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Marigold Resources Office at 308 E River Drive in Davenport, Iowa

Marigold Resources is proficient at advising businesses in the lower-mid market with $5 to $25 million in annual sales.

Independently owned since 2011, Marigold Resources is one of Iowa's leading M&A advisory firms.

Value Builder System: 8 Key Drivers

Driver 1: Financial Performance
Driver 2: Growth Potential
Driver 3: Switzerland Structure
Driver 4: The Valuation Teeter Totter
Driver 5: The Hierarchy of Recurring Revenue
Driver 6: The Monopoly Control
Driver 7: Customer Satisfaction
Driver 8: Hub & Spoke

The Marigold Team

Chris Barnard
Managing Partner


Todd McGreevy
Managing Partner


Larry McDonald
Brand Advisor


Justin Holstein
Digital Media Advisor


Tony Grau
Certified Value Builder™


Bill Karben
Accounting & Valuation Advisor


John Mack
Business Appraiser


John Crowe
Senior M & A Advisor


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64408 Historical EBITDA LumberyardBUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2018 Sales $1.47MM, $205K SDE
  • 2019 Sales $1.33MM, $110K SDE
  • 2020 Sales $1.60MM, $196K SDE (est.)

The Company specializes in selling building materials. . The Company is a one-stop-shop for home builders, offering all types of the supplies from lumber to roofing, windows, paint, and hardware. The Company primarily serves construction contractors (67% of 2019 revenue) as well as homeowners (28%) and walk-in customers (5%) mainly in its local market (65% of revenue) as well as beyond (32% within a 50-mile radius and 3% beyond a 50-mile radius).

The Company operates out of a 3,000 square foot shareholder-owned facility.

Thriving Business, Right Time Right Price for New Buyer, Seller Partially Absentee

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The owner of this thriving high volume photography business profiled below is seeking a successful exit via a sale or merger. 

The seller must move out of state for family reasons. 

This is an excellent business for any photographer who wants to generate $100,000+ annually in pre-tax profits while practicing their art form and not have to work overtime in order to enjoy the profits. 

Or, if you own your own photography based business and want to expand through acquisition, this is worthy of review.

It is also a smart financial investment for an owner who has a qualified photography and business development savvy manager who can oversee and operate the business. 

For $40-$50K of cash equity, a Buyer can*: 

  • Acquire this 50+ year old thriving portrait studio and photo printing lab 
  • Pay yourself or a manager $40K annually for a 3/4 time work commitment 
  • Service bank debt and/or rent
  • Have ~$10K cash annually remaining from pre-tax profits
  • Generate 22% annual ROI on your cash investment 
  • *SBA backed financing, with Seller financing 25% of the purchase price

This Midwestern business, founded in the 1970's, is an institution in the numerous regional counties it serves. Generations of customers return to this admired studio for their photography and portrait needs. The brand, service levels and reputation has been superbly maintained by the current owner who is partially absentee.

The successful business provides photography for all occasions, especially event photography. While in-studio portrait photography is the foundation, the business manages dozens of accounts for school pictures, high school events, sports teams, dance studios and more. The business realizes even higher margins by operating its own printing lab equipment.  

Seller has a great team that converts these high volume contracts into high profits. The business has not missed a beat during covid, and continues to have social distancing sessions in the studio and on-site photo shoots for all ages and all cultural backgrounds.  

The seller is often travelling with family out of town and has a great team managing the day to day at the studio.
The seller has built a very good business built to sell and remain profitable for a new owner so the seller may spend more time out of state with family.  The seller is negotiable on terms, especially for someone who does not need a lot of training. 

bowlingalleyWestern Illinois Bowling & Pizza Entertainment Center  

This all season bowling alley and well-known pizza restaurant function as a community center to a popular community in Western Illinois. It has been in operation for over 60 years.  The previous owner passed and his executors are looking for new ownership to build upon all of the various growth opportunities.

The business is very connected with the local schools and has contract agreements to cater to various schools weekly.

They are also a popular location to host various tournaments and celebratory events (birthdays, graduations and other community events). Besides the pizza menu, they offer a full-service bar.

A list of furniture, fixtures and equipment as well as inventory that will be included in the sale will be provided to a serious buyer.

The sellers employ a current operator that is very qualified and is looking to stay on after the transition.