Michael Rooney

(563) 447-1958

The only broker you will need to buy or sell a business


Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Murphy Business & Financial Corporation is one of the largest and most successful business brokerage firms in North America with offices conveniently located throughout the United States and Canada. We provide our clients
with purchasing, selling, acquisition, valuation, franchising, machinery/equipment appraisal/brokerage, and consulting services - guaranteeing the highest level of professionalism in the industry. We promise you will not find a
more complete, thorough and professional experience as the one Murphy Business can provide.

Services Offered

Providing Business Brokerage services in Northeast Iowa:
Buying a Business: Our experienced brokers use the same care in helping
match you to the appropriate business that we would if we were buying it for ourselves and through our global network of affiliations we have access to thousands of available businesses
Selling a Business: Since we specialize in business transfers, you won’t find
a more qualified team of professionals to assist you. We have unlimited access to professional partners who can value your business correctly, ensuring it will sell quickly
and for the right price. We also design a custom marketing plan, create an Offering Portfolio and maintain strict confidentiality.
Business Valuations: A business valuation is an appraisal or determination of the
value of the business or property based on current and historical data and establishes “Fair Market Value.” We offer Brokers Opinion of Value, Certified Business Valuation and Board-Certified Business Appraisal Reports
Franchise Sales: Murphy Business is associated with only the most successful Tier-A franchise systems. Your Murphy Business Franchise Consultant will assist you in finding the “perfect franchise.”
Machinery & Equipment Services: We can assist you with all of your Machinery and Equipment Brokerage or Appraisal needs. Our professionals carry the designation of Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) and are licensed by the National Equipment and Business Builders Institute.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Our M & A Division is focused on companies with revenues from $2.5 M to $100 M. If your buyer happens to be one of these such companies, then having our M & A professionals on your side will help steady the negotiating table and level the playing field.
Business Consulting: Our team of Certified Business Consultants can assist you with strategic planning, cash flow problems, declining ales and/or profitability, growing your business, employee/management issues, obtaining loans, preparing the business for sale and much more!


Mike has spent the last 35 years in various businesses and roles. His experiences include startups, turnarounds, regional and national companies and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the industries include Grocery Stores, Distribution, Convenience Stores, Manufacturing, Car Washes, Restaurants and product development from concept to market. Mike’s executive and operational experience, as well as a special talent in structuring and positioning transactions, helps both the buyer and the seller find a mutually beneficial solution.

Mike understands the highs and lows of business ownership; having personally created, purchased and sold several businesses throughout his career. He understands the array of emotions involved with the buying and selling of a business and is committed to being respectful of those emotions. With this knowledge, he understands the high level of integrity, respect and commitment required to successfully complete the transaction for both the buyer and the seller so that everyone wins. Most importantly, he understands that your business can be more than just a business; it can be your life.

Mike holds a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Concordia College, in addition to a Degree from the Executive Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Mike lives in in Delhi Iowa and has 4 grown children, and 6 grandchildren. He enjoys getting to know new people and spending time with his family.

Areas Served

  • Iowa County, IA
  • Iowa County, IA
  • Iowa County, IA
  • Iowa County, IA
  • Iowa County, IA


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