Your Mid-Market M&A Navigator


Don’t Go It Alone


“I wish I knew then what I know now about selling a company.
I would have done things differently.”

 As an owner, the transfer of all or part of your business ownership will rank among the most important decisions of your lifetime

Yet many enter the M&A arena without a full or accurate understanding of the essential knowledge vital to optimal outcomes.

You need a guide through the turbulent waters of M&A.


Blue River’s mission is to equip first-time or serial-sellers with empowering knowledge that leads to optimal transactional outcomes.

And because Blue River 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.

Let BLUE RIVER be your M&A Advisory guide.


M&A Advisory Success Across Industries

Blue River’s clients have interests in many industries and sectors. We are armed with deep industry insights and extensive M&A expertise. Blue River’s senior-level team executes engagements with remarkable competence. Our success covers a broad swath of industries including Energy, Communications, Healthcare, Information Technology, Software, Automotive, Steel, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Education, Building Products, Natural Resources, Aerospace & Defense, Engineering Services and many other manufacturing, distribution and service sectors.

Knowledge + Experience

WISDOM Is What Matters

Knowledge is important, but if it isn’t coupled with experience, it’s not worth much. Wisdom is what counts – the marriage of both knowledge and experience. We founded Blue River to provide you with the specific wisdom required to attain a regret-free M&A 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


Regret-Free Transactions

Blue River’s transactions include the sale and purchase of private companies, joint ventures, structuring and financing of management buyouts and management buy-ins, industry roll-ups, recapitalizations and private placements. 

“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.”

Gretchen Perkins
Huron Capital Partners

“When selling a business, there are many issues that can suddenly arise. Bill balances things, he weighs them out. I really appreciate that about him. I think he did an outstanding job of preparing us for what he felt could happen throughout the process. And many of the things he prepared us for actually did happen. Bill was always accessible and empathetic, he understood that for our family, this business was like our baby.”
Chuck Truan
President, TrynEx, Inc.

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New Blue River Website Launched!

New Blue River Website Launched!

At Blue River, we are strongly committed to excellence in all we do, for our clients especially, but also our staff, community, and industry. So in our continued pursuit of excellence and continual improvement, we are excited to launch our new website!

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