Welcome to The Kingsley Group

Kingsley Group is your business Merger & Acquisition specialist.

We represent clients in their search to sell and acquire companies. We assist in valuation, defining marketing strategy, financing, closing each deal and always keeping the transaction details confidential.

We are members of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the International Business Brokers Association and the M&A Source.

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today at 417-889-9400 to arrange for a consultation.

About Us

Our team has extensive experience working with and assisting small and lower middle market companies to enhance performance and shareholder value.  

We are well equipped to assist in providing a market value for your company, helping determine if your business is ready for sale, working with other key advisors in structuring the transaction and developing selling strategies that best fit your business situation.

Our primary objective is to assist you in achieving your financial and personal goals through the transfer of ownership of your business.

Our reputation is based on our integrity; and the lasting friendships we've developed over 35 years are the foundation of our success.

Featured Listings


This popular resort / bar and grill is a must see destination for all travelers to this popular lake.  The property is in mint condition and offers a huge amount of growth potential.  Currently the business operates as a seasonal cash cow generating $3 MM (+/-) in revenue and $1.63 MM (+/-) in earnings per year (5 months per season).  The location has grown due to the beauty of the property, consistently great service, and fun atmosphere. 

The main role of the current owner in recent years has been property promotion and development.  He will help out on busy days acting as a floor manager and filling in anywhere that needs him.  The numbers shown reflect hiring a floor manager to create an even more passive opportunity for the next owner.  The numbers reflect a more passive owner who is not required to work in the day to day operations.  With the necessary management already accounted for in the numbers, a new owner could travel and manage from afar with proper personnel.  Upon transition a new owner would need to replace the current office manager and restaurant/bar manager as well as hire a floor manager (all of which are accounted for in the earnings represented).  The current owner and managers are willing to provide a reasonable transition period to get any replacement personnel trained and up to speed.  The owner is ready to pursue other business interests and is committed to a smooth transition of ownership.

*Real Estate is included in the purchase price.

Total Land:  27.81 Acres (M/L)
4.05 Acres (M/L) Developed
22.76 Acres (M/L) Ready for Development, Utility Hookups in Place
1 Acre (M/L) Across from Road Entrance. Billboard included.
Shoreline:  930 Ft (M/L)
Building Structures:  13
Docking Capacity:  121 Boats (+/-)



This eight-location specialty retail store chain (priced at inventory + FF&E value $3.2M) occupies a regional niche in a growing and dynamic market sector. Founded in 1951 it has had a continuous track record of success. The brand represents a significant opportunity through both expansion and restructuring. The company is the market leader in the markets it occupies. With the opening of their newest site in an affluent suburb of St. Louis, MO they are experiencing significant success expanding into other markets. It enjoys a contemporary and recognizable brand.  This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned retail executive who wants to build his own business. It is priced at asset value without intangibles. 

Inventory: (Included in Business Price)  $2,180,257
FF&E:       (Included in Business Price)  $1,200,000

The business was started in 2004 by a husband and wife team. The strategy was to focus on commercial clientele and offer high quality products and services at fair prices. As a result of this strategy, the majority of the company business is centered on commercial accounts. 

Inventory is modest as deliveries are made from suppliers on a weekly basis. The company is located in a more rural setting with most clients within a 50 mile radius of the headquarters.  There is ample opportunity to expand the business for a more aggressive owner. The sellers plan is to move out of state once a satisfactory transition of ownership has occurred.

**Real Estate:  $74,000 included in asking price above**
Lease Option:  Possible

This is a well-built operation that has a corner on their market area.  For the last 9 years they have built a strong brand in the communities they serve and have seen growth through stable repeat business and word of mouth advertising.  With exception to a couple weeks in May the owner is not driving and delivering inflatables unless he has to.  His primary role is managing his employees and schedules.  They have an office manager that also works as an inside sales person; however, many of their customers have been repeat customers for years and will book parties well in advance.  On average the owner spends about 20 hours per week working in the business.  There are good growth opportunities in the surrounding communities.  The owners have opted out of reaching into these areas too much, as the growth from their current market has been acceptable.  So if you are looking for an opportunity to own and manage a successful rental business this is your chance.  The seller is committed to a smooth transition of ownership.


Southwest Missouri Area Business News


Kingsley Group is pleased to announce that Clayton Cooper, a business intermediary/broker recently obtained his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA).  The CBI is a prestigious designation exclusive to the IBBA that is awarded to intermediaries who have proven professional excellence through verified education and testing as well as exemplary commitment to the industry. 

Mr. Cooper has also just been selected as a member of the Leadership Springfield class for 2017-2018.  Clayton has been with Kingsley Group since 2014.  

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