Jeff Farren is a serial entrepreneur with extensive M&A transaction experience, both as a principal and as an advisor. He specializes in transforming companies into highly valuable acquisition targets, and then working alongside owners through the successful sale of the business.
For clients who intend to sell in 24-36 months and want to recover or improve the business value in the meantime, Jeff uses a proven process to increase value by up to 2x. Other clients wish to sell as soon as possible, and Jeff leverages Indiana Business Advisor’s time-tested method that has sold over 2,100 businesses since 1981.
Jeff began his career in commercial lending where he specialized in acquisition financing and management buyouts of privately held companies in the lower middle-market. He acquired his first business in 1992. For over 30 years, Jeff has worked with small business owners to harvest the value they have created through a lifetime of work. In total, Jeff has founded/acquired/sold six businesses. He currently is an owner or investor in four companies.
Jeff holds two degrees in finance: an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He is a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor, a Certified Value Growth Advisor, and a Certified Value Builder.