Jackson Payne’s journey in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) world has consistently exuded dedication, adaptability, and a personal touch. When he integrated into Viking M&A, he brought a passion rooted in helping entrepreneurs achieve their ambitions. His move didn’t go unnoticed, especially by his brother, Coleman Payne. Witnessing Jackson’s experience at Viking (rewarding work combined with a healthy work-life balance) drew Coleman to Viking. (Read more about Coleman here.)
Though Jackson is based in Greenville, SC, his dedication to Viking’s growth is evident. He spends about a week each month in Houston, ensuring the brothers’ combined expertise consistently benefits their clients. Coleman has the “boots on the ground,” leveraging his extensive M&A experience, and Jackson adds his distinct layer of value.
The brothers have a storied history in the M&A world, having sold their family business, Rio Bravo Oilfield Services. They sold the business without representation, and Jackson candidly describes it as “the most expensive education we ever had.” But, they’re making good use of the lessons learned, leveraging the experience to help spare their clients from the challenges they faced.
Jackson’s professional M&A roots lie in sale preparation, and Coleman’s in post-sale integration. Their diverse backgrounds in the M&A world have seen them handle deals ranging from $1MM to $1B. This unique combination makes the Payne brothers a force to reckon with in the M&A landscape.
However, what differentiates Jackson and Coleman most from other business brokers in Texas is their combined experience of a much larger firm but the personal accessibility of a smaller office. “It’s not just about the sale,” Jackson often emphasizes. He and Coleman understand the intricate journey of entrepreneurs, having walked in their shoes. Jackson’s goal is to use his experience to guide clients, ensuring their businesses are not only ready for sale but positioned for maximum benefit.
Viking is pleased to have this team of business brokers in Texas. The Payne brothers collectively promise a bright future for Viking’s Houston office, and their personal touch, dedication, and unparalleled expertise ensure entrepreneurs are not just clients but valued partners in the complex M&A journey.
If you are looking for business brokers in Houston, TX, you’ve come to the right place. Contact Viking today for a confidential, no-cost consultation. We’re here to help.