I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and phenomenal follow-up. Since a deal fell by the wayside due to covid last spring, it’s been a long journey searching and I have not before nor since had any kind of experience with a broker like I have had with Dan Wilson.

Prospective BuyerLinden Brooks

Keenan Moran did outstanding work throughout the process.  He was always there when I needed him.  He kept me posted throughout the sale process and he was always very responsive.  Our daughter, the attorney, was so pleased with the job he and Viking did, she’s referred other clients of hers to Keenan. My health is the best it’s been in years.  Zero stress and I’ve lost 80 pounds since we sold.  We bought a place at the beach and I love spending time down there with the kids and our granddaughter.  All in all, life is really good!

Builders Fireplace & SupplyRon Boles, Former Owner

Our representative, Kevin Carlisle of Viking Mergers was very professional, helpful and great to work with throughout the process of selling our business.  We first met Kevin back in March of 2018, my husband John and I were skeptical that he could find a qualified buyer that would be interested, within days he had appointments and interviews scheduled for us.  Throughout the process we wanted to make sure we had the best buyer to fit our needs and those of our employees.  Kevin was always enthusiastic to embrace change and very dedicated in finalizing the deal.   We finally closed in August 2020, we had a few setbacks with Covid-19 delaying our close date, but I can honestly say we owe this sale to Kevin for being highly organized and dedicated.  He was always there to help with paperwork and answer questions and spent many nights and weekends working on the final closing documents.  Most importantly, I could tell he took our best interest to heart, and that he really cared, as he knew it meant so much to us.  

AbatemasterJohn & Angela Tesh, Former Owners

Acquiring a business for many is a big undertaking full of emotion and risk.  As most business brokers represent the seller, as a buyer, it’s hard to sort through what is genuine and true while constantly questioning available information.  We connected with Jeff Edge at Viking after a series of interviews with different brokers.  In the end, we felt so strongly about the integrity of Viking that we committed our search through their listings.  What’s been equally impressive and helpful for us, is that this extends beyond them and to the networks of professionals in the various industries that play a role in the forward success.  This is no coincidence.  Thanks Viking!

Blazon Apparel + PrintChris Stanford, Owner

In the beginning of 2019, my business coach introduced me to Jay Offerdahl at Viking. We did a call and he suggested for me to get my business evaluated to see how it was performing. He offered to do one for free. He was easy to work with and provided tons of great information free. He didn’t try to push his services on me or trying to sell me anything. Later in the year I decided that I wanted to sell my business to be able to spend more time with my kids while they were still young. I instantly thought of Jay because was a great trusted advisor with my free valuation. I called Jay and he referred me to Greg White. I sure am glad he did.
Greg was awesome to work with. He is the most honest and dependable person I have ever met. A few times I was waffling on what I wanted to do. Greg advised me to wait if I wasn’t 100% sure. Most others in that position would have encouraged me to sell, but Greg always put my best interest above his own. Greg took care of all the details. He sent me exactly what I needed to do and coached me through doing it. We listed the business in January 2020. I received multiple full price offers in the first week.
The most important thing to me during this process was to find the right type of buyer. I wanted someone who would be compatible with the team and would keep the family focused culture. Greg took this very seriously. He didn’t waste my time with anyone that wasn’t a good fit. He talked to a hundred people, but I only had to talk to 5. Once we accepted an offer the real work began. I had no idea how many steps there were in selling a business. Greg managed the transfer process and kept us on track with weekly calls and checklist. He personally handled many calls and emails with vendors to help keep me focused on running my business and not having to spend all of my time on selling the business.
Greg’s and Vikings’ professional network was key to getting my deal done. They have great relations ships with attorneys, bankers, and all needed vendors. My deal would have falling apart a few times if it wasn’t for Greg and his network.
I highly suggest anyone interested in selling their business reach out to Greg and Jay. They will tell you honestly where you stand and help you get the full asking price and best buyer for your business. When I sell my next business, I will be calling Greg again.

Training ConceptsChad Todd, Former Owner

The team at Viking Mergers was instrumental in getting our business sold. Trevor and Jay laid out the process at the beginning and then assisted us along the way by referring us to numerous resources such as lawyers & accountants needed to get the sale completed. They were always focused on ensuring that we were successful in getting what we wanted out of the sale even when emotions and egos started surfacing. Trevor, in particular, was always available & kept us focused on achieving the goal of getting our company sold at the peak of our 12-year run. I have already and will continue to recommend Trevor, Jay, and Viking to others whom I know in the market for buying & selling companies. Thanks again to Viking, Jay & Trevor for making this such a wonderful experience & look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Trade Street ConsultingBrent OKeefe, Former Owner

Thanks to the entire team for getting the sale of Home Design Decor magazine over the goal line. Everyone at Viking that I was involved with were top notch professionals. Greg performed with determination with a great balance as the deal-facilitator and counselor for the buyer. It certainly is a delicate balance.

Home Design & Decor MagazineMark Urbania, Former Owner

Keenan Moran is a class act. He advised me through the process of buying Equipment Design and Fabrication. I always felt that he was not only looking out for my best interest, but that he was fairly assessing and making recommendations for everyone’s best interest. Sure, he is really smart, responsive, and a great problem solver, but also one of those great people you hope to work with again someday.

Equipment Design & FabricationJeremy Yaekel, Owner/President

Like the real estate agent who helps find the perfect house for you, Keenan Moran is a great combination of facilitator, negotiator and therapist. Unfailingly calm, Keenan smoothed the bumps inevitable in the business acquisition process, and was available each and every time we needed his guidance – even during the holiday season. We closed on the business in early January, and appreciate his partnership throughout the purchase process.

Oneliance, LLCMark Stevens, Owner

Greg White is one of the most organized, dedicated and hard-working professionals that I have ever worked with and he was there to help me along the way. Every time I had a doubt during the process he was extremely positive and walked me through the low points. I couldn’t have found the right buyer without Greg White and the Viking team. I would recommend Viking very highly; Greg White is a very kind individual and one of the hardest working people that I have ever been involved with.

Carolina Precision FibersFred Vincelli, Former Owner

In 2017 it became clear that I needed to retire. I called Brad Offerdahl at Viking, and after my first meeting with him, it was very apparent that he had the ability and knowledge in order to determine a proper pricing of the company – something that would work for not only the seller but also the buyer. Through the entire involved process, Viking was very helpful, very timely and we were able to close the sale in about 5 months. Normally it takes 6-9 months to sell a business. I would strongly recommend Viking to anyone looking to sell a business or purchase a business. They did an amazing job for me and my company.

Coldsells.comMarson Berry, Former Owner

Viking did an excellent job in selling my business. They not only made it easy for me but they also made it easy for the buyer, which is the hardest part of the transaction. Viking provided enough information and assistance so that the transition was perfectly smooth and I can honestly say that all of my previous employees are truly happy. For anyone looking to buy or sell a business, I would definitely recommend hiring Viking.

Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi BarRick Byrd, Former Owner

It was wonderful working with Viking. They brought the right people to the table that were ready to buy and who had the ability to invest in the company. The process was great. Viking moved quickly to find the right buyer and made sure that everything was signed off beforehand. Their research prior to the sale was outstanding. Communication and confidentiality were both extremely important to me when selling my company, and Viking made sure that I was completely secure. Whether you own a large company or a small mom and pop, if you’re seeking someone to sell your company, I would definitely recommend working with Viking.

Admark Graphic Systems Inc.Larry Sloop, Former Owner

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank John Arrup, Ed Marxen and Viking Mergers and Acquisitions team for their great work in assisting with the sale of my company, Lake Norman Pool and Spa. Not only did they find a great buyer, but they did this in a very short period of time. And in fact, our buyer was the first person we spoke with. The professionalism exhibited by Viking and their staff was excellent, and they led me through the process and made it as easy and painless as possible. Selling a 30-year-old business is never easy, but thanks to Viking I was able to accomplish this and receive fair value for many years of hard work. Viking, thank you again for your help, and you have my highest recommendation.

Lake Norman Pool and SpaBob Dooley, Former Owner

Larry Lawson and the Viking team are tremendously knowledgeable and created great value in a recent transaction that our firm closed on.  We deal with many transaction brokers, and Larry and his team are the best.  Whether it’s putting together complex, accurate, and up to date financials, or providing incredible responsiveness, or connecting our firm with the right sets of lenders, financiers, or other transaction needs – we were very impressed with all that Viking Mergers & Acquisitions did to smooth out and close a complex transaction.

Community 1st AdvisorsBryce Bowman, Managing Partner

Our firm deals with business brokers a lot. The service, attention to detail and responsiveness we received from Larry Lawson and Viking Mergers & Acquisitions on our most recent acquisition was first rate. They are best in class when it comes to pulling a deal together in the best interests of buyers and sellers.

Community 1st Advisors

The Viking team did an awesome job in walking me through the sale of my business. The level of communication and “hand-holding” was exceptional. This is a process first time business owners have no experience in. Greg was able to make sure I knew what each step involved and did an exceptional job in making sure all the details were handled in a professional manner. He was also invaluable as a mentor in this process, and keeping me comfortable as we walked through the whole process. THANKS GUYS!!

Charlotte T-Shirt AuthorityKeith Abrams, Former Owner

Larry, thank you for everything.  Can honestly say I have never worked with a broker that hustled as much as you and appreciate your hard work on this! Great work.

Sandcastle Community ManagementJohn C. Gilson

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions did a fantastic job selling our business. From the very beginning, they generated a lot of interest in our company and were able to find four strategic buyers offering full and above asking price within the first month. We were provided with a checklist and a timeline which made the due diligence, loan and closing processes extremely smooth and efficient. I would recommend Viking Mergers to anyone trying to sale their business.

Tri-Tec IndustriesRick Loyd

Jay, thank you for helping me over the last few years with finding a company that I am comfortable purchasing.  You said it would happen and it did!  Greg was fantastic to work with and guide me through the process.  I really enjoyed working with him.  Would not hesitate to recommend the firm and Greg to anyone.

Confidential Business NameMark, Buyer

We contacted Brad Offerdahl at Viking Mergers and Acquisitions and never looked back.  Brad handled us and the business with a very professional and friendly manner and before it was all over, we became dear friends.

If you want professional and courteous service, we highly recommend you contact this company.  They are efficient and stay in touch and guide you through the entire process.  This was something we truly needed and appreciated.  Once we got a contract with Brad and the company, we got the business sold and got close to what we had hoped to make on the sale.

We would like to express our appreciation to Brad and his entire staff!

NOMAD Aquatics & FitnessSteve & Myra Billings

It has been a pleasure working with Greg and Dale on this transition. You guys are the best! I actually passed your name on to a friend who may be looking at selling a large company. Stay in touch!

Earth Farms/Stanley EnvironmentalJim Lanier

I wanted to say thanks for the outstanding job in all aspects of the sale of our businesses. I truly believe Viking Mergers did a great job evaluating both companies and marketing them in such a professional manor. Your office staff was a vital part in all the leg work to make it happen. Stay in touch and I wish all of you the very best because you deserve it!

Earth Farms/Stanley EnvironmentalTommy Morrison

Thank you for your help in selling the assets of Carotron, Inc and setting up the new Carotron, LLC.  We had worked on this a long time before we came to Viking for help.  You helped us walk it through and now it is reality. Our customers have been very pleased about the new owners and we think it will allow us to move forward without skipping a beat.

Carotron, LLCMike Jenkins

I was looking for an exit strategy when I found Viking Mergers & Acquisitions. I partnered with Greg White to sell the business. Greg explained the Viking process and strategy that Viking uses to attract potential buyers. Greg was true to his word. He brought several qualified buyers immediately. Ultimately I was able to choose between several clients as the buyer for our company. Greg was also extremely knowledgeable and helped guide me through the various stages of selling a business. Viking was always professional, on point and came through just like they stated.

National ATM SystemsMatt Harris, Former Owner

Jay Offerdahl has been a longtime friend and business affiliate and after years of building and growing my business, when it came time to sell, I knew who to call. Due to the nature of my business and niche industry I am in, I was concerned about confidentiality but Jay’s team took all the necessary precautions to protect my privacy. Within just a few months, the Viking Team found a buyer that felt like the perfect fit for my business. I would recommend Viking’s services to all business owners in the Southeast and would happily utilize them again in future endeavors.

Carolina Country HomesDavid Amigo, Former Owner

We contracted Viking Mergers to help us sell our marketing services business. We were attracted to them by their professionalism and formal process that we figured would protect us from tire kickers and maintain confidentiality. Several representatives of Viking brought prospective buyers through our facility to tour and meet with us. The last prospects decided to purchase and we finalized the sale in December. We couldn’t be any happier with our experience using Jay, Peter, and the team at Viking. They delivered on the promise of professionalism, adhering to their process, and their excellent guidance throughout the process. Anyone considering the sale of their company should speak with Jay early on, even if you don’t plan to sell for another year or two.

Perfect ImageKevin & Ellen Carlisle, Former Owners

Viking M&A helped me with a recent merger of my CPA firm. Several people from the firm contributed to the process and each person was knowledgeable and professional. They did a good job of setting realistic expectations about what I experienced when we started talking to merger candidates and I felt like they understood what I was hoping to get out of the deal. I received regular updates about the process while I continued to run the daily operations of my firm. In the end, I got the deal I hoped for and I am very happy with my new business partners. I have already recommended the Viking team to several clients and other firm owners.

Brian Boswell, CPAFormer Owner

I had the pleasure of working with Greg White of Viking Mergers and Acquisitions on the Asset Purchase of an IT Data Security National Reseller.  The closing of the transaction was completed in only 5 weeks from the initial offer to purchase.  The mutually successful closing would not have been possible without the professionalism and diligence of Greg White and the process of Viking Mergers that he recommended.  Whether buying or selling a business, I would highly recommend Viking Mergers.

Corporate ArmorBob Boback, Buyer

I very much appreciate the help you gave David and myself throughout the sales process. You have a great operation with an excellent culture and client service orientation.

Carolina Country HomesMark Street, Buyer

Trevor’s skills, knowledge and his ability to drive this to conclusion was remarkable. He and Greg Ponder developed and executed an excellent process and project plan that lead to a successful close and one very happy buyer! Trevor’s communication style is exemplary and his leadership and “can-do” attitude helped me through the tough parts of the process. Thank you again and rest assured that I will highly recommend your company and your firm will represent me when it is my time to move on.

A-line CorporationChuck Prezioso, Buyer

John’s ability to manage all aspects of the sale and help keep us on track was exemplary. Viking was there for every step of the process, from offering update information to providing emotional support.

Architectural Railings & GrillesPage Dula, Former Owner

After having been on the market for only 3 days, we received an offer. We are very excited about the buyer, and feel like Viking did a great job at finding a good fit for our business.

Little Trucking SolutionsFormer Owners

We bought our business directly through Viking based on the strong reputation they have in the marketplace. For first time buyers like us, it’s important to know that you only understand about 10% of what needs to be done, by whom and when. The process is much more complex than buying a home; that’s where Trevor Crocker and Greg White came into play. We cannot emphasize enough the roles they played in making our dream a reality.

VisioncorTony & Holly Devine, Owners

We were very impressed with Viking.  Everyone was connected and committed to making the process  move along as smooth as possible from the very beginning to the very last minute details at the closing.  At no time did we feel that the process was not going in the right direction or being delayed because of the Broker.

Trevor Crocker, Greg Ponder and Jay Offerdahl were our main contacts at Viking and it was obvious the company works as a team.  They have many external contacts in banking, commercial and government agencies to get every document, information or action needed to close the sale of our business.

Sun PlazaMike and Dee Wilhelm, Former Owners

We appreciate all of Brad’s effort, along with those of his staff, in the sale of GrowMax. We are very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to use Viking Mergers & Acquisitions again!

GrowmaxJack & Linda Simpson, Former Owners

Thanks again to you the Viking Team- your professionalism, guidance and attention to detail made the Sun Plaza Acquisition a very positive experience for us. Looking forward to working with you on the next one!

Sun PlazaRick Oppedisano & Russ Sorrells, Buyers

Before I listed with Jay and Viking Mergers & Acquisitions, my initial intent was to get an accurate valuation on my business based upon what I’d heard other similar businesses were selling for. To my surprise, the different ways to value a business varied in total value a good bit. Once I received the information from Jay, we agreed on a price, terms of cash, and listed. Within a week, I received a full price, cash offer from the buyer. Jay and Trevor and their team made the whole process extremely easy for me. They prepared me for what was coming, what documents I’d need and the sale was extremely simple. I would highly recommend Viking Mergers & Acquisitions to any buyer or seller.

Comprehensive Benefits SolutionsRonald Stromple, Former Owner

Greg took the time to explain the details and what to expect, and he delivered on all of his promises. Greg was able to sell the business within five months of signing the Listing Agreement. His attention to detail and managing the multiple parallel tasks that have to go on in the process was excellent. Along with the professionalism, Greg also brings a refreshing level of passion and excitement to the process. I would definitely recommend Greg and am truly pleased and impressed with the job Greg did for me.

Team TechnologyCindy Colonna, Former Owner

I worked with Jay from the time I found the businesses for sale on the Viking Mergers website through closing. He provided a thorough checklist with a timeline which made the due diligence, loan and closing processes incredibly smooth and efficient. I would definitely work with Jay and Viking Mergers again and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase or sell an existing business.

Anytime FitnessDarci Bly, New Owner

As a first time seller, but repeat customer of Viking, I knew I needed help with the process of selling my business.  After talking about it for several years with Jay, I was shocked to say the least when the first buyer I met made an offer.  I would recommend Jay and the Viking team to anyone thinking about selling. The professionalism, experience and integrity of this team are unmatched.

Knot YetJohn Hines, Former Owner

We cannot express how much Jay Offerdahl and Viking Mergers helped take us through the often stressful journey of selling and closing our business of 14 years. From listing advice to discreetly contacting and screening potential buyers, he was professional, kind, and kept a great sense of humor; helping us to take a deep breath and stay on course.  We cannot imagine why someone would try to do this without a broker!

Meadows Bed & Biscuit ResortDennis and Susan Meadows, Former Owners

I want to thank you for all you did in assisting me with the sale of my company. While it was a difficult decision to sell my firm, I recognize that I would not be able to achieve my retirement goals through any other transition methodology. It was clearly quite impressive that you were able to convince Wells Fargo Bank’s insurance division, Acordia, to purchase my firm. I truly appreciate what you did for me.

Coates Consulting, Inc.D. Eric Coates, President

I cannot thank you enough. First class all the way!!!!! Jay, I would / will do business with you any day of the week. I had a fantastic, awesome experience with you and I learned a lot. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Peak Partners, Inc.Peter Keretsis

Your role was critical in the process and I have been really impressed, not only with your knowledge of brokerage, but also your passion, professionalism and integrity.

Alliance Document SolutionsPaul Hemingfield

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions did a wonderful job. I am amazed that Viking was able to find a strategic buyer in such a short period of time. This is the second business that Viking sold on my behalf and I would highly recommend using them.

Sci-CoolArt Hawkins

From the very beginning you generated a lot of activity, which ultimately led to finding the perfect buyer. You were able to keep all aspects of the deal moving in a positive and professional direction, resulting in a deal that satisfied both parties involved. I highly recommend Viking Mergers & Acquisitions to other business owners wishing to sell their business.

Absolute Direct Mail ServicesDave Adams

It has been my pleasure to work with Brad Offerdahl and his staff at Viking Mergers & Acquisitions. He has been instrumental and and extremely valuable resource in my endeavor to purchase a dental practice. Brad explained things to me in a way that made this transition easy and enjoyable. Viking Mergers & Acquisitions is a fantastic group of professionals that I would recommend to anyone.

Dr. David Phillips, DDS

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions allowed me to continue to operate and grow my business while this was taking place. From the time our first meeting took place to putting the deal together was less than six weeks. They did an outstanding job and were very efficient. Viking Mergers & Acquisitions were always very prompt and professional in handling the whole transaction. It was a pleasure to work with them and I would recommend them to any business.

Med Imaging SolutionsMichael Bronson

We would like to thank you for everything you did to help us sell our business. We thank you for your patience, professionalism and for making the process incredibly painless. This type of transaction can be difficult, but we always felt like we were in good hands with Phil.

Humpty Dumpty Child Care CenterDavid & Sandra Miller

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions showed a unique desire to learn my business from the inside because they wanted to effectively promote my business on the outside and that impressed me. If you are in search of a professional firm and a professional broker to sell your business, look no further than the Viking Mergers team because they will get the job done!

72 Degrees Air Conditioning & HeatingMatthew Stewart

Thanks to Viking Mergers & Acquisitions and Greg Ponder for your creativity and flexibility, as you’ve helped us maneuver through many obstacles over the past several months! You’ve been more than patient with us in this process and it has been an awesome experience working with you. We’re excited and focused as ever on our goals and we’re looking forward to financial freedom and growth. We’re sure that B. Moore Construction is just the first of more partnerships to come!

National Construction Services GroupTiv and Royce Shack

I was contemplating retirement and needed advice on how much my business was worth and how to go about selling it. I was very pleased with your no cost valuation and decided it was time to sell. Your knowledge of the industry made the whole process so much easier than I had anticipated. And, in less than 30 days, you had sold my business! I will highly recommend Viking Mergers & Acquisitions to other business owners wishing to sell their business.

NorCon Property ManagersNorma Rider

Brad was thorough and deliberate while going about the business of representing me. I value and appreciated your direct and collaborative approach to geting this deal done and bringing the highest sales price possible. You delivered me 100% of what you predicted.

Fast Signs Asheville, NCJohn Mark Stroud, President

Jay and the Viking team took great strides in methodically working with us through every stop of the process. I never imagined that we would be in front of four potential buyers within the first week, have a face-to-face meeting within the next, and then a letter of intent within the first two weeks that company was on the market through Viking Mergers & Acquisitions.

Native StaffingJamie Lein

Jay Offerdahl and Viking Mergers & Acquisitions were diligent and thorough in understanding our business and gathering the necessary information to honestly portray its value and characteristics. Viking did a great job of bringing suitable, interested buyers to us and within four months we had a deal. It was much quicker than we had expected. The process of negotiating the price and contract was handled efficiently and quickly. I would recommend Jay Offerdahl and Viking Mergers & Acquisitions without reservation to anyone selling or buying a business in today’s market.

Certified Paper RollsSusan Bock

I was not initially looking to sell my business, but was interested in finding out the market value. After meeting with Viking Mergers & Acquisitions and seeing the price my business was worth, I decided to list my business for sale. Immediately, there were qualified buyers touring my business and in less than 3 months after listing, I received an acceptable offer. I would highly recommend Viking Mergers & Acquisitions to all business owners.

Amramp CharlotteRick Griffiths

After months of dealing with a buyer and trying to sell my business myself, I decided to list with Viking Mergers & Acquisitions. You handled all aspects of the sale very professionally and efficiently. Within 60 days of listing my business with Viking, you showed it 8 times and sold it for almost double the amount I would have received by selling it myself. I thank you and would highly recommend Viking Mergers & Acquisitions to other business owners.

Rifle BasixRobert Brasfield

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions handled our transaction very skillfully, sorting through the complex financial issues, while matching us with a qualified buyer who also shares many of the same visions that we have for the future of Slayton Computers. Selling a business we have invested 25 years into is difficult; thank you for making it as smooth as you did.

Slayton ComputersSean & Alicia Slayton

I was extremely impressed that Viking Mergers & Acquisitions brought our company qualified candidates that were interested in Association Management Solutions, Inc. almost immediately after I signed your broker’s agreement. Viking presented me with a signed contract for almost the full asking price from a buyer during the first month that resulted in a successful sale of my company. Viking Mergers & Acquisitions provided professional advice and assistance during the due diligence and closing process. It was a pleasure working with such a highly professional company staffed with dedicated professionals.

Association Management SolutionsKenneth Goodnight

Viking Mergers & Acquisition’s impeccable ability to negotiate fairly, knowledge of the process, and ability to maintain a level of professionalism is unparalleled. Not only is the Viking Team articulate, honest and consummate professionals, but somehow, they make the process seem relatively painless.

Monkey Joe’sMichael Torcellini

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