At Ivy Mill Partners, we take an organized and data-driven approach to selling your business. We work with you directly through the entire process starting with the initial meeting to ensure your personal needs are met.
Once your business is listed, we will review the potential buyers together to ensure your company is falling into the right hands. When you work with Ivy Mill, you can expect a transparent partnership based on our principals of respect, action, responsibility, and logic.
Our step-by-step approach to selling your business:
Meeting & Assessment
To achieve our combined goals, we prefer to meet with you to learn about your business in more detail and discuss your desires, financial needs, and personal concerns. During this first step, it is important you gain a general understanding of the “fair market value” of your business in order to make informed decisions throughout the selling process. We use a proprietary tool that is considered highly accurate within the industry to determine the value of your business. From there, we will need to fully understand your expectations to ensure your goals are met after the sale is complete.
The next step is to perform due diligence and organize all of the necessary documents into an inclusive, professional deck describing your business. This presentation will provide potential buyers with the accurate and pertinent information they need about your business. With your input, we will also prepare a 5-year “Going Forward” pro-forma to help potential buyers look beyond the purchase and into the years ahead.
When the due diligence phase is complete, we will list your business and begin to search for qualified buyers. Confidentiality is very important to us therefore, we will ask each potential buyer to fill out and sign an in-depth non-disclosure document prior to sharing any details concerning your business. We will review potential buyers with you to find the perfect person to take over your business.
Buying a business can be an exciting experience, but it’s difficult to determine where to start. Having Ivy Mill Partners at your side ensures you are educated and ready for any challenges that may arise during the buying process. If you choose to work with us, the first step is to meet with you to discuss your goals and industries you are interested in. We put much thought and preparation into completing the due diligence process to match you with the perfect business.
Ivy Mill Partners can help:
the type of business that best matches your personal and financial goals
specific businesses that meet your needs
you to potential sellers as a legitimate buyer
you in the due diligence process
you through the negotiations and closing process
assistance in obtaining financing if needed