“Your negotiations and follow through were impeccable”

Richard Ouellette
HAI elite

“This was our third transaction with you and all have been professionally handled”

Glenn Massimino
Career Management Services

“You were steady as a rock and guided us through to a very successful conclusion.”

John and Lee Anne Metz
Batik Textiles

“Until I lived it myself, I could not fully appreciate the fact that keeping a deal on track was so difficult…You did a great job!”

George Ottiano
The Maids

“I worked long and hard to establish this business, and you did the same when it came time for me to sell.”

Ellie Faudoa
Select Mailing

“I would highly recommend your service to anyone”

Tony Peccorella
Fitness Elite & Xtreme Fitness

“We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome”

Nathaniel Broughton
Lynx Equity Limited


IT Managed Services Company Sold

Vanguard Resource Group assisted the retiring Seller of this San Diego-based Computer/IT/Managed Services provider in the sale of their decades-old company. VRG was pleased to obtain multiple offers on the business in just a few short weeks. The buyer, a very established Managed Services provider, will now be able to expand their business and offer […]

Camino Air Conditioning, Inc. acquires second HVAC Company

Vanguard Resource Group is pleased to announce the sale of n established HVAC contractor to Camino Air Conditioniong, Inc.  The acquisition further expands Camino’s reach within San Diego and allows the seller, an industry veteran,  to retire after decades in the industry. Best wishes to both the buyer and the seller!

Market Leading Marine Service Company Acquired by ValueStreet Equity

Vanguard Resource Group is pleased to announce the sale of a full-service marine services business to ValueStreet Equity Partners.  For confidentiality reasons, we cannot release the name of the acquired company or the size of the transaction.  This was ValueStreet Equity Partners second acquisition of 2020 and we wish them much success with the new […]

2020 Business Sales Continue Despite Covid-19 Challenges

  According to the 2020 3rd quarter survey conducted by the IBBA, M&A Source, and Pepperdine University, Intermediaries are reporting that many businesses are selling closer to their asking price than in 2019. We believe that larger businesses, those less affected by Covid and those valued between $1MM and $5MM, saw increased Buyer competition which […]

The difference between Business Brokers and Real Estate Brokers

Those involved with the selling of businesses in California are required to have a real estate license issued by the state.  This is the same license that is required to sell a home, a commercial property, or to be involved with property management. What does selling a house and selling a business have in common?  […]

Buying a Business is NOT like Playing Poker

You need to show your cards! Buyers, when inquiring about a business, remember that you are asking for confidential information. Even the fact that the business is for sale is confidential and the premature exposure of the sale could damage the business and its owner. You of course will want to know the name, address, […]

Earn Outs In The Sale Of A Business–A Bridge To A Deal

It won’t surprise anyone to know that the seller of a business almost always thinks that the business is worth more than the buyer is offering, just as it won’t surprise anyone to know that the buyer almost always thinks the seller is asking too much.  One way to close the deal gap to the […]

Nuyo Frozen Yogurt Franchise Acquired by Investor

Vanguard Resource Group is pleased to announce the sale of Nuyo Frozen Yogurt located in the Eastlake area of San Diego County. This location was acquired by two local physicians and we wish them much-continued success.

Private Equity: Sell Now, Keep Your Job, Retire Later

A lot of people know that Harvard University’s $23B endowment fund is famous for consistently out-performing the marketplace, but far fewer know that one key to the fund’s success is its astounding 15% investment in private equity.  Similarly, while many people know big-name private equity firms (“PEGs”) like Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR)  made famous […]

Seller Discretionary Earnings-Calculating Your Earnings Correctly

What’s the first question the Buyer asks about your business? Usually, it’s “how much can I make if I own this business?”  For main street businesses, those transactions under $1,000,000 in transaction value, usually the Buyer is looking for “Sellers Discretionary Earnings.” Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE) is usually calculated as follows: Net profit of the […]

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