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Merrell Stout

Managing Partner

Leading Viking’s efforts in Atlanta, North Georgia, and the Upstate of South Carolina, Merrell’s experience includes a series of successful technology startups, managing a market for a fortune 50 company, serving as CEO of a PE backed company, and making private equity investments as a general partner in a PE firm.  He holds a degree in Economics From Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from the University of Rochester.

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The Business Environment In Atlanta

Atlanta is a paradise for entrepreneurs, offering a wide variety of businesses. The state’s economy is thriving and there are lots of great opportunities out there. Home to 18 Fortune 500 and 30 Fortune 1000 companies, the state boasts some of the most prominent brands in the world. As an experienced business broker in Atlanta, we can help you make your dreams come true with one of the most vital decisions you will ever make.

Selling A Business In Atlanta

Just like you rely on an accountant to help with your taxes, and an attorney to help navigate legal situations, it similarly makes sense to seek out expert guidance when it’s time to sell your business. The experienced business brokers at Viking in Atlanta, GA can help. With more than 88 years of combined experience, many of our brokers have bought and sold their own businesses, giving them unique insight into the process.

In addition to providing valuations and facilitating sales of businesses in the Atlanta metro area and up into North Georgia, Viking understands the nuances of the business environment in the region. We have sold over 800 businesses in the Southeast.

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Preparing To Sell Your Atlanta Business

There are a variety of things you can do to ensure your business is ready for sale:

  • Put your best foot forward: If you are considering selling your business, serious prospective buyers will want to see your business facilities. Make sure everything looks good and take care of any repairs that have been neglected.
  • Prepare your paperwork: It is crucial not only to ensure your business’ financial information is in order, but also to collect other relevant documents, such as asset lists and lease agreements, so you can share them with potential buyers.
  • Contact Viking: Contact Viking for a no-obligation consultation and business valuation and learn how we can help you.