Selling a Business

Selling a Business

Thinking about selling your business? It’s hard to know where to begin. How do you find qualified buyers? What’s your business worth? How can you vet prospects? ACT Capital Advisors has been helping owners sell their businesses since 1986. Through hundreds of transactions, we’ve developed a strategic process that’s highly effective in closing deals.

Unlike other M&A companies that hand you off to various specialists throughout the stages of a sale, you’ll work with one team at ACT, a group of hand-selected individuals familiar with your industry. They’ll be with you start to finish, working toward your goals and looking out for your best interest.

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Preliminary Analysis
To command a premium price, we have to demonstrate profitability. ACT Capital conducts a preliminary evaluation of your business and industry to establish a fair market value. Our analysis, which includes a look at your competitors and industry, establishes realistic expectations before you put your business on the market.
Fact Gathering
After signing a representation agreement, we’ll begin gathering detailed data about your business, products, services, financial history, strengths, weaknesses and potential. This in-depth background and analysis are essential to attracting qualified buyers and formulating the best strategy for selling your business.
Marketing
Critical to selling your business is the creation of a strategic marketing plan and effective promotional materials. We produce a Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) that maintains the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality while also highlighting the features of your business that will appeal most to potential buyers.
Find the Right Buyer
You don’t want to waste time with a buyer who’s not qualified. We identify prospects with the financial and managerial ability to not only purchase but successfully operate your business. We maintain a database of vetted contacts known to be looking for businesses and also do targeted marketing to generate additional interest.
Controlled Auction
A single buyer vying for your business is negotiating from a position of power. We prefer to leverage multiple buyers competing for your business and then structure a deal that maximizes your return. Navigating this process requires the skill and experience of a seasoned investment banker.
Negotiations
From preliminary conversations to deal closure, we guide and support you every step of the way. Often buyers also employ skilled professionals. While the decisions are entirely up to you, leveraging our skills and decades of experience allows you to stay in control and maintain a strong negotiating position.

M&A Advisory Services

Every merger and acquisition is unique. There’s no one solution that fits all. That’s why ACT Capital Advisors offers highly personalized service in which we get to deeply know your business and work toward your individual objectives.

We’re skilled in all facets of M&A, from financial analysis and marketing to deal structuring and negotiations. And we have a well-established network of qualified investors standing by ready to consider your company.

Monetizing your life’s work is an important event. Don’t trust your business’s sale to amateurs or try to go it alone. Work with ACT Capital Advisors to maximize your ROI.

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