About Us

North Texas Top Business Brokerage

Our brokers, advisors, and team members know the Dallas-Fort Worth markets. We work with entrepreneurs, former executives, private equity, family offices, and individuals with extensive capital to buy, sell, or raise money for their business or business idea. Scroll down to find out about Valhalla Business Brokers experience, mission and expertise.

Andrew Lowery

Co-founder and President

Andrew is a former Army Colonel, with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, a 32 year Veteran, and a member of the Army Engineer Regimental Corp. Andrew earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso, an MBA from American Military University and a M.S in Strategic Leadership from the resident U.S. Army War College. After retiring from the Military, Andrew realized how valuable his skills learned in the military could be to others, and saw a unique opportunity to continue serving clients and build a world class team just like in his military career. From here, Valhalla Business Brokers was born. To this day, he enjoys helping people with his hard-earned skills, and providing elite services to America’s best business leaders and families, while providing meaningful careers to veterans.

Tim Nelson

Co-founder and Vice President

As a member of the U.S. Army, Tim has over 30 years of experience developing solutions and partnerships. He is also a licensed real estate professional and has served on the Frisco City Council for the last eight years, being instrumental in big projects including the relocation of both the Dallas Cowboys HQ and practice facility and the PGA of America HQ and PGA championships. Tim has a history of putting the people together by developing long term, value based relationships, and his ability to make the right match has served his clients well. Within the community, Tim has held leadership and committee positions with the Boy Scouts of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Frisco Independent School District, and many others. Tim lives in Frisco with his three kids where he continues to serve his country and his community.

Brad Kaufman

Co-founder and Partner

Brad has a wealth of leadership and operational experience as a career law enforcement officer and senior leader, with over 33 years of experience in management and tactical K9 operations. Prior to becoming a Federal Agent, Brad worked in the DFW Metroplex in law enforcement, supporting tactical SWAT operations. Brad’s education, reputation and experience bring a commitment to the firm as exemplified in his dedicated service to our nation. Brad returned to Dallas approximately nine years ago where he and his wife Robin, along with their two children and three grandchildren, reside. They love spending personal time with family and they attend Hope Fellowship Church in Frisco.

Andrew Thompson

Attorney

Andrew Thompson (“Drew”) brings over 30 years’ experience In Mergers and Acquisitions, as a business attorney and CPA, working on acquisitions, equity raises, business exits, succession planning, family wealth management, tax planning and general business advisory services for owners in transition and potential investors and SME buyers. Drew has developed a system for working with potential buyers of companies, that involves counseling, identifying targets, creating conversations with potential sellers, advancing the process to Letters of Intent, drafting or negotiating Asset Purchase Agreements, overseeing valuation work and due diligence, finalizing transactions and closing the deal. He seeks deals on companies with sales of up to $25,000,000 in all industries and across the United States and abroad.

Drew grew up in Indiana, but before settling in Frisco, his career took him to Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh, NC and Traverse City, MI. He is a graduate in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, passed the Uniform CPA exam, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1990. He has three beautiful daughters, age 28, 24 and 19, loves saltwater fishing, enjoys sailing, bicycling and live music anywhere and almost anytime. As a lifetime Chicago Cubs' fan, one of his greatest memories was going to game 7 of the World Series in 2016 and seeing them win.

Shelia Darby, MBA, CVA, MAFF

Valuation Expert

Ms. Darby provides certified business valuations of closely-held businesses. Her 20+ years of valuation experience spans numerous industries, ranging from energy/mining, construction/real estate, retail/wholesale and manufacturing to finance/insurance, services, professional and health. Ms. Darby formerly served as the Assistant Treasurer of Transocean and held various valuation, finance, and strategy roles at ConocoPhillips, AGL Resources, and Enron Corporation. While at ConocoPhillips, she led the strategy and finance department of the company’s largest business unit in Norway. She also enjoyed teaching the valuation and economic modeling course to over 250 employees located throughout North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. During her tenure, Ms. Darby was responsible for reviewing the valuation and finance approvals for over 100 acquisitions and dispositions.

Ms. Darby holds an M.B.A. from Rice University, a B.B.A. in Finance from Baylor University, and professional certifications from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), including the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) designations. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Interested in Joining the Team

Why Us?

20+

Years of Experience
Access to an Experienced
Board of Advisors
Get Highest Market Value

Industry Experience

  • Stock and Asset Purchase Transactions
  • Commercial Landscape Companies
  • Residential Landscape Companies
  • Commercial Print and Graphic Companies
  • Commercial Survey Companies
  • Residential Survey Companies
  • Medical Distribution & Supply
  • HVAC Supply and Distribution Companies
  • Commercial HVAC Service Company
  • Mechanical Contracting Company
  • Heavy Manufacturing – Fossil Fuel Industry
  • Heavy Manufacturing – Steel designed products
  • Heavy Manufacturing – Fossil Fuel Power Plant Equipment
  • Hitech Electronics – Flame Detection Equipment
  • Manufacturing – Fossil Fuel Power Plant Equipment
  • And all other relevant industries

How We
Do It

Supercharge your business to maximize marketplace value

  • Diving deep into your business goals
  • Identifying areas for improvement to sell your business for top dollar
  • Equipping your company with the best professional partners to increase enterprise value

Our Process

1

Goals & Discovery Meeting

During our first initial meeting, we want to get to know you and discover what are your goals and what brings you to us.

2

Valuation

We will need to see your financials, tax returns etc to get an accurate valuation on your company.

3

Listing Agreement

In our listing agreement, we will formalize your goals to sale and layout all the terms. We understand this is a big decision and will be here with you all the way.

4

Finalize Marketing Files

Once the listing agreement is signed we will begin to build a marketing package.

1

Goals & Discovery Meeting

During our first initial meeting, we want to get to know you and discover what are your goals and what brings you to us.

2

Valuation

We will need to see your financials, tax returns etc to get an accurate valuation on your company.

3

Listing Agreement

In our listing agreement, we will formalize your goals to sale and layout all the terms. We understand this is a big decision and will be here with you all the way.

4

Finalize Marketing Files

Once the listing agreement is signed we will begin to build a marketing package.

Our Mission

At Valhalla Business Brokers, our mission is to offer professional expertise and reliable service to our clients in the areas of Buying and Selling privately held businesses, Mergers and Acquisitions, affiliated Financial Support Services, including Loans, imaginative methods of Raising Capital and Cash Flow, Tax Reduction Strategies and related Real Estate services. We assist both sellers in preparing and packaging their business for marketing as well as buyers looking for a specific acquisition or merger. Our company is a fully licensed Real Estate and Business Brokerage operation with only trained professionals. Our team of expert M&A Advisers and Certified Business Brokers will help inspire, educate, and consummate a deal on their behalf.

We are the broker of choice for North Texas and the surrounding areas. We will uphold the highest ethical standards, provide superior customer service, and continually strive to meet our clients’ professional objectives. Additionally, we commit to working with the utmost confidentiality with buyers, sellers, and their accountants, lawyers and other business partners. We understand that buying or selling a business is a deeply personal, often emotional experience and we focus on providing sincere, pragmatic advice.

We Pledge To

Outwork the Competition

Negotiate Like Sharks

Never Stop Until the Deal Is Done