A Letter from the CEO

At Aberdeen Advisors, we have the pleasure of helping business owners make one of the most important decisions of their lives— successfully selling their business. As a team, we are grateful for the support and trust that our clients and professional partners have graciously bestowed upon us. We each feel fortunate to have the opportunity to continue helping business owners transition their businesses to the next stage while preserving the legacy they’ve built.  

​​As former business owners and operators who have successfully gone through the sales process, each of us understands the complexities associated with a sale, and we possess the experience and expertise to streamline the process and navigate the intricacies of the same.

​​Over the past year, despite a challenging M&A environment, our firm has successfully guided many business owners through the transaction process. Confidentially representing our sell-side clients, we worked tirelessly on their behalf to match them with strategic buyers seeking market share across designated industries, to partner them with independent sponsors with the ideal portfolio investment, and to connect them with entrepreneurs with that perfect company poised for the next stage of growth.

Additionally, we added several team members who will continue to be instrumental in the growth and development of our business. Bianca Dionizio, our Operations Manager, has enabled us to level up and efficiently serve our clients. Oliver Andres Silva Torres, who joined us as a financial analyst, has brought much value to the strategic analysis of every opportunity our firm reviews. We are thankful for their fresh perspective, meaningful contributions, and alignment with our overall team culture.  

Although mergers and acquisitions have seen a much slower year, with inflation, geopolitical tension, and rising interest rates swaying deal value and causing higher financing costs, we remain optimistic about the year ahead.

A pause in the Federal Reserve’s hike cycle, pent-up demand for dealmaking, and concerns for a global recession shifting to slow economic growth are all positive signs for M&A in the new year. This could also encourage private equity dealmakers to utilize their dry powder, something we have seen incredibly lacking in 2023.

At Aberdeen, we take pride in our ability to adapt to the ever-changing market, finding the best possible outcomes for our clients. As we embrace the challenges and opportunities ahead, we look forward to continuing our commitment to guiding businesses toward success in the evolving landscape of mergers and acquisitions. We encourage all business owners and leaders to prepare for their future and the unexpected and consider the possibilities that mergers and acquisitions could bring to their professional and personal legacy.