Mergers & Acquisitions for Small-Medium Businesses Philadelphia, PA
Deciding to sell a business can be exciting for owners, but the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process is exhaustive for all parties involved. The most common financial service professionals used to facilitate M&As are M&A advisors and business brokers, so many people select investment banks to broker their deal.
Generally, investment banks want their profits to be commensurate to the effort and time they commit to a project. This means for small to medium-sized firms, any deal brokered under $105 million, may not be desirable to investment banks. Here at Align Business Advisories Services, we believe no matter how small your business is, you should be treated with the utmost regard during an M&A.
M&As in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is home to over 22,000 small businesses, which means there is an abundance of opportunities for buyers and sellers in the city. Pennsylvania M&A laws have been amended several times and more recent changes, called the Entity Transaction Laws, aim to make M&As a simpler process.
However, there are still intricate tax considerations that both buyers and sellers have to be privy to. At Align, we aim to make the M&A process easy for sellers by collaborating with other professionals to ensure the success of your transaction.
Timeline for M&As
The amount of time it takes for a small or medium-size business to sell ranges from 6 to 11 months, depending on several economic and business factors, so owners should design an extensive plan to prepare. Since this is a significant transaction, it is wise to consult with numerous professionals like lawyers and accountants which Alignba can connect you with.
If a small business approaches an investment bank seeking assistance, that institution may accept your offer, yet they may not meticulously indulge the process like they would a larger business. This can leave you susceptible to selling to an entity that is not the best match or receiving less than the full worth of your business.
How Align Can Assist your M&A Needs
We were awarded the best mid-market consultancy in 2019 and have a close rate of nearly 100%. At Alignba, we believe that we can meet your M&A needs because we have the bandwidth for it and the experience to initiate a successful transaction.
Access to a Variety of Investor
While we value closing deals, we also value scrutinizing our potential investors to make certain we match the best available buyers and sellers to one another. Whether you are selling to a family office, private equity or to another buyer, it is critical that you understand what makes each buyer unique and who fits best with your vision.
Entrepreneurs and investors seeking to invest in a small business in a straightforward manner can use our services because we have the capability to act as a buy-side broker too. Our ability to match sellers and buyers internally can benefit sellers by streamlining our matching process.
Align’s Dedication to Customers
We have successfully conducted over $1.5 billion in M&A transactions since 2017 and have team members located in numerous major markets nationwide, including Philadelphia. Whether you’re a small or medium-sized business, we are dedicated to matching you correctly to interested investors and closing your M&A transaction successfully.
Begin your merger and acquisition with a company that won’t treat your business like just another asset.