Rick Carlson

ProNova Partners

License Number: 01869984

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Fax: 833-776-6682


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825 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 536
Santa Monica, California 90401 (View Map)

About the Company

We are a full-service cradle to closing organization that is success-fee driven only!

Please click on the "For Sale Listings" Tab above to view our current offerings across the country!

Broker Biography

Rick Carlson (833) 776-6682


From Melrose Ave. to Main St., Wall St. to Walnut Blvd. and everywhere in between, ProNova Partners is committed to helping all businesses find their perfect buyer. Rick Carlson is the CEO of ProNova Partners. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bucknell University. After college he moved to Boston and worked for two years at Harvard Medical School, and two years on a colorectal cancer screening test at a biotechnology startup. His exposure to VC firms during this time created a passion for mergers and acquisitions, and wanting to start his own Biotech firm moved to Santa Monica to attend UCLA to get his PhD in Biological Chemistry. The business calling was overwhelming, however, and he left the Bruins to join and be mentored at VR Business Brokers. As an agent with VR Business Brokers Rick learned all of the necessary tools to create a win/win/win situation for buyers, sellers, and agents. After successfully orchestrating many transactions Rick founded ProNova Partners to help agents, sellers, and buyers close more transactions. ProNova Partners employs state of the art database, contact management and web development tools to make sure that everyone works together to get the deal closed.

Services Provided

Firms serviced in the past include all types of professional service firms, especially insurance agencies, software companies, other computer service-related IT firms, tax practices, etc...Retail related businesses like restaurants, bars, beauty salons, convenience stores, dry cleaning agencies and plants, coin laundry facilities, flower shops, furniture stores, gas stations, all hotels, motels, hostels, liquor stores, printing businesses, miscellaneous retail (comic books, cell phone, $1 stores, etc...) and also vending routes.

No client is too big or too small for us to handle. We love crazy and wacky business opportunities that other brokerages pass on. Niche opportunities are right in our wheelhouse.

Areas Served

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Suffolk, MA
  • Hartford, CT
  • New York, NY
  • San Diego, CA
  • Riverside, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Licensed In

    • California
    • Connecticut
    • Massachusetts
    • New York
    • 01869984
    • 01869984
    • 01869984
    • 01869984

    Professional Affiliations

    California Association of Business Brokers - CABB
    International Business Brokers Association - IBBA
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