Business Brokers and Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors
Summit Acquisitions Group is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with an office in Charlotte, NC. We have been representing clients in the sale, appraisal, and financing of privately held businesses valued between $750,000 and $25 million for over 18 years. Our professional services and unique expertise are not generally available to companies valued at less than $25 million.
In today’s challenging economy, mergers and acquisitions have headed in a new direction, and our experienced team is fully equipped to assist you in successfully completing the sale of your business. As your intermediary, we will assist you in orchestrating the negotiating process and in securing terms that are acceptable and fair.
Depending on the size of the business, the industry in which it operates, and other factors, the business buyers are likely to be:
- a strategic buyer (another industry player),
- a financial buyer (a private equity group), or
- an individual buyer (may be either a strategic or financial buyer)
Our Seller Services begin with an accurate valuation of your business, followed up with the preparation of a detailed marketing plan and outstanding marketing documents. The unique strategy we have developed for selling businesses has proven to be extremely effective. While the rest of the industry sells only 20% to 30% of their client’s companies, Summit Acquisitions Group has a success rate of over 90% during the past 18 years. And whether you want to sell your business immediately after our valuation process, or you want to wait several years, we want to be your advisor. Our goal is to provide you with the information needed to sell your business, including: (1) an accurate indication of current value, (2) spotlighted components that will enhance future value for you, and (3) assistance to help you prepare your company to be marketed whenever you want us to start the process.
We are confident that our unique approach, combined with our dedication to the accomplishment of your objectives, will provide you with the very best in services, including: valuation of your business, confidentiality throughout the process, outstanding marketing documents and procedures, pre-qualification of all prospective buyers, and access to our vast network of corporate, individual, and investment group buyers.
As a result of our focus on this area, our process is designed to simultaneously bring multiple buyers to the table to ensure the best possible valuation and transaction structure for you. With 18 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, we have a carefully developed system that repeatedly produces success. We understand the complexities of negotiating with prospective buyers, and our carefully developed system is designed to produce consistent transaction success.
With over 120 successful transactions within the past 12 years, we are one of the most productive and reliable firms in the Southeast.
The valuation of a company is the first step to a successful sale. An accurate appraisal or business valuation is crucial, because it can reveal the maximum market value for the seller and it can reduce the divergence between the expected purchase price and the final negotiated price.
Several years ago, we decided to outsource our business appraisals to a credible third party in order to eliminate the appearance of a conflict of interest. As such, we contracted with one of the best professional business appraisal firms in the United States. This partner has completed more than 9,000 corporate appraisals, and is highly regarded in our industry. And we manage the appraisal process for you. Due to the volume of business we do with this firm, we have negotiated a favorable cost structure for the various types of appraisals they perform.
However, if you would rather not invest in an independently prepared business appraisal, we can prepare our business valuation opinion at no charge -which should be within 5% of the independent appraisal.
Financing for Growth, Acquisitions & Turnarounds
How are you going to fund your next wave of internal growth? How are you going to fund your acquisitions growth strategy? How are you going to fund the changes required to turn your business around for solid, sustained profitability?
We know about the importance of adequate capital to execute business plans, and we can help you raise capital for your business, including:
- Renegotiating or establishing lines of credit
- Obtaining alternate sources of financing
We also represent buyers who have established their acquisition criteria, but seek assistance in the process of finding suitable acquisition targets. Our buy-side clients include companies looking to grow through strategic acquisitions, and private equity groups looking for platform or add-on acquisition candidates.
Our buyer representation services include:
- acquisition searches
- target company pre-qualification
- financial analysis
- target company valuation
- transaction structure and negotiation
Please take a few moments to review our web materials, our track-record of success, and our commitment to confidentiality. Contact our professional Mergers & Acquisitions and business broker professionals with any questions you have - at our offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.