Michael J Schwantes

, Michael J Schwantes
President & CEO, CBI, M&AMI

Michael Schwantes

, Michael J Schwantes

In 1979, Michael founded CBS Global LLC as a business intermediary. By carefully considering all essential components involved in a successful transition, Michael is able to deliver consistently superior results to his clients around the world. These results are fueled in part by a customized marketing strategy that utilizes state-of-the-art resources to effectively represent buyers and sellers alike. His areas of expertise include real estate investments and 1031 Starker Exchanges. Michael’s specific areas of specialization are mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing/distribution firms, and transportation companies.

Michael believes that the single most notable difference between the intermediaries of Creative Business Services and other firms is the extremely high level of professionalism that CBS brings to its clients. CBS advisors are taught the intricacies of commercial venture financing, conventional bank financing, and joint ventures. Brokers attend seminars and educational conferences throughout the United States to stay fully informed about the diverse options that exist in the marketing and sale of the businesses and properties owned by seller clients.

Michael is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stout. He has an extensive background in sales and consulting which blends well with his ongoing post graduation development. Additionally, he has earned M&AMI (Mergers and Acquisitions Master Intermediary) and CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) designations. His experience enables him to deliver expert advice in the business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions industry, with specific areas of expertise in the core manufacturing and distribution industries. Recently, Michael closed transactions in the medical, aviation, transportation, and food/dairy industries.

Michael continues to attend industry conferences. He is a member of the International Business Broker’s Association (IBBA), M&A Source, Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA), Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW), New North, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), Wisconsin Specialty Cheese Institute (WSCI), Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA), Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA), Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA), and the American Staffing Association (ASA).

Clients can trust Michael to carefully consider all essential components of a successful transition. He is tremendously dedicated to his clients and is driven to deliver consistently superior results.


“I am surrounded by a cast of talented associates with an extraordinary desire for assisting buyers and sellers in the achievement of their professional goals in areas such as acquisition, divestiture, transition, and retirement.” ~ Michael Schwantes“

, Michael J Schwantes


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