ATK Ventures Group

Specializes in helping successful business owners in Texas sell their business for maximum value. Our team is highly experienced and truly understands what it takes to navigate through the entire sales process from beginning to end while maintaining confidentiality. 

In order to sell your business, it is critical to determine a realistic target price that is in the “strike zone” of serious buyers. It is also imperative that potential buyers be qualified both financially as well as their ability to operate the business before they ever get the chance to meet with you – the seller. The way the business is marketed is crucial in order to attract serious, capable buyers. 

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ATK Ventures can provide you with a realistic low to high market value for your business, create an effective marketing package, qualify potential buyers and negotiate price and structure on your behalf in order to save you time and help you achieve your exit goals.

We take on the expense of marketing your business and invest our time with no upfront costs to you if we are confident, we can meet or exceed your expectations. If we don’t believe we can achieve your goals, we will provide you with our reasoning based on our experience and help you create an exit plan to prepare your business to sell for maximum value in the future.

We will provide a realistic expectation of market value and advise you of your various exit options. We are straightforward with our explanation of what you can expect during the sales process. You have worked hard to build your business to this point. Let us help you find the right buyer and Maximize Your Exit so you can move on to your next venture!

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Meet Our Team

Team Members are selected for their individual skillsets and alignment with the firm’s core values.

Talon Kuhns, CM&AP, M&AMI

CEO/Founder

Talon is a highly experienced and accomplished business intermediary and M&A advisor.

He holds the Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) and Mergers & Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designations. Talon has a proven track record ofclosing mutually beneficial transactions and forging long lasting business relationships with sellers and buyers.

Talon demonstrates a high degree of focus and dedication while leading transactions on behalf of his clients. He is a very execution oriented professional that strives to meet and exceed his clients exit strategy objectives. His straightforward, consultative approach and critical thinking make Talon a valuable ally for any business owner striving to maximize their exit in a very timely manner.

Talon is responsible for facilitating, negotiating, and closing engagements, as well as the overall vision and direction of the firm.

He resides in Allen, TX with his wife and family. Talon is very proud to represent that ATK Ventures is a Christian M&A firm that reaps what it sows.

Randy Fletcher

COO

Randy is a highly skilled advisor and relationship builder. In addition to advising clients, he is responsible for constantly improving the firm's systems and processes to ensure maximum deal flow efficiency. Randy has over 25 years of sales and sales team management experience with Fortune 500 companies, as well as experience consulting with these companies and their clients to help increase operational efficiencies. He possesses a high level of organizational skills and the ability to connect with and build lasting client relationships. Randy aligns with the marketplace ministry mindset of the firm, as he and his wife Sandy have been involved in children and youth ministry discipleship for many years and love sharing the good news of the Gospel! Randy’s favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11. He claims this scripture daily over his family, colleagues, and clients. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not harm you, plans for a hope and a future.” Randy resides in Wylie, TX with his wife of over 25 years and their two beautiful daughters.

Glen Horowitz

Managing Director

Glen joined the firm after over 25 years of successfully owning businesses and working in upper level management positions. Since he has personally exited a business twice, he understands the needs of our clients. He genuinely enjoys helping our clients reach their goals and exceeding their expectations. His business background is diverse which allows him to understand many different verticals. His quick thinking and trustworthiness has helped him become a master negotiator that will allow you to maximize your exit.

Glen, along with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, enjoy spending time on their family farm where they just completed the construction of a family chapel.

Rob Kietzman

Managing Director

Rob has over 30 years management experience in a variety of industries with a strong focus on business strategy and optimizing company performance. This experience has served him well as he participated in transactions at Fortune 500 companies and lead numerous successful transactions for himself and his clients. Rob is known for his calm demeaner and singular focus on bringing buyers and sellers together with open and honest communications. He has also consulted business owners to improve company performance/marketability with a focus on maximizing exit valuation. Rob lives in Southlake, Texas and has been married for 28 years. Rob and his wife have four adult children.

Lisa Kuhns

Director of Client Relations

Lisa has over 25 years of experience building trusting client relationships. With her friendly, outgoing personality she possesses the uncanny ability to connect with clients and truly cares for them. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M, is a licensed realtor, and is responsible for helping ensure every client has an exceptional experience. She resides in Allen, TX with her husband Talon and their three children, Kayla, Aubree and Braden. Lisa enjoys the beach, spending time with her family and sharing God’s love.

Sandy Fletcher

Director of Business Development

Sandy has over 25 years professional client service experience and a reputation for treating everyone with respect. She possesses excellent organization and communication skills and is responsible for new business development. Throughout her career, Sandy has had the personal experience of working for business owners who have started companies from the ground up, all the way through selling their business. She understands the amount of work that goes into owning a business and the emotion behind making the decision to sell. Sandy and her husband together have served in several ministry positions and enjoy spending time together and serving for God’s glory. She resides in Wylie, TX and is married to her high school sweetheart and has two beautiful daughters, Kaitlyn Grace and Emily Faith.

Danielle Hill

Business Development Specialist

Danielle has over 15 years experience in client relations. This makes her a valuable asset to our business development team. Danielle's pleasant personality shines, even over the phone when she is reaching out to potential clients. Danielle is an artist and enjoys spending time with her family and attending her children's sporting events. She lives in Granbury, TX with her husband and 4 children. She loves Jesus and believes all things are possible with Christ.

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Our Core Values

Integrity Vision Success

Our Niche

Christian Mergers & Acquisitions firm specializing in selling companies for maximum value in minimum time.

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Our Vision

To be known as the most trusted and proficient M&A advisory firm.

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Our Mission

Align with our clients and deliver results by executing mutually beneficial M&A transactions for our Sellers and Buyers.

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Our Values

Integrity – Faith, Commitment, Excellence. 

Vision – Critical Thinking, Spiritual Discernment, Inspired Action.

Success – Communication, Process, Teamwork.

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PROVEN SUCCESS

We have over a 90% success rate and are specialists at helping our clients Maximize Their Exit.

INTEGRITY & TRUST

We are passionate about aligning with you to help you achieve your exit goals.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Is crucial when selling your business. We maintain high confidentiality throughout the entire process.

The soil says, “Don’t bring me your need, bring me your seed."

Jim Rohn

CLIENT REVIEWS

In looking for the right business to purchase, my wife and I met with Talon and his team to discuss potential businesses. After learning about our goals and the type of business we were looking for, Talon brought a business to our attention that was new to the market. It was a good fit for us and was being offered at a great value. Talon helped us navigate through the buying process with the seller ensuring a smooth process. Three years later, we received an offer sold the business at a substantial profit. Talon did a great job in finding a business for us that was a good fit and had the growth potential we were looking for.

John & Leanne LeeTCS

Our experience with Talon was first class! We were extremely impressed from the first time we met Talon and the team. They are experts in selling businesses and will most definitely give you valuable advice! The entire process was smooth from first discovery meeting until the wiring of funds. Their goal is to facilitate the sale of your business for the best price and terms as quickly as possible. If you’re ready to sell your business, call Talon. He will do what they say and my wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

Glen and Patsy BradleyBradTex Heating & Air

After 30+ years of working hands on in our family business we were ready to look towards the future for our company. When we decided that we were ready to sell it was important for us to find a company to help us with the sale that respected our relationships with our employees and customers. We met with Talon and the team and felt their core values were in line with ours. Talon worked with us through the process to match us with the right buyers for our company and desires for its future. Talons guidance and expertise from the start to closing helped us to make this a win for us, a win for the buyer and a win for our customers and employees.

David & Cyndi KeelerAll-Systems

Talon…..I just wanted to say thanks to you and your team. There are times in my life when God has introduced me to just the right people and this was one of those times. As I look back on the process I realize how little I knew about the sale of a business. I was so blessed to be involved with your team of experts. I received a phone solicitation early March. We had our first meeting mid March. I had an offer that exceeded my expectations end of April. Closed the sale mid May. During the process your team put me together with the right buyer, led me through the process, put me together with an expert attorney. Victor and his partners advised me to structure the payment in a manner that literally saved me $40k in tax payments. As I write this from my recliner, I have the funds deposited in the bank, the buyers are operating their new company with most all transitions completed, and all my former employees are still employed and appear to be happy with the change. Win, Win, Win. That is the way I wanted to exit.

Dale KingFormer President, Retired, King Air Conditioning, Inc

I started my company twenty years ago. When I was ready to sell, I interviewed several business brokers. One of them was Talon “the Eagle” because my financial advisor referred me to him. Talon was very knowledgeable and straightforward answering my questions so I chose him. He quickly found the right buyer, negotiated everything on my behalf and sold my company for maximum value. I highly recommend Talon and the highly experienced team to anyone considering selling their business.

Almir DemoraisTotal Cleaning Services

Our first meeting with Talon was very comfortable and loved his knowledge in selling a business for both the buyer and seller. Talon and all his team were very professional and knowledgeable in every aspect of selling a business. Talon and all his team made sure everything went smoothly all communication was courteous and professional. His recommendation of an attorney to get through the legal process went smooth and very professional to work with. Talon also suggested to get our business evaluated with a CPA/Evaluation firm for tax purposes. That evaluation ended up saving us 100K plus in taxes. For the cost of the evaluation it was worth the cost. The process was all done within 30 days. Talon did very well following up with each process and has stayed in contact after sale was final. I would highly recommend Talon.

Cody and Kandice SheffieldFormer President/VP, Boone’s Heat. & A/C, Inc.

I think anyone can find a buyer. The road from finding a buyer to cashing a check is fraught with pitfalls. The whole process is fraught with emotion and sometimes the smallest things can blow a deal up. Talon and team made sure our buyer and us kept our eye on the goal. We would not have gotten the amount of money we got for our business without the team negotiating for us and we certainly would not have closed without the firm mediating the whole process.

Leonard E. LynskeyComplete Pharmacy Care

Starting a business is hard. Running a business is even harder. But, selling a business is the hardest of all. It’s an emotional process selling something you love so much. Talon served as an ultimate matchmaker between us and the new owner of Southern Comfort Mechanical. The team treated my husband and I with sensitivity and brought a sense of peace throughout the entire transaction all the while getting us a premium price. Talon and his team are the true “Dream Team!

Jason and Laurie FraserSouthern Comfort Mechanical

So grateful for the relationship we’ve developed with Talon and the ATK team! Rarely have I worked with an intermediary whose role in bringing together transaction partners extends so far beyond that of an advisor. Virtually every candidate Talon has recommended has been very much in line with our focus as a strategic acquiror. ATK has demonstrated a keen ability to assess all the things that matter when finding the right buyer for the sellers they represent. Additionally, ATK has proven time and time again to be invaluable throughout all phases of the transaction process: negotiation, diligence and execution. In short, ATK knows how to get deals done.

Steve SchultzPrincipal and CFO, MPact Initiatives, parent company of Milestone Electric, Inc.

My experience in doing business with Talon and ATK Ventures was great from the beginning until the end. I first met with him to just get an appraisal on my company thinking of a future sell. He was able to find a buyer within days for top dollar amount. He answers any questions very thoroughly and will make sure you understand every part of the process. I am extremely grateful to have done business with Talon and would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking to sell or acquire a business.

FelipePremium Remodel Services

Talon did a fantastic job guiding our transaction to a successful close. He understands the characteristics of businesses that would make sense as add-ons for our platform and was wonderful in making a strong introduction that saved valuable time for both parties. He ensured that issues were resolved in a timely manner and kept lines of communication open between the seller and buyer. Diligence questions were responded to quickly and professionally.

Tanner PaynePresident, Total Cleaning & Renovation Services

There are no words that describes the elation I feel when I think about our experience with the ATK team! The word that comes most to my mind when I think about the business partnership is Exemplary! Talon, Glen, Cliff, and Randy are exceptional. Never did I think that when I met the ATK team that we would be in such caring and dedicated hands. When we first met Glen, we knew there was a connection. We were just beginning to explore our options for selling our company. His graciousness and kind nature made us feel very comfortable. So much in fact, that when he went to work for ATK Ventures, we followed him, and I am so glad we did.

Beth Worman, Part 1Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC

When he introduced us to Talon and Randy, I told them the story of how The Missing Peace (TMP) was founded in 2014. They instantly believed in the mission of TMP and guaranteed us that they would find the perfect buyer for our organization. That was an incredibly difficult time for me, and their words of assurance, affirmation and appreciation eased any discomfort I was experiencing, and I knew at that moment they were our guys! Soon, we met Cliff. Cliff is nothing short of brilliant! At first, I was overwhelmed when we began talking with Cliff. I couldn’t believe how much information was being requested, how many reports, financial data and spreadsheets Megan and I had to create. I quickly learned that to keep Cliff happy, I was to keep using the same email thread when discussing a particular topic instead of starting a new email chain. I learned to appreciate the fact that Cliff’s attention to detail precision was critical in the financial representation of TMP. In fact, it was contagious. Over time, I began to enjoy his requests for information and looked forward to his emails and calls.

Beth Worman, Part 2Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC

Cliff recommended that when tasks became daunting, while also running the business full time, that we should knock out the hard things first and get them out of the way, then focus on the easier tasks. I did that, and he was right. His advice was instrumental in the due diligence process. The team had us so prepared ahead of time that by the time we had reached due diligence, we had already done most of the work. The dedication, commitment, and loyalty the ATK team demonstrated from the beginning of the acquisition process through closing not only made me feel like we were their only client, who we were not, but also made me feel like they had become a part of the TMP family. They couldn’t have found a better buyer for us. Overall, the process was smooth and enjoyable. Road bumps were quickly dealt with and resolved. We felt heard, respected, and cared for through the entire process, even when we were being overly picky. They knew we just wanted the best for TMP, our clients and our employees.

Beth Worman, Part 3Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC

I would highly recommend ATK Ventures to anyone who is selling their business! The prompt attention, care and consideration Talon and his team will put into your company is hands down, the BEST there is! The trust that was established between the ATK Team and TMP turned in to an amazing friendship. One that I will forever cherish. They believed in us, and as a seller, that meant more than anything!

Beth Worman, Part 4Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC

I am so thankful to Glen and the ATK VenturesTeam for their dedication, diligence, and professional guidance through the process of selling The Missing Peace. Glen and the entire ATK team made every effort to get to know me as a person first rather than just a transaction. Selling a business is a very daunting process but ATK prepared us so well from the very beginning that every step of the way was seamless. We were even able to close the sale two weeks ahead of schedule. Cliff does an excellent job ensuring each seller has the information needed ahead of schedule so that you never feel as if you are rushing to gather items. This transaction not only allowed us to find a great buyer for our organization, but we gained lifelong friends in ATK as well. I highly recommend the ATK Ventures team to assist in any future business transactions one may have!

Megan Haupert, M. Ed., BCBA, LBAThe Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center

My husband and I are so thankful to Talon and the ATK Ventures Team for their honesty and for. being there to guide and support us during one of the most difficult decisions that we have ever had to make. Selling your business is not easy and can be very emotional, but Talon made this such a smooth experience. He truly cares about what you need and went above and beyond to make sure that we had all the information to make the right decisions for our family and future. From the first meeting, I knew we were in good hands and that is sale would be a success. We truly believe that God puts the right people in your life at the right time and Talon was sent to us when God knew we needed him most. We might have sold our business, but we gained a good friend for life.

Anonymous

I worked with Talon on a recent acquisition of an apartment services company, and the experience exceeded my expectations every step of the way. Talon proved knowledgeable and easy to work with, and he quarterbacked a smooth and efficient process. Early on, it was clear that we share common core values in being honest and forthright in negotiations, which was refreshing relative to other experiences. I hope to work with Talon again many times over.

Danny PaynePartner & Co-Founder, Northrim Horizon

I had the privilege of working with Talon on our most recent acquisition and had an amazing experience! We have purchased a handful of companies over the past 10 years, working with different brokers for each acquisition, and our dealings with most brokers have been average at best. Working with ATK Ventures was a completely different experience, and Talon is BY FAR the best broker we have ever worked with! He and his team are knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. I highly recommend this firm to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.

Neel WarrenOwner, Warren Service Co.

ATK Ventures and especially Talon, were absolutely great in the process of selling our business. Talon was very professional, forthcoming, and helpful through the entire process and it wouldn't have been possible without him. It was our first business sale and our company was 13 years old and we were able to get it done within 6 months. We are extremely thankful and appreciative for everything!

Kevin WilliamsTri-County Air Care LLC

I cannot express my gratitude enough to Glen and the ATK team for all that they did during the process of selling Crosspoint Autism Therapy. From the moment we met the ATK team, we felt that their first priority was to ensure we were taken care of throughout this entire process. While very nervous about the process of selling a business, the ATK team was incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, caring, and professional. They cared about us as owners, our staff, and the clients that we serve and this care was demonstrated as they sought to find the perfect buyer for our company. I am so thankful that ATK was recommended to us, and I will be recommending them to anyone looking to engage in a business transaction.

Kristin Fida, M.Ed, BCBAClinical Director, Owner, Crosspoint Autism Therapy, LLC

Talon and the team at ATK Ventures are quality guys that know what they are doing. I've sent multiple of my business owner clients their way and always hear positive feedback about their expertise and character. One of my clients in particular has worked with their team on several deals. Buying and selling businesses is highly emotional and their team have been able to maneuver challenges and get the deals done with happy parties on both sides of the deal which is an art and a science. Definitely recommend them!

Sean ShoenmakersCertified Business Coach

Talon and the ATK team were phenomenal to work with on one of our partnerships in Waco, Tx. Here at Teamshares, we look for exceptional businesses to partner with and help transition to employee ownership. Talon helped us find a great one. From the pre-LOI stage to close, Talon and team made the buying process as smooth as possible whether that was providing requested items, thoughtful answers to our questions, and helping explain to the Seller how the process will work. Very much looking forward to the next one.

Tanner FaulknerCPA

Talon and ATK have been great to work with. We truly value the relationship and everything they bring to the table. If you are looking to exit or considering positioning your business properly for an exit, give them a call. You will be in great hands.

Michael DickensOwner, LIFT Marketing

Talon was a pleasure to work with. I was purchasing a company he represented in selling. He communicated clearly, expeditiously, and in earnest with us. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their company as he will do a great job representing you.

Jonathan Chase

If you're ever in a position that you need to sell your business or want to sell it, Talon is a true proficient professional! He practices what he preaches, and that innate quality is hard to find in any industry!

Autumn McCall

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