COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED
We see our role as an adviser to our clients. We welcome your questions and realize that this can be a very scary time for Sellers or Buyers.
What industries do you specialize in?
We take pride in our ability to learn the fundamentals of virtually any industry or technology quickly. Some of the markets we have served include manufacturing, distribution, medical, judicial services, third party administration, construction, software, Internet/e-commerce, telecommunications, education/e-learning, real estate, financial services, and many more.
Having said that, we believe that the value we bring to the table is not industry expertise — which you already possess in abundance — but rather that we are experts in the sale or purchase of businesses, negotiations, valuations and marketing.
Can you help our company expand thru acquisition?
If your company is considering expansion through acquisition our team of seasoned professionals can assist you in locating strategic acquisition opportunities that fit your growth goals. We can assist in developing an acquisition strategy tailored to your business and proactively seek out strategic acquisition opportunities throughout the U.S.
Steve Ferber is a well known expert in the field of acquisition strategy having worked with companies in a wide range of industries. He has assisted in helping management teams identify opportunities that match their specific strategic goals and formulating an aggressive plan to locate and target those candidates.
Our local presence in multiple countries and regions gives us specific knowledge and insights that can make a crucial difference in addressing different corporate cultures and operating styles. And with our “straight talk” approach, we nurture and manage the degree of trust and mutual understanding between the participants.
To achieve the highest possible success from a Joint Venture or acquisition, all partners involved must have compatible goals and motivations over and above the profit potential.
How does the process work?
Every situation is unique. However, some fairly common steps include the following:
- Initial discussion to understand your basic needs and goals.
- Outline traits of businesses that will meet the needs and goals.
- In depth discussions regarding your available cash down payment and working capital as well as possible bank or selling financing opportunities.
- We begin the search for companies that match those criteria.
- Participate in all face-to-face and conference calls with the seller
- Negotiate the best possible deal for you or your company
- Prepare Letter of Intent or Purchase Agreement, or consult with your attorney .
- Provide advice and guidance throughout the process.
What are your qualifications?
We are highly experienced merger & acquisition and business broker professionals with over 30 years experience assisting Buyers in acquiring companies.
How long will it take us to buy a business?
Buying a business is not a sprint. The wrong choice can have long lasting repercussions. By hiring a Buyer’s Broker to assist you and by preparing in advance you can often reduce not only the time required to acquire a business but the improve the chances that you are making the right decision.