Professional Buyer Representation

It’s easy to get lost when buying a business. We’ll give you the roadmap to success.

Finding the right business to purchase can be hard. You can search for months…even years, only to end up with the deal fizzling out before the purchase is complete. Or, even worse, you can end up buying a business you regret.

With our proven Drive-5 Buying Process, buying a profitable business doesn’t have to be confusing or overwhelming. The team at Sigma Mergers & Acquisitions are business buying experts and we’ll help you every step of the way.

WHY YOU NEED A BUSINESS BUYING COACH

You might think your attorney is the best person to help you buy a business. The truth is, the only thing most attorneys learned about businesses purchases is a brief mention in one of their classes years ago.

Of course, they won’t tell you this. They’ll accept the job and pretend to be experts, charging you eye-watering fees while they muddle their way through. But there’s so much they’re missing.

Because buying a business isn’t just about the legal stuff – it’s so much more. It’s about psychology, marketing and ingenuity. It’s about studying the market and buying the right business for your goals and strengths. Plus, it’s also about understanding both the emotional AND practical sides of investing in a company.

The most important thing is finding the right business for your lifestyle, so you can enjoy financial freedom in a way that works for you. When you’re buying a business, you want someone on your side who understands all this – that’s where Sigma comes in. We’ll be your Business Buying Coach, leading you through the process of buying a business from start to finish – so you can find the right company for you. Learn More Here Business broker

WHAT CAN SIGMA OFFER YOU?

THE DRIVE-5 BUYING PROCESS

Our steady track record comes from a step-by-step approach we have tweaked and tested to perfection.

TRUSTED ATTORNEYS

Our attorneys offer pre-negotiated rates for the buyers we work with.

DUE DILIGENCE CHECKLIST

More than just a checklist - this thorough investigation focuses on uncovering problems and closing the deal.

TEMPLATE DOCUMENTS

Pre-made template documents save time and cut legal costs.

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

We’ve been buying businesses for the last 20 years, so you benefit everything we’ve learned.

EXPERT CERTAINTY

This is not the time for guesswork. We check every detail to make sure you’re making a smart, profitable business purchase.

How the DRIVE-5 Buying Process Works

You can’t get from Point A to Point B without clear directions and a good roadmap. That’s why we created the Drive 5 Buying Process – our roadmap for acquiring a business.

It’s a 5-step process designed to take you from your initial search, all the way to acquiring your perfect business. (Other firms don’t have a system; they simply comb through online listings hoping to get lucky and find the right company!)

Step 1: Discovery

The buying process begins with a discovery process to figure out exactly what type of business you want to buy – and why you want to buy it. (If you don’t know what you’re looking for don’t worry, we’ll help you narrow it down.)

Step 2: Research

Once you’ve defined your dream business, the next step is narrow down your search even more and start researching potential businesses. In this stage, we look more deeply into how a business makes money, what the owner’s role in the company is, how the business performed in recent years and why the company is for sale.

Step 3: Investigation

At this stage, we’ll narrow things down even more to an ideal short-list of businesses you want to pursue. In this stage, you’ll visit the facility, meet the owner, get a detailed picture of the finances and even talk to lenders.

Step 4: Verification

Once you’ve determined that the business will be a good fit, the next step is to undergo due diligence and verify that all the information about the company is true. We examine the company carefully, to make sure there aren’t any hidden obstacles or “skeletons in the closet” that might stop you from making a purchase. We use our trusted Due Diligence Checklist to make sure we’ve covered all the bases.

Step 5: Escrow

Finally, when you’re 100% sure that you’ve found the right business for you – it’s time to move on to the final stage of the process. During the Escrow stage, we will guide you through negotiating and executing all transaction documents and making final arrangements for funding. There are a lot of loose ends to tie up during this stage, but we’ll guide you through every step of the way.

HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?

We offer a range of package options depending on where you are in the buying process. Not sure which one is right for your situation? Give us a call and we can help.

LIMITED REPRESENTATION

If you have already identified a business you want to buy and just need guidance and consultation to get from here to a successful closing, this is the plan for you. Our goal is to pick up right where you are and lead you through the needed steps to complete your acquisition as quickly, efficiently and successfully as possible.
$5000 Retainer, Plus a Success Fee Upon Closing*

FULL REPRESENTATION

If you need assistance locating, researching and evaluating acquisition opportunities to find a suitable target, in addition to representation throughout the process, this is the right plan. In this instance we’ll start at the beginning with you, building your “buyer profile” and setting out to locate multiple potential opportunities for you. From there, we’ll walk you through the entire process to closing.
$7,500 Retainer, Plus a Success Fee Upon Closing *

TARGETED REPRESENTATION

Looking for something not currently on the market? This plan goes one step further and is designed for those buyers looking to acquire a specific type of business, requiring us to employ a direct marketing campaign to reach potential acquisition targets. This is a plan built for those buyers that are not looking for an “available” business as much as a “specific” business, and need help approaching those targets.
$15,000 Retainer, Plus a Success Fee Upon Closing *

BUY-SIDE COACHING

Maybe a formal buy-side representation options are quite what you need, and you’re really just looking for some consultation and coaching on some specific aspects of the process. We have this engagement program for you. We’ll provide you with four one-hour call or video conferences to cover your specific questions, as well as provide tips and tricks needed for a successful purchase. You are also granted full access to a library of acquisition document and templates that you need to utilize and refer you to other professionals, such as transaction attorneys and financial professionals that you may need to assist you further.
$2,500 One-Time Fee, Plus Add-On Services are available

Don't Just Take Our Word For It...

Marcus Bodet, acquired Resource One, Incorporated
“Sigma proved to be an enormous asset is helping us consummate a deal with the sellers that was mutually beneficial to all involved.”

WE KNOW HOW TOUGH CHOOSING THE RIGHT BUSINESS CAN BE

We’ve purchased businesses before, and we know it’s not a simple decision to make.

There are a LOT of factors that go into buying a business successfully. It starts with understanding your goals and clarifying what you are looking for. Then, it’s all about expert research – knowing where to find a business that’s just right for you.

Plus, there’s a specific process to follow so you can avoid any potential pitfalls as you go through with the purchase. Without having all the details lined up, the purchase can be delayed for months and you can miss out on the opportunity.

It’s incredibly valuable to have someone on your side who has done it before – and can help you avoid mistakes. (After all, the seller will have someone representing their interests – so you should too.)

We’ve been through the process of buying businesses hundreds of times – which is how we created our tried-and-true Drive-5 Buying Process.

In addition to this proven, step-by-step approach to buying a business, we also have an in-depth understanding of the psychology of the deal. We have an innate understanding of the art of buying a business, as well as the science.

This makes a world of difference when it comes to buying businesses successfully.

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