Hire an M&A Professional to Sell Your Business

John is president and founder of Stone Oak Capital Inc., an M&A advisory firm. For more than a decade, John has served his clients on numerous valuation, acquisition and divestiture assignments in a wide variety of industries, but is now focused on companies in oil & gas service, manufacturing and other industrial service sectors. John holds the Corporate Finance designation, is a Chartered Business Valuator and a Chartered Accountant. He is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

Recent Articles by John Carvalho

Forget About Business Value. What Are My Net Cash Proceeds?!

Understanding the value of your business is important, but even more important is determining the amount of cash that will land in your bank account after the sale of your business. Read more on how to determine your net cash proceeds at closing.

Empire Builders' Tips to Acquiring Mid-market Businesses

Empire builders have the desire, capability and charisma to build $100M+ companies. For those that have the risk appetite to take on such dedicated acquisition programs, here are some common characteristics of successful empire builders.

Understanding Return on Equity for Privately Owned Businesses

Calculating the return on equity for a privately owned business and understanding the implications of not achieving the market-driven cost of capital.

Connect with us

Divestopedia on Linkedin
Divestopedia on Linkedin
"Divestopedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Divestopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter


  • Equicapita: Equicapita
    Equicapita's model is to acquire established, private small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) located primarily in Western Canada.
  • Evolution Capital: Evolution Capital
    Leaders in growing small business.


There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas A. Edison