North Carolina Business Broker
Call Today: 1-704-892-5151
Are You Considering Selling Your North Carolina Business?
As one of the leading business brokers in North Carolina, Gulfstream Mergers and Acquisitions utilizes a proven process that we’ve perfected over 20 years of experience in successfully helping clients enhance the value of their enterprises. We’ve also assisted hundreds of business owners looking to sell their business get top dollar for their company and in getting the transaction completed in a timely manner. We fully understand and appreciate the challenges business owners face when assessing different options relating to listing their business for sale. Our highly experienced and dedicated professional advisors what both, the business owners and the investor need to make an informed decision. Therefore, our process has been designed in such a way that it enables our clients to fully understand the opportunities and options they have in a systematic, step-by-step manner. Our process is geared to educate the client without placing any burden on them.
What Are The Benefits of Using A Business Broker?
If you’re looking to sell your business in North Carolina, one excellent choice is Gulfstream Mergers. Gulfstream Mergers will make the process of selling your business smooth and beneficial. Furthermore, Gulfstream Mergers has unique insight into the landscape of North Carolina businesses and can provide customized services.
Business Brokers Have Broad Access to Business Buyers
There are many benefits to working with a North Carolina business broker. One of the most fundamental components of the selling process is the presence of buyers, and Gulfstream knows buyers. Business brokerage firms know the local market and are aware of potential buyers for their clients. Gulfstream Mergers has access to a pool of buyers and will work hard to make them compete to purchase your business. A benefit of using a business broker is the unrivaled access to buyers.
Valuation and Marketing
North Carolina business brokers like Gulfstream Mergers have experience in selling businesses. This experience leads to a wealth of knowledge and expert negotiation skills. Business brokers are skilled in securing the highest bid for your business. A benefit of using a business broker is that it ensures top-quality valuation and marketing.
Business Brokers Ensure Confidentiality
Business brokers like Gulfstream Mergers protect client confidentiality. It is common for business owners to desire confidentiality during a building sale transaction. Without the mediation of a North Carolina business broker, maintaining confidentiality is difficult because prospective sellers will have to go public with the sale. A benefit of using a business broker is the confidential nature it offers.
Why Hire A Business Broker to Sell A Business?
There are multiple reasons why you should hire a North Carolina business broker to sell a business. Gulfstream Mergers is a business broker that will help you sell your business. Gulfstream Mergers has unique access to buyers, tools, and services that will facilitate the sale of your business.
Business Brokers Will Find Buyers
Business brokers know that marketing is crucial to a successful business sale. A business broker has extensive knowledge of the local market, coupled with potential buyers. Some brokers use the internet, print ads, and even direct mail to get the word out about a business sale. Business brokers like Gulfstream are experts at marketing the sale of your business.
Business Brokers Give You Peace of Mind
A North Carolina business broker like Gulfstream will manage the entire sale from start to finish, freeing you up to continue thinking about your next business venture or giving you more time to spend with your family.
Business Brokers Can Determine the Value of Your Business
Business brokers provide expert valuation services to determine the top value of your business. Business brokers utilize multiple data points to build a valuation that reflects the actual worth of a company, maximizing the selling price of a company for investors.
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.
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 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.
Everything You're Looking For In a North Carolina 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.
Why Choose Gulfstream Mergers?
Since 1993, Gulfstream has worked tirelessly to provide comprehensive services that produce gainful results for our clients. Gulfstream Mergers, a North Carolina business broker, has over twenty years of experience in the industry. Our founder, Jim Kniffen, has thirty years of successful entrepreneurial experience and additional knowledge in the business domain.
Gulfstream Mergers and Acquisitions is a celebrated firm that stands out as a North Carolina business broker. Gulfstream Mergers has received numerous accolades for performance, including 2016 Financial Advisor of the Year by Acquisition International.
We seek to assist both business owners looking to make a strategic sale and investors searching for the next venture. We have completed over 500 successful transactions with discerning clients like you.
Gulfstream Mergers and Acquisitions is one of the nation's leading M&A advisory firms. Gulfstream has delivered tailored insights, options, and solutions by using a thorough and carefully crafted process. With hundreds of companies successfully represented throughout the United States, our investment banking and business sale specialists have an established reputation for industry excellence, ethical practices, and impressive results.
Once you engage with Gulfstream Mergers & Acquisitions, you gain an ally who understands your unique situation and has the proven ability to produce the solutions you seek. Gulfstream will deliver clear and concise results.
Get in touch with us to learn more about the M&A business broker services we offer.
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).
We Have Pre-Qualified Buyers Looking for Quality Business Opportunities Just Like Yours
Through our team and a 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 traditional commercial lenders would turn down. With both national and global connections, we maintain 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 its 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!
Steps To Selling A Business In North Carolina
There are several steps a discerning business owner should take to ensure they close the best deal on their business. Here are the several steps to selling a business in North Carolina to keep in mind:
1. Include Advisers Early On
Advisers help to lay the groundwork and set expectations during the pre-sale process. Given the complex nature of the pre-sale process, business owners looking to sell should invite advisors like lawyers, wealth managers, and business brokers. A North Carolina business broker such as Gulfstream will facilitate smooth sailing for all parties, especially early in the selling process. Setting the sale up for success increases the likelihood of an effective business sale.
2. Gather Pre-Sale Documents
The second step to selling a business in North Carolina is gathering relevant business information. Relevant pre-sale documents include organizational, operational, and financial documents a buyer will likely require. Gulfstream has a deep understanding of the documents necessary for a business sale.
3. Business Valuation
The third step of selling a business in North Carolina is to bring in valuation services. Valuation services will provide inferences regarding the value of the business. Gulfstream is a qualified North Carolina business broker that can provide your company with valuation services. The valuation step is important because it ensures that you get the best price based on your business value.
4. Finding the Right Buyer
Possibly the most crucial step of selling a business is finding the right buyer. A North Carolina business broker like Gulfstream will contact potential buyers on behalf of the seller, doing most leg work. Gulfstream will maintain confidentiality throughout the process of finding the perfect buyer for your business.
5. Closing the Deal
The closing of a deal occurs when the buyer delivers, and the seller receives the agreed-upon payment. There are several factors involved in the closing process, including letters of intent and negotiation, selling memorandum, forms of transitions, and more. Gulfstream is aware of the nuances and complexities of a deal closing. A qualified North Carolina business broker like Gulfstream will go over the closing details with a fine-tooth comb and ensure the best possible outcome for your business sale.
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!
NOTE: All Information Provided Is Kept 100% Confidential