Strategic Partner – Sunbelt Business Brokers

As business brokers, we help our clients confidentially buy and sell privately held businesses, aligning the interests of all parties for mutual success and satisfaction.

Sunbelt business brokers service both the Main Street and Middle Market sectors. While there is no one definition that clearly delineates these segments, we generally consider a Main Street business to be one valued at less than $1m, and Middle Market businesses to be valued above $1m.


Sunbelt was founded by Ed Pendarvis in Charleston, South Carolina in 1978. Ed developed a highly successful business brokerage operation and began licensing business brokerage offices under the Sunbelt marks during the mid 1990’s. Sunbelt has enjoyed tremendous success as a franchise system and has expanded to become the world’s largest business brokerage operation.

Sunbelt was acquired in 2006 by Merrymeeting, Inc. With the backing and resources of Merrymeeting, Sunbelt has been able to maintain its leadership in the business brokerage industry by investing in professional education programs, developing leading edge technology and systems, and leveraging our international office network to better serve our clients.


  • Largest Main Street and Lower Middle Market business intermediary firm in the world

  • More Certified Business Intermediaries (CBI) than any other firm

  • More business-for-sale listings than all major competitors’ combined

  • Thousands of registered business buyers looking for just the right business

  • We wrote the book (Selling Your Business For Dummies) on how to sell your business


Sunbelt’s Core Values reflect our organization’s cultural values and govern our day-to-day decisions and behavior.

Integrity / We revere honesty and forthrightness. We adhere to the highest ethical standards, provide timely, accurate and complete financial reporting, encourage prompt disclosure of bad news and welcome disagreement.

Golden Rule / We respect others and treat them in the way that we want to be treated.

Objectives / We clearly state and share our objectives with our employees, franchisees, shareholders and others. We measure our performance against these objectives and react to new information, changes and opportunities by adjusting our business processes to achieve and surpass our objectives.

Excellence / We are committed to continuously improving our performance in or order to meet and exceed the expectations of our franchisees, customers and investors/owners. We reward our people for improving service quality and reducing costs.

Profit / Earning a profit rewards our investors/owners and enables us to attract necessary capital for further investment in our people and operating processes.