GARY L. ALLEN is the founder of Allen Business Investments (ABI), located in San Ramon, California. His firm specializes in selling small to mediumsized businesses and evaluating and appraising small to medium-sized businesses. Allen has been a California-licensed real estate broker since 1969 and a Certified Business Appraiser since 1985.
Allen has served as vice president and regional manager of VR Business Brokers and was executive vice president of United Business Investments. He has served as a broker of record for more than 1,000 business transactions and has evaluated more than 600 businesses. He has served as an expert witness in Superior Court in Alameda and Contra Costa counties and has appeared as an expert witness in federal bankruptcy court hearings.
He is affiliated with the Institute of Business Appraisers and the California Association of Business Brokers. He has published articles in The Business Broker newsletter, the Expert Press, and Business Comer. He: is a frequent speaker and lecturer at both business evaluation and business brokerage groups nationally.
PETER V. ANANIA is president of Anania & Associates in Portland, Maine, and has worked in that state's banking industry prior to establishing this mergers and acquisitions firm in 1987. He has served as a consultant to the Finance Authority of Maine, providing analyses and recommendations for requests for small business loan guarantees and FAME direct loans. He is presently board president of the Portland Fish Exchange, board president of the Portland Fish Pier Authority, Member of the Maine Economic