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Garden Works, Inc.
of Washington

has been acquired by

The Earthly Way, Inc.
of Washington

ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the Seller

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September 1, 2015: Curtis Consulting Sold

This Issaquah, Washington-based business process and technology solutions consulting firm was sold in September. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




June 12, 2015: Electrode Store Sold

This Buckley, Washington-based medical electrode manufacturer was sold in June. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




April 21, 2015: Petschlís Quality Meat Distributor Sold

This Tukwila, Washington-based supplier of quality meats and food products was sold in April. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




July 18, 2014: Specified Fittings Sold

This West Coast and Canadian-based pipe fitting manufacturer was sold in July. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




June 30, 2014: Western Industrial Tooling Sold

This Redmond, Washington-based specialty industrial tool and injection mold manufacturer was sold in June. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




June 19, 2014: Article in the Spokane Journal of Business

In this issue of the Spokane Journal of Business, ASG Partners' Ed Kirk provides insight on how transparency in financial statements is a key component to a smooth and successful business acquisition. For the full article, read "Accurate financials key when selling a business" in the June 19, 2014 issue of the Spokane Journal of Business.




October 29, 2013: October 2013 Newsletter Available

ASG Partnersí October 2013 newsletter explains why business owners should beware of some national merger & acquisition firms. The newsletter is available on our Newsletter page. Please email us to subscribe.




March 14, 2013: Article in the Spokane Journal of Business

In this issue of the Spokane Journal of Business, ASG Partners' Ed Kirk provides advice on timing and strategies for maximizing value. To see the full article, read "Many factors go into deciding when to sell company" in the March 14, 2013 issue of the Spokane Journal of Business.




March 12, 2013: March 2013 Newsletter Available

ASG Partnersí March 2013 newsletter describes the current market conditions for selling a company, including a look back over the last several years. The newsletter is available on our Newsletter page. Please email us to subscribe.




September 17, 2012: Scientific Supply & Equipment Sold

This Seattle, Washington-based distributor of scientific and laboratory products was sold in September. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




June 4, 2012: IDL Precision Machining Sold

This Mulkilteo, Washington-based CNC machining business was sold in June. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




February 24, 2012: Article in Puget Sound Business Journal

ASG Partners' Cynthia Hunston contributed to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Deals of the Year issue this month. Cynthia discusses how to evaluate transaction timing in light of your retimrement goals. To see the full article, read "Retire well by timining your transition" in the February 24-March 1, 2012 issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal.




February 17, 2012: Northwest Neurodiagnostics, Inc. Sold

This Sammamish, Washington-based leading surgical neuromonitoring provider was sold in February. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




February 2, 2012: Article in Spokane Journal of Business

Managing Principal Paul Keller contributed to the Spokane Journal of Business' Banking, Finance & Investment issue this week. Paul comments on changes in SBA loan programs and their impacts on sellers of smaller companies. To see the full article, read "SBA loan limits give small business buyers more options" in the February 2, 2012 issue of the Spokane Journal of Business.




January 5, 2011: Benchmark Industrial Services, Inc. Sold

This Portland, Oregon-based provider of skilled services for large machinery installation and repair working with crane and dam projects was sold in January. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




September 23, 2010: Article in Puget Sound Business Journal

ASG Partners' Ed Kirk contributed to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Banking and Financing issue this month. Ed discusses the current economic environment and explains the characteristics that make quality companies attractive to acquirers, even during tough economic times. To see the full article, read "M & A activity picking up for quality businesses" in the September 17-23, 2010 issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal.




August 4, 2009: Macro Technologies Sold

This Kirkland, Washington-based proprietary parts manufacturer was sold in August. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




April 6, 2009: Lakeside Grocery, Inc. Sold

This Sitka, Alaska-based supermarket and community shopping center was sold in April. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.




March 12, 2009: Article in Puget Sound Business Journal

This week ASG Managing Partner Mike Grubb contributed to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual report on Transactions. Mike provides commentary on the current market conditions and includes advice for business owners who are impacted by the economic conditions. He suggests business owners plan ahead in order to ensure a successful exit – even if retirement is still five years away. To see Mike’s advice, read "Use downturn for planning" in the March 6-12, 2009 issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal.




November 15, 2008: Article in Snohomish County Business Journal

ASG Managing Partner Paul Keller contributed to the Snohomish County Business Journal this month. His article addresses the concerns of owners who are considering selling their companies in the current uncertain market. Read "Selling a privately held company in an uncertain market" in the November 2008 issue of the Snohomish County Business Journal.




October 29, 2008: Q3 Newsletter Available

ASG Partners has released the latest edition of our newsletter for business owners and professional partners. The Q3 newsletter includes a look back at the last quarter and a summary of the market going forward, guest expertise from one of our professional partners in wealth management, advice for formulating a management succession plan, and information about our upcoming seminars. The newsletter is available on our Newsletter page. Please email us to subscribe.



October 2, 2008: Article in Puget Sound Business Journal

ASG Managing Partner Mike Grubb contributed to the Puget Sound Business Journal this week. His article lays out some guidelines for business owners who are considering having their companies appraised. It explains the different types of valuation and explains what kind of valuation you may need, whether you should pay for it, and what experience and qualifications your appraiser should have. Read "Get a second opinion on company's price" in the October 2-7, 2008 issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal.




September 26, 2008: Client Success Story - SECO Construction Equipment

If you're thinking of selling your company, you probably have many questions about what the selling process entails. We invite you to read about how it all worked for our clients Mike and Barb Bond, who recently sold their company to a Fortune 500 acquirer. Read the SECO Success Story in our articles section.



August 29, 2008: You Are Cordially Invited

Thinking about selling your company someday? You may benefit from our one-day conference on Planning the Successful Sale of a Privately Held Business. Learn more on our events page! We look forward to seeing you.



August 15, 2008: Q2 Newsletter Available

ASG Partners has released the latest edition of our newsletter for business owners and professional partners. The Q2 newsletter includes a look back at the last quarter and a summary of the market going forward, guest expertise from one of our professional partners in commercial banking, advice for determining the market value of your company, and information about our upcoming seminars. The newsletter is available on our Newsletter page. Please email us to subscribe.



July 29, 2008: November Seminar Dates Announced

Each year, ASG Partners presents a one-day seminar for business owners on how to plan ahead for a successful business sale. We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed the dates for our Fall 2008 seminars: November 11 in Spokane, November 13 in Seattle, and November 18 in Portland. For more information, and to reserve your place, please visit the Upcoming Events page.



July 24, 2008: Article in Spokane Journal of Business

ASG Principal Ed Kirk contributed to the Spokane Journal of Business this week. His article helps owners answer that perennial question: "What is my company worth?" Ed outlines a framework that will help any business owner determine a valuation range for his or her company, and explains why an accurate understanding of market value is crucial to retirement planning. You can read Ed's article, "Determining an accurate market value for your business," in the July 24, 2008 issue of the Spokane Journal of Business or here on our site.



June 15, 2008: ASG Partners Launches Newsletter

We are pleased to announce that we recently launched our new newsletter. The Q1 2008 newsletter includes a look back at Q1 and a summary of the market going forward, guest expertise from our professional partners in private equity, and advice for planning an eventual company sale. The Q1 newsletter is available in our new Newsletter section. Future newsletters will be published approximately 5 weeks after the end of each quarter.



June 5, 2008: Mike Grubb Presents to Washington State Bar Association

ASG Managing Partner Mike Grubb presented at the Washington State Bar Association's 2008 Business Law Section Midyear. Attorneys attending the session received Continuing Legal Education Credits as well as an overview of how to help their clients plan for the future sale of their privately-held companies. We invite you to download Mike's presentation (.pdf, 224k).



May 7, 2008: Hertz, Inc. purchases SECO Construction Equipment, Inc.

The Kennewick, Washington-based equipment rental company was sold to Hertz for an undisclosed sum. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.



March 31, 2008: System Controls and Integration, Inc. purchases Computer Power & Service, Inc.

The Bellevue, Washington-based service company was sold to a private company for an undisclosed sum. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.



March 14, 2008: The Earthly Way, Inc. purchases Garden Works, Inc.

The Bellevue, Washington-based specialty product manufacturer and distributor was sold to a private company for an undisclosed sum. ASG Partners acted as exclusive advisor to the seller.



March 10, 2008: Puget Sound Business Journal article

ASG Managing Partner Mike Grubb again contributed his expertise to the Puget Sound Business Journal last month. Addressing worries about the current economic climate, Mike assured the Journal's readers that there is always a demand for healthy, growing companies. Rather than fret about the credit market, he suggests business owners take time out to reflect on a few fundamental questions about their companies, and plan ahead to increase the value they will see from future transactions. We invite you to read the article, "Business owners can maximize their return through careful planning," published in the March 10 issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal.