Client Comments

This letter is to highly recommend the services of Michael Sieber from California Equity Group to anyone considering the sale or purchase of a business. Although we are experienced commercial real estate brokers ourselves, we felt for reasons of objectivity and arms-length negotiations that it was important to hire a qualified business broker/merger & acquisition specialist to handle the sale of our commercial real estate brokerage company.

As a large and very successful commercial real estate brokerage firm, we understood the dynamics of marketing and negotiating the sale of high-valued assets using creative deal structuring skills. As such, our expectations of Michael were extremely high and, frankly, he completely exceeded those expectations. Michael thoroughly investigated our firm and our company’s finances and assembled a thoughtful and remarkable marketing package to present to potential purchasers. He used great diligence and unflagging persistence in contacting and following up with prospective buyers for our company.

The sale of a service company such as ours is often a lengthy and complex adventure, and we were particularly pleased with Michael’s skills staying focused and enthusiastic when we found ourselves losing interest. He further encouraged us to hold at our listing price and eventually brought us a buyer group who with an earn-out provision paid us full price.

Another of Michael’s strong points is his continual communication with his clients and up-to-date progress reports on any leads and negotiations. Again, his penchant for following up those leads exceeded our expectations and he was similarly complemented by one of the potential buyer candidates.

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael and always found him to be hard working, fair and honorable. He truly is the preeminent business broker/merger & acquisition specialist in his field and we strongly recommend him and California Equity Group to anyone contemplating the sale or purchase of a business.

Gail Stark & Ray Kaliski

Dear Michael,

I bet you got the heeby geebies when you saw who was writing this note. It’s been a few days now since the closing and I just had to sit down and write you a note to tell you again how much I appreciate what you did for me after my husband passed away and left us running the family business.

I know you went way above and beyond the call of duty but I really feel that you saved my life by getting the sale done. You restored my faith in human nature.

There are a few more details to finish to complete the sale but I feel like I have my life again. I’m busy with my move and starting to get excited again about the future.

Once again, my heartfelt thanks—you know the Johnson girls are still going to hound you—especially Vicki.

Charlene Johnson
Pacific Financial Printing

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“Finding and purchasing our first company was a complicated and daunting task. Candidly, even though we are seasoned business people, our lack of experience with the whole merger and acquisition process made us feel somewhat vulnerable. Because of this, we knew we needed to retain the services of a business acquisition consultant with a high level of integrity, experience, and tact to help us find and acquire the right business. After watching Clarence Stone from California Equity Group masterfully broker a deal for a close associate, we determined that he was the perfect advisor to retain for our business search quest.

Clarence provides an expertise and understanding of the M&A process that is second-to none. During the search process, negotiation phases and due diligence review, we felt that Clarence always kept our best interests in mind, even though it might have meant losing a sale; this was very comforting and reassuring.

We were particularly impressed with how far-reaching and effective his professional connections were. Throughout the entire process he efficiently leveraged those relationships and brought us unique acquisition opportunities that were not generally known or available. With those relationships, he kept our transaction moving forward through negotiations, due-diligence and impasses with the lawyers, accountants and lenders to conclusion. The issues involved were many and complex, but Clarence’s guidance facilitated a smooth transaction and prevented any mishaps from occurring while assuring that our interests were protected and we were best suited for the business that we were buying.

The purchase of R&R Refrigeration was a perfect match for of acquisition interests and we could not be happier with the results. In the future, we will not hesitate to recommend Clarence Stone from California Equity Group to anyone needing honest and professional merger and acquisition services.,”

Mark Minor, President, R&R Refrigeration, Inc.