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Jay Offerdahl


Jay, a finance graduate, co-founded Viking M&A with his entrepreneur father in 1996, and now leads the largest business intermediary in the Southeast, helping owners with successful exits while actively giving back to his community.

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Being A Business Owner In The Queen City

Recently named the #1 city for economic opportunity by Yelp, and the #2 city for highest growth in small businesses by WalletHub, Charlotte is exploding with possibilities. The city is enjoying huge growth in a number of industries including healthcare, financial and professional services, and technology. More than 1,000 internationally-owned companies have a presence in the region, which is served by the 6th busiest airport in the world.


Viking has called Charlotte home since 1996; it’s where our business started, and it’s where we honed our expertise. And though we’ve expanded throughout the Southeast, our headquarters are right here in the Queen City. So, if you’re considering selling your Charlotte business, why would you turn to anyone else?

Get in touch with us for expert guidance on preparing your Charlotte business for sale. We’ll work with you to maximize the value of your hard work and investment, putting your business in front of our network of thousands of pre-screened potential buyers while keeping your private information safe from tire kickers and competitors. Using our proven 7-step sales process, we’ll help you navigate the sale of your business.

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Are you one of the estimated 120 people per day who move to Charlotte? It’s no surprise; between the burgeoning business environment and plethora of attractions, Charlotte is a happening city. And, whether you’re retiring and looking for a business opportunity to keep you busy, or you’re a long-time Charlotte resident who’s ready to take the plunge into being your own boss, Viking can help.

Viking is proud to have helped hundreds of people purchase businesses. Get in touch with the Charlotte business brokers who have a finger on the pulse of the market; contact Viking today to learn about businesses for sale in Charlotte.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Need assistance with merging or acquiring a Charlotte business? Viking can help. Whether you’re looking to set up a minority ownership deal or need help working with private equity firms and strategic buyers, you’ll be glad to know we’re as well-versed in M&A as we are in selling businesses outright.

Viking’s business brokers have a proven track record of selling businesses and will work with the buyer on your behalf to negotiate a deal that gives you the cash you need while specifying your continued level of involvement. To learn more about Viking’s mergers and acquisitions services, contact us today.

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Brokerage Services

Viking specializes in selling businesses valued in the $1mm to $70mm+ range. Through the years, we’ve found that most businesses valued in this range are still being run by the original founder who has his or her own specific reason for wanting to sell the business.

Regardless of your reason for wanting to sell, Viking can help you make it happen. We’ve spent over 25 years building a network of thousands of prospective individual buyers, and we can get your business in front of it—and many times, our existing buyer pool snaps up businesses before we ever need to advertise elsewhere. Get started on the path to selling your business by contacting Charlotte’s most successful business brokerage firm for a free consultation and business valuation.

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Confidential / Free Business Valuation

You need to know what your business is worth when it’s time to sell; but, there are a number of other reasons why you may need to know this figure. Perhaps you’re in the process of obtaining a loan and need to understand your net worth? Or maybe you’re doing estate planning or simply shopping around for life insurance? No matter what your reason, Viking’s proprietary business valuation approach will provide you with a transparent, accurate estimation of your business’s worth based on data and science—not best guesses. And, the best part? The valuation is part of a no-cost consultation that we offer clients and potential clients. Why not get in touch today to get your business valuation started?

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