About Eric Landis

Eric Landis - M&A Business BrokersEric Landis, CBICertified Business Intermediary - International Business Brokers Association and Exit Planning Institute

Managing Partner

DRE # 02061088 / 01270875

Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)

Professional Affiliations:
International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
California Association of Business Brokers (CABB)

Eric Landis is the Managing Partner of the Orange County office of M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A Advisory Firm in the Western US. Eric has over 25 years of experience with a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from two guys in a garage to Fortune 1000 companies; including family owned businesses, closely held corporations and entrepreneurs. His buyer pool includes financial, industry, strategic, family office and private equity prospects. Eric has extensive experience in Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Technology, Internet, e-Commerce, Software, Hardware, Health Care, Franchises and Food & Beverage related businesses as well as other industries. Client companies typically have revenues of $1MM-$30MM.

Eric’s clients benefit from his broad experience of improving economic results by implementing individualized market strategy, operational and financial reviews, profitability enhancement, innovative problem solving, strategic positioning and astute negotiations.  Eric’s proprietary methodology drives value to his clients’ company and maximizes business attractiveness to prospective buyers.  His accomplishments and involvement in numerous transactions have earned him the trust of his clients and the respect of his colleagues throughout his career.

Eric has been a licensed California Business Broker since 1999 and his credentials include a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley. Although he no longer maintains his designations, Eric is a former Merger and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI), and Certified Business Broker (CBB).

Eric is recognized as a Business Sale and Acquisition Expert, Trusted Advisor, M&A Thought Leader and Business Strategist in the industry.

To schedule a confidential consultation and a business price analysis with Eric, call (949) 307-7950 or email

Biography Timeline:

  • Participated in two startups (i) the first talking yellow pages and (ii) pioneer integrator of software/hardware solutions for small to mid-size companies (1985).
  • Founder of Symetrix, a business consulting firm in San Francisco, CA which specialized in advising business owners on transitions and turnarounds (1986).
  • Represented Greece in the EU technology transfer program (1989).
  • Co-founder and CEO of American Equity Partners, a private equity group in Beverly Hills, CA; acquiring companies in arts & entertainment, music publishing, hospitality, parking, B2B, oil & gas, and QSR brands (1996).
  • Founder and President of Landis Associates, a business brokerage firm in Newport Beach, CA and Denver CO; providing business owners with business sales and acquisitions advisory services (1999).
  • Founder and President of Edge Group, Inc. | Managing Partner of M&A Business Advisors, a full-service Business Brokerage and M&A Advisory Firm, in Orange County, CA (2017).

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Represented a VC backed computer security company and sold it to an industry buyer.
  • Successfully delivered the sale of a 30-unit QSR franchise brand to a financial buyer.
  • Facilitated the sale of 5 commercial building services companies to a private equity buyer.
  • Represented a niche textile company and sold it to an industry buyer.
  • Successfully closed the sale a major music equipment manufacturing company to a Fortune 500.
  • Represented the second largest niche online automotive community and sold it to the number one online automotive company in the industry.
  • Negotiated and delivered ‘higher than market’ prices of multiple online, digital asset-based companies.
  • Facilitated the sale of a Silicon Valley based pre-revenue hardware startup to a European Industry buyer.
  • Represented Seller and Industry Buyer in Jet Ski and Kayaking dealerships.

What some of Eric’s clients are saying:

“With over 1000 employees and 35 years in business, our company was our largest single asset. By matching our business with the right buyer and guiding us through the transaction maze, Eric made our retirement a reality.”

“When we decided to sell our business, our CPA recommended that we talk to Eric. Being one the largest school lunch providers in SoCal, confidentiality was our number one concern. Our goals were met, and the company sold for substantially more than we expected.”

“We were amazed by how thorough a job was done in the valuation and packaging of our company for sale. We attribute the successful sale of our business to the detailed preparation, exceptional marketing and skilled negotiations of Eric.”

“As a serial entrepreneur I start online companies and grow them for the sole purpose of selling them. Eric has been advising me on growth strategies that have increased the value of my companies, but more important have increased the attractiveness of my companies to industry buyers. Eric has sold three of my companies by running a confidential and systematic process.”

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