When seeking the best M&A or Brokerage representation, “Past Success is the Best Predictor of Future Performance”.
During the last several years, one of the most difficult business climates in decades, Matt Slappey demonstrated what hard work, perseverance, and great client relationships can accomplish. Matt was recognized for the following:
In March of 2015 Matt was recognized as the #1 producing Murphy office in the United States out of over 200 offices.
Awarded “Top Five” Business Broker in Georgia Association of Business Brokers each year for 2008-2015 and “Top Producer” for multiple years
Ranked “Top Ten Percent Nationally” in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
President – Georgia Association of Business Brokers 2013
Matt has a wide array of experience on transactions typically in the $1-10 Million EBITDA range (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization).
Regardless of the size of the transaction, the same issues are important to business sellers. A sample of these include the value of their company, confidentiality during a transaction, understanding the tax issues of selling a company (because Matt believes the amount of money you keep is more important than the sale price of the company), ensuring appropriate legal representation so that there are no surprises after the sale, and many other important issues.
Matt has been involved with complicated business transfers such as his 2014 representation of a company involved in a three way merger. The new combined company is focused on creating a national footprint in their Information Technology market and seeks a public offering in the near future. At the same time, straightforward business sales to strategic buyers and private equity groups are the mainstay of his practice.
Matt represents sellers of privately held companies and he also represents individuals in their endeavor to purchase medium sized companies. On the more advanced end of the spectrum, he has several years of experience representing private equity buyers pursuing acquisitions for growth.
As an Atlanta native for over 40 years, Matt delivers a superior level of local marketplace knowledge. Matt’s attributes of maturity, respect, and honor were developed and honed during seven years as an officer in the U.S. Army. His strong technical skills allowed him to obtain the rare combination of duties as both a military intelligence officer and a pilot with the dual qualifications for both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Matt piloted more than 100 missions and 500 flight hours during Top Secret missions classified as “imminent danger” missions.
On a personal note, Matt lives in Decatur with his wife Sheri (also an Atlanta native) and their three daughters. In his spare time he enjoys golf, fishing, aviation, and playing the guitar.
Bachelor of Science – Accounting – Presbyterian College
Bachelor of Science – Economics and Business Administration – Presbyterian College
Member: M&A Source
Member: International Business Brokers Association
Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
Certified M&A Professional designation from the Coles College of Business at KSU
Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designation from M&A Source
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