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

We combine our experience and unique process with highly skilled, like-minded individuals in order to help our clients Maximize Their Exit in Minimal Time.

Talon Kuhns, CMAP, MAMI

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.

Cliff Gardner

Financial Strategist

Cliff began his financial career by graduating from a top three US accounting university and passing the CPA exam during his graduation year. He went on to join a national CPA firm which commenced a rigorous 30 + year career in corporate finance. Cliff’s career progressed from entry level staff accountant to EVP and Division CFO of several Fortune 500 companies.

Cliff specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions, Turnarounds and Financial Management.

He has led an IPO and numerous transactions from both the buy and sell side. His Fortune 500 experience includes healthcare, commercial construction, manufacturing and automotive. Furthermore Cliff will perform across all sectors while taking a lead role in the health care industry given his many years of C Level experience.

Cliff is all about maximizing value and that is why he is such an outstanding fit as a financial strategist for our firm. He is at a point in life where his greatest passion is to help others. Many small and mid-sized businesses that are striving to sell or merge are very inexperienced in conducting business transactions; whereas business buyers are typically very transaction savvy. Cliff really enjoys providing Fortune 500 level financial experience to level the playing field and achieve maximum value for business sellers.

Cliff is a very strong Christian who operates an altruistic company called Praying As One. He is happily married and has a daughter that works for Google and a son that works for AppFolio.

Cliff’s biggest weakness is that if you get him started talking about baseball you might never get him focused on your transaction again.

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.

Ernie Garza

Associate

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Tarleton State University in 1998. Mr. Garza has over 20 years of professional sales experience and is well known for his transparency and integrity. An excellent communicator with a proven track record of cultivating relationships with high net worth entrepreneurs and has advised, facilitated and closed high risk investments with high yield potential. Mr. Garza resides in Little Elm, TX with his wife of 19 years and is blessed with 3 children. He believes “having the right alignments with the right people is the key to success” and Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron is one of his favorite verses.

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.

Jeff Ayers

Business Development Manager

Formerly a television actor, I now play a starring role in helping Texas business owners realize their aspirations. With over 10 years business development experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, I engage with entrepreneurs to discuss the right strategy to achieve their goals. Whether it is growing their business through capital infusions or strategic partnerships, or they plan to exit their company to spend more time with their family.

Time with family is something I cherish above anything else, and I love getting involved in whatever activities or projects my kids are involved in. This motivation drives me to assist business owners who have that same ambition in mind.

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.

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.

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Our Core Values

Integrity Vision Success

Who We Are

ATK Ventures is a Christian M&A firm specializing in selling companies for maximum value in minimal time.

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Our Mission

Align with our clients and deliver results.

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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.

Our Core Focus

To deliver exceptional value, speed and effectiveness for our sellers and buyers. Our focus is on earning the trusted respect of our sellers and buyers with every effort that we make on their behalf. We convert our sellers “sweat equity” into maximum value as well as maximizing opportunities for our buyers. This is achieved through proficiency and execution throughout the entire transactional process. We simplify the M&A process and take great pride in being exceptional listeners. We strive to construct and execute transactions that meet or exceed the needs of both our sellers and buyers.

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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.

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