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Laurence Handley

Laurence Handley

The Handley Group
Business Broker
Santa Barbara County, CA

About Me

Laurence O. Handley, founder and principal of The Handley Group, Inc., has had experience in businesses across a broad range of industries for the last thirty-five years. Prior to THGI, Laurence was a principal and CEO of L&H Apparel, Inc., a Southern California manufacturer of urban sportswear marketed domestically and licensed internationally, which was sold in 2001. He had previously spent five years in the wellness industry, acting as an innovative start-up for Natural Factors of Canada, introducing its health products to the US market, involved in all aspects of sales, marketing, distribution and finance. Laurence spent ten years in financial services, as a Series 7 Registered Securities Representative, working as an independent investment advisor in Santa Barbara, as well as an executive with major financial institutions. Earlier, Laurence owned and operated a chain of six retail junior clothing stores located on the Central Coast for nine years, which was sold in 1979. Laurence’s combination of extensive financial and operations experience enables him to understand the needs of business owners and buyers and has advised clients on both sell-side and buy-side transactions. He has a comprehensive consultative approach and has a vast knowledge of the intricacies of financial structure, employee function, commercial lending, as well as complex business transfers. As an 8th generation Californian, born in La Jolla, California and educated at UCSB in Santa Barbara, Laurence Handley values the principles of integrity, enterprise and professionalism and welcomes the opportunity to assist sellers and buyers in attaining their specific financial goals. He is known for his commitment, efficiency and perseverance in bringing about completion of millions of dollars worth of transactions in diverse industries—Laurence gets the job done.


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