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Gateway Business Sales

License Number: DRE# 01365233

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114 Pacifica, Suite 370,
Irvine, California 92618 (View Map)

About the Company

Gateway Business Sales specializes in Mergers, Acquisitions, Business Brokerage and Consulting Services.
Our core value proposition: We maximize the value our clients receive for their businesses,
simplify the process and build ongoing relationships with our clients.

Broker Biography

Gregg Tobin (949) 546-0903

Introduction

An entrepreneur for nearly 40 years, Gregg has sold seven of the companies he started or purchased and thus is a veteran of both sides of the negotiating table. That makes him uniquely well qualified to address and understand the needs of both sellers and buyers.

As an industry leader in brokerage services for mergers, acquisitions and business sales, Gregg since 2003 has brokered the sale of more than 200 small, closely held companies spanning a wide range of sectors, including wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, service, food and restaurant, automotive and retail. Throughout this period, 75% of Gregg’s engagements have come through referrals, a sure sign of client satisfaction.

Gregg grew up in Pittsburgh in an entrepreneurial family where his late father founded and developed the largest junior panel billboard business in the country. Gregg and his wife Ruth, also a Pittsburgh native, live in Coto de Caza in Orange County.

Services Provided

WE MATCH BUSINESS BUYERS and SELLERS
Our team members serve as “master architects,” matching and guiding business sellers and buyers.

WE OFFER BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES
GBS professionals have hands-on experience in buying, selling, starting and operating closely held businesses — that makes us uniquely qualified to advise our clients. We are committed to professionalism and technical excellence.

WE FACILITATE SUCCESSFUL TRANSACTIONS
With experience in diverse industries, we negotiate and simplify transactions, resulting in successful outcomes for our clients. In fact, more than 75% of our engagements come from referrals from satisfied clients.

Areas Served

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Riverside, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Licensed In

    • California
    • DRE# 01365233

    Professional Affiliations

    IBBA,
    CABB

    Business For Sale Listings

    Not Disclosed
    Cash Flow: $554,911 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Wholesale/Distribution/Manufacturing Business

    Business Description: This Wholesale/Distribution company partners with many of the top manufacturers in the hazardous location markets and supplies quality products, technical support, and application assistance. Under the original ownership since 1996 the company, product specialization includes; adaptors & reducers, cables glands, and cables, purge systems, explosion proof enclosures and …. more. The company operates under an ISO 9001 quality system.The seller is absentee but oversees operations and is retiring. There is a dedicated staff of five employees who handle inside/outside sales, shipping/receiving, customer service, quality control and other related tasks.Sales in 2015-2017 have More info

    $645,000
    Cash Flow: $296,424 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Gourmet Burger Franchise 2 locations

    This high end casual contemporary franchise features customizable gourmet burgers and offers a full-service dining experience. Currently we are offering 2 franchised stores in Orange County and the stores can be sold as a package or sold separately.Both stores are in high profile shopping centers in Orange County and strategically positioned in areas with strong demographics. The franchise has over 100+ stores and continues to grow. The brand has strong recognition. Each store has a full liquor license (type 47) which is assignable to a new buyer.This listing includes two stores with sales and net income listed above or sold separately. Below is the breakdown of the stores if sold More info

    $270,000
    Cash Flow: $68,862 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Gourmet Burger Franchise ( 1 of 2 locations)

    This recognizable Gourmet Burger Restaurant offers a full-service casual dining experience and is located in a high-profile shopping center in Orange County. The brand has strong recognition and social foodies love the concept. The franchise has over 100 stores and the locations are all strategically positioned in areas with strong demographics. There is a 47 (full liquor) license included with the business.Lease: The lease is good through April 2022 with 2 (5) year options. The landlord has very strict qualifying guidelines and Buyers must also have strong financials, good credit, and restaurant experience.Income/Cash flow: The Sales and Cash flow are based on 2017. Sales through June 2018 More info

    $425,000
    Cash Flow: $199,633 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Gourmet Burger Franchise

    This recognizable Gourmet Burger Restaurant offers a full-service casual dining experience and is located in a high-profile shopping center in Orange County. The brand has strong recognition and social foodies love the concept. The franchise has over 100 stores and the locations are all strategically positioned in areas with strong demographics. There is a 47 (full liquor) license included with the business.Lease: The lease is good through October 2022. There is not currently an option but the restaurant has been operating at the location since 2007. The landlord has very strict qualifying guidelines and Buyers must also have strong financials, good credit, and restaurant More info

    $89,000
    Cash Flow: $53,121 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Floor Refinishing Franchise

    This is an opportunity to become part of a growing franchise that features wood floor refinishing. Utilizing state of the art equipment, the franchise invented sandless refinishing and the traditional service uses wet solutions. One of the distinct advantages is that most floors are serviced in just 6-9 hours making this one of the quickest options for customers. Their prices are half the price of traditional refinishing services. The franchised territory includes Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine. However, the current service expands into all of Orange County. The seller operates the business with one part-time employee. Most clients are residential with some commercial customers as More info

    $275,000
    Cash Flow: $110,135 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Wine Bar with a cool vibe featuring wine, beer and tapas

    You can acquire this wine bar with a cool vibe that features unique wines from around the world and is located in retail center that has a vibrant community of art lovers, music, fashion and hip cuisine.The owner has been dedicated to sourcing wine from family vineyards and small artesian producers. This wine bar holds winery events that include wine-makers, vineyard owners and educators. In addition to wine, they serve craft beer (on tap and by the bottle), artesian cheese platters, flat bread and tapas. There is a unique “happy hour” and the wine tasting flights change regularly. You will not find a better operated and managed wine bar. Their success, due in large part, can be More info

    Not Disclosed
    Cash Flow: $113,409 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Manufacturing Business Servicing Hazardous Location Market

    You can acquire this manufacturing business that has served the hazardous location market and supplied a leading distributor in both zone and division applications. The company manufactures a range of thread conversion adapters, reducers, stopping plugs, and breather drains available for use in industrial and marine atmospheres suited to project construction applications. The company operates under an ISO 9001 quality system.The owner is absentee but oversees the operations and the business is managed by one employee that handles sales, customer service, purchasing, packaging, and quality control. The business shares its facility with its sister company who is also its largest customer.The More info

    $100,000
    Cash Flow: $67,566 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Restaurant & Cafe - (Type 47) ABC license included

    Priced reduced ! Café & Restaurant in South Orange County with 2,447 sq.ft with 2 patios and parking. Can be a conversion opportunity without restriction. Established in 1977, this restaurant and café features a menu with European and German cuisine along with specialized cakes and desserts. The restaurant & café is located in South Orange County in a very busy shopping area and the space is 2,447 square feet with two patios. There is also a piano in the dining room so a new buyer can also have entertainment as well. The owner is the chef and his wife works with him at the restaurant along with 5 part-time employees. A new buyer will have the ability to change the menu and covert the name More info

    $89,000
    Cash Flow: $27,000 
    Dana Point, CA 
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    Art Gallery- Dana Point

    This Dana Point Gallery opened in 2016 and is part of another very successful and recognizable Gallery in Laguna Beach. The Galleries feature over 100 local and nationally renowned artists with very unique works including handmade art, ceramics, crafts, hand-blown and hand fused glass, metal art, and many other fun works of art. The sellers are both artists but a new owner can also add their own touches to the business and this would be a great opportunity for an existing artist to put your own touches and artwork in the gallery but also a great starter retail business. The sellers are a husband and wife team and spend about 2- 3 days at the gallery so a new owner could have the potential More info

    $59,000
    Gibsonia, PA 
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    Acoustical Cafe - Listening Room - fast becoming a local favorite

    This intimate acoustic music venue is fast becoming one of Pittsburgh’s favorite “listening rooms”. The concept waslaunched as a collaborative venture between a group of performers and dedicated live music lovers. The venue canaccommodate up to 60 guests in the audience tailored to solo, duo, and small band performances. There is a highqualitysound system, with all mics, stands, monitors, stage lighting and more. There is also a full digital 12 channelmixing console with multi track recording capabilities.The business only opened in 2018 but several of the top musicians in Pittsburgh have performed at the venue andthe event calendar continues to fill up with acts now being booked through More info

    $2,000,000
    Cash Flow: $720,000 
    Massachusetts  Agent: Scott Leff
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    Boston Production/Creative Shop w/Major Broadcast Cable Clients

    Established, profitable agency with a 30-year history of growth. It is distinguished as a leading provider of promotional content, graphic redesign, and upfronts for many of the largest cable networks in the country. In addition, its in-house creative department enables it to provide strategy, story, and concept to a diverse range of clients, resulting in “storytelling with a purpose.” The firm has produced video content around the globe, and it generates annual fee income in excess of $5 million, with an average adjusted free cash flow over the past three years of nearly 12.5% of revenues.The company has evolved and adapted throughout its history to meet the needs of a changing More info

    $395,000
    Cash Flow: $130,918 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Automotive Drivetrain & Parts Service Center

    You can own one of Southern California’s most trusted Drive Train Parts and Service Centers under the original ownership since 1984. The company maintains an extensive inventory of differential, driveline, and performance parts and the staff is very experienced and has provided the highest level of professional customer service. The owner is selling due to retiring but is willing to stay on with a new owner for up to one year after the initial training and transition. The company also distributes and installs parts from some of the most reliable and trusted companies in the industry. There are 7 employees including administrative assistant, 4 mechanics in the shop, 1 parts, and 1 delivery More info

    $169,000
    Chino Hills, CA  Agent: Sandy Elliott
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    Artisan Pizza Restaurant

    This Artisan Pizza concept is a culmination of a pursuit to design and serve great tasting pizza, pasta and salads. This is an excellent opportunity for restaurateur or entrepreneur seeking a turn-key operation with solid reputation and loyal customer base. The business has been operating for only two years so all of the equipment is like new and the owner spared no expense in the build-out. There is a 41 license (Beer & Wine) included with the business. The sales increased in 2017 and the business continues to gain more recognition.Highlighted Features: • 2017 gross sales $477,132• $6,900/month rent all in with CAM• 1,800 square foot building• 2 years left on current lease with a 5 year More info

    $325,000
    Cash Flow: $109,297 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Custom Sign and Graphics Franchise

    This recognizable sign franchise offers a wide variety of sign products, signage design services and delivers the highest quality visual messaging solutions to its clients-large and small. The franchise company has been in operation for 25 years as a leader in the One Day Signage industry and this franchised store has been operating since 2007. The company specializes in site and developer signs, architectural signage, monument signs, banners and vehicle graphics-including full and partial wraps and vehicle/truck lettering-and has set the standard in quick turnaround installations.The business is strategically located near the freeway and in a large business area with high visibility. The More info

    $495,000
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Sports Bar & Restaurant

    Summary DescriptionSouth Orange County’s Premier Sports Bar & Restaurant featuring:• High-end sports entertainment in welcoming atmosphere• Clean books and records• 4,000 sq.ft. plus outdoor patio• Authentic recipes & fresh ingredients• 29+ beer taps & 6 wine taps• Cigar & tobacco license• Best Happy Hour around. Period!• Dedicated and knowledgeable staff• Turn-key Operation• Seller FinancingThe Sellers are long-time experienced operators and have built the business to a very high level in less than 5 years. Currently they work about 20 hours per week during summer and have an excellent system in place as well as a very solid staff. The Sports Bar and Grill is located in an affluent area More info

    Not Disclosed
    Los Angeles Co., CA 
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    Catering & Event Business

    .Serving Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley the last 26 years, this family owned Catering and Event Company specializes in corporate and full line catering and also has 5 office service routes in selected buildings in the Valley. The company operates from a 1,900 fully equipped facility and rent is only $2,115 per month and the landlord will offer a new long term lease. There are currently 3 employees and 5 independent contractors that handle the routes and the husband and wife team split duties in managing the business. The company has prided themselves on reliable service and friendly staff with homemade recipes for sauces, dressings, spreads, condiments & more. This is an excellent More info

    $995,000
    Cash Flow: $319,783 
    San Diego, CA 
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    Wholesale & Retail Bakery

    This award winning Wholesale and Retail Bakery which has been operating successfully for over 50 years in San Diego County. The facility includes a fully equipped bakery for production as well as retail bakery business and on onsite deli and gift shop which account for about 65 % of the sales. The wholesale business continues to expand with products in over 80 locations in Southern California including many well know grocery chains. There are currently 34 loyal employees of which 25 are full time. The owner works about 25 hours per week and is selling the business to retire. The Seller will offer a long term lease for a new buyer or the opportunity acquire the real estate and nearly 13,351 More info

    $87,000
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Wholesale Bakery

    This is an opportunity to purchase an equipped wholesale bakery in the heart of Orange County that can also be utilized for catering kitchen. The owners have not been as active marketing the bakery the last few years but have a great product featuring gourmet cookies. There are very few wholesale bakery facilities available in Orange County and the space is 1,500 sq ft and rent is $2,250 per month. The location is in a business park close to the major freeways and very accessible. The owners are willing to sell the existing brand which has been around since 2001 and have 15 varieties of handcrafted cookie delights and more. This could also be a perfect satellite location for an existing More info

    $449,000
    Cash Flow: $196,866 
    Orange Co., CA 
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    Dairy Queen

    Dairy Queen has been providing consumers with crave satisfying treats and food since 1940 and one of the more successful stores which include Grill & Chill, Orange Julius, and a drive thru is now available for sale. This wonderfully operated store is located in Orange County in a neighborhood with very strong demographics and loyal customer base due to the fact that the location has been serving guests since 1993. The current owners only work about 15 & 5 hours respectively and have an excellent staff of 14 part time employees. The owners have several other businesses and are selling to downsize their business holdings. The sales in 2017 were $755k and Sellers Discretionary Earnings $ 196k More info

    $300,000
    Cash Flow: $110,000 
    Pittsburgh, PA  Agent: David Tobin
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    Automotive Repair & Transmission Specialists

    You can own this well-established auto repair and transmission specialty shop set up to immediately make money. The company has a 42-year track record and very strong customer reviews. In-fact, 100% of the business comes from repeat customers, referrals, and referrals from repair shops. Most of the work is related to fixing drive lines, including transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials. In addition, they offer general repair and inspection services. The company has three well-trained technicians, with an average of 15 years of experience, who desire to stay with the company. You will get an operation that is fully equipped with all necessary tools, equipment, and fixtures. The More info

    David Tobin

    An entrepreneur for nearly 40 years, Gregg has sold seven of the companies he started or purchased and thus is a veteran of both sides of the negotiating table. That makes him uniquely well qualified to address and understand the needs of both sellers and buyers. As an industry leader in brokerage services for mergers, acquisitions and business sales, Gregg since 2003 has brokered the sale of more than 200 small, closely held companies spanning a wide range of sectors, including wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, service, food and restaurant, automotive and retail. Throughout this period, 75% of Gregg’s engagements have come through referrals, a sure sign of client satisfaction. Gregg grew up in Pittsburgh in an entrepreneurial family where his late father founded and developed the largest junior panel billboard business in the country. Gregg and his wife Ruth, also a Pittsburgh native, live in Coto de Caza in Orange County.

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    An entrepreneur for nearly 40 years, Gregg has sold seven of the companies he started or purchased and thus is a veteran of both sides of the negotiating table. That makes him uniquely well qualified to address and understand the needs of both sellers and buyers. As an industry leader in brokerage services for mergers, acquisitions and business sales, Gregg since 2003 has brokered the sale of more than 200 small, closely held companies spanning a wide range of sectors, including wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, service, food and restaurant, automotive and retail. Throughout this period, 75% of Gregg’s engagements have come through referrals, a sure sign of client satisfaction. Gregg grew up in Pittsburgh in an entrepreneurial family where his late father founded and developed the largest junior panel billboard business in the country. Gregg and his wife Ruth, also a Pittsburgh native, live in Coto de Caza in Orange County.

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    An entrepreneur for nearly 40 years, Gregg has sold seven of the companies he started or purchased and thus is a veteran of both sides of the negotiating table. That makes him uniquely well qualified to address and understand the needs of both sellers and buyers. As an industry leader in brokerage services for mergers, acquisitions and business sales, Gregg since 2003 has brokered the sale of more than 200 small, closely held companies spanning a wide range of sectors, including wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, service, food and restaurant, automotive and retail. Throughout this period, 75% of Gregg’s engagements have come through referrals, a sure sign of client satisfaction. Gregg grew up in Pittsburgh in an entrepreneurial family where his late father founded and developed the largest junior panel billboard business in the country. Gregg and his wife Ruth, also a Pittsburgh native, live in Coto de Caza in Orange County.

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