- Results based on confidentiality, competency and integrity.

Sunbelt Business Advisors

Our firm offers the best trained and experienced intermediary team in Nevada. Our competent and caring professionals skillfully guide business owners to achieve their goals through the process of business sales, mergers, and growth through acquisitions. We maintain complete confidentiality, while maximizing the goals of our clients; we believe in always doing what is best for the client.

Len Krick, MBA
Certified Business Intermediary
Merger & Acquisition Master    Intermediary

 Alan Horwitz, 
 Senior Intermediary

Bruce Hooker
Senior Intermediary

Jason Horwitz
Senior Business Analyst

Len Krick, MBA, the Owner of Sunbelt Business Advisors first came to Las Vegas in 1978. Mr. Krick is the only person in Nevada to hold the prestigious Merger & Acquisition Intermediary ("M&AMI") designation. Since 2000, he has overseen the successful ownership transfer of hundreds of privately-held businesses to private equity groups, strategic buyers, and wealthy individuals. Mr. Krick is an active Member of M&A Source and MainSource. He has over twenty-five years experience with both privately held and publicly traded companies, which includes: consulting, negotiating, turnarounds, bond and initial public offerings, operations, development, and merger & acquisitions.

Mr. Krick frequently serves as conference chairman, course instructor and developer, and moderator for the International Business Brokers Association. In 2008, Mr. Krick co-founded the Nevada Business Brokers Association, and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of that organization. At the request of the Nevada Real Estate Commission, Mr. Krick co-authored the Nevada Business Broker Examination currently in use by the State of Nevada.

In the 1970's and 1980's, he held executive positions with Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, and Dunes Hotel and Country Club. He also worked for Laventhal & Howarth, CPAs, and was an instructor at UNLV from 1984 through  1986, Len cofounded Europa Cruises Corporation, he took that company public in 1989 (formerly NASDAQ "KRUZ"), and served as its President. In 1992, he cofounded and was Sr. VP-Development for Casino Magic Corporation (formerly NASDAQ "CMAG"). He took that company public and conducted road shows for both the $150 million bond offering and the company's very successful IPO in October 1992. Mr. Krick received his MBA from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA in Economics from Muhlenberg College, and BS in Hotel Administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.        

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Alan Horwitz graduated with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Indiana University. During a long and distinguished business career as a business sales consultant he has also owned and operated various successful businesses including an advertising company, an Internet distributor, a retail software tore and various national franchise restaurants including McDonald's, Tropical Smoothie Cafe's and CiCi's Pizza.

In addition, Alan has acted as an outside consultant for the Small Business Administration, has been involved in business sales, mergers and acquisitions across almost every industry. Alan is extremely experienced and qualified with regards to both financing and creative deal structuring. Over the last 30 years Alan has been an outside consultant in the area of business valuations and in preparing businesses for a future sale. Alan has sold an extremely high percentage of his listings. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Horwitz has consistently been one of the top ten producing brokers in the Sunbelt Network system. Recent business sales include a Las Vegas Casino, an entire Franchise System, a Specialty Pharmacy, a large Executive Suites Company and various other Retail businesses, Service businesses, Manufacturers and Distributors

Mr. Horwitz is familiar with valuing, marketing and selling businesses that  range in value from as little as $100,000 to as high as $50 million. In the last 2 years Mr. Horwitz has developed a close and ongoing relationship with MainStreetChamber of Commerce and is now the exclusive broker for their members nationwide. With over 30 years of owning and selling businesses, Alan brings experience and integrity to business brokerage.

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Bruce Hooker has closed numerous middle market transactions, including a recent $7,000,000 sale to a private equity group. During 2007 and 2008, Mr. Hooker was one of the top twenty producing brokers among more than 1,400 brokers in the Sunbelt Network. The strength of Mr. Hooker's financial background gives him the ability to help business owners structure their transactions to maximize the after-tax proceeds.

Mr. Hooker has held several senior level executive positions with small and mid-sized companies, in the manufacturing and distribution industries. In this capacity he has helped negotiate numerous mergers and acquisitions, including some involving NYSE listed companies. He received a B.S. from UCLA with a double major in finance and accounting. He has also done extensive post-graduate work. Mr. Hooker has a Nevada Real Estate Broker-Salesman license and a Nevada Business Broker Permit

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Jason Horwitz holds a "Certified Senior Business Analyst" designation from the Society of Business Analysts. Mr. Horwitz has assisted in business with a total value of over $24,000,000. He earned a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in Marketing from University of Nevada, Reno. Mr. Horwitz has a Nevada Real Estate Salesman license and a Nevada Business Broker Permit. He has studied abroad and is fluent in Spanish. 

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