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Sell My Business

Our expert team has a wealth of previous business experience to help you get the best possible result when selling your business.

Selling a business can be a complex and involved process, but with careful planning and preparation, you can increase your chances of a successful sale.

Here are some steps to consider when getting started:

  • Determine your objectives: Clarify why you want to sell your business. Are you looking to retire, pursue new opportunities or simply want to move on? Understanding your objectives will help guide your decisions throughout the selling process.

  • Assess your business’s value: Get a clear understanding of your business’s financials, assets and market position. Consider engaging a professional business valuer or an accountant with experience in business valuation to determine a fair asking price.

  • Organize your documentation: Compile all the necessary documents related to your business, including financial statements, tax returns, contracts, asset lists, leases, licenses and any other relevant records. Having these documents readily available will streamline the due diligence process for potential buyers.

  • Prepare your business for sale: Make sure your business is in the best possible shape before putting it on the market. Address any operational or financial issues, update your equipment and technology if necessary and enhance your business street frontage.

  • Seek professional assistance: Consider hiring a business broker experienced in business sales to guide you through the process. They can help with valuation, marketing, negotiations and legal aspects, ensuring a smoother transaction.

  • Identify potential buyers: Determine your target market and identify potential buyers who would be interested in acquiring your business. This may involve reaching out to competitors, industry contacts, or utilizing business-for-sale marketplaces.

  • Maintain confidentiality: Confidentiality is crucial during the selling process to protect your business’s reputation and prevent disruption. Use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) when sharing sensitive information and limit access to key personnel until a deal is finalized.

  • Negotiate and structure the deal: Once you receive offers, evaluate them carefully, considering not only the financial terms but also the compatibility of the buyer with your business’s culture and values. Negotiate the terms and structure of the deal to meet your objectives.

  • Perform due diligence: Buyers will conduct due diligence to verify the information you’ve provided. Be prepared to provide additional documentation and be transparent during this stage.

  • Close the deal: Once all negotiations and due diligence are completed, work with your broker to finalise the necessary legal documents, including purchase agreements, contracts and any other relevant paperwork. Be prepared for potential post-closing obligations or transition assistance.

  • Remember, selling a business can take time, so be patient and remain flexible throughout the process. By seeking professional advice, being well-prepared, and staying focused on your objectives, you can increase your chances of a successful sale.

 

Our team of specialist business & property brokers each has a wealth of previous business experience.
This makes it easy for them to understand your business and to have meaningful & informative conversations with buyers.

Recent Sales

Whilst many of our sales are confidential, you can see some of our teams recent sales below. 

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