Selling your company is a big step, and often a once in a lifetime event. Most of our clients have spent a large portion of their lifes building their companies. Saying goodbye to something you built and having someone else take it over, can be an emotional and difficult proposition. Over the years, we have educated and guided many business owners through the exit process. Some of our clients' main objective was to procure the highest possible dollar amount for the sale of their company. Some were concerned about other factors, such as preserving jobs or their legacy. Whatever your priorities might be, we will do our very best to achieve your goals and educate you about the pros and cons of every possible scenario: there is no one size fits all approach to selling a company.
We typically recommend that potential business sellers reach out to us at least 2-3 years prior to their planned exit date. This will provide the requisite time period for an initial evaluation of priorities and what should be done to best achieve them. At that time, we recommend that you get a basic business appraisal done since there tends to be a gap between what most business owners expect their company's to be worth, and the company's actual value in the marketplace. Knowing how much you will be able to get for the sale of your company will be a critical factor in the timing of your decision to sell. During this initial evaluation, we will also discuss key value drivers in your business. Being aware of them will allow you to work on those areas, so that you can optimize the sale price when it is finally the right time to exit.
One thing is a guarantee, it is never too late, or too early, to educate yourself about the exit process. So, wherever you are in the life cycle of your business ownership, please feel free to contact us with questions. We don't charge you anything for initial discussions and are happy to be a valuable resource for your needs. You can reach us by phone at 781 806 0880, or via email on the CONTACT section of this website. We look forward to hearing from you to serve your business needs.
Whether you are a company that wants to grow through acquisition, or an individual looking to buy a company to run, we can help you find the right company. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what is a good acquisition target for one, is not a good match for another. We always begin our work for our buy side clients by spending a significant amount of time just asking questions and listening. We want to get a good sense of your position on the many factors that will determine whether a company is a good acquisition target for you, or not. These factors include, but are not limited to:
1. Reason for / objective of acquisition
2. Your financial abilities
3. Prior industry experience
4. Your openness to risk
5. Geographical considerations
6. Your amount of experience in acquiring companies
7. Whether you want to run the company yourself or not
8. What gets you excited, or turns you off
Our buy side services include:
1. Education about the process
2. Search for the right target
3. Initial evaluation of potential targets
4. Business appraisal
5. Negotiations with sellers
6. Business Due Diligence
7. Introductions to transactional attorneys, commercial lenders, etc.
We have subscriptions to databases with financial benchmarking data and industry information, and have conducted regional, national, and international searches in a large number of industries. Feel free to call us at +1 781 806 0880 so that we can discuss how we may assist you.
There is a significant gap between most business owners' expectations about the value of their company and its actual value in the market place. However, knowing how much you can get for your company will be a critical factor in the decision concerning the time for you to sell your business. Knowing the key value drivers in your business ahead of time will allow you to work on those areas, so that you can optimize the sale price when it is the right time to sell.
As business intermediaries, we work daily with entrepreneurs who are buying or selling companies. This means that we have a clear view of how much buyers are currently willing to pay for companies that are based in New England. At Efficient Evolutions, all valuations are conducted by company President, Anja Bernier. Ms. Bernier is highly skilled in managing sales and acquisitions and a Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) accredited by the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA). This distinction, which denotes a level of competence attained only by the most accomplished business appraisers, grants its recipients special recognition and prestige among fellow appraisers, the courts, and throughout the business appraisal community. In 2010, the IBA honored her by appointing her to their Business Broker Board on which she served until 2012. In addition, she is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) accredited by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).
At Efficient Evolutions LLC, we aim to service our clients with the highest of standards and practices. We provide extensive analysis and a wide array of appraisal services to suit your business needs, including budget valuations that range from quick sanity checks and a Broker Opinion of Value, to full scale certified business appraisals to support loan applications, shareholder buy-out discussions, exit planning, and many more. Please contact us by phone at 781 806 0880 for a quote that is tailored to your particular needs. You can also send us an email via the CONTACT section on this website.