The Equity Group offers comprehensive Merger & Acquisition Services to speed the process of selling your business. Companies and business owners can undertake a search on their own to find the right buyer, and some do, but often it takes longer and comes with a steep learning curve. And, if and when a prospect is found, the seller is often placed in a compromising position, as they have missed the opportunity on the open market and may have brought multiple bidders that drive up the purchase price. Therefore, if you are selling your business it is best to hire a quality, experienced, and knowledgeable Sell-Side Broker.
Most successful business owners will tell you they could not have accomplished their goals without help. Equity’s core principles and strong mission shape our efforts. We have served companies of all shapes and sizes over the years. When you sell your business once, experience counts! Equity’s proven approach to selling your business will help you transition into the next stage of your life successfully. Equity has far-reaching experience in selling business, in fact, in 2019 Equity completed 26 transactions! Engaging with the Equity Group of Michigan comes with many advantages:
Time: We are dedicated to your search and can efficiently find and screen multiple potential target buyers utilizing a broad array of proprietary databases as well as our extensive network of business contacts. This approach also enables us to find prospective companies before they contact us. We can complete the process faster and weed out buyers that are not really serious about buying (Tire-Kickers!).
Focus: We specialize in arranging the purchase and sale of companies. A buyer search is a time-consuming process, and for us it is not a side project. This allows our clients to concentrate on leading their existing organizations or to focus on their current jobs while we drive the process using client input. We utilize multiple databases, internet marketing e-mails, web-based marketing websites, including those powered by the Wall Street Journal, BizBuy Sell, Bizquest, etc. and targeted direct mail via US First Class Mail.
Experience: Our combined team has over 100 years of Merger & Acquisition and business leadership experience. We successfully closed 26 transaction in 2019 – it is our specialty- it is what we do best.
o Proven-Pro-Active Confidential Marketing Approach.
o Proven turn-around and corporate restructure
o In-depth marketing and business analysis of your company.
o Licensed Real Estate professionals thru our Real Estate Brokerage Company Equity Ltd. (this is critically important, because, some business brokers are not properly licensed in the state of Michigan.)
o Our team has been doing transactions since 1970!
o Exceptional buyer database and reach!
o Extensive banking and finance experience with traditional, non-traditional, and SBA financing.
o Extensive Petroleum Industry knowledge and experience.
o High closing success Ratio!
o Limited client base, so we can focus on you and your business!
· Hard Knocks: Everyone on our team has bought businesses for our own account in the past – some good, some not so good. We know things to look out for and can help avoid pitfalls and protect you, the buyer.
The X-Factor: Most of all, what sets us apart is we CARE about you, our client. It is not just another transaction. We value building a long-term relationship with you and your organization. We realize that orchestrating a bad acquisition, or having a rocky transaction, is in no one’s best interest – yours, the seller’s, or ours. We evaluate the purchase as if we were making it ourselves, with our own money. Your success means a lot to us.
Confidentiality: Some businesses, such as historic landmarks or famous establishments, can actually benefit from officially announcing they are for sale. Yet, for most businesses, maintaining confidentiality can be extremely important during the business sale process, as well as post-sale so you can reach your exit goals.
If word gets out to your creditors, customers, competitors, or employees that the business is being sold, it could trigger a negative reaction, weakening your business momentum and therefore its value. Moreover, prospective buyers may become hesitant if they feel sensitive information has been shared with others.
Once you start marketing your business for sale, confidentiality can be tricky, but less so if you are working with an experienced business broker such as Equity. Equity is experienced at fielding inquiries from would-be buyers and reaching out to prospects without ever mentioning you or your company name. Confidentiality is not worth risking. We often meet at your business with prospective buyers when the business operations are closed either at night or early in the morning. Confidentiality is top priority at Equity! Confidentiality is not worth risking damaging the value of your company.
Michigan's and Indiana's Business Brokers!
"Equity sold a $ 3 million HVAC service contractor for an owner who wished to retire. The perfect buyer was a $ 12 million local competitor in the same town. Doug negotiated a very quick and confidential deal without disturbing the competitive marketplace. " Equity Client.
"Equity arranged a $2.8 million tool and die and machine shop sale, in which case the owner wished to retire but to also leave his son with a job. An Equity Ltd. partner arranged a sale to a large manufacturing company that needed an onsite manager and hired the son for a four-year contract as division general manager." Equity Client