Murphy Business & Financial Corporation LLC, North America’s leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 180 offices in the United States and Canada, recently announced the opening of a new office in Butte servicing Lewis and Clark, and Silver Bow counties as well as eight surrounding counties in Montana. A full range of services and support are now available to local business owners seeking professional brokerage counsel.
John Maslanik, the new representative, has opened the Helena-Butte office to provide one of the country’s most comprehensive business brokerage services to the region. The new office will support entrepreneurs with professional services to aid in the sale of their businesses, including valuations and assistance in finding financing for qualified buyers.
“There is a high demand for business brokerage services all throughout western Montana,” said Maslanik. “I look forward to meeting that demand by being a trusted partner to business owners and interested buyers in Helena, Butte and surrounding territories.”
Maslanik started his business career while attending the University of Wyoming when he founded a plumbing wholesale company in Laramie. He grew the company from one location with one employee to four locations and a staff of 20 spanning two states prior to selling the business. This transaction introduced him to the process involved in selling a business. Since then he has helped a mining company divest its claims, negotiated the sale of telecom leases for a family holding company and analyzed the value of numerous publicly-held companies in his role as a principal of a registered investment management firm.
As he looks at today’s marketplace in Montana, Maslanik sees an increase in demand for business brokerage services. Low interest rates coupled with a growing pool of second or third career professionals, is generating more qualified buyers for businesses. Maslanik points to national statistics that show the number and value of business sales has been increasing, and projects that over half of Main Street business will change ownership over the next decade.