Keystone has one of the largest M&A databases containing thousands of private equity firms, family offices, strategic buyers, high net worth individuals, lenders and other M&A professionals

Our Emphasis;
“Maintaining strict confidentiality”

Our business transaction CPA is a nationally recognized expert for structuring complex M&A transactions

Our Commitment;
“Maximizing the transaction value for our clients”

Keystone’s M&A process is designed to sell your business to the buyer of your choice on the highest price and terms attainable in the marketplace

Our Guiding Principle;
“Maintaining integrity throughout the M&A process”

Keystone conducts extensive pro-active market research to uncover the best strategic buyers

The Keystone Difference;
“Experienced team, Extensive resources, Exceptional results”

Keystone prepares a detailed Confidential Information Memorandum to highlight your business in the best possible manner

The business is often a business owner’s most valuable asset, with Keystone’s experience you are assured the entire process is handled professionally from start to finish

Let Keystone carry the transaction burden so you remain focused on running the business

Keystone provides their clients with vast resources

Keystone has the experience to navigate the obstacles in selling your business

Keystone can prevent unexpected twists and turns from derailing your deal

Our Firm

Keystone Partners, LLC is a leading provider of business sales, merger and acquisition advisory services headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a satellite office in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The firm specializes in selling and acquiring businesses in the lower middle market; companies with $1 million to $50 million in revenues. Our firm focuses on Michigan based companies and engagements in the surrounding Great Lakes region.

Keystone is distinguished for its strong client focus and unwavering commitment to serving our clients best interests with the utmost professionalism and high ethical standards. We strive to exceed client expectations.

Our associates have owned and operated several businesses themselves. As entrepreneurs we understand firsthand the pressures and challenges of running a business coupled with the opportunities that business owners face in today’s global marketplace.

Our deal-makers work a maximum of four engagements at a given time. By deliberately limiting the number of engagements our clients are assured they will receive close personal attention to their interests and our total commitment to the best possible outcome on every engagement. Using The Keystone Method (our system for selling and buying businesses at maximum client benefit) we have a success ratio for completing engagements that far exceeds industry norms.

The firm was founded by John Meyering following his personal participation in the operation and sale of several closely held companies. Enjoying the challenges and rewards of growing a business, as well as the art of selling businesses, John formed Keystone Partners to concentrate his full time efforts on representing business owners in similar situations. Since the inception of the firm, Keystone has grown to include a diverse group of talented professionals; each with expertise in different industries.

Keystone has closed dozens of transactions and has represented clients in a wide variety of industries including; manufacturing, transportation, wholesale distribution, construction, service organizations, and technology.

Keystone’s associates are continually seeking to stay abreast of changes, opportunities and new developments in M&A. The firm’s culture motivates us to continually pioneer best practices for our industry. Our associates are active in industry associations such as the International Business Brokers Association, the Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries and the Michigan Business Brokers Association.

Most owners sell their business once. This means they have one chance to do it right. Usually the owner’s equity in the company represents their most valuable personal asset. Therefore, every team member is fully committed to generating exceptional results for our clients. Our commitment and passion on every client engagement is “all in”. Because of the sale process and methods we have developed for meeting client expectations our success ratio for closing deals is more than double the norm for our industry. Keystone’s strong performance can be attributed to a number of factors:

  • You are represented by principles, and seasoned deal-makers with business experience. Our advisors are business executives and backgrounds include; business ownership, entrepreneurs, corporate M&A, consulting, and performing business valuations. All of our associates have a lifetime of experience in business.

  • We maintain an extensive and robust databases of over 3,000 buyers and other parties including; private equity groups, venture capital firms, high net worth individuals and corporations looking to make acquisitions.

  • We utilize a virtual data room (VDR) to ensure security, confidentiality and the timely flow of information electronically between parties. The VDR eliminates costly delays in the flow and exchange of information by providing all parties to the transaction (buyer, seller, attorneys, lenders, accountant, consultants, and due-diligence personnel) immediate online access to important documents.

  • We utilize the best industry research reports available (35 pages in length). These reports are updated on a regular basis to ensure we are utilizing current industry specific information. Our research can benefit our clients by uncovering additional marketing opportunities for the companies we represent.

Keystone Partners offers a complimentary no obligation Marketability Assessment of your business.  Please give us a call for a confidential conversation regarding your business, personal objectives, and how we may be of service.

The Keystone team looks forward to hearing from you. Let us put our extensive resources, experienced team, and exceptional results to work for you!