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Founded in 1986, RLS Associates is one of the oldest and largest independent Investment Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions firms in the Greater Philadelphia / Delaware Valley Area, particularly amongst those firms working in the “Lower Middle Market” on Transactions involving firms with $1 Million to $100 Million in Enterprise value.

The Philadelphia Business Journal consistently ranks RLS Associates as one of the Top 7 largest such firms in the Greater Philadelphia Market. We’re also one of the oldest.

We serve a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, B2B and B2C services, software, specialty contracting and construction, health care and technology. We often guide transactions in which at least one of the parties is a closely held business.

RLS works nationally and globally with offices in Wilmington, Delaware; and Suburban Philadelphia, PA. Our associates are in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, and Florida. We also have representatives in Israel.

We excel at helping business owners avoid the common pitfalls of mergers and the acquisition process. More than 90% of our client assignments come from referrals.