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Selling Your Business

When considering exit options, selling the business is usually the first choice that comes to mind. Unfortunately, many business owners consider it their only choice - but as you can see, there are actually several options available. If you have mentally moved on and want out, a sale might be the best solution.

If you think about it, almost every option except bankruptcy is a sale of one kind or other. But selling to a third party is what we are focusing on here. There are two types of sale - a stock sale and an asset sale. These are treated differently from a tax standpoint.

Potential buyers may have a number of reasons to want your business. There may be synergies that will help them save money, or they may want a presence in your geographic market. Maybe they just want to eliminate a competitor. 

Selling a business requires patience, effort and teamwork. There are many steps involved in a sale (see our Transactions page) and each one is critical. Our goal is to make this process as smooth as possible, allowing you to continue to concentrate on running your business while we take care of the details.

As we embark on the process of preparing your business for sale, you may decide that there are reasons you don't want to completely walk away. Maybe your management team is stepping up, and you can see them taking over the company - saving you time, effort and money trying to lure a third party.

In some cases there may be a benefit of only selling a portion or even a majority of your business, while keeping a slice of equity to share potential upside. In cases like this, you may want to consider a private equity or gifting transaction.

The key is to examine all of your options from the beginning, and then determining the optimal choice to take based upon your ultimate objectives.