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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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The Cornelius Business Environment

Located just north of Charlotte, NC, Cornelius is ranked in the top 15 suburbs to live in North Carolina. Recently named the #1 city for economic opportunity by Yelp and the #1 Up-and-Coming city in America by Time Magazine, the Charlotte and north Charlotte areas are booming with possibilities. Charlotte landed at #6 in the nation (and #1 in NC) on WalletHub’s list of best places to start a business, which ranks cities based on business environment, access to resources, and business costs. Cornelius boasts its own local parks, restaurants, and breweries, and is just a short drive away from all that Charlotte offers as well.


Viking has been headquartered in nearby Charlotte for the past 20+ years; it’s where our business started and it’s where we honed our expertise. So, if you’re considering selling your Cornelius, NC, business, why would you turn to anyone else?

Get in touch with us for expert guidance on preparing your Cornelius business for sale. We’ll work with you to maximize the value of your investment and hard work. Using our proven 7-step sales process, we’ll help you navigate the sale of your company and put your business in front of our 2,500+ strong network of pre-screened potential buyers – all while keeping your private information safe from competitors.

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Maybe you’re retiring on Lake Norman and want a Cornelius small business to help keep you busy and productive while earning extra income? Or perhaps you’re a longtime Cornelius resident who’s been setting aside money for years and is ready to take the plunge into the world of business ownership? Viking has helped people just like you buy successful businesses—in fact, 95% of businesses we’ve sold are still in business today. If you’re serious about buying a business in Cornelius, it makes sense to get in touch with Viking today.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Do you need assistance with merging or acquiring a Cornelius business? We 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 in the Cornelius / Lake Norman area 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 merger and acquisitions services, contact us today.

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Brokerage Services

Viking specializes in selling businesses valued in the range of $1mm to $75mm+. Through the years, we’ve found that most businesses valued in this range are still being run by the original founder, each of whom has his or her own unique reason for wanting to sell the business.

Regardless of your reason, Viking can help. We’ve spent decades building a network of thousands of prospective individual buyers, and we can get your business in front of them. 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 our Cornelius office for a free consultation.

Confidential, No Cost Business Valuation

You already know that you need to calculate what your business is worth when it’s time to sell. But there are many other circumstances when you may need to know this figure. Perhaps you’re obtaining a loan and need to know your net worth, or maybe you’re shopping around for life insurance or doing estate planning? No matter 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? This valuation is part of a no-cost consultation that we offer clients and potential clients. Contact us today to get your business valuation started.

Cornelius Industries We Serve Include:

  • Managed Services/Technology
  • Plastics Manufacturing
  • Tool and Die Manufacturing
  • Waste Management