I want to commend you on the outstanding job you did for me on my deal. As you know, I was reluctant to work with you initially, but your personal presentation was impressive and I decided to give you a try, based on your extensive corporate and international experience and your presence.
This was not an easy company to market, and it required a level of sophistication that is not easily found in your business. You did an outstanding job of understanding the business and patiently and steadfastly presenting it to a high caliber group of potential buyers.
During the many months that it took to find the right buyer, you put up with my frustration and dealt with it calmly and professionally, and you continued to move the process steadily ahead until we made the right connection for me and for the future of the business and the employees.
As you know, I insisted from the start that the business remain in place and that the key employees get proper compensation and employment opportunities, and I am most happy to note that essential part of the deal was accomplished, as well as meeting my own financial goals.