Confidential Business Sales – CBI+Team

Leading Business Intermediaries

Offices in Arkansas, and Oklahoma

Since 1994, The CBI+Team has facilitated confidential business sales and helped hundreds of business owners navigate the selling process and transferring business ownership. The CBI+Team has facilitated the sale of over 700 businesses, ranging from less than $100,000 to almost $8 million. Regardless of the business value, CBI+Team respects all clients and provides professional, confidential business sales for the most money on the best terms in the least amount of time.

Carl Grimes founded the company on principles of integrity and fair dealing with both seller and buyers involved in business sales and mergers and acquisitions. Every member of the Confidential Business Intermediaries/CBI+Team has been personally trained by Carl in all aspects of managing confidential business sales and facilitating the acquisition process. There is a lot of intensive and comprehensive research behind a successful business transaction and the CBI+Team works diligently to create a detailed and professional marketing plan. Equally as important, is the emphasis on personal service and offering unparalleled value of service to clients. That standard is backed by a $100 guarantee.

“If we can’t earn your business, we’ll give you $100.”

Carl Grimes, Founder and Chairman Confidential Business Intermediaries/CBI+Team

The sale of a business is a defining moment in the life of a business owner and there many details that can have a huge impact on future financial security. The CBI+Team offers a free consultation to understand your business. Whether you are ready to retire, need to transfer ownership due to health reasons or are unable to continue ownership for any other reason, the confidential business assessment offered by CBI+Team is crucial to understanding the how the market will view your business and how to sell your business.



  • 1994 – Carl Grimes began operations as an independent brokerage in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • March 1995 – Grimes opened the franchise Sunbelt Business Brokers of the Ozarks.
  • 1999 – Sunbelt Business Brokers of the Ozarks was named “Office of the Year” of over 250 worldwide offices.
  • 2000 – The company expanded with a franchise location in Springfield, Missouri.
  • 2007 – Expansion to Joplin, Missouri.
  • 2009 – Expansion to Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  • 2009 – The company added the name CBI (Confidential Business Intermediaries) to represent the growing presence and ability of the CBI+Team to handle Mid-Market Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • 2011 – Grimes honored as “Fellow of the International Business Brokers Association.”
  • 2013 – CBI+Team headquarters relocated to Springdale, Arkansas
  • 2013 – Expansion to Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 2013 – Connor Grimes named CBI+Central Arkansas Managing Partner
  • 2014 – Confidential Business Intermediaries/The CBI+Team
  • ended affiliation with Sunbelt



The CBI+Team has offices in Springdale, Arkansas, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional resources and listings of businesses for sale, similar to listings found on BizBuySell, are available at