Intro to Selling Business

For over twenty years, ACT Capital Advisors has been selling business for owners in Washington, Oregon and California. ACT Principals have closed transactions totaling more than $1 Billion. We are not a franchise or owned by a bank. Like your company, we are privately owned and work closely with business owners guiding them through a difficult set of challenges unfamiliar to many business people.

Our services include preparing important marketing documents, discreetly locating and approaching buyers, and provide guidance in developing and understanding salient, esoteric transaction terms. ACT brings years of experience to your side of the table in all aspects of a very complex M&A process.

The following summarizes a recent representation and provides an insight into ACT’s professional representation services:

ACT entered into a representation agreement with a local Exhibition Booth Company. They selected ACT after interviewing several competing merger and acquisition companies.

During the first two months, we performed all of the valuation work including recasting the financial statements and writing a complete Confidential Business Review, also referred to as an Offering Memorandum, a key document used for marketing the Company. ACT created the prospective buyer data base and went to market with a strong emphasis on confidentiality. During a five week window of time several buyers were introduced and an offer was negotiated that surpassed owners’ expectations. ACT then arranged a SBA/Bank loan for the buyer, at no additional cost to our client and the Buyer.

As is our custom, ACT marketed the company without specifying a selling price. It is preferable for competitive market forces to bargain price. Confidentiality is diligently maintained through out the process. As a result employees and vendors were not aware of the transaction until the Company elected to introduce the buyer and publish the event in the industry’s trade journals.

ACT takes great pride in the above referenced sequence of events, process and results that typifies all of our representations. ACT specializes in representing manufacturing, service and distribution companies with market values between one and fifty million dollars. What is the next step? It all starts with the first meeting to discuss your objectives and expectations and out methods and fee structure. To schedule a confidential visit, contact us via our web form or give our ACT professionals a call at 866-744-5422.. Remember “beginning is half done.”

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