Company Transition Advisors

Confidential Business Sales

Straight Talk – Seasoned Intermediaries – Expected Results

CTA is a leading Northwest mergers & acquisitions – business brokerage firm focused on the sale of privately held companies and businesses generally within a value range of $400,000 to $20,000,000. Our integrated process matches our client’s businesses with vetted acquirers in a confidential manner achieving exceptional sale success results. CTA associates possess the current market knowledge, transactional experience, and necessary abilities, to efficiently facilitate every step in the sale process and achieve the win – win results typically needed for a successful transition of a company.

CTA associates have been active in the Pacific Northwest region mergers & acquisitions - business brokerage marketplace since 2005. As a priority, we understand the importance of having your company sale facilitated by experts who can manage the complexity and nuances of a successful transaction which, in many cases, is our client’s life work and a primary asset. In addition, we are a performance based firm and do not charge any upfront fees, retainers, or monthly administration fees for representation. We team with our clients and only succeed when our clients succeed. We excel in matching the right buyer and guiding the process so you can continue to concentrate on running the company efficiently to ultimately achieve a successful transition to “what’s next”.

Contact us to confidentially discuss the sale of your privately held company, business, or your criteria for an acquisition search, we would welcome the opportunity to have further discussion and assist in your pursuits.


We excel in helping business owners take their companies to market and successfully sell their businesses.  Our high success rates and performance based fee structure are testaments to our results driven philosophy.  We only succeed when you succeed.


We capture your company’s unique story and then present that opportunity confidentially to a vetted group of buyers. Strict attention to confidentiality protocols provide peace of mind that the process will be contained and under the radar of employees, competitors, and vendors.

Industry Expertise

We have a thorough understanding of multiple industries.  Whether its manufacturing, wholesale distribution, industrial, service, construction trades, transportation, or ecommerce, we have a clear understanding on how to position your company to attract qualified acquirers.

Selling Your Business


Owning a company and selling one are separate priorities requiring completely different skill sets. Having the right advisor by your side is critical to ensure that your business moves through the transition process efficiently, in a confidential manner, and that the parties come together to arrive at the closing table. The right advisor will typically earn their keep by providing a qualified acquirer, guiding them through due diligence effectively, while navigating the complexity of the sale so the transaction actually closes. A qualified advisor will typically sell a company for its intended value, in a shorter time span, and be versed on navigating the sale obstacles that typically prevent sale transactions from closing.

We understand that your life’s work is attached to the sale of the company and that a business is a cornerstone asset to an owner’s portfolio. CTA associates have the transaction experience, market knowledge, and actual abilities needed to protect and transition what you have worked hard to create. We would be delighted to confidentially discuss your objectives and transition goals or provide guidance on a range of value that the market would support for sale. Valuations are done on a complimentary basis for potential clients. Some of our clients come to market quickly and some of our clients come to market years after an initial inquiry.

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What We Offer

  • Sell Your Business

  • Business Valuations

  • Exit Planning

  • Business Acquisitions

  • Growth Strategy

Our General Focus

News & Insights

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Hiring a business broker remains one of the best things you can do to shepherd a merger or acquisition to a successful completion. M&A should not be a do-it-yourself project because of the myriad complexities involved. And while an M&A advisor can help, there's a lot you can do to help them support you, too.

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M&A Tips for Founder-Led Businesses

Selling a business can be an emotionally wrought decision for founders. They’ve built a company from the ground up, often pouring much of themselves into the company. Anxiety about the company’s future, about a loss of identity, and more is normal. Retaining a quality business broker is key to a smooth transaction. Additionally, these principles can help the process go more smoothly.

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Valuation Surprises: What to Do When Your Company is Worth Less Than You Expected

It’s one of the most common challenges in the world of mergers and acquisitions: An owners hires a business broker to guide them through the M&A process, with big hopes for the final sale price.

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Choosing the right mergers & acquisitions – business brokerage advisor is important in your transition journey.

Contact a CTA expert today to confidentially discuss your business sale and transition goals.

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