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Our Values

We are business builders. We focus on the long-term and never risk reputation or relationships for short-term gains.

No assholes. We are not jerks. Not to sellers. Not to partners. Not to customers. Not to each other.

We are radically candid. We communicate directly but with care. We are transparent and frank in our dealings.

We are committed to delivering exceptional returns. Successful businesses need exceptional products; our product is our returns.

No primadonnas. We’re a small business. We deal with small businesses. Everyone can take out the trash.

We like our jobs and are good at them. Life’s too short not to find joy in your work. If teammates aren’t thriving, we work to find a solution.

Testimonials

 
 
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Brad Hontz, President and Co-Founder of Productive Access Inc. 

"We represented a business that sold to Gelman Brothers. During the entire transaction, the Gelman Brothers team was professional, direct, and fast. We closed the deal in less than 90 days. Alex and the team kept all their promises and commitments. We would absolutely recommend a future client of ours to work with them."

Why Work With Us

Let’s face it, working at this end of the market is just different. Small business owners often have to deal with unprofessional and non-serious buyers. This can be a huge waste of everybody’s time. We’re different. 

We have committed capital.

We have a fund and we require no authorization to call capital.

We cut to the chase.

We're direct and we don't play games - full stop.

We're humans. We know you are too.

You are dealing with another person, not an Excel robot. We understand that business, like life, is more than numbers on a spreadsheet. We speak English, not Private Equity-ese. We stick to a “no assholes” rule for ourselves and our partners, and we work to get a fair and efficient deal; not to squeeze every penny.

 

We're flexible

We don’t have a cookie cutter approach. Every seller is different. In every deal, problems come up. They just do. We'll work with you to creatively solve them.

 

We're fast.

That’s it. We’re fast. Really fast.

We're experienced. We'll help the business grow.

We’ve done this many times before, and along the way, we’ve built a network of experienced professionals that we’re proud to work with. From outsourced CFOs to digital transformation experts to marketing agencies to recruiters; we’ll send in our A-team to help the company achieve its goals. This isn’t our first rodeo. We have a playbook that works (and some scar tissue from what doesn’t).

People just like working with us.

We’re in this for the long run – we treat people like we’d like to be treated. Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because we plan on working with you again. But don’t take our word for it, reference check us. Call any of the sellers or bankers we’ve worked with; call any of the CEOs we’re backing.

 
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