John Howe
Director, M&A Division

Business Transition Strategies Corporation, N.H. Business Sales, Inc.


M&AMI; CM≈ CEPA Investment Banking Securities Licensing: Series 82 and Series 63 Registered representative of StillPoint Capital LLC., SEC registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SiPC.


NH Office: 603-715-5420 | MA Office: 978-699-0066




6 Loudon Rd. Suite 505 Concord, NH 03301

300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201, Andover, MA 0181


John Howe is director of Business Transition Strategies, a boutique M&A firm with offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He and his team advise owners of privately held companies in the lower mid-market through transition and transfer. He works throughout New England and also has worked with clients in Texas, Nebraska and New York. An experienced business advisor, he holds the M&A Master Intermediary designation, a professional status earned through education and successful transactions and awarded by The M&A Source. He is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, is a member of Alliance of M&A Advisors and New England XPX. His first career spanned 30-plus years in the daily newspaper business, as both a general manager and editor. As an M&A advisor, his transactions have included manufacturing, distribution, coatings, home health care, assisted living, specialty publications and more. He is also the co-owner of N.H. Business Sales, Inc., a Main Street business brokerage. He is the past chairman of The M&A Source and is the 2018 chairman of the International Association of Business Intermediaries. He graduated from Bates College. His community involvements include Lakes Region Community College Advisory Board; First Amendment Committee, Loeb School of Journalism; and Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International.. When not at work, he is an avid golfer; co-owns with his wife, Fran, a property maintenance business; and enjoys time with an extended family that includes two sons, one a corporate and transaction attorney and the other a nuclear engineer, and five grandchildren. He is a founder of N.H. Habitat for Humanity and helped build two homes. He for many years chaired the Lakes Region Scholarship Fund which helped hundreds of young people attend technical school and college.

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