Your deal 
starts here.

Whether you’re looking to sell or recapitalize your business, Calder Associates M&A is your trusted advisor and advocate from valuation to negotiation to closing.

We specialize in companies $5M+ in revenue.

Experience. Integrity. Results.™


of the businesses we represent sell within 12 months—5x the industry average


The combined value of businesses we’ve sold


of Calder’s clients receive within 10% of their expected valuation

Do any of these statements sound like you?

“I want to sell my business, but I don’t know where to start, what my business is worth, or if this is the right time to sell.”

“I’m afraid my business will be sold for below its true value—or that I won’t walk away with the money I need.”

“I want to make sure that my employees and clients are taken care of when I’m no longer running the business.”


If you’ve ever said these
words, you’re not alone.

Selling or buying a business can be overwhelming. confusing, and downright life-changing. When you’re navigating this complex process, you need a trustworthy, knowledgeable team of advisors by your side.

With over 100 years of collective M&A experience, we understand the challenges you face, and we’re here to guide you through every step of the journey, so you can be confident that you’re getting the best deal.

“Calder helped us secure two incredible offers”


When it came time to exit my business—my baby—of 15 years, I knew I needed a team with the right expertise to advise me through the process. Calder jumped in, pulled all kinds of reports, asked me detailed, thorough questions, and did an amazing job at extracting my business’s selling points—things I would never have been able to do on my own.

Calder helped us secured not just one, but two incredible offers, and Steve and his team helped guide me to the best decision for both me and the company. I handed the business over to the new owners in full confidence, and I got to live my dream of taking two years off to travel the country with my family. I am so grateful for this opportunity.

Jennifer Gladysz, CMI Studios, LLC

Who we are

With so much at stake and so little room for error, you need your deal done right—the first time. At Calder Associates, we’re here to give you the support, strategies, and services you need to help you navigate this milestone with confidence and peace of mind.

Our dealmakers have been successfully evaluating, structuring, and advising on M&A opportunities for more than 20 years. With deep sector experience in the middle market space ($5M to $100M+ in revenue), we represent businesses across the world, in a wide array of industries. We love what we do, and we think it shows.

What we do

Whether you’re looking to exit your business to pursue other interests or simply enjoy life, sell part of your business to investors who can take it to the next level, or acquire a new or synergistic business to pursue your entrepreneurial dream, we’re here to make it happen. 

Using a rigorous, process-driven approach, we act as an extension of your team, advising and guiding you step by step until your deal gets to the finish line.

Why we do it

At Calder, we’re on a mission to provide our clients with the same level of personalized M&A services often reserved for multinational or Fortune 100 companies.

We’re not the biggest M&A firm on the block—which means you get hands-on, personalized guidance every step of the way, and unhindered access to an interdisciplinary team of in-house M&A specialists, financial analysts, and marketing experts, always just a phone call away.

For sellers

You’ve worked hard and sacrificed much to build your business.

You deserve to profit from your life’s work. Contact us today to learn how we can help you leave a legacy and secure the best future for yourself, your employees, and your customers.

For investors

Finding the right business to buy can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Whether you’re a strategic buyer, private equity group, or search fund, we have the relationships and experience to identify potential targets, evaluate their performance, and assess a company’s potential for success.

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