Buying or selling a business in California – our process for business brokerage
1. Let us connect
We begin by arranging an initial meeting, either in person in California or virtually via video call. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to share your priorities and goals with us. From there, we will propose a plan for your acquisition or sale, and concrete next steps.
2. Obtain a well-balanced business valuation
Prior to any acquisition or sale, it is critical to make a business valuation that is unbiased and well-balanced. By understanding the true value, you can avoid overpricing your business when you sell, thereby increasing the likelihood of closing a deal. Similarly, if you are looking to acquire a business in California, an accurate appraisal will ensure that you do not pay too much.
3. Exit planning (for selling a business)
If you want to sell your business, we can help you with thorough exit planning. We will guide you through the potential pitfalls and challenges that may arise during the process. A comprehensive assessment of your business’ financials to increase profitability can improve the overall valuation significantly. We dare say that such advice is beyond the capabilities of a typical business broker in California.
4. Smooth transactions with our advisory services
We are experts in facilitating seamless and realistic transactions between buyers and sellers. Nielsen Valuation Group helps you navigate through financial challenges, conduct meticulous due diligence, and facilitate the entire process for a smooth outcome. Time is a critical element in ensuring successful deals. If you use a transaction advisor like us you increase your chances of getting your transaction done.
Why an advisor is a better choice than a business broker in California
Your first thought when wanting to sell or buy a business may be to hire a business broker in California. But by using a transaction advisor instead, you will enjoy several advantages.
If you want to sell a company in California
If you are looking to sell a business in California, the importance of relying on trusted guidance cannot be overstated. Choosing Nielsen Valuation Group as your transaction advisor outweighs the benefits of a traditional business sale broker.
Here is why: By hiring a qualified advisor, you greatly increase your chances of selling your company at a reasonable price. Conversely, traditional business brokers often charge an up-front engagement fee which does not give you much. Some reports indicate that up to 80 per cent of business brokerage listings never lead to a deal.
Should you defy the odds and find a buyer, you would have to pay the broker’s commission on top of the engagement fee, which can be a significant cost. Despite these hefty fees you rarely get any meaningful advice during the process.
In contrast, with Nielsen Valuation Group, you eliminate both engagement fees and commissions. You pay only for unbiased, invaluable advice that opens doors for a successful transaction. You know what you pay for and the service you get can be invaluable for helping you sell or buy a business.
If you want to buy a company in California
If you are looking to acquire a business in California, using Nielsen Valuation Group as your advisor can save you both time and money while helping you stay clear of potential pitfalls.
This is in stark contrast to the services offered by a business broker. Usually, brokers simply help you find a suitable company and facilitate the payment process, providing minimal or no useful advice as you move forward.
As your M&A advisor, we not only help you identify appropriate acquisition targets but also provide unbiased guidance throughout the process. Crucially, we price our services transparently, with no commissions or engagement fees. Choose us for our far-reaching support. You only pay for the precious advice that will actually help you succeed with your acquisition.
Schedule a meeting now
We are happy to meet you in California to hear about your case and to suggest the next steps in getting your business sold or helping you buy one.
Can you help in selling or buying a business in California?
Certainly! We provide impartial guidance to ensure a fruitful purchase or sale. We provide accurate California business valuations in house, exit planning, and comprehensive facilitation throughout the transaction process.
What kinds of companies do you serve in California?
We work with various industries with the exception of start-ups. We focus on assisting small to mid-sized companies with annual revenues ranging from $2 million to $50 million.
Can we meet with you in California?
Yes, you may book a meeting with us in California or, if you prefer, meet through a video call. We will be glad to listen to your needs and present how you can befit from using our services instead of consulting a business broker in California.
Want to go with a cheaper option or even do the valuation yourself? Nothing is stopping you, but...
You may lose the lawsuit, due to the valuation failing to be waterproof.
You may never settle the conflict, hurting the relationship with your counterpart.
You may get deceived while entering or exiting your partnership.
Tell us how we can help you
Serving businesses nationwide – We meet all clients in Texas, Florida, California and New York in person. Contact us now and get 30 min free initial consultation. Please fill in as much information as possible. Unfortunately, we do not work with startups.