John C. Johnson – Founder, M&A Broker

John C Johnson

John C. Johnson is founder and owner of The Oil & Gas Advisor, BluestemUSA / Bluestem Resources Group, LLC, and the international Business Group, LLC, known as IBG Business.

“John,  accept my gratitude for . . . delivering a successful sale . . . I choose business advisors cautiously. You were recommended by some of my most trusted advisors. You earned your reputation in my book . . . preparation was solid . . . confidentiality was preserved throughout the process. When obstacles came up, you were creative and delivered solutions . . . You were informed and perceptive throughout. Beyond that, you were diligent, honest and frank in dealing with all parties and their advisors. You earned my respect. Job well done!”

Specialist expertise in the oil and gas industry in the following areas:

Business Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures – Full service intermediary and advisor in preparing, planning and executing business acquisitions and sales. Services range from value assessment, analysis, descriptive memorandum, design and implement marketing activities, negotiations to closing.

Business Valuation, Strategy, and Investment Economics – Analysis and recommendations as to valuation, feasibility, sale and purchase economics. Qualified expert witness testimony on business value and petroleum property management. Experienced in forensic discovery of petroleum property ownership and value and as court-appointed receiver for property management and divestiture.

Experience: Founder and CEO of BluestemUSA – Nationally respected advisor to business owners in strategic sale of businesses, business divestitures, acquisitions and development. Managed professional mergers and acquisitions in valuation, business development, planning and implementing business sale and acquisition transitions and successions. Owned, ran and sold crude oil and gas purchasing and transportation business. Acquired and managed mineral, oil and gas interests. Managed purchase or sale of businesses, including oil and gas producing properties, manufacturing, distribution, oilfield/pipeline construction, oilfield services, equipment sales and rentals, trucking and processing.

Fortune 100 energy company management in acquisitions, economic feasibility and strategy planning – Acquisition International’s 2014 Business M&A Broker of the Year, Certified Business Intermediary and Master Merger and Acquisitions Intermediary. Honored awardee as The Darrel Fouts M&A Award for visionary professional leadership, Tom West Award for professional contributions, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Financial Advocate of the Year in Oklahoma, Tulsa Chamber Finalist – Small Business Person of the Year.


The M&A Source (past chair), The International Business Broker’s Association (past president), Bluestem Resources Group, LLC (founder & CEO), The Oklahoma Manufacturer’s Alliance (past board), Leadership Oklahoma (past board & officer), Oklahoma State Chamber (past board).


  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
  • Master of Business Administration, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX