Ready to Sell a Business?
You likely have invested significant time and money in your business and have built goodwill over many years or even decades. We recognize this is your opportunity to monetize your significant investment while also transitioning your business to someone else.
The Selling Process
The selling process goes through seven key phases:
1. Exit planning
2. Business and valuation analysis
3. Marketing and advertising
4. Qualifying potential buyers
5. Negotiating offers
6. Due diligence
7. Close and transition
The methods and strategies will differ depending on the size of your business, your industry and numerous other factors. As a business intermediary, we'll guide you through each phase of the process and help you successfully sell your business.
Small Business Sales
There are over 30 million small businesses in the United States covering thousands of industries. Planning an exit is exciting, but is often more challenging for business owners than expected. Some industry experts indicate only 20% of listed businesses will sell and only half of those sales will make it through due diligence. Unlike other business intermediaries, we work with businesses to help them prepare to sell through our affiliate Banyan Advisors.
The process to sell a small business takes smart planning and great execution. We utilize the best tools in the industry - from secure and confidential information processes to leading business valuation and marketing platforms.
Lower Middle Market
The lower middle market segment includes businesses that earn between $5 million to $50 million in revenue. The overall process for selling a business within this segment has unique aspects that differ from both small and larger businesses. We provide a full suite of M&A advisory, business valuation and financial consulting services for this segment.