Jerry L. Mills, founder and CEO of B2B CFO® and B2B Exit was named among the five finalists for the Middle Market Thought Leader Award, an annual honor bestowed by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA), the leading association and credentialing body for middle market M&A professionals. This annual award was designed to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions and impact on the middle market M&A space during the past year.
Mills was recognized for research and work presented in his newest book, The Exit Strategy Handbook, which helps to prepare business owners for exiting their businesses. Mills’ value creation knowledge, upon which his company is founded, is incorporated throughout the book.
“All the nominees have made astounding contributions to the middle market M&A industry throughout the year, which is what makes picking a winner so difficult. The high caliber of nominees challenged us to dig deep into some of the finest work and research the middle market M&A industry has to offer,” said Michael Nall, Founder of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors.
In a press statement, AM&AA further stated: “Mills’ book has significant relevance today as the U.S. braces for millions of Baby Boomers looking for meaningful exits for businesses they created. The bottom line is The Exit Strategy Handbook helps demystify the sales process while helping sellers garner top dollar for their businesses.”
“I am honored to be among the finalists for this prestigious award. Our work in the exit strategy field is just beginning. B2B CFO® along with the firm’s newly created division B2B Exit is poised to take leadership in supporting the middle market companies as they prepare for an exit,” said Jerry L. Mills. “Most people don’t realize that we’re about to go through a unique period of time, something that has never happened in the history of mankind. There are about 78 million baby boomers that will be retiring in the next few years. These baby boomers own more than 10 million businesses, and most will try to sell their businesses to third parties in the next few years. This will create an unprecedented number of companies that will be available on the open market. Being prepared is more important than ever.”
The finalists will be recognized during the AM&AA Winter Conference which is scheduled to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 21-23, 2014.
Since 2009, this prestigious award has gone to individuals who have made a meaningful contribution to middle market M&A industry during the past year through publication of works that add value to the marketplace, promote research and higher standards of excellence with creative and new ideas. To this date eight other leading professionals have earned this award.
About the AM&AA
The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA) is the premiere International Organization serving the educational and resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. Formed in 1998 to bring together CPAs, attorneys and other experienced corporate financial advisors, AM&AA’s 900+ professional services firms – including some of the most highly recognized leaders in the industry—draw upon their combined transactional expertise to better serve the needs of their middle market clients worldwide. AM&AA members represent sellers and buyers of businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Their services are seller representation, buyer representation, due diligence, accounting, financing, business valuation, tax planning, legal, strategic advisory, and many other transaction services.