Thomas W. Lyons

Thomas W. Lyons is founder and principal partner of Faelon Partners, Ltd., a mergers, acquisitions, and consulting firm in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

For 37 years, Mr. Lyons has owned, operated, bought, and sold businesses. For 10 years, he served as the business manager of the Minneapolis law firm, Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey. During this time, he was also Vice President of a local investment group and responsible for analyzing the financial position of hundreds of companies for possible acquisition. For the past 27 years, he has advised and represented owners in buying and selling businesses, and in planning business exit strategies. He also represents buyers in structured growth and expansion acquisitions. Faelon Partners, Ltd., has been a nationwide merger and acquisition firm since 1985.

Mr. Lyons is a frequent speaker, host of “Today’s Business Radio,”guest lecturer at Thomas W. Lyonsuniversity MBA programs, contributing writer to business publications, and a resource for the business page of the Minneapolis StarTribune.

He is the author of the acclaimed book, Exit Strategy: Maximizing the Value of Your Business, (Sales Gravy Press, third edition). Exit Strategy was written for business owners to help them see the advantages of developing an exit strategy in order to maximize the value of their businesses, minimize the tax ramifications and control the timing of the eventual sale.

Mr. Lyons is actively involved in the program in order to help support our troops and their families.  As a Viet Nam Veteran of the US Air Force, he believes that it is his duty to ensure that today’s troops are treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve after having risked their lives for our Country.  Both Faelon Partners, Ltd and Today’s Business Radio, LLC have been proclaimed as Yellow Ribbon Companies by the Governor of Minnesota and the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard.

Mr Lyons is also the Host of Minnesota Military Radio which can be heard Sunday mornings from 0700 to 0800 on Twin Cities News/Talk AM 1130 or online anytime at

Mr. Lyons is a member of the board of directors the Minnesota Military Family Foundation and Chairs the MMFF Golf Classic events to raise funds to help MN military families, in need of financial assistance as a result of their service to our country.

Mr. Lyons is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Exit Strategy: Maximizing The Value Of Your Business
  • Liquidity Event: The Importance of a Wealth Manager To Selling a Business
  • The Banker’s Role in Selling a Business
  • Business Valuation and Increasing Your Enterprise Value
  • Succession & Emergency Planning For Business Owners


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