The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers


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Boring Books
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.56 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author

Investor Brent Beshore is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of, a Midwestern-based private equity firm. His firm takes a long-term approach to lower middle market private equity, investing permanent equity in small to midsize, privately held companies throughout North America. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Beshore was an entrepreneur and operator in service, production, and marketing-oriented ventures. He is an Outside Director of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. and serves on the Shepard Poverty Program board of directors at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University. He received his BA in Politics, with an emphasis in Poverty Studies, from Washington and Lee University and attended the J.D./M.B.A. program at the University of Missouri. Mr. Beshore lives in Columbia, Missouri, with his wife and daughters.


"Brent Beshore has two unique skills: He understands the nuance of private markets better than anyone I know, and he can communicate the complexity of private markets in a way that is understandable. There are many experts. There are many great communicators. There are few of both, and Brent's work is invaluable." - Morgan Housel, Collaborative Fund

"Brent Beshore has spent years honing the art of buying businesses and this hands-on book is what you need to know in order to sell your business." - Shane Parrish, Farnam Street & Syrus Partners

"It's simply not possible to find the knowledge you'll gain reading this book anywhere else. It's an insider's guide to the acquisition process. Insightful and straightforward, this book will have you prepared for the day you decide to take outside capital, or exit." - John Garrett, Community Impact Newspapers

"I've learned more about business from Brent than I have from anyone else alive. He has reviewed thousands of small companies up for sale, so his perspective is invaluable to business owners. The Messy Marketplace is easy to read, detailed, and written entirely with sellers in mind--but buyers should read it, too." - Patrick O'Shaughnessy, OSAM