Columbia, SC Business Brokers
Do you want the experience of being your own boss and owning your own business? Or are you interested in selling your current business but feel uncertain about what steps to take first? We can help. One of the Southeast’s most prolific business brokers, Viking Mergers & Acquisitions has experience selling businesses in Columbia, SC and beyond. In fact, we’ve successfully closed sales on more than 500 businesses—and have a success rate that is 4 times the industry average.
The Columbia Business Environment and Viking
South Carolina’s capital and largest city, both the University of South Carolina and the US Army’s Fort Jackson call Columbia home. The city’s economy is diversified, with government, healthcare and education sectors currently leading employment. Government stats from 2014 show steady growth in the manufacturing and financial activities sectors, and experts forecast impressive future job growth. The city is currently placing special emphasis on revitalizing its downtown area, in the hopes of attracting new businesses and residents.
The business brokers at Viking have years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and business sales in Columbia, SC. As one of Southeast’s largest and most successful business brokers, a few of the local business sales we’ve completed in the Columbia area include:
- Fastsigns (Sign Company)
- Capital City Cooling & Heating (HVAC Contractor)
Selling a Business in Columbia, SC
Viking makes the process of selling a business in Columbia, SC as easy as possible. Not only do we have access to our own network of 2,500+ pre-screened, pre-qualified active buyers, but we also have a tried-and-true 7-step process for selling a business. Our proven sales approach ensures you don’t leave money on the table, while avoiding common sales pitfalls and unwelcome surprises.
When you’re ready to sell your business in Columbia, SC, our business intermediaries can help you with every step of the process:
Consulting and valuation: Join us for a free, completely confidential consultation and business valuation.
Packaging and marketing: Masking your name and personal details to protect your privacy, Viking puts your business offering in front of potential buyers.
Pre-screening: Buyers are pre-screened to ensure your confidentiality and remove all but truly serious candidates.
Buyer/seller meeting: Your Viking business broker will facilitate a meeting the potential buyer so you can ask and answer questions.
Purchase offer review/negotiation: Your Viking intermediary will guide you through the offer review, and can give guidance on negotiations.
Due diligence and ongoing marketing: Your Viking business broker continues to market your business throughout the buyer’s due diligence process.
Closing: With due diligence and negotiations complete, your Viking intermediary will stay with you through the closing process, addressing any last-minute concerns or questions.
Buying a Business in Columbia, SC
Buying a business is exciting, but there’s no denying that it can also be overwhelming—especially if it’s your first time. Viking’s business brokers can help with everything from finding a business that fits your budget and lifestyle to ensuring you can get the proper financing.
Contact Viking for A Free Business Valuation
We’re proud to say that the vast majority of businesses we’ve sold—95%—are still in business today. And on average, most of our businesses sell for within 95% of the published asking price.
SELLERS – Current Columbia, SC business owners, click here to get a free valuation of your business and learn what it’s worth if you were to sell it.
BUYERS – Prospective buyers in Columbia, SC, click here to learn about all the businesses we currently have available for sale.