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 small middle-market business brokerage. 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.
As a result, this new perspective to business sales has been enormously successful. Starting with a partner who knew little about business opportunities, but was president of the local Board of Realtors, we learned the importance of this cooperative. Thereupon, it was required that all associates be licensed as real estate brokers and/or stock brokers. While this requirement is far beyond the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Registration, it has attracted a greatly skilled and professional staff to the firm.
The company continued to grow, serving business throughout the Central Massachusetts area. 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.