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Amy Cole, Broker, MBA, CBB, CBI, M&AMI

Broker License # 01878465

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Certified M&A Advisor and Broker, CABB Past President & Board Member, M&A Source Education Committee

Memberships

Indicates membership in The California Association of Business Brokers (CABB).

Certifications

The CABB Certified Business Broker (CBB) certification distinguishes its holder as a seasoned professional who has a solid educational background, proven accomplishments in completing deals, and an active membership in the CABB.

Company

ABI Business Sales, M&A

www.abi-ma.com

ABI Group is a 25-year experienced M&A firm, specializing in the Valuation, Preparation and Sale of privately-held businesses. With over 450 transactions to its credit, ABI proudly serves business owners in a wide variety of industry segments including manufacturing, high tech, distribution and business services. Offering advisory services to both Buyers and Sellers, Ms. Cole holds an MBA and brings 25+ years of expertise in marketing, sales and operations from variety of executive roles with venture backed start-ups, mid-market firms and public companies.

Services Offered

We advise business owners of privately held companies with revenues from $1M to $25M who are planning for the sale of their company. We work with clients to help them achieve the maximum post-tax proceeds in a timely manner.

Every business owner should know what their company is worth and the key drivers affecting value. This analysis helps set annual objectives and drive the growth and value of the firm. Contact me for information about the current market and industry demand: acole@abi-ma.com or 925-890-6012.

About

Amy brings 30+ years of diversified marketing, sales and operational expertise as a trusted M&A Advisor and Business Broker. A progressive background includes Vice President roles with venture backed start-ups, mid-market firms and public companies as well as the ownership of her own consulting practice. With diverse industry experience including high tech, manufacturing, distribution, business services, retail and advertising, Ms. Cole has led teams through multiple acquisitions, recapitalizations and IPOs.

Prior to joining ABI as a principal owner, Amy managed the East Bay region for Sunbelt Business Brokers, one of the largest networks of highly trained brokers in the US. Ms. Cole’s demonstrated success is shown by bringing hundreds of products to market, strategically positioning companies for growth, closing high volume sales deals and negotiating successful business transactions for Buyers and Sellers. Amy speaks publicly to business owners and their advisors on topics including Exit Strategy Planning, Maximizing Business Value, and Preparing a Business for Sale, Merger or Acquisition. Highlight credentials include:

-MBA, Santa Clara University, CA
-Masters Studies, Psychology, Antioch University, CA
-BA, Business & Communications, Concordia College, MN
-California Certified Business Broker (CBB)
-Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
-Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI)
-Licensed California Real Estate Agent
-President, California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) - 2013-2014
-Executive Committee & Board Member (CABB) 2008-present
-East Bay Founding Chair, Council of Business Advisors
-Founding President & Previous Board Member, Hawks Education Fund (non-profit)
-Member, Provisors- National Professional Advisory Group
-Facilitator, East Bay M&A Affinity Group, Provisors
-M&A Source, Education Committee
-Member, Women's Presidents Organization (WPO), Diablo Valley

Ms. Cole lives in the SF Bay Area with her husband and their 3 boys. She is actively involved in community volunteer work including charity fundraising and the Boy Scouts of America.

Areas Served

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

Licensed In

California01878465

Affiliations

  • - MBA, Santa Clara University, CA - Masters Studies, Psychology, Antioch University, CA - BA, Business & Communications, Concordia College, MN - Licensed California Real Estate Agent - California Certified Business Broker (CBB)from CABB - Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the IBBA - Merger & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) from the M&A Source - California Association of Business Brokers (CABB), Chairman of Board, President - Council of Business Advisors, East Bay Founding Chair - Hawks Education Fund (non-profit organization), Founding President & Previous Board Member -Member, Provisors- National Professional Advisory Group -Facilitator, East Bay M&A Affinity Group, Provisors -M&A Source, Education Committee -Member, Women's Presidents Organization (WPO), Diablo Valley

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