Why Brereton-Hanley


Committed to Your Success

Selling all or part of your business is perhaps the most important decision in your company’s history. We understand the gravity of this decision to your business and personal goals. You receive hands-on attention from our experienced dealmakers from the moment we begin our confidential preliminary discussions through to the completion of the transaction. We are absolutely committed to and aligned with your success.

Comprehensive & Un-biased

Sell-side advisors tend to specialize either in M&A/Private Equity or in the ESOP structure with neither knowing much about the other, and, as a result tend to advise towards and execute within their comfort zone of experience. Our deep and broad experience in both practice areas allows us to be indifferent as to structure and we are thus (i) impartial in our advice, and, (ii) more comprehensive in our execution. This almost always results in certainty of a closed transaction on your terms and timing.


The staff at Brereton-Hanley has broad industry experience in middle market mergers and acquisitions and ESOPs. Our professionals have also acquired, operated and divested businesses for their own account. In addition, our informal association with IMAP gives our clients focused exposure to a global audience of quality prospects.

Our team has achieved an outstanding close rate and earned an excellent reputation for client satisfaction.

A Proven, Comprehensive Process

Our proven multi-transaction methodology involves working with you to objectively clarify and focus upon the strategic decisions to be made, developing tangible and achievable financial alternatives, then exploring the advantages and disadvantages of all of those alternatives with you. By arming you with the facts and painting an accurate picture of each of the possible scenarios, we can take stress out of the equation, freeing you to take control of the situation and make better decisions with complete confidence that a transaction close will be certain.

Expansive Network

Over our twenty-year history we have developed a deep network of contacts to assist in most any situation or industry. Additionally, the years we spent as a member of the International Merger and Acquisition Partnership allow us to quickly and confidentially bring an opportunity to a global audience.