Our History

Dr. John McGrath, Founder of Broker Dealer Market, had spend years building and running his securities industry exam preparatory school. John’s unique program, which dissected, distilled and taught the skill set required by responsible investment reps, claimed it could train anyone to be a broker – in 72 hours. It was a success. With an average exam pass rate of 92%, his school grew, over time, to develop successful operations for students in a dozen countries. After training some 40,000 Brokers, Principals, FinOps, CROP’s, etc., as well as training Bankers and Brokers for the London LIFFE Exchange, John decided to sell the school and retire which he did… for a while.

In October of 1987, John began to receive calls from some of his former students. Several asked John if he knew of any clean brokerages for sale. Others were eager to leave the business – asking if he knew of anyone who wanted to purchase a clean profitable Broker Dealer. John put both sides together, and acted as an impartial intermediary. His consummate knowledge of the regulatory process helped create a quick, seamless transition. From that moment forward, his phone began to ring with similar requests. Word of mouth spread, and eventually he decided he liked the process so much, that he opened Broker Dealer Market.

Over the past twenty years, Broker Dealer Market has grown to become the preeminent firm assisting buyers and sellers, facilitating over three thousand transactions. The business had developed with John’s unique style: keep it simple and straightforward. John dissected and distilled many of the regulatory hurdles that buyers and sellers of broker dealers face, and has created uniquely effective straightforward process for dealing with all aspects of the Buy, Sell or Merge. Broker Dealer Market has developed a huge expert roster of attorneys and securities consultants.

Today, our firm is recognized for it’s ability to complete transactions in an efficient, prompt, and often seamless fashion; initiating and completing the process in a very short timeframe; done correctly the first time.

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