Michael J Schwantes – Principal, M&AMI, CBI
In 1979, Mike founded CBS-Global LLC as a business intermediary. Through a careful consideration of all essential components involved in a successful transition, Mike is able to deliver consistently superior results to his clients around the world. These results are fueled in part by a customized marketing strategy utilizing state-of-the-art resources to effectively represent buyers and sellers alike. His areas of expertise include real estate investment, conversions, and the 1031 Starker Exchange. Mike’s specific areas of specialization are M&A and manufacturing/distribution firms including transportation companies.
Mike 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 financing a commercial venture, conventional bank financing and joint ventures. Brokers attend seminars and educational conferences throughout the United States to stay fully prepared for the diverse options that exist in the marketing and sale of the businesses and properties owned by seller clients.
He has an extensive background in sales and consulting, which blends well with his ongoing post graduation development. This mixture enables him to deliver experience based expert advice in the business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions industry, with specific areas of expertise in the core manufacturing and distribution industries. Recently, Mike closed transactions in the medical, aviation, transportation and food/dairy industries.
Mike continues to attend industry conferences and 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 Association of Staffing Services (WASS), and the American Staffing Association (ASA). Mike is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Clients can trust Mike to carefully consider all essential components in a successful transition. He has a tremendous dedication 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.”
Here is what two clients have said about Mike:
“Mike has assisted us and our company on multiple purchases, including the acquisition of commercial property in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. While every transaction presented unique challenges, Mike was unflappable in expediting the transactions and bringing each to a successful conclusion. The most accurate testimonial I can put forth is to state, unequivocally, that we would use Mike Schwantes and Creative Business Services in all our future purchase and sales transactions.” – Bob and Noreen Pollman, Door County Winery
“We at Dean Brennan Transport felt like we were dealing with someone who was like part of our family. Mike knew how we worked hard for what we had, and helped us to get the most out of it. It sure was great having him as not only a mentor, but also a business partner and good friend. His whole crew at Creative did a great job as well!” – Buck and Mark Brennan, Sellers of Dean Brennan Transport Inc.
Phone: (920) 362-8100