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September 9, 2022

Motivated Investors – How To Find Them

By Karin Neumann

Closing the deal is a significant challenge business owners face once they’ve made the decision to sell their business. Some business owners still hope somebody will walk through their door and make an offer they cannot refuse. While in some instances, inflated purchase prices might exist amongst public companies or with strategic acquisitions, but rarely…

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August 10, 2022

ESOP Challenges

By Achim Neumann

On numerous occasions, retiring business owners have raised the question, if an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) as a means of transferring their business would not be better than selling the business to an investor? Not surprisingly, that question is usually asked with the perception that an ESOP is “easy” to be executed, it will…

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July 8, 2022

Reevaluating Your Business

By Michael McEntee

By now we all know how the pandemic that necessitated employees working from home sparked the great resignation. A huge portion of the workforce became aware of the lifestyle benefits that accompanied a reduced or eliminated commute to the office. Who would have previously imagined being able to spend so much more time with our…

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June 8, 2022

Motivated Business Sellers

By Achim Neumann

Quite often, motivated investors seeking to buy a business approach our firm directly. This request can take different forms. Investors might respond to a particular business we have advertised for sale (naturally without our firm disclosing the name or location of the company for sale). Another instance an investor might reach out is the desire…

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May 6, 2022

Seven Reasons to Use An M&A Advisor To Sell A Business

By Joe Oddo

Based on many testimonials, the decision to engage a professional to sell your business will be one of the most important investments you can make. Sellers tell us how emotional the process can become. After all, business ownership has been your life’s work. The entire process from preparation to execution becomes much less stressful with…

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April 6, 2022

Is Now The Right Time?

By Richard Wilder

Inevitably, at some point during an initial meeting with a business owner, the question, “Is now a good time for me to sell my business?”, is raised.  Obviously, this is a key factor in deciding to sell a business, or to even start the process of planning to sell a business, but it is not…

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March 4, 2022

Top 3 Owner Concerns When Selling a Business

By Gary Herviou

If you are thinking about selling your business, you certainly have many things to think about.  The process of selling a privately held company is a unique experience and, if handled properly, can result in an extremely rewarding transaction that fully meets the goals of the owner and the firm.  Thoughtful planning and a proactive…

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February 9, 2022

Why Confidentiality is Paramount

By Marc Gudowitz

One of the most critical aspects to executing a successful sale of a business is maintaining confidentiality throughout the entire process. This concept may seem obvious to some, however a breach of confidentiality can negatively affect the selling price, derail a deal altogether and cause irreputable harm to the business itself. It is for these…

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January 5, 2022

Justifying an Asking Price for Your Business

By Frank Arcoleo

When most people think about selling something, especially something as significant as a business, they typically picture a heated negotiation back and forth between a buyer and seller in order to come to a final deal that perhaps both are unhappy about.  That is the last thing we want to take place. Most businesses have…

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November 4, 2021

Are You Prepared (For The Sale Of Your Business)?

By Gary Herviou

You have been working for many years building and growing your business and the goal is to sell it one day. Are you doing what is truly needed to make that a reality? A proper sale of a business takes a significant amount of time and preparation on the part of the business owner. It…

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Client Testimonials

“Working with Marc and his company was a pleasure. What I thought was going to be a just another one of those pushy sales companies was just the opposite. Polite, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to talk to and deal with. Marc handled most of the interaction and he has one of the greatest demeanors. Again, it was a pleasure working with him and his firm.”

Douglas DiCeglio

“I recently completed an acquisition using A Neumann & Associates. Tony Valentino was very helpful and accessible during the entire process. They do a thorough job vetting both parties and got us to the finish line.”

Srini Mudambi

“Claus out of Florida helped us with the sale of our business. We had never done anything like this and him and his team walked us through the process from start to finish. We had some challenges through the process and Claus continued to show up even in the difficult conversations.”

Colby Harris, Co-Owner, Del Mar Designs

“Claus Madsen thoroughly helped us with selling our company. From the 1st introductory meeting explaining to us what was possible, to providing us with resources to assist with the sale. Claus was invaluable throughout the whole sales process. Claus was with us every step of the journey and always made himself available for any questions or issues that came up along the way. If you are interested in selling your business, I encourage you to reach out to Claus and the ANA team so that they can let you know what’s achievable. These guys will make it happen!”

Ron Harris, Co-Owner and Vice President, Del Mar Designs

“A Neumann & Associates is the only business broker I would use or consult with. They have assisted with 3 business sales over the past 15 years with me. They are honest and sincere and have always performed better than my expectations. They are the only one i would use for the sales of my businesses.”

James Belanger, Business Owner

“I wanted to take a second to commend the exemplary customer service from both you [Karin Neumann] and Mr. Valentino. It’s both a rarity in the industry, and very much appreciated.”

Andrew G., Investor

“We worked with Neumann & Associates to investigate the purchase of a research company in 2010 and found Achim to be capable, forthright and realistic. His depth of experience enabled us to fully understand our options, offering creative options that might enable the acquisition. While we didn’t acquire that particular company at that time, we know exactly who to call whenever we’re looking to buy or sell a business.”

Daniel Coates, Buyer

“Purchasing a business through this firm was a pleasure. Gary was very professional and transparent throughout the entire process. I look forward to working with A Neumann & Associates in the future.”

William Klemens, Buyer

“I utilized A. Neumann & Associates to assist in an M&A process. They are VERY thorough in using their time-tested process to calculate the value of investment opportunities, a process which provided a very detailed explanation for the value of the potential opportunity. Additionally, they also went above and beyond to extend other services including connecting with others who specialize in your industry and can assist with necessary steps including legal and accounting. Highly recommended!”

Edward Lane , Business Owner

“I recently contacted A. Neumann and Associates about getting a valuation of my business done. I spoke with Achim, who explained the process in detail. He had his colleague Gary come to my office in order to get a clear understanding of my business, and what I was hoping to accomplish. His patience in answering all my questions and his knowledge of the proper way to market my business gave me great confidence that this is the firm I will be using when the time comes for me to sell my business for max value. They gave me great insight into the steps I need to take now to get the best deal in the future. I highly recommend this firm to anybody who wants to sell now or down the road. They not only know their stuff, their actually just real nice guys.”

Robert Kardane, Business Owner
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Contact A Neumann & Associates, LLC

If you are considering selling your business, please contact us to learn more about our comprehensive service spectrum. Our experienced professionals will answer all your questions about selling a privately held business in complete confidentiality. Please fill out our contact form, or call us at 732-872-6777. We will contact you directly and will never identify ourselves to your employees.

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