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

John Meyering - President

John Meyering

John launched his M & A career after twelve years of key management positions in a family owned truck rental and leasing company. The firm became the largest independently owned truck leasing company in the country with 50 million in revenues and was acquired by a multi-billion dollar public company in 1989. John was involved in the sale process and was retained after the acquisition to provide transition support, consulting, and integration of the two businesses.

As a seasoned deal-maker, John has personally completed dozens of business transactions in a variety of industries. Areas of focus include; manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, technology and service businesses. His in depth knowledge of business transactions, effective marketing strategies, negotiating skills, financing options and creative deal structuring have contributed significantly to his M & A success.


"I'm very committed to the best possible outcome for every client we represent. My primary objective is to maximize the transaction value for every business owner…and get the transaction completed properly. Our firm is committed to treating all the parties to the transaction with integrity."

John graduated from Ferris State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Administration and completed the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course. His firm, Keystone Partners, LLC, is also a licensed real estate broker and John holds an associate broker’s license with the firm.

Professional memberships and associations include; IBBA, MBBI, and MBBA. John also serves as Vice President for the Michigan Business Brokers Association. Previously John was the Managing Director for a middle market investment bank.

John has resided in the Grand Rapids area his entire life. Currently he and his wife of 27 years reside in Caledonia, Michigan with their two children. Hobbies and interests include golfing, boating, skiing, hunting and reading.  He is involved with Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan and is an active member of Kentwood Community Church.