Buying a business

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

Acquiring a business can be seemingly all consuming. A great deal goes into this complex process, and that means things can go wrong. Thankfully, the right business brokerage firm knows what buyers should and shouldn’t do on the path to buying a business.

Buying a Business

Acquiring a business in today’s market is difficult with increased competition and sourcing challenges. The Grasemann Group, LTD. provides buy-side advisory services to companies, PE firms, and investors interested in acquiring small to medium sized privately held companies.

We work with prospective acquirers to search for businesses within a sector locally, regionally or nationally. Our methodical approach to these engagements is entirely process driven, generating the largest number of potential acquisitions that meet client objectives.

We are ready to assist you with everything from valuations and financing options, to strategy, negotiations, and much more. By investing the time to understand your exact needs, we are able to provide a customized strategy for optimal results.


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