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

3 Simple Ways to Start an Exit Plan in 2017

You've heard the crazy statistics...90% of business owners don't have any exit plan. Well here are three simple areas to start thinking about that inevitable day when you exit your business.

When Selling Your Business, What Sale Process Is Best?

If you've ever thought about selling your business, you've probably thought about how you should do that. Do you sell to your biggest competitor? To investors? Here are the best options for selling your business.

5 Criteria to Consider Before Choosing the Right Investment Banker

A business owner should consider the five key factors in their search in selecting the right investment banker for the sale process.
All Articles by John Carvalho

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