July 2017 | Franchising.com
Nation’s Premier Business Brokerage Firm Opens New Office to Meet Regional Demand
ST. LOUIS – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC (MB&FC), North America’s leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 180 offices in the United States and Canada, recently announced the opening of an office serving Central St. Louis. A full range of services and support are now available to local business owners seeking professional brokerage counsel.
Andrew Spann and Larry Niemann, owners of Murphy Business of St. Louis – Central, opened the new office to provide one of the country’s most comprehensive business brokerage services to the region. The office will support entrepreneurs with professional services to aid in the sale of their businesses, including valuations and assistance in finding financing for qualified buyers.
“Earning our clients’ trust is our number one priority,” said Spann, who specialized in assisting with M&A and valuations as vice president at A.G. Edwards & Sons. “I think my favorite part of the work we do is assisting business owners with some of life’s most important decisions and to help them close on a deal they can feel good about.”
Prior to his work with MB&FC, Spann served as CEO at several building service and staffing companies in addition to co-founding Mount Carmel Communities, a local nursing home development and management company. Before opening the St. Louis Murphy Business office, Niemann, with his background rooted in accounting and finance, was a CFO at several insurance companies and a manufacturing company. Together, the two are ready to bring a wide range of business brokerage services to the area.
“I’ve been on both sides of the negotiation table,” said Niemann, who has advised multiple acquisitions prior to his work with MB&FC. “Owning a commercial window cleaning company has given me a unique perspective to bring to my clients. Buying or selling a business can be an emotional process, and Andrew and I look forward to making it as easy as possible for buyers and sellers in the region.”
Spann and Niemann see an increase in demand for business brokerage services in today’s marketplace. Over the past 12 months, they have seen a national and local increase in the number and the price of businesses sold and the industry expects the upward trend to continue through 2017.
About Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC
Clearwater, Florida-based Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC is a full-service business brokerage firm facilitating business sales, purchases, consulting, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Closing deals at a higher ratio than the business brokerage industry average, several accolades have been bestowed upon the company including Top 50 Franchisee Satisfaction Award-Winner 9 consecutive years according to Franchise Business Review.