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The first step in selling your business is via a business valuation session with our group. This meeting is designed to best understand your goals for the exit of your business and how we can best meet your needs. We will request preliminary financials in order to present to you the market value of your business in that given time along with various exit options.
The successful exit of a business directly correlates to the current strength, stability and growth of your business. Business owners cannot afford to deviate from their focus away from their business stability. The financial impact to instability in a business is huge, an Advisory Firm is onboarded to allow you to focus on your business in order to make a profitable sale of a healthy and stable business.
A professional firm will provide a high level of attention, responsiveness and professionalism towards representing your business, regardless of the size of the transaction. Credentials such as a CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) and M&AMI (Mergers and Acquisition Master Intermediary) are committed firms to excellence and learning in their field of practice. Please click here __ to see what differentiates The Raivax Group (link to Success/Credentials page)
The best time to sell you business is when your company is experiencing growth, this optimal time will attract multiple offers from buyers. Selling a business during a negative growth year may suggest a liquidation sale and can impact the overall structure and price of your business in a less favorable option.
Industry standard can be anywhere from 12 – 15 months. We aim for 5-8 months, however; we have closed transactions in as short of a 10 day window and as long as 9 months. There are many business factors at play here that will be discussed with you as it relates to the industry or sector your business presents itself in.
Three years of historical financial information should be sufficient for potential acquirers to formulate an opinion of value and a comfort level with the business. In addition to historical information, year-to-date or interim financial statements are required. You should be prepared to discuss any obvious swings (up or down) in sales, profit margins or expenses.
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