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Middle market exit strategies focused 

on results, not fees.  

Thinking about selling your business in Ohio? Let's talk.

Smith Holland Advisors focuses exclusively on sell-side representation for companies with $3MM - $200MM in annual revenues. 

Ready to sell your business?

Complete this form to receive your complimentary business valuation assessment.

100% Confidential.

Free Consultation.

Results-Driven Process.


Sell-Side Only Focus. 

Companies with

$3MM - $200MM in

Annual Revenues Only. ​

Ohio Value

Smith Holland is an international M&A advisory firm that specializes in

sell-side representation for middle market companies.


Results Driven


At Smith Holland, we believe results should come before fees. Our middle-market M&A advisory team has extensive experience with helping clients all over the world unlock shareholder value and manage risk by executing customized exit strategies backed by over 30 years of combined experience and transactional insights.


Global Buyer


With offices in the US and UK, Smith Holland has the global footprint & cross-border expertise needed to execute highly complex transactions including mergers, corporate sales, divestitures & acquisitions. Our proprietary database includes thousands of private equity groups and strategic buyers across many different industries & countries.



Advisory Focus

Our firm focuses exclusively on sell-side M&A advisory services. We help middle market companies develop and execute realistic exit strategies by using a team-based approach to consistently deliver results that exceed client expectations. Our M&A advisors provide complete guidance across the entire transaction lifecycle, even long after the ink is dry.

Sell My Business in Ohio

Our business brokers can help you sell your business in Ohio with results-driven exit strategies that are focused on results, not fees. At Smith Holland Advisors, our Ohio business brokers focus exclusively on sell-side representation and we help business owners navigate the complex process to sell a business in Ohio. From Cleveland to Cincinnati, our business brokers in Ohio cover the entire Buckeye state and we can help secure the best value for your business by working with both local and international buyers to drive superior transaction value. With offices in Chicago, Dallas, London and Houston, our M&A firm has a global reach that combines local Ohio market expertise with an international network of buyers to create the right conditions for a competitive bidding environment among buyers. While it’s always a good decision to work with an Ohio business broker that covers the entire state, our M&A advisors have the global footprint needed to effectively communicate your company’s value story by targeting both local and international buyers with the right message. 



Ohio Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions

Ohio continues to be one of the largest markets within the Midwest for mergers and acquisitions activity across many different industries. With the 7th largest economy in the United States, Ohio has continued to climb the ranks for being one of the most business-friendly states in the country. With lower corporate tax rates, a competitive labor market, world-class universities and most importantly, Ohio State Buckeyes Football, middle market companies in Ohio continue to benefit from a strong demand for targeted acquisitions in the Midwest. And with increased venture capital investment into innovative companies in Ohio recently crossing the one-billion-dollar mark, there has never been a better time to sell a business in the Buckeye state. Managing expectations is the key to effectively selling a business and while the process doesn’t happen overnight, our business brokers in Ohio work with a global network of buyers to help accelerate the process since there will always be a limited number of buyers within your local market. Smith Holland Advisors has sold businesses all throughout the United States and with our exclusive focus on sell-side only representation, our Ohio business brokers have the local market experience needed to help you protect shareholder value when it comes time to sell your business.



Serious About Selling Your Business in Ohio? Let’s talk.

Selling a business is not easy. It’s a long, complicated process that is inherently riskier on the sell-side of the deal and working with the right business broker in Ohio can make all the difference. And while the process to sell your business can be very unpredictable, our Ohio M&A advisors fully understand the position you are in because all members of the Smith Holland team have also personally started, operated and sold businesses of our own. We know how stressful the process can be, which is why our Ohio business brokers take a different approach to help clients plan and execute exit strategies that are designed to maximize shareholder value. The final sale price is definitely important, but selling to the right buyer is equally as important and the Smith Holland deal team fully understands that trust between the buyer and seller is really what gets deals closed. Our goal is to make the process to sell your business as painless as possible and while other business brokers focus on a “post it and forget it” approach to finding buyers, we get results faster by using industry-specific exit strategies that target the right acquisitions candidates with the right message.


Smith Holland Advisors M&A Process:


1. Business Valuation & Exit Strategy Consultation

2. Company Prospectus & Teaser Preparation

3. Marketing & Targeted Buyer Outreach

4. Buyer Questions Review & Screening

5. Buyer & Seller Conference Call

6. Purchase Offer & Deal Structure Negotiations

7. Due Diligence Phase & Purchase Agreement Draft

8. Closing & Asset Handover


Our M&A advisors can help you sell your business in Ohio with absolute confidentiality and discretion. Every buyer that we work with is required to sign a new Non-Disclosure Agreement before we provide them with any key details that could reveal the identity of your business. It’s not good for your customers, your employees or your business if it’s general public knowledge that the business is for sale and we take extra precautions to ensure we protect the identity of your business while screening potential buyers. And with over 30 years of combined experience representing all types of businesses on the sell-side of the transaction, our Ohio business brokers can help you plan and execute precise exit strategies across many different industries including:


Automotive M&A

Business Services M&A

Consumer Retail M&A

Construction M&A

Distribution M&A

Financial Services M&A

Healthcare M&A

Travel & Leisure M&A

Manufacturing M&A

Food & Beverage M&A

Technology M&A

Transportation & Logistics M&A



Schedule a Call to Discuss How Much Your Business is Worth

If you would like to learn more about the process to sell your business in Ohio, please complete your business evaluation form to get your free valuation report. We will give you a call to discuss your business further, including the approximate valuation for what the company is worth in today’s market. All information you submit will be kept completely confidential and is only seen by the firm’s managing partners. At Smith Holland Advisors, we always put results before fees and our sell-side M&A services are 100% performance-based.


Our M&A advisors will help you understand the different exit strategies that make sense for your business and your financial goals, which include finding the right balance between wanting to sell quickly and making sure we sell for maximum value. While our advisors always aim to sell your business for the best price possible, asking price will always be the main factor that controls the speed of the transaction. All exit strategies are built around your goals and we will guide you through the entire process to ensure full transparency. Smith Holland is a full-service M&A advisory firm that specializes in sell-side representation for high-quality middle market companies and we handle the entire process from start to finish. Sell your business with confidence with experienced Ohio business brokers that always put your best interests above everything else.

Thinking about selling?

Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.

Results driven approach to successful exit strategies.



When it comes to selling your business, every decision matters. Choosing the right exit strategy and properly preparing the business for the sale process can have a major impact on the final outcome. The Smith Holland team understands that every deal is unique and securing the best value for a divestiture is primarily based on the value story presented to strategic buyers. Our M&A advisors have extensive experience with creating robust company prospectus presentations that highlight the key selling points, revenue synergies and potential growth opportunities that give serious acquisition candidates enough information to prepare an offer. We take the time to fully understand your company’s strengths and weaknesses and we use that information to build a highly targeted list of potential acquisition candidates, which includes both private equity and strategic buyers. Maximizing shareholder value requires meticulous planning, preparation and skilled execution, and the Smith Holland team has the expertise needed to effectively communicate your company’s value story, even when changing market conditions or other operational challenges arise.



With any financial investment, the exit point is just as important as the entry point and protecting shareholder value requires precise execution. At Smith Holland, we work exclusively with clients on the sell-side of the transaction and this concentrated focus has been instrumental in helping our clients manage unavoidable risks while consistently creating a competitive bidding environment to enhance value. Our proven exit strategies are custom-tailored to the circumstances of each specific transaction that we advise on and our experienced M&A advisors have the transactional insights needed to quickly anticipate and adapt as market conditions change during the deal lifecycle. The risks will always be greater on the sell-side of the transaction and finding the right buyer is equally as important as selling for the right price. We help craft deal structures that are positioned for long-term success and work with both sides throughout the entire process to drive the transaction in a definitive and effective manner. The M&A advisors at Smith Holland have advised on hundreds of transactions over the past decade and tactile execution is at the core of everything we do.



At Smith Holland, every customized exit strategy that we develop is built on the foundation of closing success probability. We fully understand that a company valuation is meaningless if your M&A firm can’t actually deliver a qualified buyer that’s willing to close the deal at that price. Getting to a successful closing requires a realistic valuation strategy and the Smith Holland team has extensive experience with carefully orchestrating a delicate balance between what a company might be worth today compared to what it could be worth in the future if the growth opportunities are implemented. We provide complete guidance through every step of the transaction lifecycle including crafting your company’s value story, managing the buyer outreach process, negotiating deal structure, preparing the offer and purchase agreements, facilitating the due diligence process, and we don’t stop working until the outcome you envision for your deal is achieved. Smith Holland is a full-service M&A advisory firm and our commitment to delivering measurable results is matched only by our passion for helping clients achieve their goals.

We develop unique exit strategies custom-tailored around the specific nuances within your industry to achieve real results.   


Ready to sell your Automotive Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Business Services Company?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Consumer Retail Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Construction Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Distribution Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Financial Services Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Healthcare Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Hospitality Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Manufacturing Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Food & Beverage Company?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Technology Company?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Transportation Company?

We can help.

Expertise matters.

Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.

Satisfied clients. Real results.

“The Smith Holland team did exactly what they promised they would do, and I could not be happier with the end result. They found the perfect buyer for my business and they were always readily available to help out with any questions or concerns I had throughout the entire process. Great group of people and we will definitely recommend.” 


—  Chris Sullivan, Dallas, TX

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