Experienced M&A Advisors for Digitally Native Enterprises

Our highly experienced Investment Banking team combines decades of merger and acquisition experience with online and e-commerce business development and sales experience to deliver the very best outcome for our clients when selling their business.

Our Process

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    We want to learn about you, your business and your goals. During this first consultation, we work with you to develop a roadmap of how to reach your desired destination. Schedule a Consultation Now!

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    We break down your company to a granular level in order to understand what your business is worth and how to market it.

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    We will build a thorough and professional marketing package that highlights your business in a way that maximizes its sale price.

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    We use our extensive connections and knowledge of the market to target the best potential buyers for your business.

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    We gather multiple offers, negotiate with the strongest counterparties, and choose together with you, the best buyer fit.

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    We bring the transaction to a successful close, monetizing your life’s work.

Find out how much your online business is worth

"We are honored to be able to work with the forward-thinking entrepreneurs that have created successful businesses and use our knowledge & experience to maximize the value for them in a sale."

– Jason Somerville, Managing Partner

Who are the Global Wired Advisors?

Global Wired Advisors formed out of a desire to serve the burgeoning community of online and e-commerce businesses that make up an otherwise-overlooked segment of the lower middle market. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in building, growing, buying, and selling digitally native businesses at their disposal, our team of Mergers and Acquisitions experts are uniquely positioned to advise you throughout the process of selling your business. We are committed to achieving the best results for our clients and delivering a world-class service experience.

Deep Experience

Our leadership team has over 70 years and hundreds of billions of dollars of investment banking, e-commerce platform building and M&A experience.

Proven Performance

Over 1000 transactions and hundreds of e-commerce platforms grown successfully across multiple industry verticals.

Industry Expertise

We have built e-commerce businesses, and we have been buyers, sellers, investors, intermediaries, & financial sponsors, so we have a complete picture of the landscape when selling online businesses.
Our executive team has completed hundreds of business sales and built multiple online and e-commerce platforms. As a product of our years of collective experience in the industry, our team of advisors offers the most comprehensive financial advice available while ensuring complete and total satisfaction in the sale of your business.

Chris Shipferling

As the first point of contact for our clients, Chris offers invaluable insight to help sellers and buyers reach their full potential before and during, and after the sale of their business. Chris honed his expertise over 17 years as a Sales and Marketing executive for several prominent lower-middle and middle market companies, expertise that has proven invaluable in his capacity as Head of Business Development for Global Wired Advisors. More recently, he has focused exclusively on offering high-level management and consulting services for enterprise-level brands seeking to develop and expand their digital marketing strategies both on and off Amazon. Chris is especially adept at finding Client Companies that are poised for sale, guiding them through the initial steps, and preparing them to make the best possible first impression. Chris enjoys working closely with owners throughout the process of selling their business, getting to know them on a personal level so that we can better assist them in realizing their goals.

Joe Hogg

Joe began his career trading foreign exchange and interest rate futures on the fast-paced floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Since then, he has worked for some of the world’s largest investment banks as both a trader and money manager specializing in multibillion-dollar structured transactions across fixed income and equity capital markets. Joe left his role as Head of Funding to bring his expertise and passion for interesting, unique businesses to the lower middle market with Global Wired Advisors. He provides an expert level of personal care to our clients, packaging their businesses to attract only the best buyers.

Jason Somerville

Jason is a serial entrepreneur, having owned and operated several successful businesses before founding Global Wired Advisors with Joe Hogg, Chris Bodnar, and Chris Shipferling. In addition to his success growing and selling small to mid-sized businesses, Jason has almost 20 years of experience in investment banking. He spent the early years of his career executing capital markets trades for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, honing skills that would later help him buy and sell both traditional and digitally native businesses at a profit. Now, Jason applies his expertise to our Client Companies, looking for unique opportunities for buyers to make a return on their investment, maximizing the value for our clients.

Chris Bodnar

Chris has over 20 years of experience in venture and private equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, and debt capital markets. During that time, he has developed a vast network of contacts and potential buyers that he brought with him to Global Wired Advisors. With his finger on the pulse of the business community, Chris adjusts and adapts to ever-changing trends while devising the most effective creative strategies to take our Client Companies to market. Thanks to his methodical, no-nonsense approach, Chris always gets the best deal for our clients. Together with his partners and co-founders, Chris endeavors to provide uncompromising, insightful service to anyone looking to sell their online business.

Insights from Global Wired

  • Reading Between the Lines, Part One: Everything You Really Need to Know About COVID-19

    Recently, business owners and consumers alike have been overwhelmed with news concerning the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The sheer volume of reports, both factual and speculative in nature, is a direct result of a collective desire to understand how severely the pandemic will impact our daily lives as we journey into uncharted territory for the first time in modern history. Experts at J.P. Morgan predict the coronavirus will have a more devastating impact on Q2 2020 than anything the U.S. experienced during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Selling Your Business, Part 2: The Home Stretch

    You’ve embarked on an epic journey to sell your business, an endeavor which requires time and dedication, as well as financial resources. After spending the time to gather and review the necessary financial records, organize business filings, provide what is needed to develop marketing materials, and work with prospective acquirers, you feel quite accomplished as you should. But it’s not over yet. No, even though you’ve come a long way already, there’s still a long way to go. Due diligence must be completed before you can close the deal. This process will have a material impact on the deal terms and the overall outcome of the transaction.

  • Selling Your Business, Part 1: The Due Diligence Process

    Selling a business is a complex endeavor that requires a lot of paperwork. What’s more, once all the marketing materials are created, the financials are in order, and a prospective acquirer has signed a Letter of Intent, parties must go through the process of due diligence. All the information presented by you, the seller, must be vetted by the prospective acquirer prior to completing the purchase

  • This Thing of Ours: The Importance of Connections in Mergers and Acquisitions

    True advisors have a wealth of experience in investment banking and private equity, spending their careers continuously cultivating an expansive network through their relationships with contacts, colleagues, and counterparties. Reputation is critical when selling a business and it often comes down to who you know; only a professional M&A Advisor can help you secure the highest possible value at a sale.

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