More than a decade of Mergers and Acquisitions experience and knowledge
Serving companies in the lower middle market with $10M to $250M in revenue
We focus on the client experience to ensure a smooth transition and desired outcome. Each client is unique and we listen to your goals and align ourselves seamlessly to do the work for you.
Selling Your BusinessWe represent business owners that would like to exit their business and get the most value out of a sale. Selling your business is a big decision. We can help you explore your options. If you are a business owner, an attorney, a business intermediary, or a trustee and would like to sell a business we have many buyers that we can bring to the table. Our Merger and Acquisition Advisor (M&A) experience allow us to strategically position your company for sale.
Buying a BusinessIf you would like to grow your business by acquisition or strategic direction, we can help you. We help refine your criteria and within our network find the business that meets your needs. The largest advantage of buying a business is having an existing blueprint that can include important factors like an established customer base, defined operating expenses, and fully-trained employees.
We serve Private Equity (PE) firms and strategic buyers by simply finding the right business to buy. Our finder’s fee is extremely competitive and is based on a successful deal. Work with us and you will see the difference.
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Referral
We are part of the SASSY Network. SASSY is a private referral network for women dealmakers to work together on making timely and strategic introductions for clients. SASSY is an invitation-only network for women in M&A, venture capital, angel investing and business development. SASSY works with the leading private equity, venture capital, angel networks and strategic acquirers in the country.
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How do I sell my business?
What Steps Do Business Brokers Follow?
The first step to selling your company is business valuation. A business valuation allows you to understand the economic value of your business. There are three valuation methods: comparable analysis, precedent transactions, and discounted cash flow analysis. Your business’s proper valuation includes reviewing financial records, similar businesses on the market, sales, assets, and outstanding debts.
Before you put your business on the market, it’s best to make sure your business finances are clean and straightforward — it is best to make sure your personal finances aren’t on the books before selling your small business. Clean financial statements and tax returns will help to prevent scaring off potential buyers.
Having an exit strategy is very important for small businesses. Often, small business owners will be blindsided by an unexpected factor that requires them to sell their business before they had an exit strategy in place. So plan ahead if you want to have a long-lasting business.
Let the expert Business Brokers at iKadre Help
Enlisting a business brokerage firm’s help, especially one that is familiar with your type of business, will allow you to stay focused on your company while they do the heavy lifting. They can also help you prepare your business for the sale process. They will conduct the business valuation, locate buyers, market your business, and when it comes time to sell, they will help with the legal process, including the asset purchase agreement.
Should I use a broker if I want to buy a business?
Suppose you are looking to acquire a small or middle-market company to grow your current company or to move into a new career opportunity as a business owner. In that case, a business brokerage firm can help. Brokers can assist with the business search of either established businesses or franchise opportunities.
Buying an established business has many advantages: having an established cash flow, customer base, defined operating expenses, and fully-trained employees. Business brokers can help you understand what a business is worth, financial statements, cash flow, and perform due diligence to help you decide if a business is worth purchasing. Buying an existing business can be time-consuming, so having a business broker to find business opportunities that fit your criteria can be extremely beneficial. When it comes time to business purchasing, they also deal with negotiations and contracts needed for the agreement, saving both parties time.
What does a business broker do?
If you are looking to purchase or buy a business, a business broker can help estimate what a business is worth, market your business sale, and interview prospective buyers. Much like real estate agents who assist homeowners in buying or selling, business brokers can provide guidance and resources to help with the sales process, whether you’re buying an existing business or wanting to sell yours. Business sales are a complicated venture, so having a broker connected with financial advisors, accountants, attorneys, and other professionals who can facilitate due diligence and business sales.
A good broker is very well connected. They often have a list of potential buyers that are looking to purchase startups or established businesses. Having someone who can connect buyers and sellers is a huge benefit to you when selling or buying a business.
Should I use a business broker?
Working with a business broker has many advantages and allows you to focus on your business rather than the complexities of selling or buying. Should you decide to sell or purchase, enlisting a business broker’s help requires finding someone who is a good fit and shares your core values. It’s best to work with someone whom you trust and understands your needs.
Finding a broker that aligns with you is essential. You may have a referral from someone that you know, but if not, looking for a business brokerage firm with certifications or professional memberships can be helpful. Look for brokers who are a member of the International Business Brokers Association, a sign of a reputable broker. The International Business Brokers Association is also a helpful broker directory.
Another way to find a reputable broker is by looking for someone who works with specific industries like technology, construction, fast food, gas stations, etc. Finding someone who knows the industry you’re in or interested in can be incredibly helpful in the sales process. They may also already know prospective buyers in that industry.
We have worked with clients, both buyers and sellers, from all over the United States. We are serving Colorado, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, West Virginia, and many other states.
How do you choose a MA advisor?
Finding a certified Mergers and Acquisitions advisor is a good start. Experience is also paramount when choosing a MA advisor. Learn their track record: find out how many deals they have closed, their recent transactions and success stories, and achieve premium business value at the merger, especially for businesses like yours. Understand their fees. Some MA firms take most of their fee after you’ve finished a transaction, but know what fees work best for you.