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Buying a Business

As experts in Business Finance we have helped many buyers with Funding their purchase

Acquisition support comes in many forms. For some larger corporate entities with their own internal resource, the support may simply be an initial contact to ‘off-market’ targets to sound out receptiveness to an approach.

For other entities seeking to purchase a business, the complete workstream may be a new experience that needs to be managed in addition to everything else. For those people, a complete end to end service can be provided.

While there is a lot of detail behind each of these steps, the infographic below is intended to provide an overview of the stages of an acquisition process. It breaks the process down into discrete steps, that start with preparing the acquisition criteria, extend through the approach and negotiation stages and end with what life might look like, after the ink is dry on the dotted line.

1. Finding the Right Business

We can help you from the Start, whether it is one of our existing listings or one of our off market opportunities.

Our experts will discover exactly what you are looking for and ensure we find the perfect match

3. Information Memorandum

We have prepared a detailed information memorandum on each business we list. These include assets, finance and any property/leases in place together with a detailed Profit and Loss analysis

5. The Deal

Negotiating from an indicative offer to agreed terms, summarised in a Heads of Terms document, signed by both Seller & Buyer. 

Buyer granted exclusivity at this point.

7. Completion & Post Completion

Completion takes place.

Post completion activities, including agreed handover support, preparation of completion accounts and coordination of any deferred payments due.

2. Confidentiality

Once we find you some opportunities the next step is for you to sign a Confidentiality Agreement. These protect the sellers of any business from any confidential information being shared for purposes other than the business purchase

4. Expression of Interest

Understanding both Seller and buyer needs is critical so we don't feel like we are wasting each others time and resources. We will assist with any expression of interest you may want to put forward to the seller.

6. Legal Stages

Due diligence requests to Seller, covering legal, financial and commercial areas of due diligence.

Sale & Purchase Agreement produced by solicitors, including agreement of appropriate warranties and indemnities.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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NICK SPERRYN-JONES

"Maree and John have sold several franchises for us. They are hard working and professional and I would reccomend them to anyone looking for a broker."

ELIZABETH GORE

"I have worked with The Brokerage Connection and its master franchisees for a number of years. John McSweyn is a true gentleman of the business world. He is a formidable negotiator and certainly someone you want on your team when buying or selling a business

GARY

"Matt was very helpful throughout the purchase of my business. I was kept up to date with all aspects of the sale. I have had bad experiences with Business agents previously. I would recommend Matt Butcher and The Brokerage Connection highly for their professional approach and handling of the sale."