Viking Has Sold More Businesses For More Dollars Than Any Firm Of Our Type in Charlotte / Southeast
If you are ready to sell your business, or at least ready to discuss the idea and get a feel for what your business might be worth, then contact us today to schedule a free consultation or get a free business valuation.
In the meantime, here a few points you might want to know about the team at Viking:
- We’ve sold more businesses for more dollars than any similarly-sized firm in the Southeast U.S.
- Our businesses sell for at least 95% of their listing price, on average.
- Our success rate in selling businesses we list is over 75%, which is more than 3X the national average.
Want to know a bit more before moving forward? Check out our tips below…
The Top 5 Things to Know Before You Sell Your Business
Selling a business can be an emotional process—one that may be simultaneously exciting, scary, sad and even a bit intimidating. But the right business broker can help make the business sales process much more straightforward.
At Viking Mergers & Acquisitions, we’ve sold enough businesses to have a clear picture of what makes a business attractive to potential buyers. If you’re thinking about selling your business, here’s what you need to know first:
What is your business worth? Having a realistic valuation of your business will be key to pricing it well and selling it quickly without leaving money on the table. Insist on working with a business broker who has a proven valuation process and a track record of successfully closed sales. We offer free valuations as the first step, even if you aren’t sure you want to sell your business.
What does it cost to sell your business? When you’re considering working with a business broker, knowing about up their upfront fees and commissions is important. So is having an idea of fees to expect from other participants in the process, like the legal team that will close the sale. Choose a business broker who is completely forthcoming when it comes to discussing fees.
How can you protect your confidentiality when you put the business on the market? Keeping your personal and business identity confidential is imperative to ensuring a smooth sales transaction—but some brokers will send your sensitive financial information and other materials to anyone who requests them, without vetting them to ensure they’re a serious buyer. It’s crucial you choose a business broker who makes your confidentiality their top priority.
What’s the process of selling a business? Selling a business typically doesn’t happen overnight; instead, it takes time. What process will the business broker be following to sell your business, and does that process have a proven track record? Work with a business broker who fully explains how their process works and is there throughout the process to answer any questions that arise.
Who will buy my business? Depending on the type of business you have, its size and its value, anyone from an individual owner/operator to a financial buyer, a strategic buyer, or even a private equity firm may be interested. Insist on partnering with a business broker who has experience working with the types of buyers your business is most likely to attract.
If you’re serious about selling your business, you owe it to yourself to contact us at Viking. With a sales closing rate that’s 4 times the industry average, an average sales price that is 95% of the asking price, and more than 500 successful business sale closings under our belts, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to close the deal. Get in touch today for a complimentary consultation. We specialize in selling businesses in Charlotte and throughout the Southeast U.S.
At Viking Mergers & Acquisitions our goal is clear: to maximize the value you gain from selling your business.