Keate Partners Ltd

Keate Partners, Ltd.

Phone: (513) 241-3700

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1095 Nimitzview Dr. Ste 201,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 (View Map)

About the Company

Offering full-service business brokerage services; founded in 1981; completed more than 800 transactions; currently six full-time agents.

Broker Biography

Keate Partners Ltd (513) 241-3700


Company Information:
Founded in 1981, Keate Partners, Ltd. is a full-service merger and acquisition firm representing both middle market acquisition opportunities as well as general business brokerage opportunities.

The firms principals and associates have over 125 years combined experience in business sales and acquisitions, and have completed more than 800 transactions. Keate Partners, Ltd. is the largest firm of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati / Tri-state area.

Keate Partners primarily represents owners of privately held businesses with revenues up to $25 million and located within 100 miles of Cincinnati. We manage the entire selling process, including pre-sale analysis, valuation, preparation of an offering memorandum (CBR), confidential solicitation and qualification of prospective buyers, assistance in negotiating and structuring the purchase agreement, securing financing and coordinating due diligence/closing.

Our firm also offers valuation services in preparation for selling a business, divorce and other litigation support, buy/sell agreements, and for estate planning.

John S. Keate, CBI, Founding Partner of Keate Partners Ltd. 1981 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Ohio State University Executive Development Program.

Wayne Corney, Principal, Keate Partners Ltd. 1984. University of Cincinnati, BS, Mechanical Engineering

Lawrence J. Pongonis, Principal, Keate Partners Ltd. 1984 Gannon University, BA. Loyola University, Chicago, MA

Randal A. Sircle, Principal, Keate Partners Ltd. 1991 Eastern Kentucky University, BBA, Accounting. Xavier University, MBA, Finance

Jack W. Sussman, Senior Associate, Keate Partners, Ltd. 1983 Adelphi University, BA

Jeff Moore, Associate, Keate Partners, Ltd. Pennsylvania State University, BS, Accounting


Marina Eger - Administrative Manager

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Services Provided

Represent Business Sellers and Buyer Search Clients in the sale or purchase of small to medium transactions.
Perform Business Valuations for use in a sale, exit planning, estate planning, etc.

Areas Served

Hamilton, OH

Professional Affiliations

IBBA, IBA, Ohio Real Estate Brokers License, Kentucky Real Estate Brokers License

Business For Sale Listings

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Cincinnati, OH 
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8 Subway Shops for Sale - Selling Separately

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Cash Flow: $27,000 
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Pizza Franchise ReSale - N. KY

The businesses being offered for sale is a Snappy Tomato Pizza franchise located in N. Kentucky. The store is located on a highly trafficked street. The franchise agreement for the store specifies a protected territory.Investment Highlights• Excellent location in a well populated community• Strong customer base• Franchisor support and training in addition to Seller transition• Opportunity for an active owner to improve operations and salesReason for SaleThe semi-absentee owner maintains other outside business activities that consume most of his available time. He seeks to reduce his responsibilities and time commitment in the daily operations of this business, and therefore has decided to More info

Cash Flow: $35,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Pizza Franchise Resale – Northeast Cincinnati

This popular pizza franchise location started in business in March 2015 as a newly built franchisor operation. The franchise was purchased in the fall of 2016 by the current owner.The business provides carry-out and delivery service to their customers.Investment Highlights:• Excellent location in a well populated community• Highly visibility shopping center location with heavy traffic• New, well equipped - requires no new improvements• Opportunity for an active owner to improve operations and sales (has been operated mostly absentee)Reason for Sale: Current owner has other business interestsPurchase Price:The business is being offered as an asset sale, free and clear of debt, for an asking More info

Cash Flow: $55,000 
Fairfield, OH 
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Convenience Store

BUSINESS FOR SALE #R-2552CONVENIENCE STOREThis convenience store offers the standard array of convenience store items such as beverages, store items, beer, wine, cigarettes, lottery, money orders and check cashing. The current owner has been operating the business for over 13 years.Investment Highlights• Excellent Location with high traffic count• Opportunity for hands on owner-operator • Opportunity to offer additional services Reason for SaleThe owner has other business interests that require most of his time and attention.Asking PriceThe business is being offered as an asset sale which includes the business assets free and clear of debt. Inventory extra at cost. More info

Cash Flow: $83,198 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Mowing And Landscape Company

This long-established lawn care business has an impeccable service record and great cash flow. It’s service area is in an affluent area with accounts close together and the ability to grow within the region.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• Long established and well recognized business in its industry/marketplace• Room for growth or expansion by entering new markets or offering additional services• Solid employee/subcontractor relationships• Excellent and consistent cash flow• Can be operated with very low overhead by one individual• Small service area maximizes revenuesBusiness is effectively closed during December, January and February. The company does not offer snow clearing, etc.REASON FOR SALE: More info

Cash Flow: $32,000 
Campbell Co., KY 
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Custom Framing & Art Gallery

BUSINESS FOR SALE S-2551CUSTOM FRAMING / ART GALLERYOffered for sale is an established custom framing business and fine art gallery offering both original and limited edition art in oils, acrylics and water colors.The company has art consignment relationships with a number of nationally known and regional artists.Investment Highlights:• Established, 30 year profitable history • Strong customer loyalty from individuals and corporate customers • Database of over 7,000 customers • Knowledgeable long term employees who would like to stay on with the buyer• Custom framing a large portion of the businessReason for Sale: RetirementPurchase Price: The business is being offered as an asset sale, More info

Cash Flow: $25,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Mini-Mart W/ Drive-Thru & Real Estate

BUSINESS FOR SALE R-2543MINI-MART W/ DRIVE-THRU & REAL ESTATEOffered for sale is a mini-mart convenience store with drive-thru, including the building and real estate. Investment Highlights:• Drive-thru Accessible • Free Standing building w/ totaling 1188 sq. ft. • Annual C-store sales in excess of $500,000. • Opportunity to offer additional services such as check cashing• Deli-case and lunch offerings have increased salesREASON FOR SALE: The current owner has other business interests and time requirements.PURCHASE PRICE:This opportunity is being offered as an asset sale, including the land, building and business assets for $130,000 plus the inventory at cost, free and clear of all debt. More info

Cash Flow: $450,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Tri-State Wood Pallet Manufacturer

TRI-STATE WOOD PALLET MANUFACTURERThe Company manufactures and distributes specialty wood products to Fortune 500 companies and other business users within one hundred fifty miles of its Greater Cincinnati location. The Company’s twenty year history, along with deep experience and knowledge in its field, plus the proximity to many of its customers gives it a competitive advantage.Acquisition of this Company by a platform entity servicing manufacturing and distribution industries will find this business an attractive candidate. Current ownership is receptive to maintaining an equity position in the Company.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:• Wood pallet manufacturer; non-union• Excellent reputation for More info

Cash Flow: $208,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Large Indoor & Outdoor Entertainment Complex

BUSINESS FOR SALE R-2524sLARGE INDOOR & OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXThe business offers many entertainment choices for families, friends and corporate team building. The facility offers both an indoor restaurant and outside grill & patio. The business has a D5, D6 liquor license.Both indoor and outdoor evening entertainment is offered on a regular basis. HIGHLIGHTS: • Original cost over $2,600,000• Growing sales and cash flow• A unique entertainment complex unmatched in the area • Easy access from major expressway• Multi season business with multiple revenue streamsREASON FOR SALE: Seller is not active day-to-day, has other business interests. PURCHASE PRICE:The business is being More info

Cash Flow: $25,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Northern Cincinnati Restaurant & Pub

BUSINESS FOR SALE F-2539NORTHERN CINCINNATI RESTAURANT AND BARThis nicely furnished bar and restaurant offers significant potential due to its location and physical buildout. A turnkey operation, this location needs an active owner operator to fully capitalize on the opportunity.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• Well established business - over 7 years at location• Location in great demographic• Loyal, experienced staff• Stunning building with large outdoor patio area for warm weather dining and drinking• High-end buildout with opportunity• Potential to expand in basement• Live entertainment 4 days of the weekREASON FOR SALE: Absentee ownership has decided to focus on other endeavors.PURCHASE More info

Cash Flow: $820,000 
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Contract Packaging & warehousing

BUSINESS FOR SALE #S-2546sCONTRACT PACKAGING & WAREHOUSINGFor sale is a well established (15+ years) contract packaging and warehousing operation. The Company provides packaging, assembly, inspection, fulfillment and warehousing services.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:• Easy business to learn and operate• Stable & loyal customer base; repeat business• Active owner-operator • Lean operation; workers perform with minimal supervision• 106,000 square foot leased warehouse • Owner forecasting 2017 revenue at approximately $2,300,000 with adjusted earnings (ACF) of $820,000PURCHASE PRICE:The business is being offered as an asset sale, free and clear of all debt and liabilities, for an asking price of More info

Cash Flow: $3,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Drycleaning & Coin Laundry Cincinnati

For sale is Drycleaner and Laundry located in the lower Westside of Cincinnati. Revenues are split between drycleaning and laundry with some other minor revenue sources. The business has been in existence for over forty years. The current owners have been managing the business for the past twenty years. In 2015 a driver accidently drove through the front of the store and damaged all of the dryers. The business was forced to close for five months for repairs. Insurance proceeds were used to acquire new dryers.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:• Profitable history• Business is “cash” only; some customers are allowed to pay by check - no credit card fees• Prime location in high apartment area• Great More info

Cash Flow: $5,237 
Butler Co., OH 
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Northwest Cincinnati Pizzeria - ASKING PRICE REDUCED!

ASKING PRICE REDUCED from $75,000!This well known name brand pizza shop has increased sales, and is the only delivery option in its area.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:• Turn-key pizza operation with increasing sales• Proven brand; flexibility to make the menu your own• Low expenses; easy to run• Lots of growth opportunity More info

Cash Flow: $85,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Nutrition And Supplement Business – Four Stores Available

This well-known nutrition and supplement franchise has four locations available for sale. The owner participates from a high-level management role with each location fully staffed and operated with a manager.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• Long established locations and well recognized business in its industry/marketplace• Good opportunity to purchase multiple locations, all of which are profitable• Well trained employees will make a transition easy• The company’s reputation and recognition brings in much of its business• Aggressive marketing could only help increase business• Easy to run business with extensive support from the franchisor• Active owner-operator should improve results• Excellent More info

Cash Flow: $314,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Ohio Based Buy Here / Pay Here Used Car Business

This company sells used automobiles utilizing the “Buy Here / Pay Here” concept. The business has been in existence for decades and has multiple lots.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• High traffic; demographically attractive area• Steady and profitable operation - between 265 to 320 cars sold each year• Owner will provide transitional training services• Highly profitable with repeat customers for over 20 years• Opportunity to increase sales via social media• Opportunity to make servicing cars a profit centerBusiness: It is expected a sale will be structured as an asset sale for the operating business with all the tangible assets included, and a stock sale for the finance company. Cash will be retained More info

Cash Flow: $67,000 
Dayton, OH 
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Upscale Restaurant & Bar

This well respected and recognized restaurant and specialty cafe has a consistent and profitable history of many years.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• Long established and well recognized business in its industry/marketplace• Beautiful location with expansion opportunities within the current building• Great lifestyle business; opportunity for exciting business perks• Long tenured staff with key employees to assist in management• Extensively renovated and upgraded Real EstateREASON FOR SALE: Other business interests.PURCHASE PRICE:The business is offered as an asset purchase, free and clear of debt for $125,000. The real estate is being offered at $400,000 and must be sold with the business. Inventory More info

Cash Flow: $860,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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e-Commerce Online Sale of Outdoor Consumer Products

E-COMMERCE BUSINESS FOR SALE R-2544sONLINE RETAILER OF CONSUMER OUTDOOR PRODUCTSThis SW Ohio company has been in business for over decade. It sells its products through its website and through Amazon. The Company has over 4,500 products it offers. Most (97%) of its products are in inventory and shipped directly from their warehouse to the customer.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• Consistent high profitability over its history• Since its sales are from online orders, location is not important • The officer handling the day-to-day operations is available for extended transition • Simple business to operate• Developing new products could expand growth• Well run with “clean” financials• 2017 nine months More info

Cash Flow: $504,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Large Indoor Entertainment Complex

BUSINESS FOR SALE R-2538LARGE INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXThe business attracts kids and parents, company team building, birthday parties, and various church and youth groups (many come regularly almost every month). The over 50,000 sq. ft. indoor facility offers a large variety of games and activities from laser tag to electric go karts, arcade games, and a restaurant.HIGHLIGHTS:• Original cost over $2,400,000• Highly profitable with consistent cash flow of $400,000 to over $500,000 per year• Easy and fun to operate• Long term employees• Great LocationREASON FOR SALE: Seller retirement PURCHASE PRICE:The company is being offered as an asset sale, free and clear of all liabilities for More info

Cash Flow: $134,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Custom Embroidery Mall Kiosk Cincinnati Ohio

CUSTOM EMBROIDERYFor almost the past ten years this business has been operating out of a strategically located kiosk in one of Cincinnati’s premiere malls that attracts millions of customer visits.The business provides customized embroidery to the many customers who frequent the mall.Investment Highlights:• Excellent high profile location• Unique service with little competition• State of the art embroidery machines• Experienced staff• Additional marketing opportunities to accelerate growth• Established customer baseReason for Sale:The owner’s relatives reside out-of-state. He has decided to relocate to be closer to them.Purchase Price:The business is being offered as an asset sale, free and More info

Cash Flow: $500,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Manufacturer of Custom Conveyor Systems

NOTE: The buyer needs to have a conveyor design / engineering background.The business designs, manufactures, and installs conveyors, conveyor systems, material handling devices, and specialized machinery for the durable goods manufacturing industries.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• Customers are mostly Fortune 500 companies who have been customers for many years• Projects can vary from small relatively simple conveyor units to large extensive and highly engineered systems• Most employees have been with the company for 20+ years• The seller is willing to remain as needed in the transition to new ownership• 2017 results are expected to be in excess of $3,000,000+ in sales and $400,000+ in EBITDAREASON More info

Cash Flow: $113,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Gas Station & C-Store With Real Estate

Offered for sale is a gas station & c-store located in Cincinnati. The sale includes the business (gas station / c-store) and the real estate.Investment Highlights:• Excellent Location• Free Standing building 654 sq. ft.• Annual c-store sales of $400,000 to $500,000• Excellent opportunity to increase gas volume and c-store sales• In 2009 a major remodeling was completed, including equipment upgradesREASON FOR SALE: Other business interests and time requirements.PURCHASE PRICE:This opportunity is being offered as an asset sale which includes the land, building and business assets for $595,000 plus inventory at cost, free and clear of debt. More info

Cash Flow: $115,000 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Quick Serve Restaurant Franchise ReSale

Quick Serve Restaurant Franchise ReSaleMade to Order SandwichesOffered for sale are two Cincinnati based units of a QSR national franchisor.The Franchisor developed an innovative, yet simple concept that allows sandwiches to be customizable. The ordering process is unique which creates efficiency, customer satisfaction, and brand loyalty. Nearly 400 stores are open or are in development.These two locations were opened in July of 2013 and November of 2014. Development rights for a third unit is available until the end of 2017. The owners have decided to position their stores for sale and plan for retirement. More info

Cash Flow: $130,000 
Adams County, OH 
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Adult Care Center

Offered for sale is a state licensed Adult Care facility located in rural South West Ohio. This private pay Adult Family Home (AFH) is licensed for a capacity of five adults and currently serves three residents through July 31, 2017. A fourth resident has been added beginning August 1, 2017. Current owner-operator desires to reduce her full-time commitment and retire to a reduced schedule of private care giving.Investment Highlights• Small Adult Care facility offering 24 hour respite care and assisted living for up to five residents.• Private Pay operation in a home-like atmosphere offering personal attention for residents, medication management, activities, and balanced nutritional home More info

Cincinnati, OH 
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Northern Kentucky Bar And Grill

BUSINESS FOR SALE F-2536NORTHERN KENTUCKY BAR AND GRILLThis established bar and restaurant has been a fixture in the community for many years. A turnkey operation, this location needs an active owner operator to take sales to the next level.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS• Well established business - fifteen years as previous operation and three as current• Well known in the Northern Kentucky community• Large outdoor patio area for warm weather dining and drinking• Fun business atmosphere • Full liquor license including Sunday sales• Distressed business; sales under previous active owner averaged over $1 million per yearo 2012 - $1,210,841o 2013 - $1,136,146o 2014 - $998,589REASON FOR SALE: Other More info

Milford, OH 
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MJ's On Main Tavern - Milford, Ohio

ASKING PRICE REDUCED to $80,000. Business is closed. Or purchase business and real estate together for $680,000.This well-known, established restaurant has been a favorite since it opened, with sales in 2015 over $600,000.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:• Charming and historic location• Newly remodeled in 2011• 100 Seats inside; 26 outside; private event room for 35• Popular destination with entertainment and extensive craft beer selection• Elevated food menu; American fusion style offerings• Growing sales of 20% from previous year; low food and beverage cost at 32% More info

Cash Flow: $218,741 
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Specialty Construction Related Business

This well-known, long-tenured company has been a fixture in the petroleum business for many yearsINVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:• Long-tenured company with deep roots in a specialized industry• Wide reach of customer base encompassing 4 states• Growing sales each year with room for expansion in newer territories• Long tenured and knowledgeable staff• Multiple revenue sources; allows for long term customer relations• Specialty business with a niche in airports, hospital, and wholesale operations4 mos Y-T-D 2017 Financials: Sales $860,239 / ACF $102,164 More info

Cash Flow: $252,466 
Cincinnati, OH 
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Full-Line Supermarket - Greater Cincinnati Area

The business offered for sale is a 40,000+ square foot supermarket with excellent parking. It is located on a heavily traveled highway with great visibility and access.Original cost of furniture, fixtures & equipment - $1,295,000.INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS:Full-line grocery with over $10,000,000 in annual salesGrowing areaEstablished over thirty yearsA long-term, favorable lease is available; no increase for fifteen yearsIncludes a liquor storeThe owner is interested in semi-retiring More info

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