Your Acquisition Due Diligence Partner
Protect Your Investment with Guardian
When you’re preparing to close a business acquisition, it’s crucial to work with a partner who can effectively manage the financial, operational, and legal diligence processes to ensure you won't lose your money buying a lemon. At Guardian Due Diligence, we’re dedicated to providing cost-effective, institutional-level quality buyside advisory and due diligence work with a focus on integrity. Our founder, Elliott Holland, was a self-funded searcher for six years prior to starting Guardian, and he puts that experience to work for each client.
- #1 diligence provider for investors buying small businesses (under $2mm in cash flow)
- Featured as diligence expert in Walker Deibel's Acquisition Lab (Walker is author of "Buy Then Build")
- As seen on the #1 Investing Podcast Bigger Pockets
- Harvard Business School MBA
Don't lose capital buying a lemon. Instead of leaving your acquisition process to chance, consult with our expert today.
Benefits of Working With Guardian
Expertise You Can Trust
- 10+ years working with deals from $250K to $5M in EBITDA
- Experience leading private equity firms
- Focused on providing a deal recommendation, not just a QoE report
- Support throughout the entire acquisition process
- Over $200k in value for only $15k - amazing return on investment (ROI)
- $80k+ in reduction of purchase price on average
- $150k+ saved when we found a deal breaker the client missed saving them the personal guarantee
- $15k+ saved on deals we found were bad within a week of engagement saving 45 days of time client would have pursued
Acquisition Process Services We Provide
Find out if you're overpaying.
- 10+ years valuing small- and medium-size businesses
- Database of over 1,000 deals to compare to your industry and size
Packages starting at $1,000.
"I was so wrong. I started with a 4x valuation multiple. But after I talked to Elliott, he pointed out customer concentration & incorrect add backs that took the valuation below 3x. I saved over $500k on purchase price. Totally worth it."
— Joseph W.
Basic Deal Review
Know Good or Bad Deal Right Away!
- Reviewed over 2,000 deals over 10 years
- Knowing Top 10 places to look for deal breakers
- Know now and save 45-60 days chasing a bad deal
Packages starting at $5,000.
"Guardian exposed certain downside scenarios that we did not initially uncover during our Due Diligence period. Guardian]gave us the confidence to walk away from the deal after months of negotiations. I am particularly thankful for Elliott Holland's focus on capital preservation, reminding our team that the best deal may be the one you walk away from."
— Keith R.
Quality of Earnings
Am I buying a lemon?
- Everyone determines TTM EBITDA. You're buying next year's EBITDA. We show you that.
- 10+ years of navigating the ways sellers can manipulate financials
Packages starting at $10,000.
"I thought I had my ideal acquisition. But Guardian found that the seller was propping up sales and EBITDA with tricks in inventory and accounts receivable. I walked away and saved 1/2 of my net worth!"
— Mark D.