Ameritechassociates

Highest success rate on selling your business

 Ameritech & Associates seeks to help business owners achieve their financial objectives through the process of selling their companies. We understand that every company is unique, and so is every sale. When it comes to you and your business, we have a dedicated team who works to alleviate the burden of the sale process, allowing you to stay focused on what you do best…running your company.

If you are interested in our valuation advisory services, you can learn more here

Our team applies a disciplined approach to the sale of your company, working to provide you with the results you’re looking for…strong offers from high-quality perspective buyers.

Step 1: Business Valuation

The business valuation process allows our team to develop a deeper understanding of the unique intricacies of your business including value drivers, key risk factors and competitive position. We will use this process to estimate the value of your business, which will help establish price expectations and can serve as a starting point for succession planning.

Step 2: Pre-Marketing

Leave it to us to handle the heavy lifting required to take your business to market and secure a successful transaction. We provide a wide range of services based on your needs.

We will work with you to:

  • Gather company documents and information to prepare offering materials
  • Determine strategic positioning and messaging
  • Conduct research to build a list of buyer candidates
  • Create initial solicitation documents for prospective buyers
  • Prepare a detailed Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM)

Step 3: Confidential Marketing

Your valuable company has a story, and we can help you tell it. Through direct mail and email communications, we contact potential buyers to gauge their interest in potentially purchasing your company. If potential buyers respond with interest, we protect your confidentiality by requiring them to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before providing any additional details about your company. Once we receive the signed NDA, we provide the buyer with the detailed CIM.

Step 4: Deal-Making

The deal-making stage in the sale process is broken down into three phases.

  1. Providing Supplemental Information: Buyers with serious interest will almost always request additional information after reviewing the CIM. We’ll coordinate the follow-up on your behalf by answering follow-up questions and providing additional documentation to help the potential buyer determine whether to submit a preliminary offer.
  2. Hosting Management Interviews and/or Site Visits: Our team will serve as an intermediary between you and prospective buyers until the pool of candidates has been narrowed down to a select few. Remaining buyers will then have the opportunity to meet you and get a first-hand look at your operations and facilities.
  3. Soliciting Formal Offers: When all parties have been provided sufficient information to prepare an offer, our team will send each remaining prospective buyer a formal request for an offer in the form of a letter of intent (LOI). We will help you negotiate key terms of the LOI and, when multiple LOIs are submitted, perform a comparative analysis to help you determine which offer to accept.

Step 5: Due Diligence & Closing

The final stage of the sale process begins with due diligence and culminates with the signing of closing documents and the wiring of funds. Wondering what it entails?

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Due Diligence:

The buyer submits a list of documents and company information needed to complete an in-depth review of all aspects of your business. The primary purpose of due diligence is to verify the accuracy of information shared by the seller and to confirm there are no hidden legal issues or other liabilities that could expose the buyer to risk.

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Virtual Data Room:

To help simplify the exchange of information that occurs during the due diligence process, our team sets up a virtual data room where documents are securely uploaded and organized so they are easily accessible to the buyer.

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Closing Documents: 

We work with your attorney(s) to draft, negotiate and finalize the definitive purchase agreement. We also collect the necessary closing documents and ensure all closing conditions have been satisfied. Once all signature pages have been signed and compiled, funds will be wire transferred and the sale process is complete.