Bay Business Advisors - Virginia, DC, Maryland - Richard Stopa - Merger and Acquisition Services



Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Services to

Middle-Market Defense - Government Services - IT Businesses


Bay Business Advisors provides customized mergers and acquisitions advisory services to middle-market companies in the defense, government services and information technology sectors as well as other selected businesses.  

Bay Business Advisors' services include:

  • Sales & Divestitures
  • Acquisition Search and Advisory Services
  • Company Positioning and Exit Strategy Consulting

At Bay Business Advisors, we work closely with our clients to develop customized solutions to fit their business needs.  We recognize that there is no "one size fits all" approach to selling, buying or growing government service and IT businesses.


BBA's Principals are leading advisors to lower middle-market government service and IT business owners.  We assist in all phases of the transaction: initial analysis, planning, valuation, marketing, qualification of prospective purchasers, negotiation, due diligence and ongoing support until the transaction is successfully closed.  When buying or selling a company through Bay Business Advisors, our clients benefit from a refined and proven process. 


The success of any transaction depends on the knowledge, experience and involvement of senior-level advisors.  Richard Stopa and Mitch Martin, BBA's principals, are highly experienced, possess industry-leading credentials and are personally involved in ever step of the transaction process.  We regularly exceed the goals of our clients, striving for excellence in the planning and execution of every engagement.          



Richard Stopa

Mr. Stopa is the founding principal of Bay Business Advisors.

Richard has been involved in mergers and acquisitions work as well as franchise sales for more than 20 years, having advised on over 100 transactions. 

His credentials include over 30 years of owning businesses and working in senior level management, sales and marketing positions in the IT industry.

He is experienced in computer distribution, computer reselling, e-commerce and software.  Mr. Stopa was the elected chairperson of CompTIA, one of the largest national computer trade associations.

Richard is a member of the International Business Brokers Association and is currently the president of the Mid-Atlantic Business Intermediary Association.

Richard Stopa, Principal, Bay Business Advisors, Merger and Acquisition Services

Mitchell Martin

Mr. Martin is a principal with Bay Business Advisors. 

Mitch specializes in the defense and government service industries, having held financial advisory positions with investment banks focused on defense and government service mergers and acquisitions.

He has also held positions in business development with a leading defense contractor. 

Prior to entering the private sector, Mitch was a Captain in the United States Army, and is Airborne and Ranger qualified. 

Mitch is an honors graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He received his MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and his MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. 

He is licensed with the NASD as a General Securities Representative (Series 7, 63).

Mitch Martin, Bay Business Advisors, Merger and Acquisition Services


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