Business Brokerage

Successful Nationwide Business Brokerage Consulting

with an aggregate transaction value exceeding $400 million in business sales since 1991

Business Brokerage

When you make the decision to sell your business...

we help determine which business sale scenario is best for you

Business Brokerage

We understand how hard it is to build a business from the ground up

The Montana Group works hard to ensure you make the most of your success


Rest assured that business dealings are kept private at all times.


We do not get in the way of you running your business.


No retainer. No upfront payment. When we sell, you pay us.

Our Mission

Like our business style — simple and straightforward:

To find the most qualified, motivated buyer.
To structure a mutually beneficial transaction that meets the needs of the seller and the purchaser.
To negotiate a maximized acquisition price. In fact, our goal is to exceed our
client’s expectations.
To complete the sale quickly and efficiently.
To promote total confidentiality.

Emmett Barnes

Emmett Barnes


The Montana Group has sold businesses across the nation

Why Work With Us

  • Experience You Can Depend On

    The Montana Group brings 20+ years of mergers and acquisition experience to each transaction, including in-depth industry knowledge, a sound background in finance and accounting, and especially strong negotiating skills.

  • Accounting

    After executing our Listing Agreement The Montana Group provides  a recast of your business’ Income Statements and Balance Sheets at no charge. This enhances your business valuation by increasing your cash flow income stream; the most influential component to pricing a business.

  • Our Network of Buyers

    Since our inception in 1991, we focused on developing an extensive buyer database which currently has in excess of 500 prospective business buyers, each with a fund of at least $50 million and a drive to invest it.

  • One-on-One Attention

    Our Principals are your partners from contact to closing. They will be in constant communication with both you and the buyer to keep the process on track and to attempt to quell every concern.

  • The Quiet Approach

    Our job is to work quickly and quietly for a successful sale, yet minimize the potential disruption for the business.

  • Business Evaluation

    We will gladly provide a complimentary business valuation for those businesses with a minimum of $2 million of annual pretax profits.

  • No Retainer

    By not requiring a retainer, it affirms that we will only accept your business listing if we feel comfortable in our ability to sell your business at a price acceptable to you. Consequently, we are in concert with you.

What others say about us

The Montana Group is a talented team with a full inventory of buyer relationships.  They were extremely effective in quickly assessing the best opportunities for success.  Because they understand the nature of transactions,  Montana balanced involvement, information and communication with appropriate performance.

“Montana Group represented Technical Innovation, LLC in its 2009 sale. As investors, we had a keen interest in the company being well-represented. Emmett and his team did an outstanding job. They took the time to genuinely learn both the company and its industry. I have known Emmett for many years and he is man of both character and competence. I would strongly recommend Montana Group.” – Larry Powell, Investor

Mike LandrumCEO - Technical Innovation, LLC

Now that we have successfully transacted the sale of Austin Hardwoods to BlueLinx I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I admire the sound judgment that you brought to this endeavor. Your analysis of which companies would constitute the most probable buyers was shrewd. Your steady and patient perspective when negotiations became difficult was indispensable. I came to always know I could count on your years of experience to yield measured advice.

On a more personal note I want to let you know how meaningful it was to me when you rearranged your trip after the sale in order to schedule time for us to meet together in Austin. I already felt I had made a friend for life but that visit confirmed it for me. Please do not even hesitate to put a potential client in touch with me if I might help them feel more at ease about retaining The Montana Group.

Carl LasnerOwner - Austin Hardwoods

Prior to buying Altama on a leveraged buyout, I was an investment banker with a large number of contacts in the brokerage industry. For several important reasons I engaged Emmett Barnes and his Montana Group to sell the company. The Montana Group maintained the strict confidentiality required throughout the selling process performed the quality research to limit the offering to the most probable prospective buyers, rationally determined the fair market value, professionally and artfully negotiated with the interested buyers and, with the highest standards of integrity, conducted its activities to complete the sale. It was a pleasure to do business with Emmett and his team.

W. Whitlow WyattPresident - Altama Delta, Inc.

As an owner of a company, you receive many unsolicited offers regarding the sale of your business. We received a similar letter from the Montana Group stating that if we ever wanted to sell American Manufacturing Co. or we were interested in obtaining an equity partner to give them an opportunity to assist us.

Once a decision was made to find an equity partner that shared our own desires, we made the call to the Montana Group. The process moved very quickly and we joined an equity group that had goals that corresponded with ours. Their assistance made the transaction much smoother for everyone.

Everett G. WarrenAmerican Manufacturing Co., Chattanooga, TN