Olive Cart Sold to an Individual Investor

South Haven & St. Joseph, MI

has been acquired by an

Individual Investor

Served as M&A Advisor to
Olive Cart, LLC

Small Business Deal Advisors is elated to announce the sale of Olive Cart, LLC of South Haven and St. Joseph, Michigan to an individual investor!

Founded in 2010 by Dave Drees, Olive Cart is a specialty olive oil retail shop with locations in South Haven and St. Joseph, Michigan. Inspired by his passion for healthy and delicious cooking, Dave established the Company to offer exceptional culinary products. At Olive Cart, customers can explore a diverse selection of high-quality olive oils, aged balsamics, gourmet pantry items, spices, and more. Every product in Olive Cart’s handcrafted line embodies the Company’s dedication to offering superior products and delicious flavors. Olive Cart’s products are available for purchase in store or on the Company’s website.

After thirteen years of growing the business into the success that it is today, Dave decided it was time to sell in order to transition into retirement. He engaged Small Business Deal Advisors to assist with the sale of the Company.

When asked about his experience of working with Small Business Deal Advisors, Dave stated, “Shane was awesome. He did a great job of guiding me in the process without being overbearing. Shane saw it through to the end while keeping both myself and the buyer happy. It was the most worthwhile commission I have ever paid in an asset sale.”

Olive Cart was purchased by an individual investor, Ellie Nikolić of Allendale, Michigan. Ellie has spent most of her career working as a broker in the foodservice industry. Her drive to purchase Olive Cart came from her entrepreneurial spirit and love for specialty foods and unique flavors.

“I still remember the first time I visited a store similar to Olive Cart; I could have stayed for hours and loved the immersive experience. As an entrepreneur at heart, the opportunity to acquire Olive Cart felt like the perfect way to blend two of my greatest passions,” commented Ellie Nikolić.

Shane Kissack, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor at Small Business Deal Advisors, was the lead advisor on the transaction.

Shane stated, “It was a pleasure representing Dave in this transaction. He and Ellie hit it off from the start and the two worked seamlessly together throughout the process. Ellie’s previous experience working in the foodservice industry makes her well-suited to operate Olive Cart. I’m pleased we were able to find a passionate buyer who will continue to grow this fantastic business.”

Small Business Deal Advisors provided Olive Cart, LLC, with expert guidance throughout the entire process of selling the company, including the creation of promotional materials, extensive marketing efforts, consulting during negotiations, due diligence, and closing. The transaction was managed by SBDA Associate, Shane Kissack.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.




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