Bob Harris is an accomplished business broker and mergers and acquisitions advisor and has served business owners since 2008. He has been a member of the President’s Club multiple times and has helped numerous business owners sell their businesses within a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, services, lumberyards, powersports, and lawn maintenance/landscaping.
Over his career, Bob has participated in well over 100 deal-making transactions and has experience in all phases of the transaction life cycle. As a past business owner, Bob has first-hand experience and a personal understanding of the emotional challenges that come with selling a business. His past knowledge and abilities will help the business owner position, value and market their business with the goal of achieving the maximum net after-tax proceeds.
Bob is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) and a Merger & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI), both formal designations bestowed on him by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source. Less than 10% of Business Brokers and M&A Advisors worldwide have achieved such credentials.
Prior to joining Sunbelt Business Advisors and True North M&A, Bob started a transportation/logistics company which he sold to Fidelity Capital, a division of Fidelity Investments. Bob also managed an accounting/financial consulting division for Robert Half International. Bob has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, with concentrations in finance and accounting.
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A great experience from beginning to end. They made a complicated process easy! Thanks so much for all your help!!
My wife and I have had a great experience working with Sunbelt and Bob our broker. Thanks again for the nice smooth transaction.
It was great working with Sunbelt. Bob was very professional and walked me through every step. I would definitely recommend anyone selling a business!
Matt, Bob, and the team at Sunbelt were wonderful to work with. They educated and supported me through the entire process. Would highly recommend them!
Bob and his team did an amazing job in helping pull our deal together. The key to any successful deal is keeping the communication open between buyer and seller and Bob’s experience in doing so played a huge part in both parties feeling good about the transaction after the close.
My first time selling a business, and wow, I learned ALOT!
Such a great experience working with Sunbelt. I couldn’t have done it without them. They were responsive, thorough and had me, the customer in mind as we navigated negotiations. Thank You Robert and Keith!
I worked with Sunbelt Business Advisors on the acquisition of a small business. I made the transition from the corporate world to business owner. Bob Harris and the Sunbelt team were outstanding during the entire process. I appreciated the communication and guidance they provided throughout the process. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to sell or purchase a business.
Bob Harris helped me sell my business a few years ago. I was very impressed with the transaction and his professionalism. When I ran into a little trouble trying to get my payments on time, Bob took the bull by the horns and made sure I received my payments. I really appreciated his help, received all of my payments on time after his intervention, and am very appreciative of all that Bob did for me.
Bob is a proactive and successful broker. I had tried to sell my business for three years before I met Bob. I had met with other brokers and had several deals fall through. After three years of frustration, I contacted Bob and within a month I had a buyer. Bob helped us close the deal in a very short amount of time and with no loose ends. Bob’s level of service was second to none. By the time the deal was over, both the buyer and I decided we would hire Bob for any future business sales we might have. Bob stuck with me long after the deal and months later successfully mediated a disagreement I had with the buyer. This sort of commitment is commendable among business brokers. I recommend Bob to my friends and would certainly use him as a broker in future deals.
I recently sold my business through Sunbelt Business Advisors. Bob and Manuel were fantastic to work with and having gone through the process I can’t imagine how I would have been able to complete the sale without them. All of the steps were laid out clearly and throughout the whole process, I felt like someone had my back and was looking out for my interests. Thanks, Manuel, for all the time and help! I walked away not only very satisfied with the business transaction but with a trusted friend. If you are looking to sell your business, I can’t recommend Sunbelt highly enough.
I want to drop you a note regarding the sale process for our business, now that the sale is completed.
After running our company for over 33 years, deciding it was time to sell it was not entered into lightly or in haste. Of course, initially the shareholders thought we could probably just handle selling it ourselves. It didn’t take too long to realize that the likelihood of that working out wasn’t too strong.
After doing some research, I met with you and Dan at Sunbelt and began the sale process. The targeted marketing and attention to detail you provided soon led to our being able to identify as well as qualify interested buyers. Finding the right fit in buyers meant not only having someone capable of handling the purchase, but also having the right team of people with the skillsets to understand how our business fit into the broader market and also have a good chance of success moving forward. This was all handled professionally by you and the staff at Sunbelt.
Thank you for being a good listener through the sale process. Your credibility and attention to detail were helpful to us as the sellers, as well as to the buyers.