About Us

Leading Business Intermediaries

Since 1994, The CBI TEAM has facilitated confidential business sales and helped hundreds of business owners navigate the selling process to transfer business ownership and create a liquidity event to secure the financial future of business sellers. The CBI TEAM has participated in the sale of over 750 businesses, ranging from less than $100,000 sales price to almost $8 million. Regardless of the business value, the CBI TEAM respects all business owners and provides professional, confidential business sale consultation utilizing a system and process developed by Carl Grimes based on the world renowned Mayo Clinic medical model.

Carl Grimes founded the company on principles of integrity and fair dealing with both sellers and buyers involved in business sales and mergers and acquisitions. Every member of the Confidential Business Intermediaries/CBI TEAM has been personally trained by Grimes in all aspects of managing confidential business sales. 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. The sale of a business is a defining moment in the life of a business owner and there are many details that can have a huge impact on future financial security. The CBI TEAM offers a free consultation in order to understand you and 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 how the market will view your business and how to sell your business for the most money, on the best terms and in a time frame that meets the needs of the business owner.

Time is rarely the friend of business owners. Don’t procrastinate, take advantage of the no obligation, confidential Discovery Meeting with a CBI TEAM Professional.

Our Mission

To confidentially help business sellers secure their financial future.


Of owners who try to sell their business alone and fail

Businesses will transition within the next decade


Of potential buyers who search to buy a business and never complete a transaction




Carl Grimes began operations as an independent brokerage in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Grimes opened the franchise Sunbelt Business Brokers of the Ozarks.


Sunbelt Business Brokers of the Ozarks was named “Office of the Year” of over 250 worldwide offices.


The company expanded with a franchise location in Springfield, Missouri.


Expansion to Joplin, Missouri.


  • Expansion to Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  • 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.


Grimes honored as “Fellow of the International Business Brokers Association.”


  • CBI TEAM headquarters relocated to Springdale, Arkansas
  • Expansion to Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Connor Grimes named CBI+Central Arkansas Managing Partner
  • Expansion to Tulsa, Oklahoma


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 bizbuy.cbiteam.com.