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With over 2 decades of experience, The CBB Group is a leader in both business brokerage and M&A advisory services in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in serving businesses with revenue ranging from $500,000 to $50,000,000 we fill a needed gap in the lower middle market M&A advisory not served by main street business brokers or up-market investment banking firms. With intimate business knowledge and significant long-standing relationships, we know how to best serve our business community. Additionally, our team works with many other trusted advisors including Wealth Managers, CPA’s and Estate Attorneys ensuring that we can meet a diverse set of client needs. Regardless of whether you are considering selling your business, planning to acquire a business or need help understanding your business’s’ worth we have a solution for you.
Mr. Billingsley is the founder of The CBB Group. He brings nearly two decades of direct merger and acquisition experience to the group.
Bill Billingsley is the founder of The CBB Group. He brings nearly two decades of direct merger and acquisition experience to the group. He has served the lower middle market in all forms of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures making him an industry leader in the Pacific Northwest. His 17-years of retail management experience has given him a strong background in accounting, inventory control, production scheduling, purchasing, marketing and logistics.
Mr. Billingsley was a Senior Manager for Tom Peterson’s, Inc., and a prominent Portland retail chain store owner. In addition to his time at Tom Peterson’s, Inc., Mr. Billingsley owned his own multi-state retail operation for eight years. He is a graduate of Portland State University Business School.
As a Senior Investment Banker and Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Brent Freeman brings 30-years of Senior Management experience in the Financial Services industry to the CBB Group, Inc. Mr. Freeman has held Senior Management level positions at Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, ITT, GMAC and GE Capital.
As a Senior Investment Banker and Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Brent Freeman brings 30-years of Senior Management experience in the Financial Services industry to the CBB Group, Inc. Mr. Freeman has held Senior Management level positions at Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, ITT, GMAC and GE Capital. Having served on the acquisition teams for Bank of America, GMAC and having personally bought, built and sold several business, he lends his extensive personal and corporate expertise to the purchase and sale of middle market business.
He holds a Private Pilot’s license and he and his wife Mary, own and operate La Dolce Vita Vineyards, Inc..
Mr. Freeman holds a B.S. in Business from Arizona State University, Walter P. Carey School of Business.
The CBB Group, Inc is talking about cleaning up your financials to reflect the accurate profit and cash flows of the business.
Brent Freeman discusses the top three most commonly asked questions asked by business owners that are considering selling.
Brent Freeman, CVA and Partner with The CBB Group, discusses exit planning for business owners.
Brent Freeman, CVA and Partner at The CBB Group discusses the different kinds of valuations that the company offers as well as the cost of each.
In this video we discuss the top 10 characteristics that can drive the value of a small business. This video is for both Sellers and Buyers of small businesses.
In this video, Brent discusses Working Capital. What it is, where to find it, how to measure it and why you as a business owner or buyer should care.
In this episode we will use the 6 step Buyers Self-Assessment Score Card to calculate the cash flow, enterprise value (purchase price) and cash required to cover the down payment, closing costs and working capital for a first-time business buyer.
In this video we review the SBA 7a loan program, the costs, process, SBA guidelines as well as how to select an SBA lender.
Brent discusses the Rollover Business Startup (or ROBS) program. What is the ROBS program, the pros and cons, eligibility requirements, the 5 steps to set up a ROBS and the top 6 ROBS third party providers. The ROBS program allows an individual to use their tax deferred retirement account to purchase a business or fund the startup of a new business - tax free.
Brent Freeman discusses the current market conditions facing the second half of 2022 and a look back at 2021. Topics include business sales in 2020 and 2021, headwinds facing the market heading in the second half of 2022 and the first half of 2023, seller and buyer sediment and exit planning activity.
This episode is for business owners that are considering exit their business within the next three years.
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