Southern M & A

An M&A Advisory Firm for the Southern Business Owner.

Wall Street Capabilities. Casual Approach. Aggressive Work Ethic.

What We Do

Are you seeking retirement? Maybe your company is growing too fast for your personal financial capability. Do you have a clear growth initiative and need capital? Does your company have too much debt on its balance sheet? Perhaps you would simply like to take some chips off the table and diversify your assets.

These are all areas where we have successful experience in creating and achieving a solution. Maximizing value, finding the right partner, and minimizing risk are all essential factors that require expert navigation. We are here to guide you through each step of the process.

Whether your company generates $1 million in revenue or $50 million in revenue, we can help.

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For Over a Decade...

We have helped guide business owners through a path to realizing their lifetime goals. We have also had the privilege to successfully execute our process for business owners from $1 million in revenue up to over $200 million in revenue.

We believe the successful entrepreneur, who has poured their life into their company, deserves a higher level of service. At Southern M&A, we offer 'Wall Street' level capabilities and expertise, while at the same time leaning into all endeavors with a southern, blue-collar work ethic.

"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it."
- Margaret Thatcher

Darin Phillips, Managing Partner

Darin Phillips

Managing Partner

In 2005, Darin founded a boutique M&A firm, The Genesis Group, where he served as CEO. In 2010, The Genesis Group was acquired by one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. and quickly grew into a regional investment bank. He served as Managing Director of the firm until fall of 2016. Prior to this, Darin served in hospital administration and business management for 10 years. Darin has 10+ years experience in Mergers & Acquisitions at the CEO level. During this time, he was instrumental in closing 30+ successful deals with combined total valuation in excess of $400 million. Darin is a registered investment banker and holds an MBA from Samford University.

Dave Moore, Partner

Dave Moore


Heralded as a trailblazer in the online marketing space, Dave developed unique and creative techniques that lead to many successful startups - from latent semantic indexing algorithms to content creation hubs. Many of the practices Dave developed are still being used by SEO consultants and online marketing professionals around the globe. He turned this passion into his flagship project, Linkvana, which grew into a multi-million dollar venture in a few short months. In 2007, Dave was recognized by Google as one of the top performing online marketers in North America. Dave’s unique blend of talents offer an unparalleled level of marketing, analysis, and project management expertise to our M&A process.

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