Looking to buy or sell a business?
Sunbelt Business Brokers is the place to go. With more than 30 offices in Canada and the largest number of certified professional brokers in the country, we have more exposure to the market than anyone else. The Canadian offices benefit from access to an international network of more than 250 licensed offices and 1,400 brokers that coordinate the sale of some 3,000 small and mid-sized businesses each year.
Our extensive network of professional contacts among accountants, lawyers, bankers, business coaches, consultants, wealth planners, insurance experts, venture and entrepreneurial sources also ensures that active buyers in the market are routinely, and in some cases exclusively, referred to us. This network is also beneficial to sellers as we work with them to identify changes and improvements that could be made to add value and protect the wealth they have built with their business.
As an intermediary between sellers and buyers, we typically assess the value of the business; develop a marketing plan and the marketing collateral; advertise it for sale without disclosing its identity; handle the initial potential buyer interviews, discussions, and negotiations with prospective buyers; assist buyers with selection and drafting of offers; manage the negotiations between buyer and seller; facilitate the due diligence investigation; recommend professionals to assist in the transaction; coordinate the preparation of closing documents and generally assist with the business transition.
Many individuals who come to Sunbelt are first-time buyers. Educating and guiding them step-by-step through locating, valuing, financing and buying a privately held business is important to their success. In all cases, our brokers deliver the highest value to our clients, providing the all-important expertise to understand and match needs, managing the transaction and controlling the process, respecting time lines and channelling the flow of information required to bring the deal to a conclusion that is satisfying to both buyer and seller.
Sunbelt has existing businesses for sale in all sizes and locations. Small businesses typically include franchised and non-franchised restaurants, retail stores, professional service firms, small manufacturers and a broad array of other privately-held businesses. Mid-sized companies are generally privately-held companies with annual sales of $5,000,000 to $100,000,000.