About Us

Packard has orchestrated the acquisition, merger, joint-venture, or harvest strategy for over 100 companies during our three decades of experience. Specializing in highest-value candidates, we have pioneered a proven, effective, and low-risk process that creates measurable results.


Packard Group was founded in 1988 by Mike Tikkanen in an effort to lower the risk in acquisition & joint venture by developing better tools and process.


Creating powerful tools that find strategically chosen target candidates has been the focus and success of Packard & at the core of our transactions.


Packard’s personalized proprietary process has been used for the past 20 years in a full-service, multi-step acquisition search program that executes over a six month period.


The best research, databases, and systems are now combined in clinics, presentations, and non-brokered engagement options the leverage your people and current efforts.


We have developed the following tools:

M&A Activity Cost/Benefit Analysis

Acquisition Snapshot

Prospect Profiling & Criteria Measurement

M&A Mini-MBA

In an area that can consume significant corporate resources and where nationwide industry research consistently show negative results, Mike’s expertise outperforms national averages.


Working together we find specifically chosen prequalified candidates that won’t waste your time.


That is what it is all about, after all.