About Us - Orange County Business Broker, Hines & Associates
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About Us

Hines & Associates has been providing Business Broker and Commercial Real Estate services to Orange County business owners since 1978.

William, “Bill”, Grunau

Bill’s experience as a CEO and senior executive at technology companies as well as experience as a business owner gives him a unique perspective and insight to business. As a CEO he led several turnarounds of technology companies including both public and private companies.

Bill’s Business Broker practice specializes in representing companies in technology, manufacturing, distribution, construction, and B2B services markets.

Bill is the author of “Own Your Future, Straight Talk about How to Buy a Business and Build Your Future” available on Amazon.com and iUniverse.com

Bill has a BS in Electrical & Electronic Engineering studying at Cal Poly Pomona and West Coast University and also studied at Claremont Graduate school EMBA program.

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William, “Bill”, Grunau

Bill’s experience as a CEO and senior executive at technology companies as well as experience as a business owner gives him a unique perspective and insight to business. As a CEO he led several turnarounds of technology companies including both public and private companies.

Bill’s Business Broker practice specializes in representing companies in technology, manufacturing, distribution, construction, and B2B services markets.

Bill is the author of “Own Your Future, Straight Talk about How to Buy a Business and Build Your Future” available on Amazon.com and iUniverse.com

Bill has a BS in Electrical & Electronic Engineering studying at Cal Poly Pomona and West Coast University and also studied at Claremont Graduate school EMBA program.

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Cerisa Grunau, Hines & Assoc, Orange County Business Brokers

Cerisa Grunau

Cerisa is a licensed Business Broker with over 15 years experience. Cerisa has been a business owner, as well as a an active real estate investor, and also has experience in accounting and sales. As a Business Broker her experience ranges from small to mid-size businesses in industries ranging from retail, to B2B and B2C services, distribution, and construction.

Cerisa works with our sellers in recasting their financial statements and determining the Discretionary Earnings of their business, business valuation, and marketing our businesses for sale. She also works with our buyers showing our businesses for sale, coordinating transaction closing and bank financing.
Cerisa studied Accounting and Business at Cal Poly Pomona.

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Cerisa Grunau

Cerisa is a licensed Business Broker with over 15 years experience. Cerisa has been a business owner, as well as a an active real estate investor, and also has experience in accounting and sales. As a Business Broker her experience ranges from small to mid-size businesses in industries ranging from retail, to B2B and B2C services, distribution, and construction.

Cerisa works with our sellers in recasting their financial statements and determining the Discretionary Earnings of their business, business valuation, and marketing our businesses for sale. She also works with our buyers showing our businesses for sale, coordinating transaction closing and bank financing.
Cerisa studied Accounting and Business at Cal Poly Pomona.

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Business Brokerage Services

We offer a wide range of services related to business sales and brokerage as well consulting services.

  • Business Brokerage – Business Sales
  • Business Valuations & Third Party Valuations
  • Consulting Services
    • Exit Strategy Planning
    • Turnaround Consulting

Middle Market M&A Services

  • Business Valuation
  • Financing
    • SBA Financing up to $5 million
    • Mezzanine Financing subordinated to SBA for transactions over $5 million
  • Negotiations
  • Deal Structure
    • Stock Sales
    • Stock Sales with 338 (h)
    • Asset Sales
    • Sales with commercial real estate