Trustmark Mergers & Acquisitions
  • #1 Top Producing Consultant 2022 - International M&A Firm
  • #5 Top Producing Consultant 2021 - International M&A Firm
  • Former 2x Business Owner
  • Data Driven Business Valuations
  • National Network of Buyers
  • Cutting Edge Marketing
  • Operational Consulting Services
  • Comprehensive Buyer Screening 
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker
  • 35+ Years Experience
  • Duke University Graduate Digital Media & Marketing

Leading By Example

Unlike a traditional M&A firm, we widen our lens and look at your entire business operations to maximize your business value. 


We offer a range of services to help prepare you for your business sale many years before the decision is made to retire. These services include operational consulting,  commercial real estate brokerage, mergers & acquisitions, and business sales. 


This more holistic approach, coupled with our award-winning brokerage services, provides greater value for business owners, years before the decision is made to sell their business.


Our founder, Mark Herrmann,  has over 35 years of experience in corporate America and in business ownership. His career also includes commercial real estate, management consulting, economic development and Fortune 500 strategic alliance management in the tech industry.  


He founded and later sold a national marketing franchise after expanding the business to have offices in Denver, Charlotte, Raleigh, San Antonio and Austin. 


He is a licensed commercial real estate broker affiliated with Ascent Real Estate Partners. 

Business Valuations

We’ll perform a no obligation business valuation that details the fair market value your business would likely obtain to qualified buyers.  If you need a more detailed appraisal for legal or accounting purposes or partner dissolution, we can help here as well. We have many options to suit your budget. Our valuation process evaluates your business financials and national comparables to determine the highest value of your business.  

Strict Confidentiality 

We take protecting your confidentiality and business financials seriously.  We ensure that all potential buyers are pre-screened, qualified financially and have signed a non-disclosure document.  Once an offer is accepted, we set up a data room that encrypts the materials being viewed and allows us to control the flow of information in a secure environment.

Full Service Commercial Real Estate Services

Through our affiliation with Ascent Real Estate Partners, we are able to assist with all of your commercial real estate needs including tenant or landlord representation, real estate analytics and real estate investments.  Whether you have a building to sell or lease, a business to sell that includes real estate or if you are looking for representation with a landlord, we can help. 

A Trusted Team of Advisors

We've built a vast network of professionals, including transaction attorneys, accountants, lenders and other resources that are available to assist with the business sale closing process. 

Cutting Edge Marketing

We will get you exposure you can’t possibly get on your own, or from any other firm. We use all the leading business brokerage web sites, social media marketing, industry multiple listing services and other proprietary techniques. Additionally, we use our growing database of several thousand buyers to identify the right buyers who are qualified to purchase your business.