In a week, reach over 3,000 active business buyers, with no up front fees, fastfind out more
In less than a month, promote your company to an online audience of over 200,000 buyersfind out more
In less than a month, approach and engage carefully profiled trade buyersfind out more
We have spent the last six years working in the business sales marketplace. We have worked directly with advisors, vendors, acquirers and financiers.
Specifically, we have been involved in hundreds of transactions of privately-held SMEs, with turnovers up to £50m, and EBITDA up to £10m.
The bottom line is this: we know what works when it comes to selling your business. We have discovered how the needs of the modern business owner can be better fulfilled. There is space for a more compelling service which offers all of the value and none of the vanity.
When it comes to selling a business, we believe that business owners should have more choice available to them to take their company to market. Most business brokers offer a fixed price and a fixed process. This needs to change.
We have developed the most flexible, transparent and cost-effective approach to selling your company. It still offers the full reach if you want it, but also gives you immediate, no-cost access to a wide range of active business buyers. Many of whom are already some of your most likely buyers.
So, if you want, you can sell at no risk or upfront fee, placing your company in front of over 3,000 active acquirers of companies, without ever going ‘on market’.
Or, if you also want to spread your reach further, use our online advertising reach to market your company for sale across all the main UK and European sale networks.
Or, if your most likely acquirer is a trade buyer, we can run an intensive campaign to help you get in front of as many suitable prospective trade buyers as possible.
Plus, every client will receive high-quality preparation and sales advice, and a vendor pack of some of the most essential items to help them present their company to potential buyers. The pack includes NDA and Heads of Terms templates, information memorandum layout, due diligence checklist, and valuation and deal structure guidelines.
We will work closely with your trusted advisors: accountants, business coaches, lawyers and non-execs to get you the right deal.
SELLING YOUR BUSINESS IS EASY
ONLY 20% OF BUSINESSES SELL.
MOST STRUGGLE TO FIND THE RIGHT BUYER,
OR ARE POORLY ADVISED THROUGH THE PROCESS.
BUSINESS VALUATION IS ELASTIC
VIRTUALLY ALL BUSINESS SELL WITHIN STANDARD INDUSTRY MULTIPLES.
THE HIGHER THE OFFER, THE GREATER THE CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS.
IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO SELL
IT DEPENDS ON HOW QUICKLY YOU CAN FIND AND CONNECT WITH BUYERS.
WE HAVE SEEN DEALS COMPLETED WITHIN A MONTH FROM FIRST CONTACT.
YOU NEED A FIRM HAND IN NEGOTIATIONS
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS ARE COLLABORATIVE.
A COMBATIVE APPROACH CAN LOSE YOUR BEST BUYER, FOR GOOD.
YOU CAN WALK AWAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER SELLING
SOME BUYERS WILL NEED A YEAR OR MORE OF YOUR TIME.
MANY WILL LINK IT TO EARN OUTS.
MOST WILL EXPECT A FULL HANDOVER.
YOU NEED A SPECIALIST ADVISOR TO HELP YOU SELL
THE MAIN CHALLENGE IS FINDING THE BUYERS.
WITH THE RIGHT ACCOUNTANT AND LAWYER TO HAND, YOU CAN DO THE REST!
(AFTER ALL MOST ADVISORS MAKE YOU DO THAT WORK ANYWAY)
THE DEAL SIZE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR FEES
THEY ARE BOTH IMPORTANT, BUT IF YOU DON’T FIND A BUYER, THEY CAN BE PAINFUL TO PAY.
IF YOU DO SELL, YOU MAY END UP WITH THE SAME OFFER FROM THE SAME BUYER.
Explore the options available to you, improve your chances of successful sale.
If you’re seeking a business to buy, then we can increase your deal flow.
In the early stages of such an important undertaking, it can be a bit of a moral maze: who do you trust?
Firm Gains gave me confidence with detailed advice and support. I would recommend their services to other entrepreneurs seeking to buy a business.Mr T Washington , Founder
I found it much easier to get my head around a business sale this way than talking to my accountant. You speak a language I understand!
Even though the whole process of selling seems daunting, I’ve got more confidence that I’m heading in the right direction.Mrs T Boothe , Founder
Thank you for your email and the excellent advice provided earlier this week. It was immensely helpful and has helped me to plan my future direction for the practice.
I would have no problem whatsoever in recommending your services in the future.Mr & Mrs Halldron , Co-Owners
Firm Gains were recommended to me and I was not disappointed. They were efficient, helpful and effective responding quickly to my request with all the facts that were needed to ensure a stress-free dialogue with our buyer.
What really helped was the advice over and above the valuation, which was immensely valuable and gave me the confidence to proceed. I would not hesitate in recommending them.Mr C Waite , Founder
We found the advice invaluable, which was clear and concise and felt your firm had a good handle on market trends and business sectors.
With also the backup of the secondary services, there was a feeling you had all bases covered if we wanted to proceed with our exit via Management Buy Out (‘MBO’).Mr D Wills , Director
Thank you for your advice. I was just about to sign up to the wrong kind of business agent for a company of our size, but read your post just in time.
I found a more serious partner, with experience in our industry and we’re already using the same language.Mr F Summerscale , Managing Director
We have been greatly impressed by the clear and impartial advice given to us by Firm Gains. After just an initial phone call we felt much better informed, with a new awareness of the many options available to us.
Firm gains understood our situation quickly and clearly and were anything but ‘pushy’. Refreshing compared to what we’d experienced before.Mr C Hutcheson , Managing Director
We are based in the Centre of Reading. Two minutes from the train station and just south of the river. You can reach us at the office, by phone or email during working hours from Monday to Friday.
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Reading Bridge House