“Peakstone has a first-class team that conducted themselves professionally every step of the way. Their insight and guidance were invaluable to the successful outcome that was achieved. The teamwork was evident from the beginning. We could not be more pleased with the outcome.”

David Springer, CEO – Builders Source

“Steve Royko and the Peakstone team’s guidance and professionalism throughout the entire transaction process was exemplary. They provided everything we could possibly expect from a business advisor. Their dedication to detail and advice along the way led to a successful conclusion which would not have happened without their involvement.”

Tom Miller, co-founder – Pet Factory

“As a founder, owner, and operator, attention to detail and positive results are important. Peakstone was there every step of the way to guide the process to completion. The Peakstone deal team was professional from start to finish, and instrumental in reaching a great result for me.”

 Devin Weisleder, Founder and CEO – EcoKind LLC

“Peakstone was phenomenal in all phases of the transaction. Their advisory, due diligence, process management, and thorough consideration of our goals enabled a quick and mutually beneficial agreement.”

 Michael Ellis, President and COO – Mesmerize

“Peakstone was a true value-added advisor. Throughout the process, we were impressed with their creativity and tenacity. Closing our first add-on acquisition simultaneously with the majority sale to Angeles brought its share of complexities and we couldn’t have done it without Peakstone.”

Jon Parker, CEO – RōBEX

“Our experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors on this transaction was extraordinary. Andy Savarie, who led our Peakstone team, worked tirelessly to guide us through all the intricacies of the transaction process and always protected our interests. His knowledge and understanding of our business, the nuances of the process, and the enormous opportunities we had before us were paramount to achieving a successful outcome.”

Rob Mead, Partner – Big Red Rooster Flow


“I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Peakstone and Andy in particular. We would not have been able to navigate the arduous process, nor would we have achieved such a wonderful outcome for both Big Red Rooster Flow and Marmon without Peakstone and Andy’s insightful guidance and stewardship.”

Brian Wendt, COE – Big Red Rooster Flow

“This has been a uniquely challenging year for Deli Star, as we’ve worked to continue serving our customers and navigate this extraordinary disruption. With Peakstone’s strong advisement, hard work, patience, and due diligence, we were able to complete this important transaction.”

Justin Siegel, CEO – Deli Star Corporation

“Our experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors to our transaction was extraordinary. Without hesitation we partnered with Steve Royko as our primary lead in the final acquisition of Auto Accessories Garage by GPC. As we experienced when GPC made its initial investment in 2017, Steve worked tirelessly through the intricacies of all steps involved in the transaction and always protected our interest. His knowledge and understanding of automotive e-commerce the challenges we faced and the enormous opportunities we had were paramount to a successful outcome.”

Steve Therriault, President – Auto Accessories Garage


“I feel immensely fortunate to have crossed paths with the Peakstone, and chiefly Steve Royko. Steve served as the primary advisor on our 2017 strategic partnership transaction and has remained a steady and trusted advisor ever since. When we started exploring a full sale to Genuine Parts Company, there was no question that we would engage Steve and Peakstone. We would not have been able to navigate the arduous process, nor would we have achieved such a wonderful outcome for both Auto Accessories Garage and Genuine Parts Company without Peakstone and Steve Royko’s stewardship.”

Kyle Therriault, Co-founder- Auto Accessories Garage

“My experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors to our transaction was extraordinary. Peakstone helped us find the right buyer who is strategically and culturally aligned to take full advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities within the Critical Power Systems market. Peakstone’s insightful positioning of the Company and well-constructed competitive process helped investors fully appreciate the Company’s growth and momentum. Peakstone provided guidance for the family as well as the management team throughout the process. Peakstone was instrumental to achieving a successful outcome.”

Dean (Dino) Foderaro, Jr., CEO – V&F Transformer Corporation

“My experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors to our transaction was extraordinary. Peakstone brought deep M&A experience and domain knowledge in the functional foods space, as well as a consistent focus on the details and challenges that we faced. As expert M&A advisors, Peakstone’s relentless commitment, from the beginning and throughout the process, brought me great comfort. Peakstone was instrumental to achieving our success.”

Glen Marinelli, President – FoodPharma

“Peakstone formed the deal with two great partners in Gladstone and Aureus. Launching during a pandemic was challenging. Peakstone did a great job persevering and delivering a great outcome, enabling us to execute on our vision of a highly differentiated model in the global travel industry.”

Marshall Calder, President – Nocturne Villa Rentals

“Peakstone was tireless in finding the right buyer for Cranston Trucking and helping negotiate a successful transaction in a challenging market. Their efforts resulted in a great outcome for our company and the employees going forward.”

Fred Rockefeller, CEO and President – Cranston Print Works Company

“This was a very important milestone in my life. Peakstone was great — they did everything they promised and worked tirelessly and professionally every step of the way.  I found a lot of comfort in the helpful advice and consistent support from the Peakstone team, who always had my and my employees best interests in mind.”

Mike Lyakhovetskiy, President – Precision Process Corporation

“Peakstone’s experienced packaging team did an excellent job navigating our family through the sale process. Their deep transaction and industry expertise enabled us to craft an ideal outcome with a world-class partner.”

Anik Patel, CEO and President – Flexo Converters USA, Inc

“Peakstone delivered an outstanding capital solution for us in a difficult market given the impacts of COVID-19″, added Skellan. “We’re excited to partner with KF Ventures on our next phase of growth.”

Matt Skellan, Founder – HealthLOGIC

“Peakstone’s commitment to not only find a partner, but the right partner, and to commit the resources and expertise to do so in a challenging market was critical to completing this transaction.”

Dr. Jason Kirkpatrick, Founder and CEO– Kirkpatrick Dental Group

“With our rapidly growing company at an inflection point, we engaged Peakstone to assist us to find the right capital partner to take the business to the next level, which we found in Kinderhook. Peakstone did a terrific job of positioning the business, delivering options and advising us through the process.”

Rob Popkey, Founder– Buffalo Group

“We’re excited to become a part of the CORE IP and Incodema family.  This will allow us to accelerate our growth efforts in North America and continue our commitment to outstanding customer service.  Peakstone was an invaluable partner throughout the sale process and helped us achieve a great outcome for Dahlquist Machine, its employees, and our family.”

Jeff Dahlquist, CEO and President – Dahlquist Machine

“My brother Matt and I were very happy with the guidance and direction provided by Peakstone. The end result was the successful sale of our company. We would like to thank the Peakstone team for simplifying a complicated process and for relentlessly pushing the deal through to a successful conclusion.”

Paul Just, CEO and President – Just Manufacturing

“Peakstone, in particular Steve Royko, was dedicated in helping us transition our business to the best possible partners. We appreciated his personal service, patience, professionalism and drive to finalize our deal.”

Nicki Maynard, CEO – Planet Wise

“Peakstone did an exceptional job driving value for us and I can’t say enough good things about Andy Savarie.”

Matt Calhoun, Owner – CALco Pallets

“The team from Peakstone was critical in helping us identify the ideal financing partner to support the continued growth of BTM. Their thoughtful guidance, commitment of senior resources, and understanding of our business resulted in a great outcome for all parties.”

Tom Kemeny, Chief Executive Officer – BTM Company

“BRM has maintained a strong relationship with Peakstone for several years as we evaluated our strategic alternatives. We appreciate the Peakstone team’s dedication, guidance and support that helped us achieve a very successful outcome.”

Robert Spoerri, Chief Executive Officer – Beneficial Reuse Management

“We are thrilled with the results. The process and advice from Peakstone helped get a great deal done with an ideal partner to support the management team going forward.”

Mike Revord,  Founder and Managing Partner – Aldine Capital

“Peakstone was an invaluable partner throughout the sale process and helped us achieve a great outcome for Countryside Tank.”

Joe Greving, Executive Chairman – Iowa Steel Fabrication, LLC

“The Peakstone team was awesome. They understood our value proposition, presented numerous capital options and worked tirelessly to help us figure it all out. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Matt Ebert, CEO & Founder- Crash Champions, LLC

“Peakstone worked tirelessly to ensure the best outcome for Code Red Safety. Peakstone’s industry knowledge and strong capabilities delivered a broad range of options for us to evaluate. I cannot imagine the transaction closing without Peakstone’s dedication and vision.”

Mike Miller, Co-founder- Code Red Safety


“Peakstone exceeded all expectations and was invaluable throughout the process. We made the right choice in working with them.”

Rob Tepperman, Co-founder- Code Red Safety

“Peakstone’s dedicated Food and Beverage industry team executed a highly targeted marketing process that resulted in an outstanding outcome. They understood the baking industry and our business. They saw the opportunity presented by a combination between McKee and Prairie City, and executed an efficient transaction process.”

William Skeens, President and Chief Executive Officer – Prairie City Bakery Company

“Peakstone’s experience professionalism, vision and execution were key for the alignment of the parties involved in this deal. Without Peakstone, getting to the close would have been impossible. Peakstone’s team commitment to excellence and attention to detail made the difference. Thanks to Steve, Tom and team for making it happen!”

Alan Huttmann, President – HA Logistics

“The Peakstone team worked hard to find a strategic investor for the business that would build upon and leverage the company we’ve built. Peakstone was also a great resource for the family during the process and provided helpful counsel.”

Terri L. Schuck, President – Terri Lynn

“The Peakstone team facilitated an outstanding outcome and worked tirelessly to see the transaction through to its successful conclusion.”

James Bell, CEO  – Protect-A-Bed

“We are  thankful to our entire workforce for their dedication to the operation of our business.  In particular, we thank our executive team and Peakstone, our investment bankers, for their thoughtful, focused determination to achieve a successful transaction.”

Kenneth Block, CEO & Founder – Block and Company

“Peakstone was truly a great partner in helping us complete this transaction. In addition to delivering a great transaction with a strategic buyer, Peakstone’s experience with family-owned businesses provided us with strong leadership in navigating a number of complex issues throughout the process.”

Ed Weiner, CEO & Founder – MixOnSite

“Peakstone’s thoughtful guidance and dedication throughout the entire process were critical to achieving a very successful outcome that met all of our transaction objectives.”

Mike Gibney, CEO – Lamination Specialties Corporation

“Over the past several years, Peakstone has served as a trusted strategic advisor to Erehwon, their deep understanding of our business and strategic objectives helped facilitate an efficient transaction that resulted in a great outcome for Erehwon and its valued employees.”

Rudi Mayer, Owner – Erehwon Mountain Outfitter

“The team from Peakstone, led by Jim Breen and strategic advisor Danny Rubenstein from DASH Advisors, LLC, has helped evaluate, contribute and execute on our strategic growth plan which now puts us in an excellent position to capitalize on our next stage of growth. Their thoughtful guidance and deep understanding of our business resulted in a great outcome for the Keystone Water team.”

Darren Keller, CEO- Keystone Water Company, LLC

“Peakstone has been very helpful in our acquisition strategy, provided sound advice, and guided the transaction to closing efficiently and smoothly.”

Dr. Kurt Jetta, CEO- TABS Analytics


“Peakstone was essential to completing this transaction, and did outstanding work facilitating the transaction to a successful close.”

Jeff Elderton, CEO & Founder- Pivotstream

“The team from Peakstone helped us identify several attractive capital partners to support the continued growth of our Company. Their thoughtful guidance and deep understanding of our business resulted in a great outcome for the Market Fresh team.”

Steve Phipps, CEO- Market Fresh

“We celebrated the 10 year anniversary of our founding and believe that now is the right time to transition our ownership. Peakstone negotiated an optimal transaction with an established industry leader and was an invaluable partner throughout the entire sale process.”

Jim Gallagher, President- LG Medical Technologies


“Peakstone’s unwavering commitment to achieving our objectives was essential to completing this transaction. Their team did an outstanding job managing a comprehensive sale process and guiding all parties to a successful close.”

Ken Lancaster, CFO- LG Medical Technologies

“The Peakstone team provided excellent advice and guided our team through every aspect of the transaction with thoughtfulness and professionalism. They were effective in highlighting the strengths of our business and running a disciplined process. Peakstone worked seamlessly with our team and outside advisors to deliver an outstanding outcome for the company.”

Victor G. Warren, Founder and CEO- Fairrington

“Selling an ESOP-owned company is an incredibly complex transaction process. Peakstone negotiated a great sale price for the ESOP participants and provided thoughtful, technical and strategic advice throughout the process. Peakstone recognized the strength of the Southern Imperial management team and was able to deliver an outstanding valuation by finding a partner that could utilize the incredibly talented and dedicated Southern Imperial workforce and management team, providing everyone with great opportunities in the future.”

Steve Vandemore, Chief Executive Officer-  Southern Imperial

“The Peakstone Group was an invaluable resource in conducting our rather complex strategic transaction. Not only did they develop a highly relevant initial outreach portfolio, but they also executed a successful strategy that shared in our vision of the future of the company.”

Steve Therriault, President-  Auto Accessories Garage


“The Peakstone Group was truly a joy to work with in navigating our first experience securing a strategic transaction. Steve Royko in particular was paramount to the success of this endeavor, and made us feel comfortable during the entire process. The education gained through Steve’s imparted knowledge and experience was immeasurable.”

Kyle Therriault , Vice President-  Auto Accessories Garage

“Peakstone’s dedicated Auto F&I practice team helped us find the perfect partner to continue to accelerate our growth and found us a great strategic partner to extend upon our longstanding reputation as a leader and innovator in Auto F&I products, Peakstone developed and executed on a highly targeted marketing process that led to an outstanding outcome for our shareholders.”

Nick D’Amico, President-  Automotive Assurance Group

“We celebrate the 60 year anniversary of our founding in 2017 and believe that now is the right time to transition our family ownership. Peakstone negotiated a transaction with a large, multinational industry leader that met the financial objectives of our shareholders and was an invaluable partner throughout the sale process.”

Tom Alden, President-  Alden & Ott

“The Peakstone team was invaluable to the transaction process. They developed and executed on a successful strategy to negotiate a great outcome for our shareholders.”

Jeff Addante, President- The Service Center

“Peakstone provided valuable strategic support as we prepared our outreach for our capital raising efforts.  The Peakstone team helped us think through telling a complex story to the investment community and the financial modeling necessary to support our story.”

Andrew Parkinson, Founder & Chief Financial Officer – itemMaster

“The Peakstone team was invaluable to the sale process. They executed on a well thought out strategy to target the perfect buyer, and provided extensive advice and counsel throughout the process.”

Matt Brett, Owner – Brett Equipment

“It was a gut-wrenching decision to select an M&A Advisor. I had been approached by some potential buyers and wasn’t sure if I needed an M&A Advisor. I ultimately picked Peakstone because of their restaurant expertise and the hustle and thoughtfulness they demonstrated. I had high expectations, and in this deal Peakstone blew them away. They executed on a successful strategy to find the right partner that shares our strategic vision for PepperJax and can help drive continued growth for the business. They were very thoughtful in how they positioned the business to buyers, managed the sale process and negotiated a number of important terms in the transaction. Their expertise, daily commitment, and creativity were essential to getting a great deal done.”

Gary Rohwer, Founder – PepperJax

“Peakstone was instrumental in creating a competitive process, finding a strong buyer and then structuring an excellent deal with them.”

Alan Huttmann, Owner – H A Logistics

“Peakstone was essential to completing this transaction. Their team did outstanding work facilitating the process to a successful close.”

Jason Duzan, Managing Director – Glencoe Capital

“Steve and the Peakstone team were very thorough and diligent in maximizing the number of potential buyers for our Kentucky operations. They applied a great deal of expertise and resources to bring multiple parties to the table.”

Tom Talbot, Owner – Glen Oak

“Peakstone was a great partner in assisting us to identify the perfect partnership well suited for the Company’s continued growth in this category.”

Torjus Lundevall, President – Petstages

“The Peakstone team was invaluable to the acquisition process. They executed on a well thought out strategy to acquire the company, provided great advice throughout, and guided the transaction to closing efficiently and smoothly.”

Sonny Goyal, Managing Director – ABCOMRENTS

“The Peakstone Group has been an invaluable partner to Simply Color as we have continued to execute our strategic growth initiatives. Peakstone’s commitment to the success of Simply Color has helped us achieve our objectives.”

Adam Fried, President & CEO – Simply Color

“I am appreciative of the efforts of The Peakstone Group to identify the ideal partners and craft a transaction that achieved the objectives of the company, management and my family, in a manner attractive to Red Oak and its co-investors.”

Jane Clarke, Owner – Clarke Group

“The Peakstone team was invaluable to the transaction process. They developed and executed on a successful strategy to find the right partner that shares our strategic vision for Anderson and can help drive continued growth for the business.”

Erik Anderson, COO – Anderson Machining Service

“Peakstone was essential to completing this transaction. They executed on a well thought out strategy to sell Technomic, provided great advice throughout, and guided the transaction to closing efficiently and smoothly.”

Ron Paul, CEO & President – Technomic

“Our acquisition by TransForce marks an important milestone for our company. Peakstone has been a tremendous resource for Hazen. We were approached by a strategic buyer and the Peakstone team provided great support to complete the transaction.”

Rick Palmer, Owner – Hazen Final Mile

“Without a doubt, Peakstone rocks. They found numerous potential partners that aligned with our strategic objectives. With enthusiasm & professionalism, Peakstone worked tirelessly to navigate us through the process and complete the transaction. Everyone is smiling.”

Scott Bintz, Owner & CEO – RealTruck.com

“The Peakstone Group, representing the best of the industry, has demonstrated creativity and perseverance in today’s challenging climate,”

Roger Aguinaldo, CEO & Founder – The M&A Advisor

“The Peakstone team was invaluable to the sale process. They developed and executed a successful exit strategy and led every aspect of the process.”

George Lionikis Jr., Owner & President – The Allstate Companies

“Peakstone has been a tremendous resource for Precision Spine. The Peakstone team delivered a creative and flexible financing solution with a lender that has the ability to deploy additional capital to fund our growth.”

Jim Pastena, CEO – Precision Spine

“The Peakstone team was invaluable to the transaction process. They developed and executed on a successful strategy to find the right partner that shares our strategic vision for Food Evolution and can help drive continued growth for the business.”

Bret Schultz, Principal & President – Food Evolution

“Peakstone has been an important trusted advisor as we execute on our global strategy. Peakstone delivered and demonstrated unparalleled capabilities in its knowledge of e-commerce, understanding of our business and shareholder objectives as well as access to global capital partners during the process.”

Mozes Hoch, Owner & CEO – Ashford.com

“From an investor’s perspective, Peakstone’s e-commerce and execution capabilities were extremely helpful to us. Their ability to get us involved and efficiently lead the due diligence and negotiation process led to a successful transaction close.”

Mark Hoffmeister, Managing Director &Principal – Prudential Capital Partners

“The sale of my business was the most significant and complex transaction of my career. Steve and The Peakstone team were indefatigable in their efforts to manage the process towards the goal we all desired, the close.”

Jim Leytus, Owner & President – Kickapoo Valley Cheese Corp.

“We selected Peakstone because they were very knowledgeable and experienced in both e-commerce and the consumer food industry. They understood our business objectives, and the opportunity we have to establish ourselves as a leader in the new online grocery community.”

Alex Zeltcer, Founder – Artizone.com

“Peakstone’s dedicated Auto F&I practice team, led by Brad Curtis, delivered us a terrific outcome and found us a great strategic partner to extend upon our longstanding reputation as a leader and innovator in Auto F&I products and administration.”

Steve Pearl, Managing Principal – The Oak Group

“Peakstone understood our business and strategy, delivered a strategic and compelling acquisition candidate, and assisted us in navigating the transaction to close.”

Jim Honan, President – Protectoseal Company

“We were very pleased to work with Peakstone because they understand the pet industry and our strategy. Peakstone delivered a highly strategic and compelling acquisition target in Phelps and advised us in navigating the transaction to close.”

Ryan Wierck, Managing Director – Wafra Partners

“The Peakstone Group has been a great partner to Pivotal 5 as we have continued to expand our platform via acquisitions. Peakstone’s unwavering commitment to Pivotal 5’s continued success has helped us achieve our strategic objectives.”

Adam Schumacher, Owner & CEO – Pivotal 5