By now, you should know that we are NOT a typical “Broker” pushing to just get a listing. We view our role more as a trusted partner, which is why, before asking you to sign a listing agreement, we believe you should know what your business is likely to sell for and what ever that amount is, that it is enough for you to achieve your personal goals. That is why the first step is to have a business valuation performed. With the information contained in the valuation report, you and your financial advisors, along with your family can determine if selling your business now, is actually in your best interest.
If you determine that you want to sell your business at this time, we can help you sell your business quickly and confidentially. Our unique marketing programs and database of qualified buyers maximize the selling price of your business. At Main Street Business Brokers we streamline the sales process, and minimize the inevitable stress associated with selling your business. Our team will guide you through the entire sales process.
DAVID DEIGHTON, Senior Partner
David is a licensed Funeral Director in the State of Michigan, and holds a BS degree in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University, prior to attending Wayne State he attended Central MichiganUniversity where he majored in Interpersonal and Public Communications and Business Administration.
After passing his State and National Board Exams as well as his insurance exam, he managed multiple locations in S.E. Michigan, before purchasing a closed funeral home in Fenton, MI. at the age of 25. He was able to successfully turn around this failed location, and under his management, after only 4 years was serving over 100 families per year. This success continued for 9 years until he sold the firm in 2002 to pursue other opportunities and spend time with his young family.
Since the sale of his funeral home, Mr. Deighton has worked mainly as a consultant in several areas. He formed Deighton Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisory service that specialized in financial planning for individuals and small businesses. He later accepted a position as a financial advisor with the world’s largest asset manager, furthering his knowledge of the financial markets and investment banking. While there he obtained his NASD Series 7, 63, and 65 as well as his Real Estate Salesperson License in the State of Michigan.
He then accepted a postion with Brooke Franchise, as the Regional Sales Manager-Funeral Service Division in Overland Park, KS. In this role he provided funeral home brokerage services through out the United States. He was responsible for the entire process, from initial inquiry to closing. Through a sister company, Brooke Credit, he also provided financing to the buyers of funeral homes.
In 2009 he along with a partner formed American Funeral Partners and acquired funeral homes, cemeteries and crematories in the states of FL, NC, VA, and OH. As the CFO, he was responsible for all acquisitions and financing. His banking contacts allowed him to grow this company through the financial crisis of 2009, and make several million dollars worth of acquisitions. These same banking contacts have also turned to him for help in turnaround/distressed situations in their loan portfolio’s. In 2013, he stepped in on behalf of a lender to save a business and invested his own capital to make improvements/updates. By Febnruary of 2014, he was able to exit this project making the lender 100% whole, obtained a return of his capital as well as a profit for his firm.
Mr. Deighton currently resides in Linden, MI. with his wife and 2 sons.