HELPING YOU ACHIEVE BETTER DEALS

Your starting point for selling or buying a UK business

A unique service to match larger firms with the
"hidden" talent that can obtain a far better price.

All the help & expert advice you need
to sell your small business successfully.

​​Whether it's your first acquisition or your 10th,
play it smart and get in touch.

YOUR FIRST STOP FOR STRATEGIC ADVICE​

1. FINDING THE BROKER WHO CAN GET YOU THE BEST DEAL

(best suited to businesses with turnover of at least £5m or EBITDA of £500K. Smaller businesses, please see here.)
We'll find you the right broker talent

Why do you need our help? You can find a broker yourself, surely? Unfortunately, ​you'll likely end up with an "easy to find" broker most of whom have dismal success rates (less than 10%, despite what they tell you on the phone!).

For example KBS, the UK's ​largest broker, earn most of their money from the sign-on fees, not from commission on the successful sale of businesses (proof)! They sell hardly any of their clients' businesses​. On the other hand, there are 1,000 "hidden" brokers in the UK, some exceptionally good at what they do. But you can't find the good ones.

​We can find you the business broker...

  • ​Who has the highest probability of achieving a sale for your business​;​
  • ​Who's best placed to get your particular business top price; ​
  • ​Who's best suited to the size of your business & to your specific exit goals​;
  • Who best understands your market / industry, has many buyers looking for acquisitions in ​your industry;
  •  Who is best matched to the kind of deal you need (trade sale / Management Buy Out / public listing / private equity investment / something else altogether).

WHY IS IT THAT 97% OF BUSINESSES, AND YOU, WILL PROBABLY END UP WITH THE WRONG BROKER?​

​BUT, SURELY,  ALL BROKERS DO THE SAME THING, DON'T THEY?

​​HOW DO WE FIND YOU THE TALENT THAT CAN GET YOU THE BEST TERMS?

​HOW DO WE SAVE YOU TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS IN FEES?

SO, HOW MUCH WILL YOU HAVE TO PAY US​?

​WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU ENGAGE OUR SERVICES?

DIY?

The Tools To Conduct & Optimise The Sale

  • CAN YOU DO IT?
  • DEFINITELY!

How To Sell A Business Without A Broker

For very small businesses it generally doesn't make sense to hire a broker. Many brokers who operate in the sub £1 - 2 million market have a terrible reputation (and with just cause).

The bad ones charge an upfront fee and end up doing hardly any work to find you buyers. Despite all their assurance and slick sales talk, you'll end up being listed for months or years without finding a buyer!

The worse brokers charge you nothing at all. The work on a "no sale, no fee" basis. While that might sound like a good deal,  some of the most dangerous brokers in the UK operate on this basis. Read about them here.

Some brokers charge £40,000+ in upfront fees, others charge "on success only" (but often sell fewer than 5% of businesses they take on). Signing up with a broker can seriously damage the value in your business - not all brokers are what they seem!

So why don't you sell your business yourself and save the large retainer (or the "success fees" i.e. 10% of the entire value of your company)?

Before you start you need to know that this isn't like selling anything you've sold before. Selling takes different skills to building a business. But, with the right help, owners demonstrate a 350% higher success rate than brokers!

As part of my mission to put power in the hands of business owners, I've assembled an economical, flat-price "Assisted DIY" package. Click the "Definitely" tab above to see what's included in the package or use the button below to order your information pack.

I help business owners successfully sell their businesses themselves.

​ASSISTANCE FOR BUYERS / ACQUIRERS

I'VE FOUND A TARGET TO BUY

If you're a funded buyer, get help to:

  • Assess the opportunity;
  • Have us approach the vendor on your behalf to protect your anonymity (and improve the chances of getting a reply);
  • Determine a fair price (or assess the vendor's asking price);
  • ​Negotiate the deal and structure it to your advantage​;
  • ​Find funders for a capital shortfall and
  • Deal with other aspects of the acquisition.

*Note: While it is a reasonable aspiration to pay as little cash up front as possible, we are not supporters of the "no cash down deal".

Funded buyers only, please! Get in touch.


I'M LOOKING FOR A TARGET

We do not offer "deal sourcing" services but we can

  • Provide general advice in relation to deciding your criteria and going about finding appropriate deals;
  • ​Introduce you to buy-side brokers (who charge a fee for deal sourcing services); 
  • Note your requirements and contact you ​if we know of a business for sale that matches your mandate - register here

*Note: While it is a reasonable aspiration to pay as little cash up front as possible, we are not supporters of the "no cash down deal".

Funded buyers only, please! Get in touch.

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