A company will go through many phases (from launching, growing, maturing, etc) over the years, and our focus is to learn where your company is today, and where you want it be tomorrow. Of course nothing happens in a single day, but it's the concept we are illustrating.
Our job is to listen to what you want to do, then apply our experience and knowledge to work with you to attain that goal. This can be with your interest in buying a company to accelerate your growth, selling your company to exit and move on to the next chapter in your life, or planning one of the strategies listed above to complete in the near future.
Our services focus on the three main areas that are the foundation for M&A advising in investment banking. The core areas of our services are:
So you have the thought to sell your company, and you want it sold tomorrow, you want to be paid your exact number and ride off into the sunset.
It's that simple ...right?
We take our clients and careers very serious, but we do make light of how simple many business owners believe it is to sell their company. The basic details are correct, and that a buyer is needed, and funds are required to exchange hands for the value of the business. However, it is the hundreds of details and intricate steps in between all of that, where most people fail to pay attention. Not only are the steps ignored by most, but the "how" and "when" they take place to properly synchronize, is also where the real hard work is hidden. This is the area that we spend the majority of our focus and efforts on, so that the process is handled with the proper attention to ensure a smooth transfer of one of your most valuable assets in life.
Like many owners, you probably experienced the thought of selling and have the basic questions you want to know.......
The questions listed above are topics that we discuss almost each and every day with businesses across the country. The short answer to all of them:
"It ALL depends on YOUR particular company and the details surrounding it".
A business is so unique and liquid, unlike any other other type of asset that exists. Most people say they understand that, but then immediately ignores this aspect and asks the very same general questions that compare a company sale to the same process of selling a car or a home.
Every day or at least every week we speak to owners and hear their stories. About half of the time we spend educating owners on how unique their businesses are, and explaining that no two businesses are the same. This is pointed out to so we can convey that understanding as you sit and read this, so it will help illustrate the unique value that each company holds or possibly lacks to their specific characteristics.
If you own your own company, and have the smallest thought of selling your company, or you want to retire in the next year, we would love to hear from you. We will take the time listen to your goals, and have a CONFIDENTIAL discussion with you on what we can do to help, or what you should do to properly plan for your next steps.
Growing your company through acquisitions is good way to increase your market share, and accelerate your growth plans. This is ONLY a good option, if its approached and executed properly. This is where we will advise and walk you through the critical factors to consider when starting this strategic plan.
As we mentioned before, there is no such thing as "one size fits all" with any business, and having that mindset can have a drastic and opposite affect on what you want for your business. If you decide to acquire something that is not a proper fit for your business, and neglect to analyze all the factors that matter, you can waste money and more importantly, time.
We structure our advice on reaching the goals that you detail to us.
Planing is something that good business owners do well, especially when it comes to running their company. However, they rarely give it the proper attention when it comes to planning our their exit strategy. When, why, and how they want to leave the company, are all important factors to learn before planning it out.
A business sale is a process that is more complex and unlike any other sale you can think of. We explain this all the time, and how it's not the same as selling a car or a home. Most of the responses we typically hear are: "I know, I know...".
Business owners in general are very independent men and women and rarely like to hear others tell them what to do. We don't tell you what to do, rather we hear what your goals are and apply our expertise to advise you on the safest, and most equitable way to accomplish that goal.
If you consider yourself a success, then you 100% know the TRUE value of time, and that's its the most important asset you can have. We feel the same way, and take your time and ours very serious. This is why we take the time to learn about you and your company with a complimentary consultation.
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