Congratulations Steve Merritt on M&AMI Designation

Congratulations Steve Merritt on M&AMI Designation


Transworld Business Advisors of Houston

800 Wilcrest Dr. Suite 214 Houston, TX 77042 

March 21st, 2023


Congratulations to Steve Merritt, Senior Business Advisor with Transworld Business Advisors of Houston. Steve recently earned his Mergers and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) Designation through M&A Source. M&A Source is the world’s largest international organization of experienced, dedicated merger and acquisition intermediaries representing the middle market. The M&AMI is highly regarded by the M&A community and by business professionals worldwide. It reflects Business Intermediary professionalism and dedication to the business brokerage and M&A community. The Transworld Business Advisors of Houston Team is proud of Steve’s accomplishment and wishes him continued success. Acquisition of the M&AMI designation makes Steve a stand-out amongst his M&A peers. 


About Steve Merritt

Steve Merritt is a Senior Business Advisor in the Houston office with over 30 years of experience in Finance and Business Development in Corporate America. He has also owned his own business for over 15 years. His experience spans many industries including transportation, oilfield services, waste management, commercial power equipment rental, fast food, pharmaceutical, reverse/forward logistics and pool services.


Steve is the former Director of Finance for a large publicly traded company where he managed the investment portfolio with a collective valuation in excess of $200M. Within that role, he was a board member and advisor to many of the portfolio companies, creating deals that promoted growth and innovation. His extensive experience as an owner/operator of a multi-unit nationally recognized fast-food franchise brings a unique perspective that will help his clients achieve their business objectives.


Steve’s exposure in building a business from the ground up brings a beneficial perspective to his clients. He is versed in finding solutions to challenges that were not otherwise visible to others. Steve is a Certified Public Accountant with a BBA from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He holds designations of Certified M&A Professional, and Certified Business Intermediary and is a licensed real estate professional in Texas.


Steve is a native Texan and lives in Houston with his wife of 20 years and two teenage daughters. His hobbies include watching sports, boating, wake surfing, and spending time with family and friends.


About Transworld Business Advisors of Houston

Transworld Business Advisors is the #1 Business Brokerage firm in Houston and the #1 Business Brokerage firm in the USA. Our Houston team is composed of over twenty diverse members with a combined 350+ years of business experience. Our team includes former CEOs, Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, CPAs, Business Owners, Multi-Unit Franchisees, and Attorneys. We are experienced in the business sales process, business valuations, and deal structure. Our team includes Certified Business Intermediaries, Certified M&A Professionals, Master M&A Intermediaries, and a Certified Business Appraiser. We speak 6 languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Arabic, and German. We are based in Houston, and we leverage being part of the world's largest business brokerage organization with over 300+ offices and 650+ business brokers globally. The Houston office has expanded into new territories which include Huntsville, Beaumont, Victoria, Killeen, Corpus Christi, College Station, South San Antonio, and Wyoming. Transworld specializes in providing the vital services needed to conclude successful company sales and purchases by assisting owners and buyers throughout every step of the business sales process. We have achieved value for both sellers and buyers of companies operating in various industries. Transworld has facilitated the sale of over 15,000 businesses.


Steve’s Testimonials 

“Steve Merritt could not have gone more above and beyond to help us sell our business. At time when I thought it was impossible to sell a bar, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve helped us sell in the 11th hour! We couldn't have done it without them, and I would recommend Transworld and Steve Merritt any day!”


“Steve Merritt crushed it. We were extremely impressed throughout the entire process. Great communicator, highly recommended.”


“Steve Merritt has been extremely helpful and very professional, and I would highly recommend him.”


“I had the opportunity to meet and work with Steve Merritt. We’re truly fortunate to have met him, or our business acquisition simply wouldn’t have ever closed. We spent over two months trying to close our loan simply because the bank that approved ME was so difficult. The time and energy Steve put into ensuring our transaction closed was AMAZING. Truly went above and beyond. Thanks, Steve!”


“I recently worked with Steve at Transworld on a small business sale where Steve was the broker of the sale, and I represented the buyers. Everyone at Transworld was focused on getting the deal done. Steve, particularly, was easy to work with and understood the benefit to all parties that we work together. I appreciate all the hard work the team put in and Steve for keeping the parties focused on the end results: a good deal closed.