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Charlotte M&A Firm Expands on Strength of Local Small Business Acquisition Activity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Viking Mergers & Acquisitions, a middle market M&A firm that has been helping entrepreneurs in Charlotte to sell their businesses since 1996, has officially announced the grand opening of their second location in Cornelius, NC. Headquartered in Ballantyne, Viking’s second office will offer the same M&A services to entrepreneurs in the Lake Norman/North Charlotte area. Viking’s new office is located at 18809 West Catawba Avenue, #102, Cornelius, NC.

“Charlotte is rapidly growing and with that comes with a thriving small business marketplace,” says Jay Offerdahl, Founder and President of Viking Mergers. “We aim to serve as a resource center for entrepreneurs through all phases of the small business cycle and as the city grows, the natural next step was to move into North Charlotte.” Jay Offerdahl founded Viking Mergers in 1996 with his father, Brad, after discovering a need for seller representation in the small business M&A space in Charlotte. The expansion comes after an increased demand for M&A services in the Lake Norman area and as a stepping stone for Viking’s growth plans throughout the Carolina’s.

To celebrate the move into Lake Norman, Viking Mergers & Acquisitions will be hosting an Open House on January 27th, 2016 from 11:00AM to 7:00PM. The Open House will begin with an official ribbon cutting with the Lake Norman Chamber at 11:00AM, followed by lunch, raffles, office tours and networking. From 5:00PM – 7:00PM, there will be an after-hours mixer, offering light appetizers and beverages and a ribbon cutting with the Charlotte Chamber. RSVPs to the Open House event are welcome but not required, and you can do so by clicking here.

In addition to a second office, the Viking team is excited to announce the official acquisition of Make an Impact Consulting, a small business consulting firm founded by Dale Gillmore. Dale Gillmore joins Viking Mergers with over 20 years of experience in advising privately-held businesses as well as owning and operating the 2nd largest CPA firm in Charlotte. Dale is working alongside Jay Offerdahl to expand Viking’s efforts to assist entrepreneurs in securing their futures through succession, retirement and estate planning services.

Viking Mergers is also thrilled to introduce its four new partners; Dale Gillmore, Peter Keretsis, Trevor Crocker and Greg Ponder. “I’ve been with Viking for over 15 years,” says Greg Ponder, one of the four partners, “I’ve watched the company grow and through our amazing team, we can accomplish anything. I’m looking forward to the future and what’s in store for Viking.”

About Viking Mergers & Acquisitions
Viking Mergers & Acquisitions was founded in 1996 by Brad and Jay Offerdahl with the goal of representing middle market business owners during the sale of their business. Since 1996, Viking Mergers & Acquisitions has sold over 500 businesses across the Southeast. Their brokers have a collective 100 years of experience in business sales and nearly 60% have owned their own business. Viking boasts a closing rate that is 3x the national average and their businesses sell for 95+% of the asking price.

To learn more about Viking Mergers & Acquisitions in Cornelius, please contact their office today at (704) 676-0940, or visit their website to see active business listings or request a valuation for your business.

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