Most Valuable Intermediary Award 2021

VR Congratulates Larry Lane of Dallas, TX – 2021 VR Most Valuable Intermediary (“MVI”)

For Immediate Release: VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions Announces Larry Lane, Owner of VR in Dallas, TX wins the VR Most Valuable Intermediary Award of 2021

Fort Lauderdale, Florida / April 1st, 2022

The VR Most Valuable Intermediary Award has been bestowed annually since 2005 after King Lombardi Acquisitions, the franchisor of VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions made the decision to recognize an individual who shows dedication, commitment, and professionalism in a stand out manner to both VR and the industry.

The annual recipient has established evidence of assisting peers and entrepreneurs, he is a proponent for honesty, integrity, and transparency in business sales, and benchmarks the standards for VR, now and into the future.

After more than 20 years in senior management with FASTSIGNS International, Inc., including 4 years as its President, Mr. Lane opened a VR Business Brokers location in McKinney, TX in 2009. In 2015, his VR business relocated to Dallas, with an objective for growth.

While at FASTSIGNS, Larry lead the growth of the international sign and graphics franchise to more than 500 centers.

During his tenure he held the senior positions of Director of Operations, Vice President of International Development, Vice President Franchise Development, Senior Vice President of Franchise Relations, and then President until his departure to assist entrepreneurs and join VR. Mr. Lane has direct experience dealing with private equity, as FASTSIGNS was purchased twice by two different PEG’s during a ten year period.

Larry is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (“IBBA”), a board member of the Texas Association of Business Brokers (“TABB”), the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (“SGIA”) and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

As a VR owner Mr. Lane has continuously been awarded quarterly and annually as an owner and for office production. In 2021, in a year once again filled with challenges his leadership led to two of his business advisors ranking in the VR Top 10. Larry’s commitment assisted the entire VR organization with his input as part of the Internet Development Team that culminated in the launch of new franchisee websites.

“It is with great pleasure and thanks that we honor Larry winning the VR Most Valuable Intermediary Award for 2021. His assistance in developing the new VR internet presence will be a benefit to all in VR for many years to come. On behalf of everyone in VR, congratulations on being the newest VR MVI awardee” stated JoAnn Lombardi, President of VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions.

“In an organization on the strength of outstanding individuals, every year a person stands out and is awarded the VR Most Valuable Intermediary. This year that honor goes to Larry Lane, and it is with the greatest admiration that I congratulate and thank him on behalf of all of VR” remarked Peter C. King, CEO VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions.

About VR Business Sales / Mergers & Acquisitions

Founded in 1979, VR is the innovative leader in business sales, and mergers and acquisitions, of closely held, privately owned, and founder-operated businesses. With an impressive history spanning 6 decades, VR comprehensively addresses the needs of its’ clients by using a detailed focus on planning, transparency, and execution. The organization is recognized as the only remaining founding member of the International Business Brokers Association, and continues to focus on its formula for success, “Our Strength is Our People”.

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