Ken Berry

(408) 598-3009

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To date, we are not aware of any other business brokerage company that provides a more comprehensive level of experience and service to the tax and accounting industry. Our core focuses in a transaction are: finding the best fit; maintaining optimum confidentiality for the parties involved; and advising on all aspects of the sale/acquisition, including transition planning, to insure a success outcome after the sale closes. - Seller Representation service - Represent the seller of a practice in the sale, package the sale for presentation to the market, build a market around the sale, field all initial inquiries, get all motivated and interested potential buyers under non-disclosure, develop the highest potential buyers further, introduce the top candidates to the seller via initial face-to-face meetings, assist buyer in structuring an offer, negotiate on behalf of seller, assist buyer with financing and escrow, assist buyer/seller/attorneys with the purchase and sale contract, advise on transition planning. - Buyer Advisory service - Advise the buyer on the acquisition of an accounting practice, including: conducting a market evaluation of the practice to help determine price and terms; advise on risk considerations and common ways to address and negotiate terms of concern; assist with structuring an offer; assist with financing and escrow; assist with initial drafts of the purchase and sale contract; advise on transition planning. We also perform related services in the industry like consulting on a partner buyout, generating opinions of value, etc.

Company Information:
ProHorizons is a full-service brokerage and consulting firm with a sole focus on the sale and acquisition of practices and firms in the tax and accounting industry. We take pride in providing a high level of intermediary service, which we continue to hone and perfect over 20 years since our firm was founded. From the first day through the closing of a sale, we are there, side-by-side with our clients (typically sellers) and our customers (typically buyers), providing our expertise to assist the parties in understanding and navigating the transaction.

Background:
Ken Berry, CBI, President

Ken Berry, CBI, is the president of ProHorizons. Ken began working with the ProHorizons team in June of 2002 and has filled a number of roles with ProHorizons during that time, including Regional Director, Marketing Director, and Vice President. He is best known in the accounting industry as an intermediary working for practice owners trying to sell or acquire an accounting practice. His focus and specialty has been remote practice sales with listings and closings throughout the United States including the states California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Tennessee, Wyoming, Montana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Ken regularly presents ProHorizons webinars on Selling, Buying, Financing, Due Diligence and related topics. He is co-author of the book, Successful Practice Sales: The Complete Guide to Buying, Selling or Merging Your Accounting, Consulting or Tax Practice. This 200-page book serves as a guide through every nuance of these potentially daunting business transactions, from exploring the complete lifecycle of a sale to identifying pitfalls to avoid, and much more. Ken's experience and knowledge in the sale of tax and accounting practices has led the Business Brokerage Press to identify him as an Industry Expert for tax and accounting practice sales.

Ken has earned the highly regarded Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He is a member in good standing of the IBBA and the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB). Ken has a California Real Estate Brokers license (license #188599). He holds a BS in History from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Ken is married to Maureen and he has two wonderful stepchildren. In his free time, he can be found on a mountain bike, running (sometimes from his mountain bike), playing soccer, skiing, or simply embracing his love of food and wine.

Affiliations:
We are members of the California Association of Business Brokers and the International Business Brokers Association.

Areas Served

  • San Mateo County, CA

Established Businesses For Sale

Listing Headline
Date
Sale Price
Asking Price
Gross Revenue
Cash Flow
5/04/2015
$475,000
$480,000
$350,000
Not Disclosed
5/04/2015
$601,500
$660,000
$600,000
Not Disclosed
5/04/2015
$298,000
$298,000
$250,000
Not Disclosed
San Francisco CPA Firm
San Francisco, CA
5/04/2015
$1,550,000
$1,600,000
$1,450,000
Not Disclosed
11/30/2010
$990,000
$990,000
$780,000
$40,000

Serving:
Sacramento County, CA

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