The M&A Source recognizes Amy Cole, Bay Area M&A Advisor with CM&AP Certification

(Atlanta, GA) The M&A Source,  is pleased to announce that San Francisco Bay Area M&A Specialist and Certified Business Broker, Amy Cole, has achieved the Certified M&A Professional (CM&AP) Designation.  Developed by the faculty of the Coles College M&A Academy, the certification program is focused on the key interests of M&A intermediaries serving private companies in the middle market and business owners preparing for acquisition or sale.

“The CM&AP designation sets the industry’s Gold Standard for professional development through its deep dive into curriculum, case studies and interactive discussions,” said Cole.  “As a lifelong learner, and with a commitment to client success, I’m grateful for the education and experience.”

The Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) Program from the Coles College of Business’s M&A Academy provides participants with the analytical and business tools needed to manage successful M&A transactions from strategy assessment to valuation, diligence, negotiations, and execution. It is ideal for M&A intermediaries and other professionals, as well as senior management and business owners of the companies they serve.”

Ms. Cole Amy serves as a trusted advisor and dealmaker specializing in the confidential sale of privately owned businesses in a wide range of industries. Holding top industry designations, Cole helps clients navigate the complex transaction process with a systematic approach, customized marketing, strong negotiation skills and focus on a positive outcome. Amy is an industry conference presenter, M&A education course instructor and speaks publicly on topics including Exit Strategy Planning, Maximizing Business Value, Preparing a Business for Sale or Acquisition and Industry Standards & Care.

More information about Cole and ABI Group can be found at   Direct contact information for Cole is available at 925-890-6012 or Ms. Cole is available to the news media as a source of information or comments regarding acquisitions, sales and mergers of closely held businesses and the market for them.


M&A Source is a non-profit professional organization for middle market business intermediaries that provides training and education for small to mid-size business mergers and acquisitions intermediaries. Founded in 1991 as a division of the IBBA, M&A Source comprises over 440 intermediaries across the world.

ABI Group, Inc. is a leader in serving the M&A needs of small to mid-market companies. The firm has assisted hundreds of owners in the sale of their business since 1984. Using extensive experience and expertise, the team works closely with clients to help them achieve the maximum post-tax proceeds in a timely manner.