Business Brokerage

At SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate, we are proud to offer business sales services to our clients. Whether you are a company looking to sell, someone looking to acquire a proven business within the Florida market, or a business owner wishing to receive a valuation of their business, our team has the expertise and skill to meet your needs.

Our approach to selling a business is hands on and personal. We want to understand as many aspects and components of your business as possible. In order to properly value the business, we have to look at more than just the financial statements. We promise to get our hands dirty and dive into your business processes with you.

Our company focuses on two main areas: commercial real estate and agricultural land. Our company is one of the leading land brokerages in the Southeast and is one of the top commercial real estate companies in the Lakeland area. While our office specializes in real estate, our business sales team brings a wealth of business and financial knowledge to the table which further adds to the services and value provided to you during the sale or purchase of a business.

Business Brokerage Team

Our team is made up of Larry Montanus and Tyler Davis, both registered Florida real estate sales agents.

Larry Montanus

Larry Montanus

Advisor & Business Broker

Larry has extensive business history, having held several senior executive positions. He was active in the citrus industry as president and COO of the publicly traded Orange-co Inc, and as Florida Citrus Operations Manager for Procter & Gamble. In total Larry spent 16 years at P&G. He was an Executive VP of Europe’s largest packaging company based in Paris. In that role, he was responsible for restructuring the company through a series of acquisitions and divestitures totaling almost $800 million, including:

  • The purchase of Anchor Hocking Closures from Newell Corp. for $120 million.
  • The purchase of Zeller Plastik, a German packaging company for $165 million.
  • The merger of citrus companies Orange-co and American Agronomics. The merged companies had 26000 acres of groves and 3 plants.

Larry’s education includes a BA in Economics from the University of Cincinnati, and the Wharton School of Finance/University of Pennsylvania MBA program.

He is a member of the Lakeland Association of Realtors® (LAR), the Florida Realtors®, and the National Association of Realtors®. Larry is also a member of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce.

Tyler Davis

Tyler Davis

Asset Manager & Associate Advisor

Tyler Davis brings a wealth of financial knowledge to the team, having spent over five years working at PwC, one of the largest professional services firms in the world. While there, Tyler provided tax planning and consulting services to some of the largest public and private insurance companies in the country. Tyler worked on several mergers and acquisitions while at PwC with total transaction volume in excess of $9.1 billion. 

Tyler is a native of Carrollton, GA. He graduated summa cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Samford University and received his Master of Tax Accounting degree from The University of Alabama where he was awarded a Graduate Council Fellowship. In college, Tyler was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Tyler passed the CPA exam in 2014 prior to beginning his career at PwC.

Tyler joined SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler in May of 2019 where he assists with internal financial accounting issues, leasing, and business brokerage. Tyler is a licensed Florida Real Estate agent, a member of The Lakeland Rotary Club, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Next Steps

If you are looking at buying or selling a business in Florida, or just want to consider your options, contact either Larry or Tyler. We will then schedule an initial meeting to learn more about you and your business goals. From there, we can begin the process of confidentially marketing your business or finding the perfect business for you to acquire. You can rest assured that confidentiality will remain a priority throughout the process.