Acquiring a Business

BUYING A BUSINESS IS A LIFE CHANGING DECISION

A business acquisition is a complex process, and buyers benefit from having an ethical and professional intermediary involved. Brokers add significant value in properly summarizing and rationalizing a company’s business and growth prospects, collecting the relevant diligence being an unemotional conduit between the buyer and the business owner. When Pensacola Business Brokers offers businesses for sale, we help you understand what you are buying and help you reach the closing table through:

 


 

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SCREENING

We review your (or your firm’s) needs, background and financials and make our own assessment of fit and confirm both parties’ commitment. With years of M&A experience to guide us, we save everyone time.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY

We require that you sign a Confidentiality Agreement. Confidentiality in acquisitions is in everyone’s best interest.

 

DISCOVERY

You receive a Confidential Information Memorandum detailing important facts and figures of the business including …. history, normalize statements, customers and markets, operations, personnel, facilities, key personnel summaries, fixed assets, intangible assets, important relationships, industry, competition and more. After you absorb this information we facilitate a meeting with the owner and site visit.

 

OFFERS & NEGOTIATIONS

We facilitate negotiations to reach an agreement on price & terms. We can assist in developing a letter of intent or offer to purchase including appropriate contingencies. We confirm our agency relationship before an offer is made.

 

DUE DILIGENCE

In-depth due diligence begins after an offer is accepted. PBB schedules and facilitates this process. We coordinate with specialists during the due diligence investigations. Once your concerns are resolved and conditions satisfied the transaction proceeds.

 

FINANCING

When required, we liaise with (and often recommend) debt capital sources. Our knowledge of their needs and what they can and cannot approve increases your chance of success and saves time and stress.

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We work closely with transaction attorneys, and other specialists throughout the process. We can recommend such professionals as needed. We attend to numerous details and quarterback activities to keep the process moving toward a successful closing and a smooth transfer of ownership.
 

 
Without the services of a sell-side business broker, buyers work harder and waste time evaluating deal opportunities. In addition to simplifying the process for the buyer, PBB increases the likelihood of a purchase.