Kris Karlson

Broker License #01354419

(415) 292-5227

20 years of highly personalized M&A services to quality middle market companies.

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Kris Karlson is President of Bowman/Hanson. Bowman/Hanson was founded in 1996 by Kris Karlson. Kris previously was associated with the BancAmerica in San Francisco. He has served as a founder and president of a technology company. He has also held the position of Business Development & Acquisitions for Vulcan Materials.

We specialize in the following activities: Sale of Business - For owners of middle market companies, we act as an exclusive investment banker to assist in the preparation and marketing of the business. Our procedure generates the optimum price and terms while insuring the highest level of confidentiality throughout the process. Acquisition Search -We assist middle market companies, buyout funds, and search funds in the identification and qualification of suitable companies for acquisition. We qualify the candidates and package sellers that have realistic market value expectations. Acquisition Financing/Management Buyouts - We assist buyers and/or operating management in the structuring of a transaction, the preparation of a business plan and we market the financing. We maintain relationships with banks, asset-based lenders, and mezzanine sources that focus on financing buyouts of companies in the size range of $5 to $50 million in sales. We can raise debt capital ($5 to $20 million), mezzanine ($5 to $ 10 million). Our total transaction size is generally in the $5 to $20 million range. Corporate Finance - We will act as an interim CFO to assist in a number of other financial management activities. Our services include acquisition search for entrepreneurs, business plan development, business valuations, expansion financing, strategic acquisition search, and strategic angel financing. Most of our services are billed with a combination of an engagement fee plus a performance fee upon successful completion of the transaction.

We are a California-based Merger & Acquisitions firm that specializes in working with privately held Manufacturing, Services, and Technology businesses that are worth between $5 and $100 million.

Ideally, we’d like to start working with you one to three years before you’re ready to sell. We’ll analyze your business, identify the value drivers, and help you to increase the value. Then, when the time is right for you and your family to sell, you’ll know… and the outcome will be successful.

Our goal is to help you understand how the process of selling a business works. When you understand how your business is valued and then sold, all the decisions you have to make each day – about leases, employees, equipment, inventory, and whether it is the right time to sell – become much clearer and easier to make.

Areas Served

  • San Francisco County, CA
  • Santa Clara County, CA
  • Alameda County, CA
  • San Mateo County, CA
  • Contra Costa County, CA

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Bowman/Hanson is Bay Area boutique Investment Bank providing M&A advisory services to privately held manufacturing, service, and technology companies. Each Bowman Hanson partner has over 20 years of experience transacting deals for our clients with...

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