About Amy Cole

Amy Cole, MBA, CM&AP, M&AMI, LCBB, CBICertified Business Intermediary - International Business Brokers Association and Certified Business Broker - California Association of Business Brokers and M&AMI

Managing Partner

DRE # 01788923 / 01878465

Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI)
Certified M&A Professional (CM&AP)
Lifetime Certified Business Broker (LCBB)
Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
Fellow, M&A Source

Professional Affiliations:
M&A Source – Board Governor – 2024-2025
M&A Source – Education Committee – (9 yrs)
California Association of Business Brokers (CABB)- Past Chair & Board Director (10 yrs)
International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
Provisors- M&A Affinity Group Leader – SF East Bay
Board Member, The Gratitude Network (3 yrs)
Women Presidents Organization (WPO) – Chapter Member & Conference Speaker

Amy Cole is the Managing Partner of M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A Advisory Firm and The Leader in Business Sales and Acquisitions. Amy brings 30+ years of strategic marketing, sales and operational expertise to her role as a trusted M&A Advisor, Business Intermediary and Certified Business Broker.  She is a deal maker and transaction master with a 90%+ success close rate. Services include business valuations, sell-side representation for business owners and buy-side acquisition searches. She works closely with each client to facilitate the process, ensuring needs are met every step of the way, until closing.

A progressive background includes Vice President roles with venture backed start-ups, mid-market firms and public companies as well as the ownership of her own consulting practice. Demonstrated success is shown by bringing hundreds of products to market, closing high volume sales deals and negotiating successful business transactions for Buyers and Sellers.

With diverse industry experience including manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, business services, technology and retail, Ms. Cole has led teams through acquisitions and IPOs. Prior to joining M&A Business Advisors as Managing Partner and ABI as its Principal owner, Amy managed the East Bay Region of Sunbelt, the largest network of highly trained brokers in the US. Amy speaks publicly on topics including Exit Strategy Planning, Maximizing Business Value, and Preparing a Business for Sale, Merger or Acquisition.

Ms. Cole is an active fundraiser and volunteer for several Bay Area charities, and enjoys hiking, and traveling with her husband, English horse riding, and supporting her 3 boys, who are all young adulting and launching great careers.

Recent Quotes from Clients:

“Amy represented us in the sale of our family-owned manufacturing company. She guided us through every step of the complex process. She has become a friend and trusted advisor and I highly recommend her Professional services.  -Manufacturing Firm

“I’ve sold 4 businesses and Amy is simply the best broker I’ve seen or worked with. She took the time to understand our business, the market and best buyer fit. She navigated us through several significant challenges including licensing, financial analysis, tax issues, staff transitions and found solutions. Without her, our deal would not have closed.”  -Medical Supplier

“Amy is a strong, competent professional. She did a tremendous job selling my practice. She has a difficult job and I admire her ability to work under pressure.”    -Licensed Speech Pathology Practice

“The complexity of selling my business was overwhelming. Amy managed the entire process efficiently including assisting the buyer with obtaining financing, IP negotiation, escrow requirements plus so much more. She was there for every question and she really made the process more comfortable for me.I am very thankful to Amy and look forward to my retirement.”  -National Auto Dealer Vendor

“I would recommend Amy to organizations considering a sale or acquisition. She was professional, effective and efficient as we sold to a public company. I was most appreciative of her proactive communication, positive attitude and tenacity. Most of all, I enjoyed our work together.”  -Green Building Architecture Firm

“BIG shout out to Amy who helped make this all happen. She is a true professional and I would recommend her, should you decide to sell your business at some point!”  -Service Business

“Amy was invaluable in assisting us with the sale of our firm. She connected all the necessary team players: SBA financing specialists, Corporate attorneys, HR specialists, and knew all the requirements. She was especially helpful in negotiating an acceptable lease transfer with our landlord and attuned to making the sale a win-win for myself and the Buyer. The sale would not have happened without Amy’s professional guidance through the process, and I would highly recommend her.  -Construction Firm

“Thank you, Amy, for your help in selling our business.  You were able to find a buyer who will capitalize on our foundational business, and we walked away with a full price offer. You handled our countless questions with amazing patience. We truly appreciate your efforts and would recommend you and your firm to anyone looking to sell.”  – Technology & B2B Service Provider

“Amy Cole is honest, hard-working, knowledgeable, and is focused on doing what is necessary to get the job done. I have so much respect for her and am so fortunate that I had the opportunity to successfully sell my business with her leading the way. I looked at just about every broker in the Bay Area and Amy is honestly the best-of-the-best by a wide margin.”   -Services Business

“We highly recommend Amy Cole. We most appreciated her focus in keeping things on track and her ability to communicate effectively on an ongoing basis. Given her involvement and direction, we feel the success fee was more than earned!  -Whole Manufacturing & Import Company

“Amy Cole and her team have been the consummate support partners in this process. Her industry knowledge and sage advice helped me find an ideal Private Equity Group buyer and led to a quick transaction process and a wonderful transition for the staff. I highly recommend Amy.” -Linen Manufacture & eCommerce Provider

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