Selling your business

Selling your business can be a complex and time-consuming process. Hiring an investment bank to help manage the transaction may alleviate some of the burden on you and your management team and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome.

It’s much easier to an accept a valuation for a business when a third party values a business as opposed to when an owner is trying to value their own business. The owner of the business is often valuing their hard work which buyers of a business are not willing to pay for.

Investment companies assist with many aspects of the sale process, including:

  • Evaluating strategic alternatives to selling
  • Identifying and contacting potential buyers
  • Helping to prepare and market the business for sale (including creating marketing materials and coordinating management presentations and site visits)
  • Designing and leading the sale process, including keeping all parties on track to meet important milestones
  • Determining an appropriate valuation range for your business
  • Working with legal counsel to evaluate bids and negotiate the transaction agreement, including financing structure and terms
  • Reviewing the transaction and rendering a formal opinion on the fairness of the transaction (from a financial point of view) to your company's shareholders