Today, known simply as George & Company, our business is the result of the unification of two companies: George & Company, an M&A Intermediary; and Central Business Brokers, a boutique main street business brokerage firm. Both were founded and later combined by CEO and President, Christopher George.
Central Business Brokers was formed (quite by accident) in the late 1970s, in order to aid small businesses with their transition in Worcester, Massachusetts. Chris George felt there was a better way, having owned and sold 16 companies of his own and then utilizing the services of other business brokers. “When you have been on both sides of the closing table, you gain a new perspective,” says George.
In the 1980s, George’s large-scale M&A firm, George & Company, was engaged to represent a multi-billion dollar publicly traded company in the sale of its manufacturing division. This experience provided a great start in mergers and acquisitions in the middle-market arena. While we have not forgotten our roots in the sale of Main Street businesses, we are proud to have recently completed a transaction where the final selling price negotiated by George & Company was $36 million in cash!
Now as a single company, George & Company provides comprehensive services for your business, regardless of its size or needs.
Our Mission Statement
To provide Business Brokerage services for small and middle-market companies as well as business appraisal and financing services to round out the complete business sales experience. Additionally, we act as a Mergers & Acquisitions Intermediary for larger deals. We help businesses of all sizes find what they are looking for, be it a buyer, seller, acquisition, or their own value.
People are what make this great world turn. Crunching numbers and analyzing a myriad of information are all part of what it takes to be involved in the complexity of mergers, acquisitions and business sales. One thing we’ve learned over the past four decades of business acquisition, ownership and sale is that a good deal does not happen without people working to a common goal.
Our goal is to continue along the path of finding ways to make win-win deals as a Business Broker. Yes, this can be much more work than just selling a business for whatever the first buyer might pay, but the long-term results are both self-satisfying and insure a steady stream of referrals. Please allow George and Company the opportunity to be your broker/intermediary in what just might be the most important thing you have ever done in your life.
- Christopher R. George, President & CEO of George and Company