Tech M&A Firm
Synergy Business Brokers is well-known as a premier tech M&A firm. We have advised on and executed many tech mergers and acquisitions. Established in 2002, most of our tech M&A advisors worked extensively in the tech industry as VPs of Sales, Marketing, and Technology. Other advisors have backgrounds working for Investment Banks including Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, and ING Barings as well as Consulting firms like Ernst & Young.
We are a boutique M&A Company focusing on selling technology businesses with annual revenues of $700,000 to $40 Million+. We offer a Free Confidential Consultation and provide you with M&A Advisory throughout our engagement with you. There is no fee until your tech company is sold.
Benefits of working with an Experienced Tech M&A Firm
We have extensive contacts throughout the technology industry. Our experience within the industry allows us to know who the players are and who is likely to make the best potential buyer for your tech company. We look for buyers that can leverage the unique benefits of a particular company including their technology, employees, customers, and reputation.
Some of the areas in which we have experience selling technology companies are:
- IT Services
- Tech Manufacturers
- Healthcare Technology
- Security Technology
- Patented Technology
- Tech Distributors
- Environmental Tech
In addition, we know how to position your tech company to attract the right potential buyers. We will write up a marketing document that will bring out the strengths of your company while also showing the buyers opportunities to improve on what you've done so far. We won't provide the name of your company or identify details until a potential buyer has signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
The types of buyers we have built up relationships with include public and private tech companies, private equity firms, and wealthy tech entrepreneurs. Each of these potential buyers may bring something unique to the table to help your firm grow and capitalize on your technology, customers, and employees.
Selling All or Part of the Company
In the majority of cases, all of the business is sold. However, in some cases, only part of the business is sold. The buyer may want the upside of the Synergies between the merger of the acquiring company. Maintaining some equity can allow you to gain more value from the merger than if you sell the whole company at the closing. Many other sellers want to cash out everything and just stay on for a brief transition period. Another option is to sell all of your shares at the closing but stay on for a longer transition period and negotiate earn-out payments which would allow you to reap some of the rewards as the combined companies grow. Many buyers also prefer the option of keeping the seller around for an extended period of time.
Finding the Right Buyer
As a Sell-Side M&A Broker, we will work with you to identify what your goals are and find a range of potential buyers to give you an excellent opportunity to get what you are looking for both in terms of price, transition period, and the fit between the acquiring company. In many cases, private equity firms and tech entrepreneurs own several tech companies. In some cases, they will combine two companies, but in most cases, they will leave them as stand-alone companies and allow each company to gain advantages of being affiliated with other tech companies owned by the same entity. These benefits include:
- The brand recognition of being affiliated with a larger company
- Access to more customers of related companies
- Shared expertise and experience of the combined companies
- Greater financial security of a larger firm
- Employee retention with more diverse career paths within different companies
- Shared internal systems to increase efficiency
- Cost reduction in negotiated benefits, administration, and marketing
Tech M&A Process
The process unfolds over time. The stages are as follows:
- Initial Consultation with an M&A Advisor
- Review your Financial Information
- Provide a potential selling price range
- Sign Commission Agreement
- Develop Marketing Materials
- Advertise and Market the Confidential Business Summary
- Contact Potential Buyers
- Buyers sign Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Buyers Review Materials on the business
- Questions from Buyers
- Set up Meetings with Buyers and Q&A
- Offers are submitted
- Offers are Negotiated
- Letter of Intent is signed
- Due Diligence
- Negotiate the Purchase and Sale Agreement
- Post Closing Transition
A Synergy Business Brokers M&A Advisor will be working with you every step of the way providing their experienced guidance to complete the merger of your tech company. There is no fee for any of our services until the sale is completed. We are selective in taking on M&A assignments that we feel confident in so that our hard work is paid off when we satisfy our clients and see their goal of selling their tech company realized (and collect our fee).
Acquiring A Tech Company
If you are interested in Acquiring a technology business, please visit our Technology Companies for Sale. You can sort based on Geography, Size, Industry, Keyword, and more. If you find a tech company that you are interested in, please fill out our electronic NDA on the listing of interest, and provide some qualifying information. One of our M&A Advisors will contact you.
Selling your Technology Company
If you would like to have a confidential consultation regarding potentially selling a technology company, please fill out our Seller Registration Form and provide us with some initial information on your company and one of our tech sell-side M&A Advisors will contact you. We have advisors in NY, NJ, CT, and MA, and sell technology businesses in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, the South, and throughout the US, with potential buyers worldwide.
You can also email us at [email protected], or call 888-750-5950. We look forward to helping you find the right buyer for your technology company.