About Emery Ellinger

Emery EllingerPrior to founding Aberdeen Advisory, Emery earned his business and financial expertise as a banker, corporate advisor, and president of several companies. He rapidly rose through the ranks at Bank South, and later Merrill Lynch, before becoming an entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University.

Almost as passionate as he is about helping people sell their business, Emery is also a strong believer in giving back to the community. He is an active member of Leadership Tampa Bay and serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation and ACG Tampa Bay.

From the typical transaction to the highly complex deal, Emery has repeatedly been recognized as a leading Mergers and Acquisitions executive in the Florida market and is well known throughout the South for his ability to connect ideal buyers with sellers. His primary industry focus has been on healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, and business services, but he’s always looking for new opportunities.

Decades of Successful Transactions

Emery created a six-step plan to guide business owners toward a successful merger or acquisition. He specializes in representing companies with annual revenues in the $10-100 million or more range with owners who wish to sell within one to two years.

But, Emery doesn’t do it alone. He accounts most of Aberdeen’s success to the men and women who make up his advisors team. They’re accomplished in negotiations, valuations, marketing, business development, financial analysis, and management.

While the industry average for a successful business sale is typically around 20%, Aberdeen Advisors produce an impressive 83% success ratio. Their connections and decades of experience are key to helping you get the highest price for your business.

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Using his six-step plan, Emery helps guide business owners toward a successful merger or acquisition. He lives by the slogan, “serious results for serious sellers,” and knows that only business owners who are serious about selling will get the results they desire. If you’re serious about selling, schedule a confidential session with Emery.

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Emery combines his knowledge and expertise to motivate and offer insights to CEOs and business owners who are passionate about their business. From coast to coast, Emery has provided tactical insights to selling a business. His main speaking topic includes, “The 7 Deadliest Mistakes When Selling a Business.”

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If you’re an owner of a profitable business, a leader and decision-maker of a company, or a person in business seeking advice, Emery’s comprehensive guide to selling a business is for you. This book focuses on helping you sell your business for maximum value by pinpointing the three main challenges sellers face – finding qualified buyers, making negotiations, and managing time.

This book is a valuable resource for profitable business owners who wish to sell their business for top-dollar. By the end, you’ll have a clear understanding on how to successfully navigate the sales process to ensure you receive maximum value for your business.

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