About us

M&A Advisory Firm and Business Brokerage
Serving the greater chicagoland area

Since '99 The Grasemann Group, LTD. has continually created real fortunes for the business owner as they realized their exit and retirement dreams; and has also assisted buyers in locating the right companies to meet their strategic goals and investment objectives.

The Grasemann Group, LTD. chicago

The Grasemann Group, LTD.

The Grasemann Group, LTD. specializes in the location of merger and acquisition (M&A) candidates and the confidential transfer of small and medium sized closely-held businesses. Our company primarily represents sellers with revenues between $1,000,000 and $50,000,000 in such industries as Distribution, Information Technologies, Manufacturing, Transportation, Retail and other Business to Business and Business to Consumer service companies.

As a local affiliate of the largest business brokerage network in the world, our firm has access to literally thousands of qualified buyers on an international, national and local basis. This massive buyer database is comprised of strategic/corporate buyers (private and public firms), financial (private equity groups), individuals and small partnerships.


Karl was persistent in his marketing efforts and stayed optimistic through the entire process, which gave me the confidence to push on. At the end of the day, Karl got the sale done and I am very appreciative. I would recommend Karl to any business owner looking to move on to the next chapter of their lives.

jeff ottens

Karl worked with us extensively in the sale of our IT consulting business and was diligent, patient, and preserving through what was a lengthy and complex process. His knowledge of the M&A process, his extensive network of resources, and, above all, his absolute integrity are stellar and beyond reproach.

Stephen A. kuck

Thanks for you work on selling my business. Your banking connections really helped, allowing the buyer to find proper financing and seal the deal. We were able to sell for my asking price, and at a great multiple.

Owner | Healthcare Software Corp.

The sincerity, understanding and professionalism that you showed us were significant factors that I know eventually led to the sale of our business. Your compassion, sense of humor, and ability to transcend the obvious assisted us when were down, tempered us when perhaps we were a bit too excited, and capably always steering us in the right direction.

andy keller
business broker founder Karl Grasemann

Karl Grasemann


The Grasemann Group, LTD. has created significant wealth, freedom, and the realization of dreams for the owners of mid sized companies since 1999.

Karl is a professionally designated Financial Recasting Consultant, a Business Transfer Specialist, and a Certified Business Broker "CBB". In addition to his analytical and deal making abilities, Karl has acquired, owned, operated and sold businesses of his own.

Karl received a B.S. in Finance from Drake University, and his MBA from North Park University, where he graduated first in his class.

Areas Served: Greater Chicagoland, Midwest and National

Affiliations: Business Brokers Network (BBN); Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries (MBBI), M&A Source, International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).