The BEACON Difference
Your Business IS Our Business
At BEACON Business Group, we show Midwest business owners how to sell their businesses and get the greatest financial benefits when they sell their companies. We work with you as well as your trusted advisors to develop and implement successful exit strategies that allow you to sell when you want to–and and not when you have to–for the best possible financial outcome.
The BEACON Difference
Selling your business is likely the biggest financial decision you will make in your lifetime. So you have one chance to do it right. Here’s how the team at BEACON will work for you to find the best investor to buy your company.
- We focus exclusively on privately-held and family-owned Wisconsin and Illinois businesses.
- We team up with your attorneys, accountants, bankers, wealth managers and other trusted advisors to ensure your best interests are served.
- We work with a limited number of clients, so we can dedicate our resources to making each business sale a success. Our closing percentage is 95 percent*, while the industry average is around 30 percent.
- Unlike other brokerage firms, we don’t just “spray and pray,” or rely solely on a publicly available list of private investment groups as most investment bankers do. Our expert marketing team utilizes a full range of activities and resources—including artificial intelligence, accessed through our proprietary database—to find the right buyers for your business.
- For larger businesses ($1 million+ EBITDA), we customize a focused and confidential campaign to private investment groups that are currently searching for investments in your industry.
- We are reachable and accessible, maintaining ongoing dialogue with our clients and their advisers throughout the selling process.
- We maintain and require the highest level of confidentiality throughout the marketing and sales processes.
- We ensure that only buyers with the financial strength and professional background to purchase a business have access to your confidential business information.
- We fully manage the selling process from listing through negotiations and due diligence to a successful closing.
Products and Services We Offer
- No-Cost Broker’s Opinion of Value Report—A current market value estimate of your business that provides a stake in the ground from which to build your exit strategy.
- BEACON Sellability Score—A complete “tool kit” for owners to help pinpoint strengths and weaknesses within their businesses. We then work with you to optimize growth opportunities and minimize any red flags that could have a negative effect on market value.
- Investor Qualification Process—A screening process that ensures we provide confidential information only to investors that have the financial strength to successfully buy/run your business.
- Full Range of Sophisticated Marketing Services—Advertising on 175-200 business-selling websites; specialized marketing to targeted investors; access to networks of potential investors as well as BEACON’s proprietary database of qualified buyers.
- Complete Business Brokerage Services, delivered with honesty, integrity and transparency.
*Success rate percentage when an accepted offer has been achieved.
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