Is it time to sell your business?
Perhaps you find yourself ready to retire, or perhaps your company is growing so fast that you need a larger, well funded partner. It might be that you need a break and you're just ready to hand the reins over to someone new - but you don't know where to start. We'd like to help.
Selling your business can be a trying ordeal. It can take the majority of your time and still produce nothing. You need to want to sell the business. Then you need to get it ready to sell. Then, you need to find a buyer who agrees to the valuation and the method of selling. And then... you need to negotiate the confusing maze of coming to final terms, agreeing, putting it all in writing, preparing documents, performing due diligence, actually Closing the deal, and then performing the follow-up that was promised. We want to help you through this process.
We provide coaching and on-the-ground help in the following areas:
Acquisition Preparation - when is the last time your books were audited? Do you have complete and accurate inventory of everything? We'd like to assist you in going through the checklist of items required in order to complete a sale successfully.
Building a Plan - we know what the investors we have dealt with in the past are looking for, and what current buyers want to know. We will assist you in creating a description and sales proposition deck to be presented to potential acquirers.
Finding a Buyer - we have access to a private network of over 700 national and international organizations who are actively seeking good companies to buy. They list their criteria in a searchable private website. Once we reach an appropriate point in our work with clients we are able to access these interested and accredited companies directly.
Here are examples of a few active investors who are seeking to acquire companies:
Interest in Family Founded companies that have a "normal times" run-rate of $5 to $10 Million EBITDA in the following industries:
Nonperishable foodservice goods
Perishable foodservice distribution
Agrochemicals (distributors of fungicides, insecticides, herbicides etc.)
Facility services (including pest control services)
Fire & Safety Services
Contract Development Manufacturing Organizations
Food/Pharma Packaging and Labeling
Another funding partner has given us a mandate to locate firms that require primary capital infusions (through minority investments) in high quality companies to create a win-win during a critical time for these businesses, their people, and the broader economy. In other words, rather than acquiring majority ownership, this would be an injection of capital into the company itself, in exchange for a minority ownership position.
Additional Network Opportunities include:
Seeking to acquire Industrial Thread Manufacturers
Revenue: US$ 10mn to 500mn
EBITDA: US$ 3mn to 65mn
UK-based strategic acquirer looking for targets globally working in Personal Protection Textiles, Composites, reinforcement fabrics used in the Aerospace/Defense Industrial/Corrosion.
Insect control products
Revenue: US$ 1mn to 100mn
EBITDA: US$ 0mn to 20mn
US-based strategic acquirer Primary involvement in pesticide business, with a focus on insecticides.
Personal Care / Toiletry Ingredients
Revenue: US$ 5mn to 100mn
EBITDA: US$ 0mn to 10mn
Global chemical firm looking to acquire manufacturers of personal care products, toiletry ingredients & fragrances.
Revenue: US$ 5mn to 100mn
EBITDA: US$ 1mn to 10mn
Global software firm looking to acquire any Industry-specific software solutions/services.
Cross-Border Investments in Manufacturing
Revenue: US$ 10mn to 100mn
EBITDA: US$ 2mn to 15mn
Japanese client looking for manufacturers of medical equipment, automobile components, food product, etc.
Other acquisition interest in the following industries:
US Based fund looking for minority stakes in Consumer Products, Education, Healthcare, IT and Tech Enabled Businesses.
Asian Firm seeking late stage investments into: Surface Mount Technology, Fiber Optics, Industrial Machinery, Industrial Automation. Must have revenue over $5 million
US Investor interested in Western US based companies supplying Transportation Infrastructure and highway asset management.
US Investor seeking Educational/Scientific Labs or Staffing related acquisitions of companies doing $30 million or more.
US Investor seeking Plant Maintenance & Modification acquisitions US only revenue $5 million or up.