Tennessee Valley Group, Inc. is the state’s only lawyer-led, retainer based business brokerage and mediation firm. The firm serves businesses with annual revenue of $3 to $50 million. TVG clients are business owners who want to take all/some of their chips off the table, or corporate owners who want to sell a non-core business unit. TVG will quarterback the process from valuation to selection of the right buyer, then coordination with the seller’s lawyer and accountant to ensure the transaction meets tax and financial objectives.
TVG, Inc., is owned by Jim Cumbee. Jim has enjoyed considerable success as a senior level corporate executive and as an entrepreneur. Business owners retain Jim because they trust his judgment, rely on his experience, and value his connections.
The best way to appreciate how Jim can work with you is to understand the “why” of what he does. Here’s how he describes it:
“I've been personally involved in the buying and selling of businesses for more than 30 years, from Main Street to Wall Street. I’ve seen it up close, even selling my own business. I know the transfer of a business can be an emotional process, even scary, for both buyer and seller. I've seen a lot of mistakes made that simply could have been avoided. When my Dad first tried to sell his business, a business broker with little experience and even fewer scruples hurt him, and since then I vowed I'd be different. I achieved my lifelong dream to be a lawyer, but a few years ago I decided the world had enough good lawyers. I love to help people buy or sell a business. With an MBA from Harvard Business School and as a TN Supreme Court Rule 31 trained mediator, I offer experience, judgment and a sensitivity that helps me get deals completed, quietly and efficiently.”