Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Signs Agreement with Existing Michigan-based Brokerage Firm

Company Connections, Inc. Joins Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

April 23, 2014 // // CLEARWATER, Fla. – Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, North America's leading, full-service business brokerage firm with more than 150 offices in the United States and Canada, announced today that a Michigan based brokerage firm, Company Connections founded in 1982, has joined the Murphy Business & Financial Corporation franchise network with plans to develop franchise offices throughout Michigan and Indiana, as a Regional Developer for the Murphy brand. Company Connections joins Murphy as Murphy Business Great Lakes Region.

According to the Michigan Future Business Index, surveys continue to show an improving business climate for Michigan. These trends are also true for other Midwest states and the entire nation. Having a team of established business brokers in the states of Michigan and Indiana will help the states' economies by fostering the development and growth of small to mid-size businesses.

"I am enthused about the possibilities for our clients and our future franchisees to be a part of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation and its established nationwide network of professionals." said Jim Hines, President of Company Connections. "Murphy Business has the national footprint, credibility and tools to improve our brokerage practice. After 30 years of doing business as an unaffiliated independent I decided to make this merger for the benefit of our business owner clients and entrepreneurs in Michigan and Indiana.

A seasoned business broker and entrepreneur, Mr. Hines has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. During his career, Mr. Hines has managed the sale of more than 200 companies. In addition to his merger and acquisition work, Mr. Hines has owned businesses in the telecommunications, service and franchise industries.

"We cannot be more excited to be joining forces with Jim Hines to develop and build business in Michigan and Indiana," said Roger Murphy CEO and president of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation. "The state offers many opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs alike and we cannot wait to start making an impact."

To learn more about Murphy Business & Financial Corporation in Michigan and its business brokerage services, visit the website at

About Murphy Business & Financial Corporation

Clearwater, Florida-based Murphy Business & Financial Corporation is a full-service business brokerage firm facilitating business sales, purchases, consulting, valuations, mergers and acquisitions. Closing deals at a higher ratio than the business brokerage industry average, several accolades have been bestowed upon the company including appearing as one of the "Top New Franchises" in Entrepreneur's 2011 rankings (#9, #219 in the Entrepreneur "Franchise 500"), and as a "Top 50 Franchise" according to Franchise Business Review. For more information on the franchise opportunity, contact Sandee Devine at, call 1-888-561-3243, or visit and click on the "Own a Murphy Franchise" tab.

SOURCE Murphy Business & Financial Corporation


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