After searching for the best partner to guide me through the process of selling my 32 year old company I chose Dave Richards at Keystone Business Advisors. Dave went above and beyond to understand not only the value of the company but also my needs and goals for the transaction. Dave has a special skill for handling the emotional side of things, both for "reading" potential buyers and helping keep you calm while the flow of the transaction is working through. In the end we achieved the best possible result and a win for everyone involved including our employees. I highly recommend Dave Richards and Keystone to business owners looking to sell their company.
When we decided to sell our 42 year old company, Dave Richards came highly recommended to us. What a find! Dave guided us through the entire process with expertise, integrity and professionalism. It was very important to us that the company we sold to would be a good fit. Dave spent many hours researching not only our company but also potential buyers in our industry. Many times, Dave went over and beyond every aspect of the sale. He was outstanding with his negotiations and navigated successfully during some tough issues. We could not have asked for a better business broker nor person for that matter. Dave, you are the best! Thank you!
My business partner and I had the most incredible experience in dealing with Dave Richards at Keystone Business Advisors. We are both “over the moon” happy with the high level of service, professionalism, resourcefulness, expertise and problem solving we experienced throughout the entire process. Dave and his team have extensive experience in all aspects of the process from advertising, the vetting process of potential buyers, follow-up, due diligence and escrow. We are beyond impressed and thankful with our experiences with Dave and his team. Thank you Keystone for making our professional dreams come true!
Keystone Business Advisors delivered on every promise with unmatched fortitude and professionalism. With the guidance of Dave Richards, we were able to quickly narrow down the field of buyers to the one who was most likely to complete the transaction on time and with the highest likelihood to be successful with the business going forward. The process to complete the transaction was in-depth, however, Dave was always there to guide us and our advisers every step of the way. We can’t image trying to sell the company on our own without the guidance of Dave Richards and the Keystone team.
While the successful close is still fresh in all of our minds, I wanted to drop you this quick note to acknowledge your valuable contribution to getting this transaction done and to thank you and the whole team at Key Stone Business Advisors. Every sale of an operating business has its challenges, and when you throw in a bank loan and related complications the challenges can sometimes overwhelm the forward momentum of the deal. Thanks to your attention to detail, your experience, your judgment and your intelligence the company was successfully purchased by our mutual client and the deal was successfully closed. Without your dedicated efforts there might not have been a happy ending to this adventure.
I had the extreme privilege of working with Keystone Business Advisors in 2006. I owned a large health club for 21 years in the Thousand Oaks area and felt the time was right to “retire” from this fitness business to devote more time to my law practice. Dave handled the successful sale of my business quickly, efficiently and it was stress free as far as my involvement. The whole process took less than three months which left me in awe of his capabilities. Dave was professional, confidential and conscientious is the process from beginning to end. I would, without hesitation, recommend Dave and Keystone Brokers to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.
I would like to dedicate this correspondence to thanking you for your professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail in regards to our now closed transaction. Your devotion to our acquisition strategy made this happen and I could not be happier with the service you and your company have shown me. Let’s find another company and do it again!
As a founder of a small business, one of the most difficult decisions I had to make was selling my business. Part of that decision involved selecting a qualified company to determine my company’s value, market the company for sale and represent my interests during the sale of the business. From the initial interview of Dave Richards to the signing of the sale documents, it was obvious that Keystone was the right choice to represent my company. Dave Richards personally handled all aspects of the sale. He first spent countless hours learning about the dynamics of my business. Only after fully understanding how I operated on a daily basis, did he felt confident in determining the company’s value. He explained the entire process of how he would market the company for sale and keep the sale confidential. Only after carefully qualifying potential buyers, did Dave bring multiple buyers to me. Probably the most valuable service that Dave provided during the marketing and sale process was acting as a buffer between me and the buyer. There were a few bumps in the road up to the final signing of the documents, but Dave was there to smooth them out. In summary Dave Richards exceeded my expectations. He provided exactly the services he promised and more. He more than earned his very fair commission. It was amazing, in only nine short months Dave was able to find multiple qualified buyers for me to pick from and close the deal.
Keystone Business Advisors was an excellent fit for us. They were essential in creating a market for our business and negotiating with potential buyers, which enabled us to receive top dollar. The transaction had several challenges, but the Keystone team was always there to provide much needed direction to keep the process moving forward. I strongly recommend Keystone if you are considering the sale of your business. They were invaluable in closing the deal.
I can not say enough great things about Keystone Business Advisors. Steve was and is truly the most genuine, competent, and caring advisor I have ever worked with. He helped us with a sale that was unlike any other and supported us every step of the way. He treated us with the utmost respect and compassion, while advising us in ways that allowed for a very positive experience. Steve possesses a wealth of knowledge regarding both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective; while also knowing banking and finance to assist with any type of loan situation. My favorite part about Steve (among many) is his integrity. Many other brokers would not have supported some of the decisions that I was stubbornly sentimental about, however Keystone did and that is priceless. That’s pretty priceless. We would recommend Steve and Keystone Business Advisors again and again, and would love to have the opportunity to work with them again.