All businesses are unique in their own way, both in size, type, product ranges, services and value. Some business owners prefer to handle their own enquiries from potential buyers, whilst others prefer help and guidance right through the selling process, from Offer to Completion, allowing the business owner to remain focussed on running the business. The service provided by Stirling covers three broad categories covering Micro/Small businesses, SME’s and Corporate.
How will Stirling sell your business?
For businesses with a limited budget, you can gain access to thousands of other business owners, buyers and investors through Stirling’s huge data base and marketing platform, which encompasses email marketing and social media including Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In. Results are normally achieved fast, compared to traditional (and more expensive) forms of marketing through newspapers and magazines, depending on industry sector. Once potential buyers have agreed to a non-disclosure agreement (known as an “NDA”) the enquiry is then passed over to the business owner (Vendor) to deal with.
Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SME’s)
The main difference here is that Stirling produces an Information Memorandum document (often referred to as an “IM”) which will be carefully structured so that the buyer can understand in more detail the background to the business, basic financials, together with an indication on the future development potential. Stirling will handle all the enquiries on your behalf, providing a copy of the IM, followed up with copies of Statutory & Management Accounts, (if necessary) and organising meetings between the business owner and buyer. Stirling will help assist in obtaining indicative offers and help create a competitive environment, which will help drive up the business value.
A comprehensive service, starting from an in-depth review of your business and personal Aims & Objectives and time-scales. Detailed preparation will form the basis for marketing your business for sale, whilst targeting potential acquirers through synergistic profiling. A much wider international data-base will be used to identify up to 50 potential strategic buyers, where pro-active marketing will explore potential interest through over 1,000 prospecting calls. The objective will be to attract at least 6 potential buyers, all with the capability of buying your business at the recognised value. The service includes organising and chairing each negotiating session and providing help and guidance from Offer to Completion.
How do I start the process of selling my business?
To start the process of selling your business, we’ll provide you with a free Guide to selling a business and depending on circumstances, offer a free, no obligation business appraisal or discussion. You can get started now, by simply completing form below:-