At VR Mergers & Acquisitions, our award winning M&A Advisors have dedicated themselves to guiding owners through an effective, proven process for selling a business. From the initial meeting through closing the transaction, our 9-step process has been rewarding business owners with the results they deserve for over 10 years.

Our M&A Advisors professionally represent owners of businesses between $1 million and $25 million in annual revenues or owner net income of between $250,000 and $5 Million (includes profit, owner salary and benefits), focusing on businesses located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Headquartered in New Haven, our advisors are able to consult clients within the region in person, allowing us to fully understand the operations of the businesses we are representing.  While we sell businesses from a variety for industry segments, we have a great deal of experience doing so in manufacturing, engineering services, wholesale distribution, con-

struction and contracting, education services, financial services, printing and graphics, marketing and consulting services, transportation and freight, remediation services and many other business to business and business to consumer industries.

VR Mergers & Acquisitions is one of the most active and successful business brokerages in the region. All of our M&A Advisors are certified M&A Specialists and have a well-established track record to successfully guide owners through the process of selling a business.   VR New Haven routinely ranks among the top 10 offices in fees generated from businesses sold within the VR network of 50 offices worldwide. In 2019, it was the #4 office across the entire network. In addition, owner Jeff Swiggett was the #2 intermediary in 2019. 

Discover if our M&A process is the right fit for your company through a confidential no-obligation consultation, where we’ll provide an opinion of value detailing your business valuation and terms under which the business could be sold.

Discover if our M&A process is the right fit for your company through a confidential no-obligation consultation, where we’ll provide an opinion of value detailing your business valuation and terms under which the business could be sold.

Meet Our Team

Our team of M&A Advisors are either certified M&A Specialists or have well established track record, meet our team here.

Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMI
Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMIOwner, Business Intermediary
Jeff has over thirty years of business experience including positions in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, business startup and acquisition. He owned and operated an import/export firm as well as a manufacturing company. Jeff offers a wealth of practical experience when advising clients on selling or buying a business and brings a level of professionalism to the process that makes him one of the best recognized and most admired business intermediaries in Connecticut. Jeff is one of the few business brokers in New England that has secured the prestigious designations of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and a Mergers & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) from M&A Source. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for M&A Source. In 2019, he was the #2 intermediary within the VR franchise network.
David Shapiro
David ShapiroBusiness Intermediary
David comes to VR Business Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions with over 20 years experience in entrepreneurial, executive management, sales, and marketing. The last 10 were spent in the renewable energy industry serving one company in management and another as president and founder of a solar distribution and project development company. Prior to that he has held management positions in a real estate development, contracting and hospitality. David grew up in New York City and presently lives with his family in Fairfield Connecticut.
Amanda Mottola
Amanda MottolaResearch & Marketing Manager
Amanda develops marketing materials for the VR team and our clients, while providing administrative and research support. Experienced in project management, marketing and compliance, Amanda adds a versatile approach to the business sales process. She owns a boutique marketing firm called Otraway and previously worked on projects at two local marketing agencies for clients such as Diageo, Live Nation. CTF, Yale University and many more brands. During this time, she honed skills in procurement, sales, marketing and advertising and client relations. Amanda is committed to providing effective solutions to client needs and valuable marketing/administration support for VR Business Sales New Haven and their clients.

Our Happy Clients

What People Are Saying About Us

VR Business Sales assisted me in selling a business I founded and built over a 20 year period.  They worked efficiently and effectively to find the right buyer.  We sold it for full asking price and managed to get the transaction financed and closed all during the pandemic.  We couldn’t have done it without VR’s help.  I recommend them to any owner wishing to sell their business.

Neal Salvey

Corporate Mailing Systems, Shelton, CT

VR Business Sales performed exceptionally in helping us sell our business.  The valuation was spot on, the marketing presentation was complete and professionally done, and the marketing program secured an out of state strategic buyer for us within one month of listing the business and we sold it three months later.  Jeff Swiggett thoroughly handled many of the transaction details and advised us throughout as to what our options were.  We wouldn’t have concluded the transaction as successfully without his services.  I’d recommend VR to any business owner.

Dan Gavreneaux

Optim Engineering, Norwalk, CT

The sale of our business was fairly complex mainly because of the demands of the bank that funded the acquisition for the buyer through an SBA guaranteed loan that involved many levels of security all of which had to be negotiated with the buyer. Al Guthrie of VR was instrumental in making sure this process was handled smoothly.  Also, Al’s background as a former business owner enabled him to give advice as to how we should present our financial statements to show the true value of the firm which in the end yielded a selling price that we were very satisfied with. We were very happy with the entire experience with VR.

John Lynch

Asset Recovery Center, Milford, CT

We were very pleased with VR’s assistance in the sale of our industrial fastener distributorship.  VR’s valuation of the business was close to the sale price and they were able to secure a buyer in a short period of time in a very difficult economic climate through their effective and intensive marketing efforts.  The profile they compiled for marketing the business re-cast our financial information to show the true cash flow and value of the business and gave a concise, well defined description of the opportunity.  If we had to do it again, I wouldn’t hesitate to select VR to represent us.

Curt Fisher

Fisher Products, Wallingford, CT

VR Business Sales moved my business in short order and handled both the buying and selling side in a professional manner.  My business was somewhat unique, yet VR was able to secure numerous inquiries and ultimately locate a buyer who was seeking exactly the business I was selling.  The presentation was professional, the follow up was always timely, the advice and direction, were all factors that were instrumental in the successful sale of my business.  Anyone considering a business broker need look no further than VR Business Sales.

Peter Alvord

Coastal Sewing Machines, Old Saybrook, CT

VR Business Sales New Haven provided invaluable assistance in the valuation, marketing, sales price negotiation, and selling transaction for my employment agency.  VR’s Bill Hall took the time to understand thoroughly the peculiarities of placing engineers and skilled technicians at our clients’ manufacturing plants as temporary employees. His steadfast efforts as an intermediary between us and potential buyers resulted in the sale of my business to a national temporary technical services company, at the full asking price. I enjoyed getting to know the folks at VR Business Sales in New Haven, and recommend them to any business owner who wants to market and sell his business in a professional, ethical, and timely manner, at a fair price.

Tom Reynolds

Reynolds Technical Services, Stratford, CT

VR Business Sales of New Haven recently represented me in the sale of my business which consisted of nine routes and ten trucks for FedEx Ground.  VR brought several qualified potential buyers to the table and we ended up with two competing buyers which resulted in a sale higher than our asking price!   During the due diligence process, which was complicated by the fact that FedEx was changing its business model in mid-stream, VR made sure that information flowed smoothly and as needed.  VR went out of their way to accommodate the needs of our out-of-state buyer, as well as my limited time constraints as an owner.  I highly recommend VR Business Sales of New Haven to anyone who wants to sell a business.  Their representation is reliable, ethical and thoroughly professional.

Bruce Brailsford

Bruzer Express, Inc., Branford, CT

When we decided to sell our property management firm, we wanted to work with a group that understood the nuances of our business, the value that we believed it had and would be able to draw sufficient number of buyers so that we could find the right one that would pay a fair price and take care of our clients and our employees who had worked with us for so long.In our view, VR and their representative, Al Guthrie, was able to accomplish all of this.  Their valuation was spot on.  They brought us numerous buyers and helped us navigate our way through the transaction process, which for a business like ours can be quite complicated. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend VR to any owner wishing to sell their business.

Al & Nancy Griffiths

Whitney Management & Maintenance, Hamden, CT

As a second tier supplier to the aerospace business, I knew that I wanted a trustworthy and knowledgeable business broker to value my business and find a qualified buyer while presenting my CNC machining business to them in an efficient, professional manner.    VR Business Sales acted as my intermediary with a large number of local, regional, national and even international prospective buyers that responded to VR’s marketing.  I was professionally represented on many tours of my facility, and VR responded to all buyers’ requests for information and data in a timely, thorough manner. When an acceptable offer resulted, VR made sure that the sale was negotiated well on my behalf, and coordinated the many due diligence requirements so that we were able to proceed to closing in an expeditious manner.  I recommend VR Business Sales of New Haven to anyone wishing to sell a business!

Andy Murzynski

ANMOR CNC Machining Company, New Britain, CT

When we asked VR to sell our premium promotions business, we told them that we wanted to do it quickly.  After valuing the business and explaining the terms under which we could expect it to be sold, they prepared the business review and immediately began confidentially marketing it to their internal buyer database.  Within weeks, we had several interested parties and quickly narrowed it down to one buyer.  The deal was closed shortly thereafter.  VR helped us through the entire process and was key to making the transaction happen.  We’d recommend their services to any owner.

Mike Rosenthal

Savitt Corporate Incentive & Travel Group, New Haven, CT

After our company made the decision to sell a one our product lines, we believed that the best
firm to represent us would be one that had a wide reach into the Private Equity community
since PEGs were quite active in our market. We decided to go with VR Business Sales because
of their understanding of this buyer base. Their thorough and confidential search process
resulted in the signing of sixty NDAs which yielded five offers before we settled on one that was
clearly the best candidate. With VR’s assistance, the whole process was well organized and
went smoothly. I would recommend VR to any firm requiring the assistant of an investment

Peter Gummo

TPR2, Essex, CT

I was pleased with the experience working with VR Business Sales.  They understood the nuances of selling a staffing agency such as ours, put together a good marketing plan to do so and secured what I believe was the best possible strategic buyer.  I would highly recommend them to any owner.

Max Macerollo

The Maz Group, West Hartford, CT

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