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Water Treatment Products & Services Company in Boston, MA Area

(Gurney Water Treatment) Family owned business for over 50 years, being sold by the 2nd generation owner.  The business designs, develops, installs, and services water treatment systems to all kinds of organizations in MA.  We had several potential qualified buyers who made offers on the business opportunity, so the seller was in a position to determine which buyer was the right one to carry the business forward.  After some due diligence by both buyer and seller, both sides were confident that they had the right fit.  The seller has a one-year employment agreement to ensure that the transition to the new owner will go smoothly.

Environmental Consulting firm in Dallas, Texas

They provide a full range of environmental consulting services to clients nationwide. Their clients range from the wireless telecom industry to municipal government agencies and Fortune 500 customers. Their services included: Environmental site assessments, environmental impact statements, subsurface investigations, pollution prevention inspections and planning, remedial designs and actions, indoor air quality, and sustainability services. The owner contacted us because of our experience in selling environmental services as well as engineering and construction-related companies. We were able to locate multiple interested parties. Terms that were acceptable to both parties were negotiated, and due diligence moved forward quickly. The deal closed in 4 months from the time we started working for our client. They are a certified DBE and HUB business.

Energy Conservation, Certification & Analysis firm in Middlesex County, MA

(Sustainable Energy Analytics) A company based in Middlesex County that analyzed how to reduce energy costs cost-effectively. They utilized testing, building code verification, and certification services, including LEED certifications, Energy Star, Green Building requirements, thermal imaging analysis, and more. Provided services to architects, general contractors, remodelers, HVAC contractors, as well as homeowners. We set up meetings with multiple potential buyers, and the best offer came in slightly under the asking price. The buyer was motivated and saw the value of the company, so he was willing to raise his proposal to the full asking price and was able to get SBA financing for the purchase.

Staffing Company in Maryland

(Anchor Staffing) Our client had two offices in Maryland and an office in Pennsylvania. They focused on staffing in accounting, construction, information technology, warehousing, secretarial, and management. They provided temporary to permanent hires as well as direct placement. We received three different offers. The business was sold to a nationwide staffing firm. Both buyer and seller thought it was a good fit because the seller’s clients were mostly national companies and the acquiring firm would be able to grow these accounts with their national presence. The business sold for the full asking price.

Commercial Cleaning Company in Monmouth County, NJ

The company had regular customers for office cleaning, medical cleaning, daycare cleaning, carpet cleaning, and floor waxing and buffing.  In addition, they also provided handyman work and provided  electrical and plumbing services through licensed contractors.  The highest offer was 3X the owner’s income. The buyer was able to get SBA financing so the seller received the payment from the bank at the closing. It took a little longer with the SBA financing but the business was closed in 7 months from the time the seller contact us.  Both buyer and seller were happy with the outcome.

Landscaping Business in New York

(Ace Landscaping) The seller wanted to retire and had previously hired another broker that was unable to get them the price that they were looking for. We were able to introduce multiple buyers, including some other large Landscaping companies that were looking to expand. However, the highest offer that was acceptable to the owner came from an individual from Pennsylvania that did not have experience in Landscaping but was interested in moving back to New York and buying a NY based business. We arranged bank financing so the seller only had to provide 10% of the price in the form of seller financing and 90% of the amount was paid at the closing with the bank providing 70% of the price and the buyer 20%.

Internet Dry Cleaner Business Based in New Jersey

(Flat Rate Cleaners) Internet Dry Cleaner business based out of New Jersey servicing customers in NYC and New Jersey. We located a buyer that had an existing Dry Cleaner plant and could leverage these retail customers with his current business. The seller wanted to take some time off from working for the company and was able to do so after completing the sale.

Insurance Brokerage in Bergen County, New Jersey

(Wiggers Insurance) Although our marketing campaign attracted dozens of potential buyers, we spent considerable time qualifying them so that the seller would not have to spend his valuable time interacting with buyers who were either unable or unwilling to meet his pricing target. After winnowing the vast field of buyers to only a handful that we introduced to the seller, we negotiated a price that was significantly higher than the prevailing price for comparably sized brokerages.

Marketing & Management Consulting Company in Westchester County, NY

(Mark Stevens & Company) The company provides a full range of advertising and marketing and management consulting services.  We had multiple potential buyers, and the owner didn’t want to retire immediately, so he decided to sell 50% of the business and stay on and work with the new owners for several years and increase the value of his remaining 50% ownership.

Landscaping Business

(John Bauso Landscaping, Inc.) As a result of our previous experience selling Landscaping businesses, the owner of the company was confident in our ability to represent him in the sale of his business. We were able to introduce multiple buyers and negotiate a sale price and terms that worked for both buyer and seller. The seller will stay on after the sale and be paid a consulting fee with the number of hours worked decreasing over time.

Environmentally Friendly Oil Recycling Business in Southern New Hampshire

This business is a favorite of the EPA as they recover oil from restaurants and then process and resell it for multiple uses. In addition, they clean the internal grease traps, which is a value add and leads to the profitable oil recovery business. During the COVID-19 recession, we were able to introduce the buyer within 1 week and close the deal in less than 4 months from our first conversation with the seller. The business is located in Rockingham County, NH and serves approximately 600 restaurant customers in MA, NH, and ME. All customers are serviced monthly, creating a predictable, recurring revenue stream.

Printer & Copier Business

(C Point) The seller had purchased this established business 5 years ago and wanted to focus on another internet business that he had. We found a buyer for the company who got along well with the seller, and the seller will stay on after the sale to help out with a transition. The buyer is interested in purchasing other printing businesses, so if you own a printing business and are considering selling; please contact us.

Publishing Business

(Town Planner) A publishing company with many years in business was quickly sold to an overseas buyer who was looking for a solid business, combining both ease of operation with potential expansion possibilities. A contract was signed within 45 days of listing the business for sale.

Property Management Company

Property Management Company with over 300 Buildings under management. They have expertise in all phases of coop/condo and rental building management. Its functions include collections, financial reporting/budgeting, maintenance/repairs , dealing with complaints and communicating with board members and owners. The business was sold within 6 months and the seller was very happy with our services. Read our 5-star review here: Google Review.

Interior Design & Construction firm for Luxury Residential Homes & Apartments

(Cayley Barrett Associates) The owner initially contacted us to get an idea of the process of selling the business even though they weren’t quite ready to retire. After they thought about for a while and talked it over, they decided to engage us to sell their business with the idea that they would stay on and work with the buyer for several years as a transition into retirement. We introduced a buyer that had terrific chemistry with the seller. They were confident that it would be a great working relationship and the seller agreed to provide some financing so the buyer could pay some of the sale price over time.

Insurance Brokerage

The owner was interested in retiring. We had multiple offers on the business for sale, and the ultimate buyer was another insurance company that wanted to expand their book of business.

Real Estate Property Management Company in Ulster County, NY

They handle the management of residential properties from single family homes to apartment buildings in the Adirondack area of New York.  Their clients have the option of services ranging from maintenance, rental service only, or a turnkey full management of their property.

Marketing Agency

The seller of this award-winning integrated agency was ready to retire after having founded this business 20 years previously. Our marketing campaign attracted many regional and national buyers. The business was sold to an established media-buying company that viewed the acquisition as an opportunity to promote its services to the seller’s clients while strengthening relationships with its clients by offering them a broader range of services. We played a major role in successfully resolving a number of complex legal issues. The buyer did not require any external financing, which helped expedite the closing. To facilitate a seamless transition, the seller agreed to continue to participate in the business on a part-time basis for three years.

Closet & Storage Design, Manufacturing and Installation Business in Fairfield County, CT

The seller was ready for a change after working in the business for many years. They engaged us to sell their business. We located several potentially interested buyers. The best offer came from an overseas buyer in Europe that wanted to live in the United States with the purchase of a business under the E-2 Visa program.  We negotiated terms that worked for both parties, and the buyer was able to realize their dream of living in the US, and the seller will help them with a transition.

Landscaping, Snow Removal & Sprinkler Company in Northern New Jersey

The business had both commercial and residential customers landscaping maintenance customers. They also provided landscaping installations, sprinkler systems, excavations, paving, and rock and retaining walls. The owner of the business wanted to spend more time with their family. They hired us because of our experience in selling multiple landscaping businesses. We had several potential buyers, and the buyer with the best offer had an investment banking background and had already purchased landscaping businesses in the South and wanted a presence in NJ. We arranged an introduction to a bank that we have worked with a number of times. They were able to get the financing to provide the seller with the bulk of the purchase price paid at the closing. The seller also owned the building and will receive rent payments from the business owner. He will stay on after the sale and be paid a salary to make sure that everything goes smoothly with the new owner.

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