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Jim Hines

Jim Hines

Business Broker

About Me

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jim Hines has been working successfully in the Mergers & Acquisitions industry for over 30 years. Jim began his career in 1978 and shortly thereafter in 1982 founded his M&A firm, Investment Exchange Corporation (Inxcorp), which is still thriving today. In 2004 he launched Company Connections, a division of Investment Exchange Corporation, with several Midwest satellite offices. In 2013 Jim merged Company Connections with Murphy Business & Financial Corporation and is now a Regional Developer for the Murphy Business – Great Lakes Region. Jim was a founding member of the Michigan Business Brokers Association (MBBA) in 1983. In addition to serving several terms as its president, in 1990 he led the effort to formally associate the MBBA with the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He was among the first to earn the IBBA's prestigious Distinguished Fellow designation for lifetime M&A industry and career achievement. During his membership tenure Jim served the IBBA as an officer and two-term director. Throughout his accomplished career he has administered the sale of over two hundred companies. In addition to his merger & acquisition firms, Jim has owned businesses in the telecommunications, service and franchise industries. Jim has lectured at Colleges, Chambers of Commerce and other business and professional groups. He has written numerous articles regarding issues effecting ownership transfer for business publications. Having valued hundreds of companies for impending sale to courtroom proceedings, Jim is recognized as an expert business appraiser.


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