Your Middle Market M&A Navigator

Merger & Acquisition Advisory

Advanced transactional guidance to public corporations, private equity, family offices and owners of privately held companies.

About Us

Why We’re different


Blue River Financial Group represents and advises some of the world’s most sophisticated professional private company investors. The knowledge we impart is extraordinarily relevant to owners of privately held middle market companies. Blue River’s mission is to equip first-time or serial-sellers with empowering knowledge that leads to optimal transactional outcomes. As an owner, the transfer of all or part of your business ownership will rank among the most important decisions of your lifetime. Blue River can be your trusted guide through the turbulent M&A advisory waters.

Years In Business

Global Industries


Years of Transaction Experience


Blue River assembles a team for every buy-side and sell-side project, led by proven, senior-level professionals. The team possesses a wide array of deal/industry experience and a solid track record of creating value for clients. M&A advisory services are delivered with integrity, foresight, and care. Blue River’s team actively leads all transactions through completion.

our clients

Blue River assists clients in buy/sell transactions in the private capital marketplace. Our clients come from many industries and sectors, including Communications, Healthcare, Information Technology, Software, Automotive, Steel, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Education, Building Products, Natural Resources, Aerospace & Defense, Engineering Services and many others. 


WISDOM Is What Matters

With knowledge and experience comes wisdom. Wisdom matters. Blue River provides you with insights specifically related to your transaction. With as much time, money, effort, and care you’ve put into your business, you can’t afford to make even one misstep in your M&A transaction.

Whether selling or buying, let the Blue River M&A Advisory team provide you with the wisdom we’ve attained to ensure your transaction is regret-free!


Managing Partners

Bryan Berent

William Loftis



OUR Memberships


Our Clients SaY IT BEST

“Blue River has been a valuable strategic partner to Incline and our portfolio for several years. They identify and uncover unique opportunities and form genuine connections with business owners. This expertise has translated to acquisitions that have been mutually beneficial and significant drivers of meaningful growth. We value their relationship and ability to support our acquisition efforts.”

Partner, Incline Equity

“We have successfully worked with Blue River over the years.  The best way to determine if the relationship is working, from Huron’s perspective, is to have closed deals as the result.  Blue River has delivered that multiple times for us.”

Partner, Huron Capital

“When selling a business, there are many issues that can suddenly arise. Blue River balances things and weighs them out. I really appreciate that about the team. I think they did an outstanding job of preparing us for what could happen throughout the process. And many of the things they prepared us for, actually did happen. The Blue River team was always accessible and empathetic, and understood that for our family, this business was like our baby.”

President, TrynEx, Inc.


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News From The World Of M&A

Now is the Watchword of the Wise

Now is the Watchword of the Wise

For business owners facing the selling decision, there is a growing urgency to do it sooner rather than later. Here is why. Private company values are still trading at historically high levels. Private equity firms, family offices, public corporations, and other...

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Blue River Welcomes Four New Team Members in Q2 Of 2022

Blue River Welcomes Four New Team Members in Q2 Of 2022

June 8, 2022 – Blue River further expands its team with new talent added to the Sell-Side, Buy-Side, and HR divisions. Jack Zollinger, David Lipman, Stephanie Studt and Maryann Hagan joined our organization in Q2 of 2022, bringing decades of invaluable expertise,...

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