We know that deciding to actually sell your business is a really big deal. For many, you’re only going to have the opportunity to do this once in your lifetime. Most have no idea what it entails, who to trust, how to prepare, etc.
Some turn to sell-side brokers for advice and representation, and pay lots of money to discover that their business isn’t as valuable as they were led to believe or that the suitors aren’t a good fit, or that they really aren’t ready to sell; an expensive lesson (to be fair, a sell-side broker can actually help you, and they do get deals done; but YOU still have to pay them their retainer and success fee to do so, and that is still expensive. We don’t charge you anything to get a deal done).
Since we already have lots of qualified buyers on our roster, finding a buyer isn’t usually a problem with us. Once you contact us (or you take our call when the Outreach Team contacts you), we always schedule a “Discovery call” with one of our three Partners to learn a little about you, and tell you about us and our clients to see if we have a match already (we don’t share your name with our clients until you agree its ok to do so and NDA’s are signed, and this info in never public in any way regardless).
When we believe we have a good client match, we discuss your company in generic terms – no names – to see if that particular client agrees with our basic thesis, and if so, we come back to you and discuss our client in more details to see if you agree that next steps are warranted. At that point we send you a direct NDA with our client – you get to sigh first, so you can approve or reject the client as you see fit – and once signed, we make introductions so that you can have a preliminary call, meetings, whatever you all decide, to see if there is a “spark” and if discussions should move forward or not.
To read more about our process, we suggest you click here and read this portion (or as much as you wish) of the “I Think I’m a Buyer” information on our site , this will help you better understand all the next steps that it takes to get a deal started, negotiated and closed; should you want to make that happen.