We grew up with M&A

Bruce Burns started his successful transaction career as V.P. of Mergers and Acquisitions for Abbey Home Healthcare. In that role, he was personally responsible for over $300M in completed transactions over a 4 year period. Bruce was the catalyst in initiating the eventual $1.1B merger of Abbey Home Healthcare and Homedco to form Apria Healthcare in 1995.

Realizing there was a need for qualified, client focused merger and acquisition services in the lower middle market, Bruce transitioned from the corporate environment to start Affinity Ventures in 1994. His initial focus was to help small to medium sized health care companies achieve their divestiture goals.

As his firm grew, successfully completing transaction after transaction, Affinity expanded into other business sectors including energy, business services, construction and manufacturing. In 2008, Bruce became Regional Director and President of the New Mexico division of Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, the largest and most successful business brokerage firm in the country. This association, combined with many years of transaction experience provides the expertise and resources Affinity uses to successfully assist with transactions of all types and sizes.

The firm now has multiple affiliates who rely on Affinity Ventures to assist their clients in maximizing the value of their companies. The team Bruce has currently assembled represents one of the most capable and success proven M&A groups in the country. In 2014, he became the managing member of t/he 5 state Mountain West Region.  This relationship enables Affinity Ventures to utilize  the  many years of M&A transaction experience, expertise and resources  to successfully assist the various Murphy Agents with larger Middle Market transactions.

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