We are the Private Business Owner's True Advocate in Navigating Capital Markets

In Good Times or Bad, We help you understand your Options and the Path to the Best Outcome

We make the Extra Effort to find the Buyers, Investors & Lenders who will put the Highest Value on your Company

focused on the LOWER MIDDLE MARKET

Advocate Advisors is an independent boutique investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory, raising debt or equity capital, and providing strategic options to owners of privately held, small to mid-size companies. We are the private business owners’ true advocate in navigating financial options in good times and bad, providing them access to over a thousand buyers, investors, and capital providers to enable exit and succession plans, fund growth, or simply buy them more runway when experiencing tough times. 

Our Services

Advocate Advisors helps small to mid-sized, private companies understand their capital options, find capital at the best possible terms, deliver strategies that maximize enterprise value, and sell their company at the highest valuations.

Recent Blog Articles

When’s the Best Time to Sell Your Company?

When’s the Best Time to Sell Your Company?

As a business owner, you may ask yourself, at some point – When’s the best time to sell my company?  Unfortunately, the answer will always be, now, and not now.  It all depends on your specific situation at the time and the process you use to market your company. Here...

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Tip 1 – Get Professional M&A Guidance

Tip 1 – Get Professional M&A Guidance

Top 10 Most Important Things to Consider When Selling a Company We are often asked, “What are the most important things I need to consider when selling my company to ensure I get the best outcome?” There are many things to consider, but we find there is a solid “Top...

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Tip 2 – Determine the Right Sales Structure for You

Tip 2 – Determine the Right Sales Structure for You

There are different kinds of buyers and different kinds of deal structures designed for different situations. First, think about what you’re trying to accomplish.  Is it a full exiting of the business, the need for an investor with the cash and market muscle to...

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