Testimonials

Leaders LLC takes great pride in the fact that parties involved in transactions with our clients recognize the value of our role and our contribution to a transaction.

"Through the years I have worked with several mergers and acquisitions advisors, and Matt is the best I have ever worked with. Matt is very professional and knowledgeable, and he has the unique ability to make both the seller and the buyer feel that he is there for them (I was the buyer and Matt represented the Seller, Enterprise Foundry). Matt has excellent people skills and strong financial, business and transactional knowledge. These attributes combined with a deep understanding of all of the aspects of the M&A process makes working with Matt a pleasant, efficient and professionally rewarding experience. I hope that I will have the opportunity to work on another business opportunity with Matt and the Leaders team."

Martin Drolet, President and Owner of Enterprise Castings, LLC
Purchaser of Leaders LLC's client, Enterprise Foundry, Inc.


"I want to Thank You again for all of your efforts on behalf of our Family. This was my first transaction of this type and I didn’t know what to expect from day to day. While at times it became very stressful to me, the guidance you showed allowed me to believe that we would succeed regardless of the number of bumps in the road."

–Steve Hutchins, 2nd generation shareholder and son of founder Joe Hutchins
Atlantic Great Dane


“Without the guidance of Leaders throughout this process, there is no way that we would have reached such a successful conclusion; not only for the Russell family, but for the legacy of our company and its employees.”

Libby Russell, 5th generation shareholder
James Russell Engineering Works


“Thanks for all your help getting through this process. You guys are awesome. I would recommend you in a heartbeat.”

Dave Baker, CEO and Owner
Trico Millwork


“We recently engaged Matt Caras of Leaders LLC to assist us in the sale of our propane business. We could not have been more pleased with the level of Leaders’ industry expertise and professionalism, as well as with their support through a difficult and emotional process. We could not have had a better outcome! I would highly recommend Leaders LLC to anyone looking to sell their business.”

Richard C. Whiting, Jr., President and 5th generation Owner
Whiting Oil


“We were very impressed with your [Leaders] hard work and professionalism, and we were all thankful that we chose Leaders as our M&A advisor. Brian Deveaux’s extensive knowledge of accounting and legal principles provided additional value to the M&A services provided by Leaders.”

Jay Kapur, Shareholder and General Manager
Aimtek Inc.


“We especially appreciated Leaders attention to detail throughout the transaction process.”

Amar Kapur, Founder and Shareholder
Aimtek Inc.


“When both the buyer and the seller recognize your [Leaders'] value, that’s a good thing! I have really enjoyed working with you on this deal, and appreciated your diligence, professionalism, and creativity on getting this deal done. I believe this to be a major hallmark in the long history of our Company, and you will remain in my mind one of the major factors in making this happen.”

Tim Hussey, CEO and 6th generation Owner
Hussey Seating Company


“Brian Deveaux and the team at Leaders guided us through the sale process so that we knew what to expect at each stage of the process. They were two steps ahead of the game at all times which allowed the ETOX management team to remain focused on running the business while at the same time completing a successful sale.”

Frank Barker, President
ETOX, Inc.


“In my 25+ years of practicing corporate law, Leaders LLC is one of the most professional and competent M&A advisors that I have ever worked with.”

Jim Hedrick, Managing Partner
Potter Minton P.C.,
Legal Advisor to ETOX


“The completion of this acquisition by INOX India is a major step forward in our global strategy and represents an exciting future for both businesses. This acquisition would have never come to fruition without the involvement of Leaders LLC.”

Mr. Parag P. Kulkarni, Director and CEO
INOX India


“We were extremely pleased with Leaders and their focused expertise within our industry. Leaders not only generated a premium for the assets of our company, they also guided us through the sale processes and negotiations, resulting in a smooth and expeditious closing. Hiring Leaders was one of the best decisions I ever made.”

Tim Rice, Owner & President
Rice Oil Company


Matt and Brian:

I have been up since very early this morning and wanted to leave a few words for both of you. It is going to be hard for me not to look each day for an email from you. … We are very lucky to have been given this opportunity and, especially, the opportunity to work with you.

I also find myself thinking this morning about the way yesterday’s [negotiations and pre-closing] flowed so beautifully. It was as if we were taking a big exam, and we had prepared so well that taking the test was almost fun.

We thank you, wholeheartedly, and applaud you both for the exquisite way you helped us choreograph our final dance as owners of the Company.

Learning the steps was a challenge, but in the end it all came together. We will always be grateful for your guidance, counsel, and friendship through such an important event in our lives.

You’re the best.”

Nancy Sheriff, Co-Owner
Northeast Mechanical Services


“Had I tried to do this alone, it either would not have gotten done, or I would have ended up with a lot less money in my pocket when all was said and done.”

John J. Barry III, Owner and CEO
Welding Equipment & Supply Company


“The transaction process went very smoothly due in no small part to the practical and professional assistance of Matt Caras and the other Leaders personnel. We would not hesitate to recommend Leaders to anyone in need of their transaction support services.”

Bill Hallinan, President and COO
Cryogenic Industries


“Utilizing Leaders LLC to help sell our company was one of the best business decisions we have ever made. Leaders LLC walked us through the selling process step by step.”

Jack Federico, Shareholder & GM
Polar Cryogenics, Incorporated


"Brian Deveaux had been serving in an advisory capacity to Auxilor for a number of years leading up to the transaction. His work in this capacity allowed us to move quickly in taking the company to market and facilitated a streamlined process. In fact, from our initial meeting with the Datawatch management team, it took less than 6 weeks to complete the transaction. I would recommend them to anyone who is considering selling their business."

James Finnerty, President
Auxilor, inc.


“We turned to Leaders for their experience and ability to work through almost any issue. They know the ins and outs of acquisitions and they have the people skills to deal with any personality type"

Patrick Cunningham, President
Blue Marble Geographics


“I am very pleased with the results obtained by Leaders LLC and highly recommend them to other business owners."

Jim Sedgwick, Principal Owner
Polar Cryogenics


“The experience that Leaders brought to the table, both from an industry and transactional perspective, were invaluable throughout the process.”

David Hahn, President
James Russell Engineering Works