Florida / April 1st, 2021
It is with great
pride that VR Business Brokers / Mergers & Acquisitions announces the
introduction, by necessity, of the newest award to its inventory of
corporate honors for the organization, the “VR Grand Slam Award”.
As most sports
enthusiasts are aware, thoroughbred horse racing has its “Triple Crown”,
both professional tennis and golf have their own version of the “Grand
Slam”. Accomplishing the Crown or Slam rarely is accomplished due to
its difficulty and unlikelihood.
In history of
Business Sales, or Mergers & Acquisitions, no such award has ever existed,
until now. In 2020, VR has introduced the “VR Grand Slam Award”
recognizing and memorializing the winning of 4 separate annual corporate
awards in a single year.
The first leg of the
VR Grand Slam Award, which will affectionately be referred to as the “VR
Slammy”, is being awarded the “ VR #1 Owner Award” for personal production.
The second leg to
the VR Slammy is being recognized for winning the "VR #1 Office
Award" in the same calendar year.
For the third leg,
an individual will have to win the “VR Mergers & Acquisitions Award”,
and then finally the “VR Most Valuable Intermediary Award”, all in a
Winning any one of
the four VR corporate awards is a great accomplishment. Achieving all
four awards in the same year, has never been accomplished in the history of
VR Business Brokers / Mergers & Acquisitions which was founded in 1979,
In 2020, Robert McCormack of VR located in Lewisburg, PA completed
and achieved the “VR Grand Slam”.
Bob, was the
organizations #1 Owner Award Winner along with owning and operating the #1
Office for 2020. He was also recognized as the VR M&A Award Winner
for completing the largest transaction in company. Bob assisted us with our
VR/CBA initiative, participated on the panel discussion for top producers
in our industry found on YouTube, was the President of the M&A Source,
and taught M&A courses at a local university, which culminated in
being awarded the VR MVI also for 2020.
Bob’s good friend
and fellow VR owner, Jeff Swiggett, MVI, may have encapsulated what many in
VR feel, “I’ve been with VR for 13 years. All during this time, I’ve
always looked to Bob and his group to see how I could do things
better. I’ve learned a lot from his example. Bob and his staff
bring a level of professionalism to their practice that makes them one of
the best respected M&A advisors anywhere serving lower middle market
companies. Buyers and Sellers look to them first for advice about
transactions. Bob has also been a leader in the industry, and I am
seeing this first-hand serving with Bob on the board of the M&A
Source. His contributions are many and important, and his work is
tireless. He’s also a good friend. It is no surprise that he hit
out of the park in 2020 winning the VR Grand Slam Award. Congratulations
The VR Grand Slam
Award will join the VR M&A Award, the VR Hall of Fame Award, and the VR
Most Valuable Intermediary Award trophies in the foyer of the VR corporate
On behalf of
everyone in VR, congratulations Bob on being the first VR Grand Slam Award
About VR Mergers
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 of planning,
communications, and execution. The organization is recognized as the
only remaining founding firm of the International Business Brokers
Association, and continues to support its mantra, “Our Strength is Our People”.