If you own an established profitable business, then there is a high probability that your prospective buyer is already looking for you. You just need help to make the right connection.
We have access to the broadest range of corporates, larger SMEs, firms, and investment funds actively seeking acquisitions like your company.
All are pre-qualified and have the resources in place to make you a competitive offer. They are categorised by industry sector, region and acquisition size, so we ensure we only approach those who match your specific requirements.
We will present your business anonymously to a select number of profiled business buyers that fit your profile. Some will be trade buyers in your sector, others maybe represent funds seeking to invest resources. More still are looking for opportunities to buy into companies, so that they can then invest time and capital into them, and watch them grow.
In a couple of weeks, you will be speaking directly to acquirers with the capability to make a good offer for your company, and the experience to seek the process through.
If your business has £300k+ EBITDA, coupled with growth or stable performance, we are confident we can find buyers who will be willing to explore acquisition with you.
It has been said that selling off-market undervalues a business, but this is not the case. The sale of your business, and the way in which business valuations are made, means the majority of companies will be valued within a relatively narrow range.
Yet, for the business owner, the benefits vastly outweigh the concerns. Transactions are often quick, and can be relatively painless. Direct dialogue with acquirers also means that you can hear directly from the other party and have greater control over the outcome of such conversations.
With no upfront fees, fast buyer contact, and the ability to sell on your terms, with your trusted advisors around you, this method offers an excellent means of selling your company at little to no risk.
Furthermore, for every client who chooses to appoint us, we will give them a full business seller’s toolkit with seven documents that will prepare your business for sale: from reaching potential buyers, through the due diligence process to negotiating the sale.
If you want to discuss this in more detail, please call 0333 050 123, or contact us by email.
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
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Reading Bridge House