In the interest of confidentiality, client references are directly available from a representative of Pope and Associates.
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A Recent Success Story:
New England based manufacturing firm is sold by Steve Pope / Pope & Associates, LLC
Owner exited with over $32 million dollars — $10 million over what was expected by the owner and his financial advisors
Transaction was handled in total confidentiality
Closed within 4 months
"When I began the process of selling my business, I knew that I was going to need some help. I felt that I would get only one chance to sell my business that I had spent over 35 years nurturing and growing. I also knew that negotiating was not one of my strengths and that I wanted someone who I felt demonstrated that experience among others. During the many initial meetings that I had with Steve, it became clear to me that he had the experience, perspective and negotiating skills that I sorely needed. I also came to believe that he would be looking out for my best interests and that he would represent just me and my company. He guided me through the entire process in which I always felt very comfortable. Steve drove many times from a few hours away to meet with me on a regular basis. Now, when I look back on the entire process, I still feel very positive about the whole process and Steve was right there from start to finish."
MR – Ashby, MA
M.R. - Ashby, MA
“I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Pope of Pope & Associates, LLC on numerous transactions over the years. Steve brings business expertise and practical experience into all his engagements, which is a true value-add to his clients. As a merger and acquisitions attorney, I work with many firms in Steve’s field and I can say uncategorical that Steve’s approach and commitment to his clients drives the success and results that his clients regularly experience, and distinguishes Pope & Associates, LLC in the marketplace.“
Joshua Celeste, Partner, Duffy & Sweeney Ltd.
" Just wanted to drop a note of thanks for a job well done. You sold my business for more than I thought that I would get. It was done professionally with an analysis that justified every dollar. There were times when frustration seemed to be winning the day , but you persevered and got it done,. Thanks again. "
JM, Essex CT
“Pope & Associates was one of eight companies we interviewed to market our company. We selected Steve because of his professional approach and style. He demonstrated that he was the best company for us due to his past experience selling his own company. Steve successfully brought three qualified buyers to the table. Our final offer was more than three million dollars over the asking price. We obviously made the right choice and unconditionally recommend him.”
JM, President, Manchester CT
“Pope & Associates services were invaluable to us for the sale of our business. Steve Pope showed us how to properly evaluate our company. He provided us with a financial understanding of our particular type of business which ultimately led to a sale that far exceeded our initial expectations. We highly recommend him and would use him again.”
PG & DG, Killingworth CT
“When we decided to sell our family owned business we approached other companies in our industry. Although our company was considered one of the best and we had a prestigious customer list, the offers we received were extremely low. Our accountant recommended we hire Pope & Associates to obtain an independent evaluation. We found out our company was worth much more than the offers we had received... Working in total confidentiality he was able to consummate a transaction that resulted in us receiving more than we had ever hoped for.”