Ahern & Associates Reveals Services to Improve Clients’ Operating Models as Two New Letters of Intent are Received

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The two Ahern & Associates clients have entered into letters of intent with a trucking and logistics company to purchase specific assets with guidance from Ahern.

Ahern and Associates: Transportation, Trucking and Logistics Consultation Specialists

Ahern and Associates: Transportation, Trucking and Logistics Consultation Specialists

What is unique about Ahern & Associates is that the firm never charges a seller to make an introduction to a client.

Andy Ahern, founder and CEO of transportation consulting firm Ahern & Associates, has announced the addition of two more clients who have entered into letters of intent with a trucking and logistics firm with the goal of purchasing specific assets. Ahern & Associates, the premier transportation consulting and analytical firm, works with clients to assist them in improving their operating performance, increasing bottom-line profits, developing programs for clients to keep them ahead of the technology curve, and also preparing “sellers to mentally let go”.

Ahern & Associates works with clients on a daily basis to assist in improving their operating models and extending their operating footprint. The firm works with clients to increase profitability and develop sales and marketing programs. Ahern & Associates is not a business broker, an investment banker, it does not get involved in contract negotiations, and it does not get involved in the due diligence process.
When clients decide to expand their horizons through an acquisition, they call on Ahern to create a market – the clients don’t want to speak with a company that is in the market to sell, they don’t want to deal with a business broker or investment banker, and they prefer to deal directly with a potential seller and structure their own deals. Ahern & Associates is unique in that it helps business owners prepare to move on from the businesses, realizing that the mental and emotional aspect is vital to these transactions.

The primary objective of Ahern & Associates is to locate a trucking or logistics company that has not developed an exit strategy, help the seller emotionally prepare themselves to let go, provide the seller a range of market values, but not commit Ahern’s client to any purchase price, and then to make recommendations to the seller in reference to transportation lawyers and accountants who actually structure a transaction for them.

“The processes work very well for Ahern; we do not get involved in real estate transactions; we do not get involved in the sales process, and the majority of transportation sales today are asset sales,” explains Andy Ahern, Founder and CEO of the consultation firm. “When a client is interested in looking for an acquisition, they call upon Ahern not to structure a deal, not to get in the way, but to identify opportunities of transportation and logistics companies that don’t have an exit strategy,” he states.

Andy Ahern continues on, explaining that “In many instances, a seller wants to make sure that they will cross the finish line, so they engage Ahern’s consulting services to review their operations, management, software, maintenance department, and prepare them, sometime in the future, to exit the business.”

What is unique about Ahern & Associates is that the firm never charges a seller to make an introduction to a client; it only charges a fee to a seller if he or she wants an operational assessment. Ahern & Associates receives numerous testimonial letters from clients, such as the following:
“Ahern & Associates provided us resources that helped analyze my business and point out certain things that ultimately improved its value.”

“Selling a company or a division is very difficult for an owner, and Andy helped me get through not only the financial aspects, but helped with explaining and understanding the emotional aspects of the transaction.”

“Andy spent three days on site, evaluating the business model, reviewing financial statements, customer base, to name a few, and to go as far as interviewing a cross-section of all employees. He then provided a very useful report showing the strengths and weaknesses of my company.”

“As a seller, I developed a business relationship with Andy and his staff, who were very professional… Real integrity was displayed by Andy and his staff, and I found real professionalism in dealing with their processes. It is a very traumatic process to sell a very prospering business, and [Ahern introduced me to a] client to make me comfortable in going through this process.”

For more information, interested parties can call 602-242-1030 or visit http://www.ahern-ltd.com.

About Ahern & Associates, Ltd.

Ahern and Associates is North America’s leading trucking and transportation management consulting firm. The skilled consultants at Ahern and Associates specialize in mergers and acquisitions of trucking and logistics companies as well as the restructuring and evaluation of existing carriers that seek to increase operating efficiency and improve profitability. Since 1987, Ahern and Associates has aided hundreds of buyers in the acquisition of trucking and logistics companies throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as assisting many transportation and logistics companies in reducing their overall operating costs and increasing their profitability.

More information can be obtained by calling 602-242-1030 or by visiting http://www.ahern-ltd.com.

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