Sperry, Mitchell & Company was founded in 1986 by Paul Sperry and Beatrice Mitchell, and is today one of the oldest and most active independent M&A advisory firms in the United States. Our team is known for its dedication to our clients.  Our success has been built on a foundation of experience, commitment, integrity and results.

Our only business is representing owners of private companies seeking a sale or merger. We have purposely chosen to represent sellers exclusively to avoid conflicts of interest and to allow complete independence in representing our clients. We never represent or advise buyers.

We are:

      • Client-Centered: We are an experienced partner whom our clients can trust to guide them through the complexities of a sale transaction. We are committed to working with owners of private companies in planning and executing the optimal sale of their businessPaul_Bea4.
      • Relationship-Oriented: We understand the unique nature of private companies and their owners. We develop long-term, partnering relationships with our clients, often providing advice and guidance years before any sales processes are contemplated or initiated.
      • Results-Driven: We have arranged hundreds of transactions in our 30 year history, establishing a reputation for achieving outstanding results for our clients.

We provide individualized service to each of our clients. Each transaction has unique demands and priorities. Our staff is geared towards tailoring strategies to meet our clients’ particular economic and non-economic objectives.

We conduct a broad and thorough search for potential buyers, and are active in all stages of marketing and negotiations.

We emphasize professionalism, thoroughness and integrity in assisting our clients to meet their business and personal objectives. All client matters are handled with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.


We were first introduced to Sperry Mitchell in the 1980s as a trusted and reliable investment banker.  Although this introduction was made long before we decided to sell our business, we continued to stay in touch over the years. When our family was finally ready to sell, Sperry Mitchell was there to guide us through the process, answer the multitude of questions we had, be a sounding board on decisions, and negotiate an outstanding deal.  They were a great partner to have during this process and made the journey from start to finish a much easier experience. We are thankful for their entire team’s help in finalizing this deal.

LA_TrainL. A. Train
Swiff Train Company
Houston, TX

We chose Sperry Mitchell because we knew we would have a highly-experienced senior person overseeing our sale. We were amazed at how quickly and thoroughly the Sperry Mitchell team got their hands around our business. That knowledge helped with the sale process and saved my management team a lot of time. Sperry Mitchell made certain that our company would be shown in the best light and to the most logical buyers. They helped us find a good home for our company and optimized the value we received.

karol1Bill Karol
Koda Enterprises Group
Waltham, MA

I was introduced to Sperry Mitchell through a colleague in private equity who had done many transactions with them over the years. My experience with Sperry Mitchell was very positive.  I found their team to be extremely capable, easy to deal with, and of the highest integrity. The leadership at Sperry Mitchell was actively involved with every aspect of the transaction and always accessible. Based on their wealth of experience in mid-market transactions, they were able to anticipate the tripping hazards that we encountered along the way and helped us to navigate those waters. I would highly recommend Sperry Mitchell to any owner considering selling their business.

goldenBrian Golden
Plympton, MA

I worked with Sperry Mitchell back in 2008, when their auction process yielded a half-dozen solid offers. However, when the economy crashed and our performance suffered, they advised us to put the process on hold. They patiently advised and supported us throughout the down-turn. Six years later, we re-engaged the market, and I worked with the same team to negotiate a premium price from a very motivated strategic buyer. At each step, Sperry Mitchell brought wisdom and a depth of experience critical to both the success of the deal and my peace of mind. I can’t say enough about their commitment to our success and their true interest in my welfare throughout the process.

murdock1James Murdock
Endless Pools
Aston, PA

Sperry Mitchell did something we were not able to do by ourselves – they created an active market for our company. As a result, we achieved a selling price significantly above our expectations, to a company that wasn’t previously on our radar. Their hard work and consistent, clear communication made the selling process much less stressful than it otherwise might have been. I’d use them again in a heartbeat!

David_TarverW. David Tarver
Telecom Analysis Systems
Eatontown, NJ