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Terry Stidham

Target Search Group, LLC
Business Broker

About Me

Company Information: Mergers & Acquisitions As professional merger and acquisition intermediaries, the Target Search Group{s business is focused on planing and executing exit strategies for sellers and the screening of sellers to identify the ideal targets for buyers. Astute acquisitions can nourish growth, and speed transitions to new and better markets more rapidly than any other business strategy. Successful acquisitions are the ones which still seem prudent years later, with the full light of 20/20 hindsight. In many cases, we have helped clients in the planning processes, working with them to assess the fit of an acquisition strategy with their long-term business objectives. In other instances, where acquisition preferences are already well established, clients have asked us to pre-screen the target acquisition population to evaluate likely market pricing or probabilities for search success. The net impact of wise acquisition planning is reduced risk, and faster payback. It takes an enormous amount of time to identify sellers, contact them, establish credibility, and have them seriously discuss sale. Unless you are staffed to consistently and routinely search for acquisitions, it is very costly to competently and professionally man such efforts. We relieve that time and minimize related costs. Reasons to use the Target Search Group 1. Time - Buyers can spend months to well over a year just to find a company that might be a fit. Target Search Group reviews thousands of potential deals and identifies those companies in which the owners are prepared to merge or sell part or all or their companies. Target Search Group can also screen offerings presented from other firms in order to reduce the noise and time required to find the right companies to acquire. 2. Savings As auctions become increasingly common for larger deals they are becoming more common on mid-market deals as well. By identifying the targets committed to sale or merger prior to their entering an auction process one can reduce the risk of an inflated price in the acquisition. 3. Pre-Screened Companies Based upon our clients acquisition criteria, data is collected on potential targets and provided to our clients. This gives our clients the information needed in order to determine if they should devote their resources with those potential targets. Background: TERRY STIDHAM is the president of the Target Search Group. ( He has over 25 years of experience in dealing with both buyers and sellers of businesses therefore understanding the needs of both parties. He has been involved in thousands of transactions encompassing the evaluation, acquisition and divestment of diverse businesses from Wall Street to main street. Stidham has served as a board member of various organizations. and is also a member of the Association for Coprorate Growth. ( Specialization: Mr. Stidham has developed a keen understanding of why it is important for business owners to have a sound exit strategy, having built and successfully sold his own business, and having guided hundreds of business owners through their exit plans. Mr. Stidham is a former registered representative and registered principal of a New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ company. Affiliations: A member of the Association for Coprorate Growth. (


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