Welcome to Aspen Mergers & Acquisitions. We are specialists in deal making with over 80 years of aggregate experience, serving clients nationwide through offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vail & Boston.
Our mission is to enable middle market business owners throughout the United States to capitalize on their business value through transactions resulting in liquid equity. We offer a full range of professional services including confidential contact with acquirers founded on our long standing valuable buyer relationships. We are a results driven company, and have extensive experience as dealmakers in a multitude of markets.
Aspen Mergers and Acquisitions offers the following services to our clients.
Based upon 80 years of aggregate deal making experience, Aspen’s staff is of unparalleled expertise. We strongly believe in providing the utmost privacy and confidentiality in all facets of the transaction process.
Aspen differentiates itself through a strong history of being able to identify and capitalize on a company’s hidden value. Aspen has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vail & Boston maintaining relationships with domestic and international buyers. The firm and all professionals are fully licensed to handle business transactions under Federal and State laws.
Meet the Team
Robert A. Veri, Founder & CEOAliso Viejo Office
Mr. Veri is an experienced and knowledgeable dealmaker with numerous successful transactions to his credit. He has represented both buyers and sellers in a wide range of business transactions. Mr. Veri has extensive experience as a senior executive in various industries and companies. He served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fostex Corporation of America where he was also a member of the Board of Directors in the U.S. and Japan. Mr. Veri also was Vice President and General Manager, as well as a corporate officer for SRS Labs. He has been intimately involved in mergers and acquisitions throughout his career. He holds a Broker's License issued by the California Department of Real Estate, a Bachelors degree in Economics from Youngstown State University and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine
Lorraine Norvell, President and Managing DirectorAtlanta Office
With over 20 years of merger and acquisition experience, Ms. Norvell is a seasoned dealmaker and is widely recognized as one of the premier business people in the mergers and acquisitions arena. Prior to joining Aspen, Ms. Norvell served as Managing Director for three other merger and acquisition firms and has represented both buyers and sellers in business transactions. Ms. Norvell also has extensive experience in key executive positions for firms such as Business Investment Group of America and Tri County. She has also owned her own Company. Ms. Norvell’s background and experience give her the expertise to handle the most complex business transactions.
Robert Vogl, Vice PresidentVail Office
Mr. Vogl brings over 25 years of business leadership experience, including merger and acquisition work, business consulting, executive recruiting and running his own companies. He led McCoy Label Company, a successful Northern California pressure sensitive label company, as President, CEO, and majority stockholder.
Prior to taking over McCoy Label, Mr. Vogl owned and operated a commercial printing company in San Francisco, serving the world’s top corporate identity and packaging design companies. He possesses broad business experience that includes buying and selling of businesses, as well as acting as an intermediary. He earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Chico.
Terri Dramis, Financial AnalystAtlanta Office
Ms. Dramis’ expertise includes financial contracts, business analysis, consulting and all aspects of corporate governance. Prior to joining Aspen Mergers & Acquisitions Ms. Dramis had successfully led a business consulting company, CIO Strategies, Inc. Previously Ms. Dramis served as a Financial Analyst for AT&T Federal Systems, with focus on interpreting financials in the areas of product revenue, direct costs and billed adjustments for reserves, as well as handling exception matters of a legal and sensitive nature and interfacing with securities consultants and various state and federal agencies. Ms. Dramis holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Bowling Green University.
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News & Articles
Selling a Business - The ProcessSelling your business can be a long process. This article reviews the steps and typical timelines, and highlights the benefit of selecting the right partner to represent you. It's a decision that sends an important signal to prospective buyers -- that a seller is serious and the deal has the highest probability of success.
Types of BuyersAs a seller, understanding your goals can help identify the correct type of buyer and the appropriate terms of sale. This article reviews characteristics of the two types of buyers, and covers some of the options that should be considered when choosing a buyer for your business.
How to Prosper from the Great Recession of 2010The Great Recession of 2009 – 2010 has produced the most difficult business climate for business owners since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Whether your company has performed well or not over this difficult period, the current environment can provide you with an opportunity to enhance your personal needs.
The 6 D'sSelling a business that you have built can be a difficult process. This article identifies a pattern of six phases that owners experience in the sale process, and provides insight to help cope with the challenges involved in each phase.
Representations And WarrantiesTensions can rise when the Buyer's lawyer submits the first draft of a final sales agreement and it's highly favorable to the buyer. This article introduces some concepts to keep the agreement balanced and reduce the level of risk taken on by the seller.
A Preferred Stock OverviewMany Buyers would like to hold some type of preferred stock. However, there are numerous types of offerings. This short primer helps explain some of the common variations.
Should you invite PIGS to your party?Private Investor Groups invest private equity in diverse companies and industries. Since you might be unfamiliar with the private equity sector, you may ask your investment banker whether you want to invite these PIGS to your party....
Selecting the Right DealmakerHow can you be sure that you have selected the proper partner to assist you in this process? Here are a few characteristics to look for in a dealmaker.
Colorado Site opens FY 2004Please join us in welcoming Robert Vogl and celebrating the opening of our third office location in Vail Colorado. The office opened in September 2004 and we are very excited about adding Robert to our team.
Selling a Distressed Company...on occasion, there are a number of items that a distressed company may have that could interest a buyer....
Seven Habits of Successful SellersHaving been associated with many successful deals over the years, we have come to appreciate that many successful sellers act in a similar fashion...
The Merger...it's time you became aware of a tool that is right at your fingertips that can exponentially increase your company’s value faster than you can imagine....
Revolution in a Recession...if you haven’t been watching this business segment closely, you are missing a revolution taking place in a recession.....>
Aspen Mergers and Acquisitions is proud of its past performance. With our expert team and growing network of domestic and European buyers, we have recently closed deals in numerous states. Below, you will find a few of our recent successes: