M & A Advisor
Scott Evert, Managing Director and owner of Sunbelt in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago is a licensed business broker, with over 18 years experience of buying and selling businesses.
As managing director, Mr. Evert specializes in facilitating the acquisition and sale of middle market businesses in the manufacturing, service and franchise sectors. Mr. Evert has been involved with Sunbelt Business Brokers, an international organization of approximately 300 locations, since 2000. Mr. Evert has served as a member of the Board of Sunbelt since 2002, and negotiated the sale of Sunbelt corporate in 2006.
He founded the Sunbelt Franchise Re-sale program in 2002, (which partners with large franchisors to transition franchisees) and continues to direct that initiative. He is the Region Manager and managing partner for Sunbelt in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Chicago, which collectively have 50 associates. He is a licensed business broker, with nearly 25 years experience of buying and selling businesses. Mr. Evert has obtained the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association. In addition, Mr. Evert is a financial partner in several businesses.
Mr. Evert began his career in the early 80′s, when he founded a video distribution business that grew to over $10 million in sales with over 100 employees. He subsequently sold his company to Major Video Concepts, a $400 million distributor and became its V.P. of Sales directing divestures and acquisitions. During his ten year career with Major, Mr. Evert initiated many strategic acquisitions and divestures of companies that had $1-$20 million in sales, as well being instrumental in a $50 million acquisition. In addition, Mr. Evert helped facilitate the sale or acquisition for many of Major’s clients. Mr. Evert subsequently joined Sunbelt and resides in the Twin City area with his wife and two children.