The firm was formed in 1995 as the successor to the two business brokerage companies owned by the principals. Becker & Beggs, Ltd. is involved in all phases of business sales, mergers, and joint ventures including seller representation, buyer searches, valuations, acquisition financing, product licensing, and business strategies and plans.
The company concentrates on Greater Cincinnati businesses. In nearly every transaction, either the seller or the buyer, or both, are from this business community. The focus is on firms having a value of $250,000 to $20,000,000. Becker & Beggs, Ltd has represented the entire gamut of businesses -- manufacturing, distribution, construction, service, retail, and professional -- and will work on any project that makes business sense
Walter Becker - With over 35 years in various consulting, planning, financial, and general management positions, Walt's background includes nearly every type of business. Prior to founding Prime Strategies in 1983, a business brokerage and consulting firm, he was CFO of Central Bancorporation in Cincinnati and Central Fidelity Bank in Virginia, and was President of a computer services and data entry processing firm. Previously, he managed the business consulting department of Ernst & Young in Baltimore. He has been in business brokerage in Cincinnati for fifteen years.
Jim Beggs - After an early career in sales and marketing for Alcoa and Burlington Industries, Jim focused on business financing. From the early 70's through 1992, he was involved in secured lending, financing small and mid-sized firms in this region. During that period he developed an expertise in tax leveraged leasing and direct ownership investments.In 1992, he formed Van Gaard & Company, concentrating on business brokerage and valuations.