I worked as hard as I could during my tenure as the owner of Systems Design West to improve the value and long-term viability of this company. When it was time to sell it I wanted to make sure that I hired the right organization to market the company so I could get top dollar for what I had accomplished. Eric Williams at Codiligent made that happen. He helped assemble the perfect team of experts, Attorney, CPA, etc. He marketed and negotiated on my behalf better than I ever thought anyone could have. In retrospect, I am amazed at how well the exit strategy panned out due to his efforts and careful diligence in this process.
They (a prospective buyer) also shared how impressed they were with Codiligent’s marketing packet and research. They have looked at "dozens of other businesses and franchises" and felt that Codiligent’s package for my business was "one of the best" they had reviewed.
I have worked as both an attorney and a CPA on M&A transactions for over 20 years in Portland and Manhattan. During that time, Eric has brokered a number of transactions for my clients. His superior grasp of the economic, tax, legal and psychological dynamics of these transactions makes him an effective advocate for the client. Eric’s creativity has helped craft solutions to roadblocks in ways that have left both buyers and sellers feeling they have been treated fairly and professionally. He’s attentive to detail, responsive, and has great interpersonal skills. This instills confidence and respect in both clients and other members of the professional team. He seems to have a way of keeping people working together in a positive direction. I always feel like we have a better chance of getting a deal done when Eric brokers the transaction.
Milt Christensen, JD, MA, LL.M
Attorney, Harris Berne Christensen LLP