experience and expertise

To Sell or Acquire a Business

Hughes Klaiber is a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm based in New York City. We provide trusted advice to help entrepreneurs navigate the complex process to sell or buy a business.

We build lasting relationships with our clients, and are proud to have helped many entrepreneurs sell their businesses, and transition to the next phase in their lives.

We combine transactional expertise with thoughtful advice, extensive acquirer relationships, best-in-class marketing programs, and an unwavering commitment to help our clients achieve their goals.

Sally Anne Hughes


Sally Anne founded Hughes Klaiber in 2008.

She understands the rewards and challenges of building and selling a privately held business, and the importance of a successful exit that maximizes return to the entrepreneur. Sally Anne brings a high level of experience and expertise, to help clients confidently navigate an important personal and financial transaction. Her career prior to founding Hughes Klaiber included  ten years at Citigroup. She received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. After many years living in New York City, she and her husband now live in New Jersey with their two daughters.

Julie Flakstad


Julie has 18 years of experience as an entrepreneur and marketing professional.

She co-founded, ran and then successfully sold Blow, a hair-care products and services company recognized for creating blow outs as a new category in beauty. Prior to Blow, Julie spent seven years with IBM in advertising and marketing. Having sold her own business, she understands the issues, challenges, and concerns associated with making the decision to sell, finding the right buyer, and executing the transaction. Julie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from Hamilton College. She lives in Old Greenwich, CT with her husband and two children.