – PRIVATE SECURITY SERVICES – OFFICERS & PATROL

3 yr. average SDE of $533,500 in spite of COVID. Excellent long-term reputation. Well trained management staff in place. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER – FROM 60 DAYS TO 6 MONTHS: WHY YOU NEED AN M&A ATTORNEY?

And the economist says…Sell! From 60 days to 6 months: Why you need an M&A attorney? CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

PRESS RELEASE – ANNOUNCING THE SUCCESFUL SALE OF CRANE INDUSTRY SERVICES, LLC

“Walden Businesses and Anna Brumby were quick to consummate a purchase agreement. The Walden Team’s industry knowledge and sage advice helped us find an ideal buyer that led to a quick and smooth transaction process.” – shared by former CEO, Debbie Dickenson. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

PRESS RELEASE – ANNOUNCING THE SUCCESFUL SALE OF MCELRATH TRAILERS

Seller/Owner shared after Q1 Closing – “Thank you, Walden Businesses, for helping me retire! – Good communication on all matters. Very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. ” CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

PRESS RELEASE – ANNOUNCING THE SUCCESFUL SALE OF GEORGIA TANK LINES, LLC

“Sara handled every step of the process with delicate care and a focus on mutual satisfaction under a tight timeline. We greatly appreciate the professionalism and helpful nature of Sara and her team during the transaction.” CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – FULL SERVICE RESTAURANTS AND PIZZERIAS

Non-franchised 25+ years Italian Restaurant Chain. Adjusted 9 months 2021 EBITDA of $753,651 CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPING, IRRIGATION AND GEOTEXTILES’ COMPANY

The Company has ensured future growth with an approximate two year backlog of proposed work and has tenured management in place. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – PRIVATE SCHOOL (K-12) WITH REAL ESTATE

Niche Private School serves a diverse student population and offers specialized classes from kindergarten through 12th grade. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR CRANE, RIGGING AND SKILLED TRADE PROFESSIONALS

Premier industry provider trains and certifies skilled workers, specifically in cranes and rigging. Nationwide training for Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, Utilities, Maritime, Government and Military Markets. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

NEW ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY – COMMERCIAL CLOSET COMPANY

Georgia headquarters. Projects throughout the Southeast. Current concentration is on condominiums and high-end apartment buildings. Over 3+ million backlog in place. CLICK TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH

• M&A Source • International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) • Cornerstone International Alliance •  XPX Atlanta - Exit Planning Exchange •
• National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) • Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business • 

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9040 Roswell Road, Suite 410

Atlanta, Georgia 30350

Phone: 678-277-9951

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