This is Our Story
When you read it, you should come away with the idea we are not typical business intermediaries. We are entrepreneurs who stumbled into this niche.
In 1982, we launched a small startup environmental services firm with a $20,000 loan, and then grew it to be one of the largest U.S. environmental firms by the end of that decade. Hall Kimbrell garnered the Inc. #9 award for growth, and had over 1000 employees, 30 facilities and the largest market share in that young new industry. In 1988, we were honored by President Reagan as the US Entrepreneur of the Year at a White House Rose Garden ceremony. We grew both organically and through acquisition of small niche engineering and environmental firms.
Since selling HK in 1990, we have assembled successful engineering, environmental and pharmaceutical roll-ups across the country. With many years of experience buying companies, meeting owners and entrepreneurs, and interacting with business brokers in the process, we were being asked to find good strategic and financial buyers for companies that were transitioning to the next stage, whether growing or selling. We had been on the "buy side" for decades and had extensive databases of who is who in the various subsets of the industries. It stood to reason we had the tools in place to match the right buyers and sellers, based on their specific needs.
So, we agreed to take on our first paying “sell side” client. And then another and then another. Having been primarily on the "buy side" throughout our careers, we could observe and critique how brokers and intermediaries were approaching the sell side. It appeared that, as with many lightly regulated industries, each broker had a unique non-standardized approach. Over the years, we observed several emerging and mature industries that didn't seem to have a standardized format for providing these services. In the meantime, we built companies using a standard form of franchising or licensing of that method to qualified individuals and businesses. EE does the same for this mergers and acquisitions business intermediary function.
Today, the Enginuity Group, provides professional services to its clients based on standardized methodologies and processes. This provides enhanced efficiency and a complete buy or sell side service from initial company review through post-closing transition.