About Michael L. Mogin

Michael L. Mogin

Managing Director

DRE # 02058745 / 00947495

Professional Affiliations:
M&A Source, the leading professional association for lower middle market merger and acquisition advisors
International Business Brokers Association
California Association of Business Brokers
ProVisors, a network of seasoned professional advisors to businesses and their owners, which enables its members to refer other trusted advisors to clients for all aspects of their transactions and other business needs. This makes Mike an ongoing resource for his clients.

Business sales and acquisitions are complicated.  Successful outcomes require the skills, knowledge, and guidance of a seasoned professional.

Mike Mogin is a highly regarded and deeply experienced merger and acquisition advisor and intermediary who sellers and buyers of privately owned businesses have trusted to manage their transactions from concept through closing for over thirty years.  He is known for his diligence, attention to detail, sound advice, and dedication to helping clients achieve their financial and personal goals.  He has successfully managed several hundred transactions in a wide variety of industries.  His primary focus is on manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, and business service companies with revenues of up to $100 million.  He is qualified as an expert witness in business transactions and valuation in California Superior Court.

Typical seller clients are business owners who want to retire, move on to other opportunities, or achieve greater scale through becoming part of a larger enterprise.  Mike works with them to identify and maximize the value drivers that make the company highly attractive to potential acquirers.  He then determines likely market value, prepares marketing materials, identifies and contacts prospective buyers, facilitates negotiations, coordinates due diligence and contract preparation, and manages each transaction through closing, advising clients throughout the process while enabling them to stay focused on business operations.

Buyers include public and private companies seeking growth and diversity, private equity groups, family offices, and individuals with prior executive or ownership experience.  When retained for acquisition searches, Mike works closely with clients to establish their acquisition criteria, identify and contact target companies, negotiate purchase terms, coordinate due diligence and contract preparation, and manage transactions through closing.  Several clients have hired Mike for second and third transactions.

Mike received a BA in economics from Johns Hopkins University and has done graduate work in economics and finance at American University and New York University.

He began his career in economic and financial consulting at Planning Research Corporation in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.  He followed that with a decade in various management positions in financial planning and analysis, corporate development (strategic planning and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures), operations, and turnarounds at Fortune 500 companies CBS, Pfizer, and Revlon.  This experience has proven to be a distinct advantage in arranging mergers and acquisitions of privately owned companies.

Building on his experience in corporate strategic acquisitions, in the 1980s Mike founded Mogin Associates, an M&A and corporate development consulting firm serving privately owned companies and their acquirers.

From 2004-2013, Mike was Managing Director at a major M&A and business brokerage firm in San Francisco, where he built and led a team of intermediaries in mergers, acquisitions, and valuations of companies with sales of up to $100 million.

Mike was a founding member of the California Association of Business Brokers and has served as a Director, Secretary, and chairman of several committees.  He previously served on the Advisory Council at Bank of San Francisco and currently serves on the bank’s Merger & Acquisition Advisory Council.  He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Maverse, Inc., and a Director of the Woodside, California, School Foundation and Chairman of its Policy and Planning Committee.

When you’re considering a business sale or an acquisition, contact Mike Mogin at (650) 513-6900 or for a confidential consultation.

Here is what some of Mike’s clients say:

“Mike is a highly experienced professional with an intimate understanding of the M&A market.  Mike successfully negotiated and completed my exit from Extranomical for which I am thankful.”

Founder and CEO of a market-leading sightseeing tour company

“Mike is truly the best.  Without any doubt, he knows his stuff and I would hire him for any forward transaction.  Without him, I would not be where I am today.”

Acquirer of a value-added window and door distributor and later an add-on acquisition

“Mike is knowledgeable, resourceful and effective.  He has been instrumental in our growth, going well beyond the traditional scope of M&A advisory services.  He sourced and investigated a number of target companies and helped us acquire two office product companies.”

Owner and CEO of New York’s largest independently owned dealer of office products and services to large corporate clients

“I have no hesitation in recommending Mike as a broker to any buyer or seller.  He would be a strong advocate for his client.”

Buyer of a charter bus company and later an add-on acquisition

“I recently led an investment group that purchased a business where Mike served as the seller’s M&A advisor.  Mike skillfully helped his client with all aspects of the transaction from initial marketing through negotiations, a due diligence review, and legal documentation to a successful closing and smooth transition.  I strongly recommend Mike Mogin.”

Founding partner of a private equity firm

“We worked together on several successful merger and acquisition transactions.  If you are seeking the best professional partner to handle your next business transaction, Michael is that person!”

M&A intermediary

“Michael has an enormous amount of experience and brings practical solutions to small to medium size companies looking to sell or merge their businesses.”

M&A attorney

“Mr. Mogin’s transactions are built on solid terms and conditions.  His attention to detail and transaction guidance instill important confidence in the Buyer and Seller.”

Founder and President, business escrow service

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