A successful business owner possesses several characteristics, the most important of which are courage and tenacity. There may be early failures and setbacks; however, resilient minds don’t allow them to interfere with their concentration or focus. Patience and persistence is the key to overcoming all obstacles and succeeding. Jonathan Jay is one such successful dealmaker and influencer, an M&A and business acquisition expert who teaches the necessary business acquisition skills to anyone interested.
His no-nonsense and straightforward approach to business acquisition demystifies the dealmaking process for his clients. Jay dropped out of university at 19 (all for an ill-advised French degree) and never looked back. He had never worked under anyone in a professional capacity because he always had a vision for himself – he wanted to stand on his two feet and find success on his own terms.
In his 20+ years of experience, Jay has sold businesses to private equity firms for millions, completing a large number of transactions in a short time; 48 of those transactions were conducted during the pandemic. With his time-tested techniques and experience, he makes it all seamless for his clients. Jay’s business tips are so simple yet comprehensive that setting up a business from scratch would seem like a piece of cake.
Using the same methodologies he imparts to others, Jay has successfully built the fourth-largest nursery school business in the UK since 2019. Although Jay sold his first business in 1999 and purchased his first in 2006, it wasn’t until five years ago that he started teaching others how to do it.
After he purchased a group of businesses from a private equity fund for £1 and sold them for more than £1 million 11 months later, more people began asking him to explain how they could do the same. In doing so, he ended up creating dealmakers.co.uk, one of the top training organizations in the world for people looking to learn how to purchase a small business avoiding risks and with negligible investment.
Dealmakers.co.uk is a pioneer in the UK in teaching people how to purchase a business without using their own money as collateral. For more than 20 years, Jay has bought and sold businesses, executing numerous trade deals as well as purchases from and sales to private equity firms. For the first time, he is now educating “dealmakers” on how to find and close deals to create a consistent cash flow and exit opportunities.
Working in a 9-5 job daily or as an add-on to an existing venture does not guarantee success. Jay is trying to create awareness among the masses through his academy and YouTube channel that true success comes from perseverance, commitment, and patience.