No matter what size of business you are looking to buy or sell, we have the expertise and resources you require. Our brokers follow a proven process that protects both buyers and sellers. It’s their job to get the right questions asked and answered and to help both parties achieve their goals.

Have You Ever Thought About Selling Your Business?

If so, you may have wondered: Is it saleable? How much risk is involved? Can I keep it private? What will I get for it? What do I need to do to get the most value?

Sunbelt sells more privately owned businesses than anyone else in the world

Businesses offered through business brokers have a much higher listing to closing rate than those offered through realtors or listed directly by business owners. Our business brokers are trained to sell businesses. And that’s what they do!

We have registered pre-qualified buyers

Our business brokers know the market and have access to a database of active buyers—owner-operators, financial buyers and strategic acquirers—looking for businesses.

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.

We maximize value

Our brokers have expertise in valuation principles, financial statement analysis, taxation implications, inventory, goodwill and so on. They know how to optimize the value of your business to move it up the value chain.

We assure confidentiality

We respect your need for confidentiality and have protocols in place for advertising, disclosing information, and handling buyers in order to protect the seller and their business.

We minimize the risk

The lower the perceived risk to a buyer, the more a buyer can afford to pay and the more a seller will receive.

We focus on finding the right business for the buyer—starting the transaction with a buyer that has the necessary experience, skills, ethics, financial resources, risk tolerance and passion is more likely to lead both parties to a successful outcome.

Are You Thinking About Buying a Business

If so, you may have wondered: How will I know if a business is right for me? How will I finance the purchase? How do I mitigate the risks?

Sunbelt sells more privately owned businesses than anyone else in the world

Statistics show that owning your own business is the fastest way to financial independence, while also creating the lifestyle and liberty that goes with successful business ownership. And if you’re wanting to go into business, purchasing an existing successful business with trained employees, existing client and supplier relationships, a proven concept and location can be your “Advance to GO” card.

Choosing the right business

We are discriminating about the businesses we offer and our business brokers have the experience, market knowledge and resources to help you find the right business to meet your needs. We will guide you through the self-analysis and early decisions about what size and type of business will work for you then help you assess the opportunities and your abilities to succeed. But in the end, your choice of business should come down to one final factor—whether or not you can see yourself in your business.

Securing the Right Price and Terms

We help you understand the real value in the different businesses you look at, with the focus on how you find the right business for you. The businesses we offer are priced on a realistic market value of the assets and liabilities and the true earning capacity of the business.

It’s common for deals to include a training and transition period where the previous owners work with the purchaser for a stipulated period, so building a relationship of trust and respect throughout the transaction has continued importance.

After all is said and done, what you will be buying is the ability of the business to produce cash. Will it be sufficient to service your debt, support your lifestyle and provide a return on your invested capital?

Financing the Purchase

Our brokerage network has 30 years of experience arranging financing for small- to medium-sized businesses and will help you understand your financing—and hence purchasing—options.

Most business buyers depend on sellers taking back a percentage of the purchase price in the form of a loan. Through this financing arrangement, known as vendor take back or a seller’s note, the buyer agrees to pay back the funds over time, with interest. The buyer realizes lower risk, better terms and a greater commitment of the seller to ensure his or her success.