There are certain steps involved in every business transaction no matter the businesses or the professionals involved. Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions understands the process of buying and selling businesses well.
But you deserve more than just a broker that mechanically walks you through the steps to a closing. At Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions, we take all our clients through the following three value-adding stages:
Starting well is a very important part of finishing well. Unfortunately, many business owners start the process of selling their business with unrealistic expectations about business value and market activity. Likewise, many business owners looking for an acquisition start the process with unrealistic expectations regarding what they should pay for a quality target company.
At Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions, we respect you as a business owner too much to use hedging and half-truths to obtain your listing. By means of respectful candor, we give you an honest and no-nonsense analysis of your objectives and related factors up front in order to set realistic and attainable objectives. After all, that’s what you expect from a professional.
Once a listing is obtained, many business listings are simply uploaded to one of several marketing websites and the broker then waits for a call or email from an interested prospect. Since many of these business listings are over-valued, they often generate a high percentage of views that take one look and walk away.
At Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions, we know that your business deserves active marketing. We will post your business listing in the usual places, but we won’t stop there. We develop an ideal buyer profile and actively pursue likely candidates. We believe that the ideal buyer for your business may not even be looking for a business to buy at the moment, so why would we rely exclusively on a website built for those actively seeking an acquisition?
Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions also retains information obtained during active marketing in order to keep current on developments in the market. For business owners wanting to grow through acquisitions or individuals looking to buy a business for the first time, we use what we have learned and the data we have collected to connect buyers with the right opportunity.
Finding an active lead for a client is only the beginning of a successful deal. Significant amounts of information must be shared between the parties. The data must be evaluated by both sides to be sure there aren’t any unwelcome surprises. Trust is absolutely essential to the success of any deal, which makes the credibility of all parties involved extremely important. We help you garner trust and maintain your credibility by leveraging our experience with what various parties to a deal expect.
At Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions, we stay the course and ensure that you get all the data and answers you need to negotiate and close a truly successful deal. We measure our success in terms of how happy you are a year after the deal is done. If you are even more pleased with the deal a year after closing than you were when you closed, we did our job well.