Company Overview

ABA works in harmony with the party / parties wanting to buy, sell, merge, obtain financing, get an evaluation done etc... We place a great deal of trust in each other as we develop a relationship among our team and you, the client. We work for hours, days, weeks or possibly months together and the understanding of the process from the beginning, is very important. We mutually do our due diligence and cover all aspects of the specific situation at hand. If we approach the process in this methodical and proactive way, it will ensure a smooth and extremely pleasant experience for us all. Our expertise spans out across other professions as we have developed many professional relationships that help point us in the right direction under any circumstance. Please review our list of referrals for your needs in other professional areas. We special in ending a life long journey in business for one person or group of people & starting the beginning of a life long dream for another. We bridge the gap between a buyer & a seller.

Services Offered

American Business Acquisitions specializes in selling viable businesses or companies to qualified and experienced buyers or investors. ABA specializes in exit strategy consulting, estimates of value, and business sales or mergers. ABA works confidentially with sellers to determine the value on the business entity as well as the real estate/real property. In addition, ABA consults buyers or operators on areas such as effective business operations and increasing business sales. ABA sells businesses in the Main Street to Mid Level markets including industries such as: social entertainment, family amusement, all food & beverage businesses, storage facilities, logistics companies, distributors, manufacturers, printing companies, medical supplies, medical services, staffing agencies, spas/salons, car washes and many more.

Broker Profile

Dennis Hansmann has been an entrepreneur his entire life. He understands the challenges of starting a business first hand and certainly appreciates the great benefits that present themselves in buying an existing business. Even more importantly, Dennis understands the great privilege it is for individuals to own their own company and the great responsibility that goes along with it. After all, the vast majority of people who earn an honest living do not have the luxury of working for themselves in their own business. Dennis on the other hand, has mostly worked within his own business entities and in doing so has developed an ability to understand the specific needs of each client that has a business for sale or is buying a business. His strong entrepreneurial spirit has evolved over almost four decades, starting well before he was even ten years of age. Even as a youngster, Dennis understood that a successful business must consist of mutually beneficial relationships that are more about the people we help than they are about the ladders of success in which each of us climbs. Starting in the early 1990’s, Dennis began in earnest to build several companies that would provide services in such a way that would clearly differentiate him from his competition. Dennis proceeded to build his own rep firm, his own ad agency, a media solutions network, a consulting firm and a home monitoring business. Dennis got the attention of several major publishing companies and entered into several consecutive annual contracts to represent various marketing/advertising platforms. Companies like Thomas Register of American Manufacturers in Manhattan and New Orient Media both worked closely with Dennis for several years to implement various advertising and marketing programs for major corporations all over the country. As a result, Dennis was awarded multiple awards in the highest achievement category and all while also running other firms of his own where he focused on listening closely to his clients and delivering much more than they expected. Dennis formed a “Main Street to Mid-Level” business brokerage that he named American Business Acquisitions. In his mind, the need for a results oriented business brokerage of this kind was obvious and especially after Dennis attempted himself to purchase a couple businesses in the Chicago area as well as around the country. Today, Dennis works very closely to ensure successful results are the only option for his clients. American Business Acquisitions gets results based on that same quality “results oriented” strategy that started so long ago.

Areas Served

Illinois - Chicago Metro Area


MBBI (Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries); IL Restaurant Association.

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