About Viking Mergers & Acquisitions
In 1995, serial entrepreneur Brad Offerdahl sold his 3rd business and realized there was a need for a professional firm to help the main street business owner that doesn’t have $50,000,000 in sales and a board of directors running the company.
Always the entrepreneur, Brad realized that he could transform his real-world knowledge into a business opportunity. And in 1996, Brad and his son Jay started Viking Mergers & Acquisitions, focused on providing comprehensive business acquisition services with an emphasis on communication, confidentiality and closing sales.
Viking has continued to grow. Since 1996:
- The Viking team has closed more than 500 business transactions, the vast majority of which (95%) are still in business today despite the economic downturn and almost 20 year period
- Viking has become the largest group of its kind in the Southeast, with 16 employees focused on helping business owners get top dollar when it’s time to sell
- Our success rate in selling businesses is 3x the industry average
- On average, businesses we list sell for at least 93% of the published asking price
We’ve Been in Your Shoes
Unlike other brokerage firms, the vast majority of our employees—75%—have been business owners themselves, so they have a keen understanding of what it takes to build and sell a business. We’ve been in your shoes, and we can put our experience to work for your business. Get in touch with Viking today for a complimentary consultation with one of our team members.
Creating Future Entrepreneurs
Having a team that is mostly small business owners and entrepreneurs ourselves, we believe in giving back to the community and in supporting future entrepreneurs. For this reason, we created the Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship.