Small Business Council Member Spotlight: Align Business Advisory Services

We sat down with Dena Jalbert, Founder/CEO, Align Business Advisory Services, to ask a few important questions:

What is Align?
Align Business Advisory Services is a leading mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) advisory firm serving small and mid-sized businesses. Headquartered in Winter Park, FL, AlignBA completed more than $2B in transaction volume in the past six years with more than $1B in the past twelve months.

Align was named the Best Mid-Market M&A Consultancy in 2022 by Acquisitions International for the fourth consecutive year.

Their network of acquirers and investors includes Goldman Sachs, Google, KKR, Bain Capital, Bank of America, Microsoft, Salesforce and more.

Align CEO Dena Jalbert was named an emerging leader by M&A Advisor Magazine. She was also named one of the Top 50 Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine.

Holding an MBA from Florida State University, Dena has been named to the university’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

How does Align help businesses throughout Florida?
With a focus on small and mid-sized businesses, the Align team is dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the state through raising capital to grow and then successfully selling their company.

Align is devoted to growing investment activity into Florida businesses through its network of global institutional investors, specifically with a focus on supporting healthcare, manufacturing, technology and industrial services sectors. Align clients have all gone on to grow significantly, bringing thousands of jobs and tax dollars into the state.

Tell us why you joined the Florida Chamber and its Small Business Council and what you would say to other business leaders about the benefit and value of this council?
Align’s mission is to foster the growth of small businesses through M&A. Billions of dollars are invested each year via M&A into Florida businesses, bringing jobs, growth, and development to our great state. In partnering with the Florida Chamber, we wanted to work with fellow business leaders and legislators who can directly impact the ability for private investment to continue to flow into the businesses in our communities and deliver rapid growth and prosperity.

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