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Clayton Wendt

Business Broker


Office address

1300 Godward St. NE, Suite 6000
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Clayton Wendt is an experienced Business Broker, licensed to help you sell a business in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Whether you have one employee or one hundred, Clayton has experience in deals your size. He also knows what it takes to manage a business like yours. Placing your business for sale is a once in a lifetime decision, and Clayton will help you find the best possible deal.

Mr. Wendt has facilitated a wide variety of transactions, ranging from manufacturing, to distribution and multi-location retail. He interviews individuals who would like to buy a business to match their skills and capabilities with the right business opportunity. Clayton will understand the unique needs of your business and bring buyers that are a good fit. Here is a note from the owner of a Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) based hotel.

As a Business Broker since 2002, Mr. Wendt has made use of local business networks, national connections and even international contacts in an effort to find the BEST Buyer for the businesses we represent. He located a buyer using his BNI network for a retail chain in Chicago resulting in a record transaction for that group. BNI founder Ivan Misner asked Clayton to write about that experience for Success Net. Read the article here.

Mr. Wendt has brought multiple buyers from California to purchase Minnesota businesses and has recently been working with buyers from as far away as China and Singapore. He was recently a presenter at the Minnesota State Bar Association Immigration Law Section on how Immigration Attorneys can work with Business Brokers.

Working locally, Mr. Wendt has written for “Proof”, the magazine of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association on the topic of selling licensed liquor business. Read the article here.

Recently, Clayton was interviewed by Ms. Joy Butler, a Washington DC based business attorney on the topic of business valuation. Hear the interview on her blog here.

Clayton will understand YOUR business. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in Minnesota based business, specializing in small to mid-sized manufacturing firms. Areas of special expertise include medical device, laser optics, import/export, process control and publishing. Over-seas experience includes starting a production line in The Netherlands and successful contract negotiations in Russia. As an Officer of CyberOptics Corporation, Mr. Wendt led operations from start-up to 10 Million dollars in annual sales. In seven years, CyberOptics recorded 23 consecutive profitable quarters, a successful I.P.O. and an Inc. Magazine “Hot 100” award for small companies. Mr. Wendt has also successfully produced products of his own creation and marketed them through traditional distribution and web-based channels.

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