After employment by a Fortune 100 company, Jeffery Merry, began the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.SM. Since its inception over 20 years ago, the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc. SM has become one of the most successful business brokerage firms in the Southeast.
As a Business Intermediary, Jeff has been involved in over 200 mergers and acquisitions that have ranged in acquisition price from $60,000.00 to over $15,000,000.00. Jeffery specializes in serving the manufacturing, distribution, veterinary, service, and medical industries.
He is a lifetime member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Club and was the first Georgia broker in the GABB to receive the Phoenix award for being in the Multi-Million Dollar Club for 10 consecutive years. Jeffery and the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc. SM have been a member of GABB for 20 plus years and has held the Presidency and Board of Directors positions many years.
Jeff holds a Bachelors Degree from Mercer University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois, and a Juris Doctorate from Atlanta Law School. Jeffery is also a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and Florida. Further, he is an Adjunct Professor of strategic management, accounting, and finance in MBA programs.
What area do you specialize in as a business broker?
Veterinary hospitals, manufacturing, distribution, HVAC, and green related companies i.e.: Landscaping and tree companies.
What led you to business brokering?
I was consulting and my client asked me to sell his company
How has the GABB helped you improve as a professional business broker?
Yes, the GABB has helped me both professionally and personally. Networking and the education tools we
have to work with.
What advice would you give to people who are trying to build a business brokering practice?
Write a business plan and the steps necessary to attract clients, then implement it.
What habits do you have that you think make you successful?
Good communication skills and good marketing habits.