Veterinary Practice Transitions Client Testimonials

In the past three years alone, the Ackerman Group has helped more than 130 veterinary practice owners successfully transition their businesses. See for yourself what they have to say.

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I am more certain than ever that engaging the Ackerman Group to represent us was undeniably one of the best financial and professional decisions I have ever made

I researched brokers and the use of brokers in selling a practice for quite a while before beginning the process. I felt confident going in that I had made the right choice. While I attribute at least a little of the credit for the exceptional deal we obtained to fate and good fortune for being lucky enough to be selling at maybe the best time in history, I am more certain than ever that engaging the Ackerman Group to represent us was undeniably one of the best financial and professional decisions I have ever made. Shari and I felt well represented and taken care of throughout the process and we could not be more pleased with the outcome.

Jimmy Cobb, DVM
Winder Corners Animal Clinic

Gary and his team are there every step of the way to answer any questions and assist whenever possible.

After meeting Dr. Gary a few years ago and finally agreeing to work with him and his team, The Ackerman Group, I could not be happier with that decision. I am most impressed by the training and preparation that this team provides even before going forth with a deal. First, you find out for yourself if you are truly ready to alter your life’s work by cutting back or retire completely. Next, you learn about the process and the different types of deals available. Once you make the commitment, the process becomes very grueling due to the immense amounts of details needed.

However, Gary and his team are there every step of the way to answer any questions and assist whenever possible. Thanks to The Ackerman Group and their extended team from The Cutler Law Firm, my business partner and I were able agree to a merger that truly fulfilled all of our prerequisites – the terms, our associates/team members and the financials. Gary, I really appreciate you and your team.

Dr. Bryan Bondurant
Critter Clinic

 

I suspect that on my own, I would have “given” my practice away without Ackerman group’s expertise!

I engaged Ackerman to sell my practice and was not disappointed. Even though my situation did not fit their business model, the whole group was very attentive and responded quickly to any concerns. This complicated process was actually quite smooth! I received many inquiries from many buyers and it was easy to refer the inquiries to my “broker”. And since many did not make an offer through the broker, I suspect that on my own, I would have “given” my practice away without Ackerman group’s expertise!

Dr. Larry Spencer
Cochranton Veterinary Hospital

I cannot recommend this team enough.

When we decided it was time to make an exit strategy for our clinic, several colleagues recommended the Ackerman Group. I contacted them, along with two other brokers, and was quickly impressed by the depth of knowledge, experience, and service that this team brings to this life event. They helped me polish up our accounting to present the best image of the clinic, and helped us evaluate the offers that we received. We are extremely pleased with the offer that we accepted, and the attention to detail provided by The Ackerman Group to get us to a successful closing. I cannot recommend this team enough. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions about our experience.

Steven Whittle, DVM
Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic Atlanta Georgia

Not only was he able to get us a deal, we got an AMAZING deal!

My wife and I owned a small practice in the middle of nowhere Arizona. After 20+ years, we were looking to retire. However, we could not find anyone to sell our 2 doctor practice to (our associate is good, but did not want the added burden of being an owner). Even when to the “Big” transaction people, who basically told me that being geographically challenged there was a likelihood of 5 years to never before we might find a buyer.

Then, at a Veterinary conference we stumbled across Gary. He told us “no problem” – he could bundle our practice with others and get this done. We were – to say the least – skeptical. But, having no other options, we decided to go for it, and signed on.

That is where the WOW comes in. Not only was he able to get us a deal, we got an AMAZING deal. More $$$$ than we ever dared dreamed of. Literally – our deal was 3 times what we and others were expecting. THREE TIMES.

This was 18 months ago. And you know what, those 18 months have not been bad! Seriously, we still run the clinic the way we always have, with little to no interference from the Corporation that bought us. With this freedom, we are now expecting even MORE $$$$ due to the “earn out” inserted in our contract.

Because of Gary and the Ackerman Group, we will be able to ride off into the sunset, knowing that the clinic will continue on, and instead of riding off in style, we are FLYING off with Champagne wishes and Caviar dreams!!!!!!

Thank you GARY!!

Dr. Keith Lange
Lange Veterinary Center

No way I could have acquired a better deal

Gary and everyone at the Ackerman Group are just the best. They have assembled a professional team that will guide you through the sale process and educate you throughout. They make sure that not only do you get the best possible fit and deal, but provide family and financial planning surrounding perhaps the largest financial transaction in your life. I found them to be responsive to all my questions and concerns. There is no way I could have acquired a better deal without their advice and services.

Dr. Steven Hibler
Cinco Ranch Veterinary Hospital

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