Gary Papay – Founder, M&A Broker

Gary Papay is founder and owner of The Oil & Gas Advisor, CK Business Consultants, Inc., and International Business Group, LLC, known as IBG Business sm.

“Thank you for all of your hard work and negotiation skills to bring this sale to a close. But what we are really thankful for is your pleasant manner and professionalism throughout the whole process from day 1 to finish. It was especially nice of you to drive up to Vermont for the closing making sure it went smoothly.

We wish you and your family the best and perhaps we’ll see you in the islands!”

Paul Perry, VP & Owner
Perry’s Oil Service, Inc.
Bradford, VT


M&A Intermediary – specializing in the sale and transfer of oil & gas related mid-market companies since 1976. Target companies include propane distributors, heating oil companies, pipeline terminals, Marcellus Shale Gas Companies, convenience stores and gas stations in the USA and Canada. Mr. Papay handles all phases of the project, including initial analysis, valuations, developing a company sales profile, locating qualified buyers, negotiations and execution of the transaction.

Certifications and Awards – Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser/Broker (CMEA), Senior Business Analyst (SBA), Fellow of the IBBA, Fellow of the M&A Source, IBBA Chairman’s Award, M&A Source Champions Award, Tom West Award, the Darrell Fouts Award – presented by the M&A Source for exceptional leadership and personal contributions to expanding the vision of the M&A profession, Industry Expert – Business Brokerage Press, published contributor and speaker for industry publications and national conferences.


M&A Source – World’s Largest Organization of Mid-Market Intermediaries, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA), National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association (PBBA), National Equipment & Business Broker’s Institute (NEBB), Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA), state & regional petroleum and propane associations.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Economics, Albright College, Reading, PA
  • Zeta Omega Epsilon
  • Intercollegiate Football


Gary and his wife have three grown daughters and reside in Hughesville, PA. Gary is an active Rotarian and enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling to warm climates during the winter months.