Put Yourself in Control of the Business-Sale Process

Whether you are several years away from retirement, curious about recent transactions in your industry, finding that you are receiving several unsolicited offers for your business or looking to transition ownership to the next generation or management, it is never too early to start preparing for the eventual sale of your business. At Smythe Advisory, we have experience in developing a sales strategy, pricing your business, finding qualified purchasers and running a competitive process that will ensure that you get the best price and the most favorable terms.

Our objective is to guide you through the important planning and execution stages of selling your business.

The Sale Process

A structured divestiture process puts you in the best position to realize maximum value and achieve your non-financial goals. Execution strategy and financial expertise are critical from start to close. The process involves:

  • Finding out what your business is worth by performing a pricing analysis and financial modelling
  • Guidance on the pre-sale preparation process
  • Preparing marketing documents that will highlight the best value drivers of your business
  • Creating a competitive auction with qualified purchasers by assessing who is the best buyer from a financial and fit point of view
  • Reviewing and negotiating price and terms that are fair to both parties
  • Dataroom and due diligence management
  • Working with your legal and tax advisors – we will inform you on how you can minimize your risk and tax burden

Our Expertise

Smythe Advisory’s team of transaction advisors have the proven ability to navigate the complexities of selling a business. We plan, coordinate and execute the divestiture process while you focus on high-level decisions while running your business. Our team has successfully represented our clients on numerous divestiture mandates with clients monetizing amounts in a range from $500 thousand to over $750 million. We are recognized by clients, lawyers, banks and the investment community as skilled professionals.

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