Who We Are.
Simply put, We Help Entrepreneurs Buy & Sell Companies.
Our team operates differently than other brokerage firms, blending our insight, strategy and creativity with an optimistic yet pragmatic approach to assisting our clients in the purchase or sale of a business. We leverage our connections and resources, enabling us to bring the right transaction for our clients.
We’ve built and sold our own companies, created solutions for a variety of industries, and our work has been utilized by millions of people. We’ll work with you to define your acquisition goals, and create strategic pathways to meet them.
Twelve31 Advisors provides M&A and Business Brokerage Intermediary services to companies around the nation. We have the depth of expertise acquired from hundreds of completed transactions by our team and we recognize that what matters is getting you the best deal, not just getting the transaction closed. As former CEOs, founders, inventors, venture capitalists and advisors, we offer a unique set of strategic and financial experience to our clients with the simple objective of helping them achieve success.
Whether it is M&A or strategic advisory services, we bring the same process expertise and focused commitment to every engagement. Getting the deal done is only the end result; what we do is all the important work leading up to that point. It is the understanding, the preparation, the connection, the trust.
Teamwork is critical in these types of activities. Our clients feel we are a trusted and integral member of their team. These projects are very intense, taking months to complete with many peaks and valleys throughout the process. They require substantial focus and energy on the part of all participants. We strive to ensure success for our clients and we manage the entire process with precision and professionalism. We also bring creativity into the equation since every situation is unique and finding the right partner or acquirer requires the ability to articulate the value of our clients business. This is a collaborative process. It is designed to be an engaging and positive team experience, delivering maximum value for our clients.
Whether our clients are Main Street or Middle Market, we bring our collegial, team approach and our collective experience to every engagement. We are energized by finding the optimum strategic outcomes for our clients.
The Foundation of Twelve31 Advisors
People Not Plans
The best plans are worthless without a strong team to execute them.
Act With Resolve
While tough decisions can be hard to deliver, the welfare of the group requires them.
Open Lines of Communication
To succeed, a leader must be accessible to open, consultative lines of communication with his team. The day the team stops coming forward with issues is the day you stop being a leader.
Judgment Over Data
Consider facts but let solid judgment prevail. It is always good to question the data and challenge the experts.
Every Situation is New
Make no assumptions. Every deal is unique. Treat it that way.
Never be Limited by Perceptions
There are no limits to success as long as you do not set boundaries for yourself, or let others set them for you.
To grow, your must extend your abilities. If you make a mistake be engaged enough to correct it but don’t be arrogant – adjust your course and move forward.
In or Out
Analyze the situation, make your decision, and don’t hedge against failure – be committed for success.
What seems impossible can be achieved when you have passion for your work.
Look for the unexpected solutions; think outside of the normal systems and you will set your path outside of the expected.
Be open to almost all situations, but be stubborn on your values and principles.
Have Good People
Instill faith in your team, and their faith in you will bring reward for all.
Growth Determines Structure
Don’t allow organizational structure to determine your growth. Rather, let growth define your structure.
Let Strategies Evolve
The best strategies are those that evolve from good and thorough execution – along the way let the process of learning and development shape the implementation.
Be Committed to Succeed
Commitment, risk, success, and failure are intertwined – lack of commitment only increases your risk for failure, and equally the ability to commit wholeheartedly has much to do with the ability to succeed.