If you plan to sell manufacturing business in the near future, it is imperative that you ‘dress’ it for success. You want to make it as attractive as possible in order to attract more potential suitors. Our team at So-Cal Business Brokers will be able to help with this. We have sold many manufacturing businesses and we know what buyers look for in such businesses. Here are the best tips for getting your business ready for sale.
Clean up the financials
The area business buyers will focus on the most is that on your financials. Buyers are mostly interested in your core competencies. Eliminate the nonessential items such as shareholder loans, underperforming segments and non-operating assets from the balance sheet. Our job when you bring us onboard is to help you maximize your bottom line. We can help cut extraneous expenses as well as operating as lean as possible. Our team will help you gather the important financial documents, clean them up and present them to potential buyers in a way that wins their trust.
Highlight the strengths and opportunities
To sell manufacturing business at maximum profit you have to highlight your strengths and opportunities. Buyers are mostly interested in the business’ future potential. Our business brokers will perform a thorough business valuation which reveals your strengths, opportunities and weaknesses. We will help you position your business in a way that helps you take advantage of the market changes and opportunities. Give us a call now to learn how we can help make your business more valuable.
Eliminate or downplay risks
In our experience, businesses that have higher risks sell for much lower prices. While there is no company that is perfect, it pays to eliminate or downplay your business’ risks. Our team will help fill gaps in your managerial expertise, internal control deficiencies and take care of external threats like pending lawsuits. We can also help you honestly disclose your business’ shortcoming to buyers and discuss steps you have taken to mitigate the risks. Our job as you sell manufacturing business is to transform your business into a proactive one. Buyers are more interested in proactive businesses.
Prepare an offer package
When considering a business to buy buyers consider more than tax returns and financial statements. The duty of our business brokers is to help you compile an attractive package that wins buyers over.
Our work at So-Cal Business Brokers is not just to help you find the right buyer but also to help get your business ready for sale and hold your hand throughout the sale. Contact us now to learn more about our strategy when selling manufacturing businesses. We are always happy to hear from you and offer any assistance you need.