As an investor who has owned, operated and managed a diverse group of successful businesses over the years, I have encountered several business brokers and intermediaries in the M&A field with varying results. My transaction with Alan Tronson, however, stands out as one of the most professional, satisfying and productive. I found Alan to be quite knowledgeable about the host of issues required to bring a deal to completion. He made convincing arguments about the value of a prospective acquisition, mediated delicate issues effectively and came up with creative structural advice for me as an absentee owner to team up with key management. He is patient and persevered through a project with a very long duration while overcoming formidable complexities. Furthermore, he was enjoyable to work with and left me very pleased with the acquisition.