As transactional M&A brokers, the team behind ValleyBiggs and ValleyBiggs.com is second to none. We engaged Ron Matheson and Jason Guerrettaz, the Co-Founders of these firms, to provide transactional advice and an analysis of a acquisition target they represented, Swags Galore, Inc. Ron and Jason were both incredibly responsive to our requests, seemingly available at all hours to provide us with timely advice and support. Their efforts and expertise pushed our acquisition through some rough patches, but ultimately, to closing. In the end, we found that what really set them above the rest is their steadfast focus on meeting our goals, not simply on closing a transaction. I would look forward to working with them again and in fact hired their affiliate, WebsiteOperators.com, to manage site operations of our most recent portfolio company.”
Working with Ron Matheson and Website Closers was a very professional and efficient experience. Our goal was to find a business that would meet our financial goals but as importantly fit into our lifestyle. With your help we achieved both objectives.
There were many moving parts along the way and it is a complicated process moving through the due diligence, legal issues and lending institutions. The infrastructure your company provided was superlative with each of the independent contractors you referred us to being highly skilled, knowledgeable and very cost effective. The intricate process was navigated in a way that allowed us to successfully conclude the process and create a new life.
On a personal level you acted as an advisor with our best interest in mind and not a salesman. Our conversations constantly involved the pros and cons and were based on strategy and synergy on a non-invasive level.
We appreciate all you have helped us achieve.
I wanted to take this opportunity to give my 100% endorsement for Ron Matheson as a skillful and completely professional business intermediary who brings results. I have worked alongside Ron on multiple transactions and have been impressed with his knowledge, skill and his ability to find ways to get to the closing table. Ron has been able to understand the businesses he represents and present the information in a way that all parties involved in a transaction are comfortable with and understand. His professionalism and mostly his patience and understanding of the process are invaluable. Ron has a wealth of knowledge in all of the components of deal and understands what it takes to make it happen. Thanks for all of your help in the past and good luck to you in the future.
As both an attorney and a business owner, in my 12 years of working on business deals, acquisitions and mergers, I have not met a better, more professional business broker than Ron Matheson. Due to his experience as a successful entrepreneur and broker, Ron has a superior understanding of company operations and financials; this experience, in addition to his professionalism and network in the lending space, makes him a valuable asset when selling a business. While there are many business brokers that attempt to sell businesses for their clients, Ron is different.
Ron is upfront with all parties about the pros and cons of a deal, ensuring that both the Seller as well as potential Buyers are clear about the opportunities as well as the hurdles present in closing a business. This allows all parties to focus on what needs to be done upfront to clear all hurdles, rather than waiting to the last minute. While every business deal presents its own challenges, there's a good chance that Ron has seen and conquered 95% of those challenges in past deals. This kind of experience is crucial when trying to maximize the value of a business on the open market. This, in addition to his niche experience selling eCommerce businesses, makes him 1 in a million among standard business brokers. I highly recommend Ron and truly believe that nobody is better at what he does.
When I moved to Tampa about 7 years ago, I was looking for a business to purchase, having owned several businesses before, I had specific criteria that I had to meet. I met with several brokers and outlined what my ideal business would be, and hoped that one of them would be able to find me a business that fit my criteria. Fortunately for me, one broker stood out from the crowd, which was Ron Matheson. He worked with me, asking me specific questions as to what I liked/disliked, he wanted details, even some that I thought were insignificant. He spent quite a bit of time learning about my needs and used that information to hone in on a few businesses that fit me and my criteria. I was shown plenty of businesses from the “other” brokers, who never bothered get the details, aside from price and industry, and basically wasted my time and theirs. I learned a lot in the first couple months as to who genuinely wanted to work with me, and not just sell me something. I dropped the others and went with Ron. It took some time, but he found a business for me that fit my criteria and it’s been great. If you want a true professional who knows business brokering, and will guide you thru the path to ownership, you will not find a better broker than Ron Matheson.
I would highly recommend Ron Matheson. Coming from the world of financial markets I had the background that enabled me to feel comfortable when it came time to buying a business. I understood the art of negotiation and numbers and thus excelled in the areas of my strengths. Judging from the various Brokers that I dealt with in my search I considered a Broker as a dispensable piece of the puzzle. After going through the process now from beginning to end I am not sure if this transaction would have come to fruition without Ron Matheson. The part that turned out to be immensely challenging was a part that seemed relatively easy at the beginning but by the end was the part that nearly tanked the deal. That was managing the process and particularly the Sellers. Having built a great company over a 15 year period the Sellers had extremely high expectations as it seems all Sellers do. During Due Diligence there was an issue that surfaced that was not something that I could overlook. In the discussion of this issue the whole thing nearly came apart. After all the time and money expended to that point, and having found a company in my search that was truly at a level of my expectations, the last thing I wanted was to walk away empty handed. This is the part that having a savvy competent Broker is worth his/her weight in gold. He managed to find the middle ground that both sides could live with and keep everything on track until we got to the closing table. He provided many intangibles throughout the process as well such as banking relationships, Due Diligence experts and attorneys particularly skilled in this sector. He even stays in touch months and years after closing!
I would highly recommend Ron Matheson and feel you will increase your chances of success working with him over anyone else.
Ron Matheson is deal maker in the truest sense of the word. He is tenacious, creative and is always focused on getting a deal done. Ron understands the needs of all of the stakeholders from buyers, sellers, lenders, investors and others in the process such as key clients and vendors. He is not a broker in the traditional sense of the word.
Ron is an experienced business man who brings that background to the deal making process. One very important quality that sets Ron apart from other brokers is his patience with the process and his understanding that all deals take time, have unforeseen obstacles that will have to be overcome and never loses sight that everyone usually wins when the deal comes together and everyone loses if it falls apart.
I have worked with Ron Matheson in the capacity of a Seller and Purchaser of companies. On both sides of the transactions he excels. He is extremely good at working through the myriad of issues that tend to crop up along the way and always finds a way to get the deal completed. I wouldn't want anyone else representing me and I will work with him again the future and very much look forward to it.
Working with Ron Matheson was a great experience. We had worked with a Broker previously and everything went wrong and in the end we were not able to sell our business.. Nothing that was represented actually happened. With Ron we were able to achieve everything we set out to. There were many problems along the way but he guided the process flawlessly to get us to the end and a very happy conclusion. It was a true pleasure working with an expert in the process and I would highly recommend him to everyone.
There is nothing easy about selling a business. We own dozens of E-Commerce sites and decided to create wealth by selling one of them. Our goal was a cash, or mostly cash, deal. Anything less was not of interest. We first listed with a Broker who did nothing but waste our time. He brought us a Buyer and the process stalled at the first sign of a problem. There was not nearly enough expertise or guidance. When the listing period ran to an end we gladly decided to go it alone. When we met Ron Matheson we knew he was different. We were still extremely hesitant about engaging another Broker but his knowledge of the process and expertise in many of the more intricate matters was compelling enough to take the risk. First he found a Buyer that we were highly impressed with. Despite the fact that we got out of the gate smoothly there were many problems that came up. One by one he orchestrated moves that allowed us to maneuver around the numerous issues that came up. He was very much in charge and highly creative in his style. I do not believe we would have closed if there was anyone else in the driver's seat and would highly recommend him.
I had been looking for a business for a long time and had gone from Broker to Broker. The integrity of the information was lacking on a consistent basis. When I met Ron Matheson he brought something to the party that I had yet to experience. A vast amount of knowledge. As we sat down to review the various companies he was able to dissect the positives and negatives and guide me in a direction that made sense and had a strong logic attached. It was a long process but in the end we found the company that was a perfect fit for me and my objectives. The most important thing was to do it once and get it right and that is what happened. I think anyone working with Ron is very lucky because he definitely knows the ropes.
I just wanted to say thanks again for a great job in finding a qualified buyer and selling my company. You were able to sell my niche’ ecommerce company with quite a few moving parts. Of course there were hurdles encountered but you were able to manage the waters and get us to a common place. Before we found you we worked with one of your competitors who clearly didn’t have the knowledge to effectively navigate through the banking and SBA approval processes for the buyer. This is just one of the areas you clearly shined. Obviously, if there is no buyer there is no sale. From start to finish I had the utmost faith in you and your processes and consider you as my friend. Thank you once again.
Ron and Website Closers are so much more than just a "broker". They found the perfect buyer for our company that allowed us to maximize the value and at a much higher multiple than the average in our industry. They then worked directly with the buyer, accountants, lawyers and banks all the way to closing day to ensure a successful closing. The term "turn key" is thrown around too much in this industry, but Ron and his team delivers a total turn key transaction for sellers.
I can't speak highly enough of Ron Matheson and Website Closers. All throughout my business purchase, Ron was there every step of the way to get me through, overcoming obstacle after obstacle along the way. Additionally, Ron and his people have been very helpful to me after my purchase as well. I highly recommend Ron and Website Closers for any sale or purchase of a business.
I recently worked with WebsiteClosers.com to list and sell my internet business. Ron Matheson was my broker and from start to finish did an amazing job. Ron was able to present me with, not only several buyers, but the right buyers. He sold my business and worked with the buyer closely to help with banks, lawyers, accountants, loan paperwork and everything in between. His response time and knowledge was impeccable. I would highly recommend using WebsiteClosers.com as your business broker.
As a first time buyer I was looking to find a broker who could guide us through the buying process from start to finish. Furthermore, I was looking for a broker who would provide enough detailed information up front to help make the process of sifting through multiple opportunities much easier. Ron and Websiteclosers met all of my criteria and then some. Ron and his team sent us detailed prospectus documentation for each offering we were interested in. He provided ideas and guidance in crafting an offer which was reviewed by my attorney who found it to be well put together. As the deal progressed, Ron continued to check in, help push things through as necessary or provide ideas on how to proceed on my side. He worked with both the seller and I to keep us and the deal on track when either of us had concerns to address. Finally, he was extremely patient in working with us while the deal took significantly longer to close than originally anticipated. Buying a business for the first time can be very stressful due to many factors including buyer inexperience. Ron and the team at Website Closers have the requisite knowledge and are exactly the type of people you want to walk with you through the process.
Ron, truly enjoyed working with you and look forward to working with you in the future on other acquisitions and sales. Let me know if you ever have an opportunity cross your desk that might be a good fit with the type of things we are doing.
Working with Tom was effortless and efficient - professional and thorough. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an e-commerce business broker. A pleasure throughout the experience.
Tom was the utmost professional. The information he provided was very timely and complete. As the buyer of the website company, I felt our relationship was very consultative. He was candid, straightforward, provide full disclosure and was genuinely concerned for it being the "right deal" for both the buyer and seller. I was extremely satisfied with the service, advice and overall experience. I would recommend Tom to anyone looking to buy or sell an online business.
Ron and Jason did a fantastic job during the entire process of selling our eCommerce company. As a primarily Amazon-based consumer product line with very high growth, we were able to agree upon a valuation that we were happy with and that the market would accept. Website Closers went beyond the call of duty to achieve a great purchase price, and set us up with a strategic buyer that we continue to work with today. They were also very quick to respond to all my questions and concerns and I highly recommend them for any sale in the Internet Sector.
Ron and Jason at WebsiteClosers.com represented my Amazon Company and did a great job of procuring good offers that ultimately culminated in the sale of my Internet Company. There were many challenges throughout the process, but in the end, the team was able to overcome those challenges and achieve success. I highly recommend them on the sale of any Internet Company, regardless of size.