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Selling a Business to a Third Party

Selling a business to a third party can be the best option if the company being divested is a strong operation with plenty of room for growth. Most of my work is focused in this area and my process has been developed specifically for those who want this service.

Please note that I only work with past clients and referrals—businesses that have been working with an advisor to get their operations ready for transition.

If you own a middle market business and would like to discuss selling your business, please speak to your advisor about contacting me.

There is a lot of information in the selling a business section of this website about how to prepare for selling a business and what will happen when you work with an M&A advisor to actually sell your business.

I encourage you to read through it at your leisure if you don’t already have a good understanding of these topics. While it is useful to people planning to transition to family or arrange a management buyout, it was written specifically for those who want to understand how the process of selling a business to a third party.

It’s wise to remember that not every business can be sold to a third party. Buyers look for specific things and if a business does not offer these things, the owner may have difficulty finding an interested party to buy it. If you or your client are planning on selling your business to a third party, talk to an M&A advisor early on to find out if it will be possible and, if it isn’t, whether there is anything that can be done to make it a possibility.