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

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M&AMI, CBI, CBB, past president of CABB, 2007 Chair of the IBBA, Fellow of IBBA and the M&A Source


ABI Business Sales - Mergers & Acquisiti


Founded in 1984, ABI is one of the oldest and most highly regarded firms in California specializing in the Valuation, Sale, Merger and Acquisition of privately-held companies. ABI professionals work confidentially with each client and their advisors, to develop custom solutions designed to achieve their objectives and maximize business value.

Using a time-tested system, our firm has successfully managed hundreds of transactions for small to mid-market companies across a wide-range of industries. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, ABI is licensed in the State of California, with nine M&A affiliates throughout the USA. The firm maintains national and global strategic alliances providing broad access to active investors and acquirers.

Services Offered

Sr. M&A Advisor to business owners of privately held companies with revenues $1M - $30M who are planning for an exit or sale of their company. Focus is on preparation, maximizing business value and helping clients achieve 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.


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
  • Alameda County, CA
  • San Francisco County, CA
  • San Mateo County, CA
  • Santa Clara County, CA
  • Solano County, CA
  • Fresno County, CA
  • Stanislaus County, CA

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  • IBBA (International Business Brokers Association) M&A Source CABB (California Association of Business Brokers) IBA (Institute of Business Appraisers) ProVisors WPO (Women's President Organization)

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