MOK Advisors approach is both deeply personal and deeply analytic. A combination that is rarely found in synergy within an individual. First, Michael establishes a foundation of steadfast professionalism and profound mutual respect that generally takes years of getting to know an individual. This makes the difficult task of trusting the person representing you, and the biggest decisions of your life easier at first, and then essential later down the road. As your banker, he learns your company inside and out, and in ways that you haven’t even looked at it. He spends an inordinate amount of time discussing the pitfalls and downsides of the sale so that when they occur, both broker and seller and prepared. Michael listens when it’s time to listen, negotiates when it’s time to negotiate, pulls back when it’s time to pull back. But most valuable of all, supports you when you weaken throughout the process.
Around the Clock Fitness
MOK Advisors has been an invaluable resource for Alloy. As a strategic partner and trusted advisor, Michael has helped us navigate some very critical and complex negotiations. Michael is creative in his approach to problem solving and always keeps our companies’ best interests in mind. He’s also a genuinely nice guy, which is very important as often business deal points are effected by the personalities of the entities.
Alloy Personal Training Solutions
When we decided to sell, we needed an advisor who possessed a keen knowledge of the fitness industry and the intricacies of our specific niche business. MOK Advisors was the only advisor that fulfilled all of those requirements. Michael’s relationships within the financial community coupled with owning and operating large and medium sized models proved to be what was needed to get our business sold. His intellect, organizational and interpersonal skills are why I would highly recommend him over any other M&A advisory firm.
Former Multi Fitness Club Operator
When I decided to sell my gyms after 37 years of ownership, I began searching for the right M&A advisor to help me get the right buyer with the best terms. MOK Advisors actually came to me as an advisor that specialized in selling gyms and the related real estate. I found him to be well connected to potential buyers and very knowledgeable on sale leasebacks. Michael put together a very professional package and we had many prospective buyers. Selling the real estate was simple and quick with Michael’s guidance and about 8 months later, we sold the businesses.
Michael O’Koomian takes the time to listen and understand the complete operations and logistics of your business. He gives professional advice and suggestions based on his own experiences. MOK Advisors recently sold my properties and operating businesses. This was a unique type a deal that needed a very experienced banker with the ability to create synergy between both buyers. Michael made it his priority to keep my financial goals and exit strategy a successful reality. MOK provided me with a methodical, strategic, and realistic solution for the sale of all my commercial properties and its operating businesses. Which they successfully executed – always having the client best interests in mind. He was able to satisfy a profitable exit strategy for my retirement.
When searching for an investment banker with industry knowledge and operational experience, we were lucky to find Michael O’Koomian at MOK Advisors, who helped is complete the sale of our Orangetheory Area Developer territory and related studios. MOK’s thoughtful approach to valuation, CIM development, and marketing enabled us to close the deal in four short months. As a previous fitness operator, Michael brings a unique perspective to investment banking in the health club world. His keen insight empowers him to connect buyers and sellers to capitalize on efficiencies and maximize value for both parties. Further, Michael’s experience yields expertise in managing franchise operations sales and acquisitions. I highly recommend the team at MOK to anyone in a franchise system seeking a growth or exit strategy.