Mr. Vantarakis is a national authority and recognized expert on the subject of business transfers and serves as Owner and Founder of The Vant Group, an industry leading company that plans and supports business transfer transactions for a diverse client base. Founded in 1999, The Vant Group consistently outperforms industry averages along every metric used to gauge performance in the business transfer industry.
Mr. Vantarakis leads The Vant Group with an accomplished record of success in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, management, business ownership and business advisory coaching. With more than 20 years of experience, he provides skillful representation in a wide variety of sell-side and buy-side transactions. His approach to the M&A business provides expertise that has landed TVG a success rate of 80% of all listings sold at 95% of sale price to list price. Other expertise includes business valuations, debt funding, finance, franchise development and strategic planning. Prior to The Vant Group, Mr. Vantarakis served as CFO of a start-up venture capital firm. In addition, he has served in other CFO roles focused in the areas of franchise development, consulting, strategic planning and operations management.
Mr. Vantarakis is an author and speaker who is educates companies in the essential principles of the business-transfer process. He has co-authored two well-respected books which outline the process for small to mid-size companies, “EXIT: A Business Owner’s Guide to selling a Company” and “ENTRANCE: A Business Owner’s Guide to Buying a Company.” He founded and continues to shape a uniquely configured company, The Vant Group, based in Dallas, Texas, and is a lecturer to a variety of business association groups.