Investment Banking For Entrepreneurs
Helping Business Owners Since 1999
Founded in 1999, The Vant Group, a primer boutique investment bank for entrepreneurs. Our firm specializes in providing Merger & Acquisition (M&A) services for both sell-side and buy-side clients, Capital Raise services (Debt and Equity financing), Valuations, Strategic Planning and Financial Advisory services. We are able to support our clients objectives with a level of expertise and professionalism by providing senior-level attention on each engagement. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals that have successfully completed transactions across a range of industries.
The Vant Group Advantage
Get the Vant Group Advantage and discover our difference!
- Experienced in the Art of the Business Transfer
- TVG Longevity and high number of closed transactions
- Entrepreneurial Mindset
- Buying and Selling for our own portfolio for over 20 years
- Proactive Approach
- Anticipating and eliminating “deal killers” before they happen
- Proven Methodology
- Systematic approach throughout the entire process
- Relationship Driven
- Extensive relationships with buyers, bankers, and professional service providers
The Vant Group Services
Exit Strategies that Provide Maximum Results
Get the Vant Seller's Advantage. Selling a business is often the largest financial transaction of one's life. More money can be gained or lost in the sale of a business than in any other deal.
We've sold over 80% of our listings vs. the industry average of 38%. The Vant Group specializes in transactions for businesses with revenues up to $50 Million and offer the strongest sell-side performance metrics in the industry. The difference will be seen in how well your Sell-Side Representative sources the best buyer and how accurately the valuation of your company is developed, presented and negotiated to achieve maximum results. We start the selling process by asking the right questions. Our experience enables us to anticipate the financing needs and tax implications of the sale—to best negotiate with each type of buyer. We're with you at every step.
Our Strategic Relationships Provide Added Value
Get the Vant Buyer's Advantage. Many small businesses are growing faster through acquisition than through sales. In addition, many executives are leaving their corporate careers to buy a business and live the American Dream.
Our strategic relationships with other investment bankers, business brokers, CPA firms and Financial Advisors allows us to tap into a network of business owners who are looking for an exit, but have not marketed the business for sale. When we find the right business, we assist our clients from the due-diligence phase through negotiating, and ultimately to closing. This ensures not only a good business fit, but also a fair purchase price.
The Vant Group takes both an active and passive approach in assisting buyers with qualified acquisition opportunities. With the active approach, we work with you to source, qualify, value, fund and close your next business acquisition. Whether you are an individual buyer looking to buy your first business or a Private Equity Group looking for deal flow, we have buyer representation designed for you.
We know how to navigate the mine field that is the small-to-lower middle market. Once we find the right deal, we work to make sure that the numbers are accurately represented. We help you structure the deal to increase the likelihood of financing. We also work closely with the selling broker to close the deal—so that your dreams of becoming a business owner become a reality.
With the passive approach, we will reach out to you to gather more information on the type of businesses you are looking to acquire. We will save your preferences and when an opportunity arises, we will provide you with high-level information about the business.
A Good Valuation Can be Defended Under Critical Scrutiny
Get the Vant Valuation Advantage. Our clients obtain 97% of their appraised price because our business valuations are built on experience.
The Vant Group offers business valuations for buyers, sellers and professionals that meet the highest industry guidelines. We have closed 500+ transactions by providing "real world" valuations that represent market conditions—and with bankable terms. We offer three types of valuations:
- Opinion of Value: Basic report to gauge value
- Full Business Valuation: Detailed report for exit planning, funding needs and legal proceedings
- Accredited Business Valuations: Specialty case valuation for certain non-standard purpose
Quality valuations are performed by our experienced, capable appraisal department. We begin by conducting a detailed financial industry analysis and market research to provide an accurate value conclusion. We then verify the validity of our valuations with bankers. This allows us to incorporate deal structure options into the valuations. A good valuation is one that can be successfully defended and supported under critical scrutiny.
Growth Depends on Capital
Get the Vant Funding Advantage. Our success rate is based on experience with 300+ business loans at a total value of $250+ Million.
We prequalify loan requests to minimize denial risk prior to taking on any clients. We analyze the borrowers' business to identify potential hurdles and make executable recommendations for needed change. One of the most vital elements to starting or growing a successful business is securing the right funding package for your precise needs. The Vant Group helps you get funding when you need it and in the required amount.
We listen closely to your business objectives, opportunities, and limitations—and then help source the appropriate type of loan for your business. The types of loans we most commonly source for our clients include:
• Buying a Business
• Starting a Business
• Working / Expansion Capital
• Owner-Occupied Real Estate
Our Experience is Your Best Guarantee
Get the Vant Advisory Advantage. Over 20+ years in the business, we have refined a set of proven business advisory services that can make your business more efficient, with higher profits, lower costs and ultimately higher value.
The Vant Group helps you to build strategies that increase revenue, improve profit margins and enhance shareholder value. Our goal is to work closely with the owner and management team to build action plans that can be executed successfully across key areas of an organization—to increase performance metrics and brand value.
Some of our services include:
- Business Health Assessment
- Revenue Growth and Cost-Reduction Services
- Employee and Operational Effectiveness
- Project-based and Monthly Consulting
It was a real pleasure to deal with The Vant Group, as Alex is very professional and actually sold our business much quicker than initially expected. We would highly recommend their brokerage services to anyone in need.
Once the business was officially listed for sale, they brought two very well qualified prospective buyers within ten days. Both made outstanding offers. Alex was astute enough to know when to be directly involved in the negotiations, and when to allow the buyer/seller private negotiations.
The Vant Group was able to find several qualified buyers in a very short period of time and did so very discretely. Their advice and management of the negotiations and sale were excellent. Their assistance in the entire process facilitated a very smooth sale and transition of ownership.