Boston Business Brokers
Selling your business can be a life changing event. It must be handled by professionals committed to realizing a transaction price that recognizes the company’s current value and also compensates the seller for a lifetime of effort dedicated to building that business. Engaging a qualified M&A professional allows the business owner to be more selective in the choice of a buyer because that M&A professional will ultimately provide the seller with multiple offers.
The team at A Neumann & Associates, LLC has maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 20 years in a row and boasts a portfolio of more than 5,000 valuations since the firm’s inception in 2003. We work with medium and large businesses through various processes, including valuations, professional financial services, and mergers and acquisitions.
Call A. Neumann & Associates, LLC today to schedule an initial consultation with your professional Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor and business broker and gain a better understanding of how we can work together to navigate this complicated process towards a successful outcome for you.
Understanding the Business Valuation Process
Before entering discussions with potential buyers, it is essential that you have a clear understanding of your company’s market value. At A. Neumann & Associates, LLC we will go through your financial records to gather critical information about cash flow, debts, operating costs. This will help us establish a clear understanding of your company’s profitability and cash flow, key factors that impact your final valuation. After gathering all of this data, we engage the services of an independent, third-party valuation firm to determine the fair market value of your company. This report will take into account a wide range of factors including the markets in which you are active and the nature of your competition.
Once this in-depth analysis is completed and a current valuation is established, we will be able to provide you with a range of recommendations that can help increase the value and appeal of your business before we begin the process of connecting with qualified potential buyers.
When an investor enters into merger and acquisition talks, one of the most important things they consider is the potential for future profits and growth of the business. A solid business with a strong valuation will have great potential for future profits based on past performance, an established position in the market, and proven processes.. The potential profits that a buyer can anticipate once they acquire your business will play a vital role in the final transfer price.
Post-COVID Business Valuations
2020 a and 2021 were unprecedented and difficult years for many businesses across the world. While many markets were able to sustain or increase profits through this unanticipated shutdown, other markets suffered from uncertainty, decreased consumption, and lack of mobility. Economists are looking to the future of the U.S. economy with confidence, and while the repercussions of COVID-19 will continue to echo through the markets well into the future, business futures are starting to look up. During these difficult times working with an experienced, proven brokerage team through the valuation process will ensure that your business is properly represented.
The Importance of Confidentiality and Discretion Throughout the Sales Process
A Neumann & Associates, LLC understands the importance of confidentiality throughout the entire mergers and acquisitions process, which is why we focus on maintaining relationships with an enormous number of qualified investors.
A Neumann & Associates, LLC focuses on discrete, direct conversations with qualified individuals and teams, maintaining confidentiality through non-disclosure agreements and other legal tools that protect all critical information about your business and therefore protect the ultimate price and success of each transaction.
Vetting Qualified Buyers
One of the most important aspects of a successful business brokerage is identifying and approving only truly qualified potential buyers, thereby protecting a seller’s interests from day one of our relationship.
We review each of our potential buyers’ financials to ensure they have the ability to purchase a company. If a buyer does not qualify, no detailed information will be released.
Furthermore, we will consider the potential buyer’s legal status, such as their ability to operate the business as a foreign national, as well as their plans for the business once the transaction is completed.
Beyond our own requirements for qualified buyers, we will defer to your conditions for the type of buyer with whom you wish to enter sales talks. Regardless of the on-paper qualifications and factors that we deem as essential for our clients, your transaction will be dictated by your own needs and requirements. Your business is a part of your legacy, and this transaction will be guided by you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Boston Business Brokerages
A Neumann & Associates, LLC understands how important your business sale is, and we encourage you to reach out to us for an initial consultation as soon as possible. The following are a few brief answers to some of the most common questions we answer during these consultations. We will be happy to go into greater detail during a direct conversation.
How much do business brokers charge for selling a business?
Our team, as with most business brokerages, operates on commission. This commission will be a percentage of the final transaction, and we will discuss and agree on this commission amount before entering a contract with you. The size of your business will dictate the nature of our commission. There will be no other charges. For a more specific discussion of how our charges will work in your unique situation, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our Boston area Managing Director.
Should I use a broker to sell my business?
After years of working to grow your business, selling your company will be the ultimate realization of your reward for all of that effort. To maximize your profit and move forward with a payment that reflects all of your hard work, you must properly address every detail of the transaction before connecting with any potential buyers. Working with a qualified, experienced M&A Advisor and business broker ensures that you will maximize the market valuation of your business, navigate the entire sales transaction smoothly, and complete the process expediently.
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 to fill out a short form, or call us at (732) 872-6777. We will contact you directly and will never identify ourselves to your employees.