Charleston Business Broker
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Are You Considering Selling Your Charleston Business?
At Gulfstream Mergers & Acquisitions, the top Charleston Business Broker, we utilize a proven process designed from over 20 years of experience in successfully completed deals to enhance the market value of our client’s businesses, and work with our selling clients every step of the way to get their business’ sold in a timely fashion, while generating the maximum dollar amount for the sale. We also understand and appreciate the challenges in exploring options relating to the sale of a business. We understand what both the business owner and the investor are seeking to make a positive informed decision. Our process has been designed to allow the client to best understand the options and opportunities that await in a step-by-step, systematic manner. Our process accomplishes the goal of educating the client without burdening the client.
Awarded 2016 Financial Advisors of the Year by Acquisition International
Acquisition International proudly presented Gulfstream Mergers & Acquisitions with the 2016 Financial Advisors of the year. This prestigious award is awarded after rigorous inspection by the in-house team of researchers, who were tasked to discover a number of financial advisors, from independent practitioners to large firms.
They looked at those who can demonstrate key knowledge and skills to regulation and compliance, and everything in-between.
Jim Kniffen, Founder and President of Gulfstream Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr. Kniffen has a passion for business and for helping our clients achieve their business goals, and is personally involved with each and every client and deal that our company handles. Mr. Kniffen has over thirty years of business experience, first as a successful entrepreneur and then as founder of successful M&A companies earning a reputation for excellence and ethics in the complex arena of business mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Kniffen has extensive expertise in business and enterprise valuation, due diligence analysis, alternative sources of acquisition financing, and complex business consultation. Jim is also a sought after public speaker by accounting and financial groups for his expertise in the complete sales process, especially in the difficult areas of valuation and financing.
Mr. Kniffen received his graduate degree from Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton in 1976. Mr. Kniffen is a member of The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, is a Charter Member of the Association of Professional Merger & Acquisition Advisors, and is a Founding member of The Society for Leadership of Change (SLC).
Everything You’re Looking For In a Charleston Business Broker – And More
We are recognized experts in the valuation, acquisition, merger, and selling of companies. Our typical transaction services include: accurate market valuation of the target company, effective, personalized marketing, personal and ethical relationships with both parties to the transaction, in depth negotiating skills, due diligence expertise, cooperation and creative solutions for legal and accounting advisors, and traditional and alternative sources for acquisition financing leading to a successful closing. We truly are a full service firm.
We Understand the Importance of Confidentiality
Confidentiality is crucial – we get it! We know how important it is to keep business plans, especially the sale of a business, confidential until the deal is done. When we take your business to market for sale or growth strategies we only provide information in controlled, measured segments as needed to qualify the potential buyer(s). All interested buyer(s) are thoroughly vetted by our team and we only reveal more specifics about your particular business, once the buyer has signed and returned an NDA agreement (Non-Disclosure Agreement). This ensures confidentiality and control of the deal until it is completed. This agreement legally prevents the buyer and anyone else involved in the sale from discussing the specifics of the sale until it is a closed and final transaction.
Over 20 Years of Impressive Results
Since 1993 Gulfstream Mergers & Acquisitions has successfully engaged and represented hundreds of companies in over 30 different sectors. Throughout the United States, Gulfstream Mergers & Acquisitions has an established reputation for excellence, ethical practices, and impressive results. Whether you are searching for the best firm to sell your company or you are a principal or investor group looking for ideal growth and exit strategies, you will not find a stronger ally than Gulfstream Mergers & Acquisitions.
We Have Pre-Qualified Buyers Looking for Quality Business Opportunities Just Like Yours
Through our team and large network of buyers we have the ability to pair your business for sale with the right buyers. These buyers are vetted to match the unique criteria of your business opportunity and are motivated, serious and pre-qualified. If necessary we’ll even carry out targeted searches for strategic buyers/partners within North America, South America, Canada and parts of Europe. Getting your business opportunity the right amount and type of exposure, to the right qualified buyers is critical to the sale of your business. Let us put our expertise and experience to work for you, and represent you every step of the way. We leave no stone unturned, we will get your business for sale in front of the right buyers, and work with you to ensure your desired sale is achieved smoothly and efficiently!
Private Funding Solutions to get the Tough Deals Done
As veterans in the industry we are also aligned with multiple private funding groups and high net worth individuals (HNWIs). As the rules of typical commercial funding have become more difficult over the years it is becoming more and more common to see good deals fall apart due to a lack of funding. The private funding groups we work with have more in-depth knowledge of business and are typically able to provide funding for more than half of the deals that tradition commercial lenders would turn down. With both national and global connections, we maintain a market leading access to potential partners and buyers. If your business may not look as good on paper as it does in reality, there’s a good chance we can still get your buyer financed!
Business Valuations and Appraisals
The First (and Most Important) Step in Selling Your Business
Business owners can significantly over or undervalue their business. If you’re considering selling your business, your first step is to determine the value of your business. We’ll use the most accurate historical sales data and proven techniques including; asset approach, market approach and income approach, to determine the value of your business, which makes for a much smoother and more relaxed selling experience. Our valuation and appraisal methods are recognized as the proper standard in the industry, and can withstand scrutiny from any buyer’s advisors. If you are considering taking your business to market, let’s take the first step and determine the value of your business. As part of forward planning, any business should be aware of their market value in order to make the decisions necessary for the future. Understanding the current position enables business owners to make choices about the approach they want to take for their business in the future. Your business may be worth more than you think!
Contact Us Today for a Free Confidential Business Consultation
Gulfstream will send one of our Senior Level Executives to meet with you at a location of your choosing to ensure confidentiality. Call 1-704-892-5151 or click the button below to schedule your consultation. See for yourself what it’s like to work with experienced veteran professionals and experience the Gulfstream Mergers and Acquisitions difference for yourself!