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.
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
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!)
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.