Exit Planning + Valuations + Mergers + Acquisitions

Confidentially helping business owners realize maximum value for their business through our exit planning strategies, so that when the right time to sell or transfer comes the business and owner are ready.


Gibson and Associates, Inc (GAI)

For more than 25 years, GAI has been specializing in the sale, merger, and acquisition of both Main Street and Mid-Market businesses. As a licensed business brokerage firm, we have assisted hundreds of business owners in successfully exiting the companies they have built; and have helped buyers to achieve their objectives of owning their own businesses.

We are accessible and will offer you extensive education, information, and support in your decision to sell, grow, purchase, or plan for any other change in business direction, including retirement.

We are associated with qualified professional business intermediaries throughout the United States and Canada and can assist in locating sellers or buyers locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.

Exit Planning

You have worked hard to build your business, and now you are ready to sell to pursue other interests or retire and enjoy the fruits of your labor. We can help you find the right buyer for your business that will build upon the legacy you have created. 


Need to know your business worth?  We will evaluate standard measures such as financial statements and tax returns, and unique factors of your business to determine your business value.  Buyers have been approved for financing for every business where we have completed a valuation.


GAI will meet with you to understand the facts about your business, offering expertise along the way, while maintaining the utmost confidentiality throughout the process.


We ensure confidentiality for our sellers and are committed to making the process as easy as possible for both sellers and buyers. We have extensive networks with lenders to meet your business goals. Click here to view our current listing of Businesses for Sale.

More than 30 years in the business brokerage and valuation services industry.


Lawrence Moore

Lawrence Moore joined GAI in 2019, bringing with him 15 years of corporate development, performance management and operational consulting. His passion is helping individuals and organizations transform to an elevated state.  Lawrence has earned the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) credential with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA), which is the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.  Lawrence is an accredited Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor from the Institute of Leadership & Management in London, England.  He holds an MBA in Strategy from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Russian Studies and Business Management from Brigham Young University.  Lawrence is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker. More


Bill Gibson

An entrepreneur and seasoned business executive, Bill Gibson has over 25 years’ experience in business brokerage, consulting and valuations.  After satisfying the educational requirements and conforming to the ethical standards of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), Bill was awarded the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI).  He has recently been awarded the Fellow of the IBBA, a lifetime award, which is awarded to IBBA members in good standing who have held the CBI certification for a minimum of ten years and has made significant contributions to the association during that time.  Bill is also an Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and has been awarded the designation of Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary by the M&A Source of Chicago, IL.  He is a licensed Florida and Alabama Real Estate Broker.  More

Business Transition


GAI helped us work through a myriad of issues from accounting, legal, small business, banking and just making us feel comfortable with Pensacola and everything it has to offer.  With every issue that arose that threatened the transaction, they offered a constructive path to resolution.  I would not hesitate to buy another business that was brokered by GAI.

John Hoffman

Current Owner, Bi-Rite Aluminum

We absolutely loved working with Lawrence and his amazing team at GAI. He did an incredible job of advising and offering support through the whole process of buying our new business. We tried working with several other brokers but went with GAI because of their quality and professionalism. I am highly satisfied and would recommend them to anyone.

Carlos Augusto

Current Owner, Patriot Pest Control

Things are going well with the transition of ownership. I appreciate everything you did to help my brother and I sell our business. As I go off into the sunset, I have a good taste in my mouth about Gibson and Associates.  Anyone who wants to sell a business needs to go to Gibson and Associates. Thank you for everything.

Monty Rollins

Previous Owner, A-1 Hurricane Fence