Buying A Business Articles

How to work with Business Brokers to Buy a Business

How to work with business brokers to buy a business

The goal of this article is to provide potential buyers with information that will assist them in establishing good relationships with business brokers that will lead to a successful purchase of a business. We’ll also cover some of the misconceptions that potential buyers have about working with Business Brokers to buy a business. Working with…

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How to Buy and Merge a Business With Mine

Synergy Business Brokers blue logo overlay of buying and merging a business.

When you merge your business with another business or businesses, you consolidate two or more companies into one. You can compare a merger to a marriage. The companies involved in the merger join their assets, staff and other resources together, forming a new legal entity. As with a marriage, things can go well for the…

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How much is my Business Worth?

how much is my business worth?

If you are wondering “How much is my business worth?”, we’ll provide some guidelines for how companies are valued.  If you are considering buying a business this article also will provide some information on how companies are valued.  There are a lot of factors that go into what a company will sell for.  We outline…

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Buying (or Selling) a Business

Buying or selling a business

The following is some basic information for anyone considering purchasing a business. Is may also be of interest to anyone thinking of selling their business. The more information and knowledge both sides have about buying and selling a business, the easier the process will become. A Buyer Profile Many of our Buyers are corporate buyers…

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Two Similar Companies ~ Big Difference in Value

Similar companies with different valuations

Consider two different companies in virtually the same industry. Both companies have an EBITDA of $6 million – but, they have very different valuations. One is valued at five times EBITDA, pricing it at $30 million. The other is valued at seven times EBITDA, making it $42 million. What’s the difference? One can look at…

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The Top 3 Key Factors to Consider about Earnings

Two businesses could report the same numeric value for earnings but that doesn’t always tell the whole story. As it turns out, there is far more to earnings than may initially meet the eye. While two businesses might have a similar sale price, that certainly doesn’t mean that they are of equal value. In order…

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Are You Sure Your Deal is Completed?

When it comes to your deal being completed, having a signed Letter of Intent is great. While everything may seem as though it is moving along just fine, it is vital to remember that the deal isn’t done until many boxes have been checked. The due diligence process should never be overlooked. It is during…

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Key Elements for Every Partnership Agreement

You should never forget that your partnership agreement is, in fact, one of the most important business documents you will ever sign. Many people go into business with loved ones, relatives or lifelong friends only to discover (once it’s too late) that they should have had a partnership agreement. A partnership agreement protects everyone involved…

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Today’s Business Buyer: A Profile

Business Buyer Profile

Today’s independent business marketplace attracts a wide variety of buyers eager for a piece of ownership action. Buyers of small businesses are most likely replacing lost jobs or searching for a happier alternative to corporate life. Buyers of mid-sized and large operations are, typically, private investment companies seeking businesses to build and eventually sell for…

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Why Do Deals Fall Apart?

In many cases, the buyer and seller reach a tentative agreement on the sale of the business, only to have it fall apart. There are reasons this happens, and, once understood, many of the worst deal-smashers can be avoided. Understanding is the key word. Both the buyer and the seller must develop an awareness of…

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