About CBI Team

Confidential Business Intermediaries

Carl Grimes founded CBI TEAM on the principles of integrity and fair dealing. Since its start in 1994, The CBI TEAM has facilitated confidential business sales and helped hundreds of business owners secure their financial futures. We have helped sell over 750 businesses, ranging from less than $100,000 sales price to almost $8 million.

Regardless of the business value, we provide professional, confidential business sale consultations. Our systems and processes were developed by Carl Grimes and based on The Mayo Clinic Model of CareWe work diligently behind the scenes to create a detailed, professional marketing plan backed by intensive research. Equally as important, we pride ourselves on personal service and unparalleled value of service.

The sale of a business is a defining moment in the life of a business owner, and small details can have a huge impact on future financial security.The CBI TEAM offers a free consultation to understand you, your business, and your needs. Whether you are ready to retire, need to transfer ownership due to a life change, or are unable to continue ownership for any other reason, we are your trusted partners in the selling process.

Time is rarely the friend of business owners. Don’t procrastinate! Take advantage of the FREE, no obligation consultation with a Confidential Business Intermediary today. 

Our Mission

To confidentially help business owners secure their financial future.


of owners who try to sell their business alone will fail

businesses will transition within the next decade


of potential buyers 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.



  • 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
  • Expansion to Tulsa, Oklahoma


Confidential Business Intermediaries/The CBI TEAM ended affiliation with Sunbelt.