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Kyle Valentine

Senior Advisor

Kyle, with 10 years of experience in business development and recruiting, leads Viking Mergers & Acquisitions' efforts in the East Tennessee market, leveraging his expertise in partnering with reputable companies to provide talent and offering a unique perspective to guide entrepreneurs in East Tennessee through the significant decision of selling their businesses, while residing in Knoxville with his wife.

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The Knoxville Business Environment

Located near the Great Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is central to East Tennessee. Home to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s small business climate is thriving due to the area’s growing popularity. Millions of tourists visit East Tennessee annually, and the area is a favorite for retirees and vacation home owners. Several large companies are located in East Tennessee and are supported by thousands of small businesses that manufacture products and provide services. Without a state income tax, Tennessee’s business climate is matched by its natural environment and quality of life.

Viking’s business brokers in Knoxville have extensive experience selling businesses throughout the Southeast including the East Tennessee region. From our office located in the Cedar Bluff area of Knoxville, Viking offers small business owners throughout East Tennessee an opportunity to capitalize on the firm’s experience and expertise.

Our Knoxville business brokers specialize in selling businesses in the following industry sectors:

  • Product Manufacturing (all types of manufacturing operations)
  • Technical and Craft Services (HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Cabinetry, etc.)
  • Retail Sales (furniture, home décor, specialty retail, etc.)
  • Professional Services (Engineering, Architectural, Design, etc.)
  • Information Technology (hardware, software, services)
  • Staffing and Recruiting (search and placement, temporary & contract staffing, etc.)
  • Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing (3PL, trucking, pick and pack, etc.)

Selling A Business In Knoxville, TN

If you are thinking about selling your business, the first step is to contact Viking for a confidential assessment and complimentary business valuation. We’ll explain our seven-step business sales process, answer your questions, and provide you with expert guidance. Viking will work with you throughout the process, keeping your information confidential while exposing the purchase opportunity to our network of pre-screened buyers.

Buying A Business In Knoxville, TN

Working with individuals, strategic buyers, and private equity groups, Viking’s buyer network consists of more than 2,500 financially qualified investors. Whether you’re buying a business to own and manage, building a portfolio of companies, or seeking a strategic expansion of an existing company, Viking has the experience necessary to facilitate the transaction to a successful close. If you are interested in business acquisition opportunities in the Knoxville area, contact Viking or review our current listings.

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