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#137 Growing Through Acquisition with Elizabeth Paquette

WAM 137

Frances Brunelle

Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.


Elizabeth Paquette

Meet Our Guest, Elizabeth Paquette

RVT has been in business for over 50 years and is located in a small city in MA. In 2013, I left a Special Education Administrator position to purchase RVT. I am the majority stakeholder but do co-own the business with my husband who is the Operations Manager. Since purchasing the company, we have grown the company over 50% and have since purchased a second machine shop and continue to look at options to purchase another.

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