Interested in growing through acquisition?

Many organizations are interested in growing through acquisition; however do not have the time and resources necessary to thoroughly define their acquisition strategy and manage all the intricacies of the acquisition process from search to close.

Sunbelt Business Advisors has a long history of success closing transactions with numerous clients across a variety of industries. Through our strategic acquisition services, clients achieve a thorough, professionally managed, proven growth through acquisition process that helps you determine what to buy, how much to pay, and how to structure the transaction.

1. Clarify Strategy

We begin by meeting with our client to review and refine their acquisition strategy, ideal acquisition profile, and transaction objectives.

2. Identify Universe

We conduct extensive industry and market research to identify acquisition targets using multiple search methods and data resources, uncovering opportunities not listed on the open market.

3. Target Selection

We systematically target acquisition candidates that fit your criteria.

4. Confidential Marketing

We will develop all pertinent marketing and informational documents to support the acquisition search process.

5. Deal Sourcing

Multi-tier outreach and screening process puts you in front of motivated sellers, saving you significant time.

6. Pre Due Diligence

We collect information on a target’s business operations, financial performance, and transaction interests and timeline.

7. Making An Offer

We assist our client by helping to develop a Letter of Intent (LOI) that helps you secure an optimum deal (price/terms/structure) with several options.

8. Negotiation

We work alongside our client and negotiate on their behalf. Reverse auction process results in lower price, higher value, and better terms.

9. Due Diligence & Closing

We work with our client’s legal and financial advisory teams via secure data room to confidentially facilitate due diligence and finalize documentation to keep the deal on track.

Many successful companies of all sizes are choosing a strategic acquisition to complement, supplement and/or expand their current business.

Smead Manufacturing Company (Hastings, Minnesota) global leader in office management systems and certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) offering thousands of organizational products for use in the home or office under the trademarked slogan “organomics”.

ACQUIRES: U Brands LLC. (San Juan Capistrano, California) dynamic consumer products company specializing in a diverse line of stationery, storage, home and office products.

New World Natural Brands (headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri), a well financed, nimble holding company comprised of a unique portfolio of brands in the Beauty and Personal Care segment

ACQUIRES: New York based nügg Beauty, an Allure Best of Beauty award winning brand of natural and clean skin care solutions.

Sunbelt Business Advisors operates as a team through an intensive collaborative effort to confidentially provide Strategic Acquisition services.

What differentiates us is our 50+ team members, experience, processes, reach, resources and resourcefulness. In addition to 100+ years collective experience of our advisors and 1000+ transactions completed, Sunbelt has 200+ offices worldwide.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Advisors
  • Analysts
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Business Development Representatives
  • Integration Specialists
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Industry Consultants
  • Financing Liaison
  • Administrators
WILLIAM LUDWIG - Director of Strategic Acquisitions


Director of Strategic Acquisitions

1300 Godward St NE, Suite 6000

Minneapolis, MN 55413



Dawn Clarke - Director of Strategic Acquisitions

Dawn Clarke

Director of Strategic Acquisitions

1300 Godward St NE, Suite 6000

Minneapolis, MN 55413



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For a limited time we are offering a complimentary assessment ($500 value) that is beneficial in both assessing and increasing the value of your company as well as evaluating if growth through acquisition is right for your business. This self diagnostic survey is 100% confidential and takes 13 minutes to complete.

Please contact us if you are interested in taking this assessment or learning more about our Strategic Acquisition services.


Sunbelt Business Advisors

1300 Godward St NE, Suite 6000
Minneapolis, MN 55413