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Hogtrails, Inc. is a boutique Merger & Acquisitions advisor with the unique ability to source accretive non-auction companies


The Hogtrails Difference

Since 1984 I have been creating and implementing strategic acquisition initiatives for public, private companies and private equity firms. Using my intuitive communication skills to source investment opportunities while building relationships for acquisition of non-auction assets and operating companies as add-ons to or formation of new platforms.

Pleasantly tenacious, I have created over a billion dollars in value for clients. I have never seen a business/industry that I could not figure out quickly, while creating valuable relationships leading to accretive transactions.


Industries of Interest

Experienced in many diverse B2C and B2B industries including but not limited to healthcare, business services, industrial technology, manufacturing, education, specialty distribution, logistics, transportation, refining, publishing, media, solid, hazardous, medical  waste. 

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Geographical Areas of Interest 

Southeast and Midwest United States

About Me

Started the business on $114 investment and borrowed office furniture with no previous experience, after being a Registered Representative retail stockbroker for J.C. Bradford & Co. in Louisville, KY. I put my faith in my “innate ability” to figure it out.

While I have a BA in Marketing and Business from the University of Kentucky, most valuable is my lifetime of business experience.

I have always been guided by a moral compass, never originating a transaction in which I would be unwilling to put my own money at risk. Growing up in rural Kentucky, Hogtrails just seemed a natural fit.

I am an internationally recognized author and award winning mental health advocate, my greatest accomplishment.

One Degree

On September 5, 2010 I released my self published memoir, One Degree.  Over the following four years, from a website I had at the time, I made the book available for free in all eBook formats and Mp3 audio book read by me. During that time there were over 21,000,0000 readers in 75 countries.  I never sold a book and all of the used paperbacks on Amazon  are part of the books that were given away. With no support it remains in the top 10% of selling titles on Amazon worldwide.


The Remington shotgun stared Paul Wittwer in the face. It was the last gift of his dead father who committed suicide years earlier. Beaten down by a life of physical and emotional challenges, Paul decided enough was enough, and he was ready to pull the trigger. But the story doesn t end there. In this true tale that is stranger than fiction, you will see the power of hope and help that is desperate to find us all. A story where one man battles unimaginable hardships and emerges to find friendship, health, and prosperity by finding grace and love one person at a time. One Degree is a story of second chances and beating the odds, of overcoming the past and embracing a future full of power and purpose.

About the Author

PAUL WITTWER has been a millionaire and bankrupt, morbidly obese and physically fit, near the brink of death and full of life, and he has found personal healing from physical and emotional challenges like diabetes, coronary disease, homelessness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders. His life is an extraordinary example of hope and possibility. He lives in Nashville, TN.

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Hogtrails, Inc. has been providing comprehensive mergers and acquisition consulting services for more than 30 years, sourcing only the most profitable non-auction companies for acquisition, sale, merger or growth capital investment opportunities.

Successful deals take patience, time and talent. Don’t delay, contact me today to discuss how together we can execute your successful acquisition strategy.

Hogtrails Inc.

1310 Sixth Street North, Nashville, TN 37208, US

(615) 686-7586