Your Decision. Your Timing. Your Move.
Selling a business for maximum gain requires teamwork and a game plan. With Ridge Hill Partners on your side, you'll be free to concentrate on growing your business while we work to secure the optimal combination of buyer, price and terms. It's a powerful team!
At Ridge Hill Partners, we know selling your business is an emotional event. It is not unusual for an owner to have spent more time with the business than with family. Our Team understands how difficult this decision can be. We have worked with many owners facing similar decisions. We will never pressure you. This decision must happen on your schedule, not ours.
But we are here to help. Whether you have firmly decided to sell or are just reviewing the possibilities, give us a call at 781.453.9984 or send us a confidential e-mail. Fully understanding the process of marketing your business will remove some of the uncertainty surrounding this decision. We are happy to help you take important preliminary steps without committing to the sale of your business. With the help of Ridge Hill Partners, you can learn what you need to know, find the answers and make an informed decision. We wouldn't have it any other way.
Your privacy is our greatest concern. There are many reasons to worry about keeping the sale of your business confidential. But this isn't a reason not to sell. Simply choose a professional business broker with the experience and the discipline to protect your confidentiality. Ridge Hill Partners puts your privacy ahead of all other concerns. We require all potential buyers to sign a confidentiality agreement (see a sample here) before viewing sensitive business information.
A Professional Valuation
Having a professional valuation will assist greatly in determining if this is the right time to market your business. If it is, this independent third party valuation adds to the marketability of your business. The valuation:
Justifies the price you are asking;
Helps the buyer plan for the purchase;
Suggests possible deal structures for buyer and seller;
Allows lenders to pre-approve the acquisition financing.
Once your business has been professionally appraised, you are free to decide whether to market it or not. It's your choice.
A Customized Marketing Plan
All businesses are different. All marketing plans should reflect these differences as well. At Ridge Hill Partners, we don't try to force fit a plan to your business. The tools available to us include listing on a variety of databases, internet marketing, print marketing and targeted mail campaigns to strategic buyers. Throughout this process, your confidentiality is strictly protected.
Securing an Offer and Closing the Deal
As buyers surface, you can count on Ridge Hill Partners to shoulder the load. We have a strict qualification process for all buyers to go through, including establishing their ability to finance a transaction and their interest in your type of business. Qualified buyers go through a process of touring the business, meeting owners and management (if appropriate), reviewing financial statements and negotiating an offer to purchase. Once the offer has been accepted, Ridge Hill Partners retains a qualified closing attorney to streamline the legal activities.
Ridge Hill Partners is your teammate every step of the way. We take our guiding principles very seriously and we won't quit until you are successful. Put Ridge Hill Partners on your team!