If you’re a manufacturer who is considering retirement, keep reading! You'll be glad you found us.
For many of you, the sale of your company will be the largest transaction of your entire life. We’re here to help you get the information you need to make an informed decision.
The first thing you should know is that we are All Manufacturing, All the time! We are the only firm of our kind that is devoted exclusively to the manufacturing sectors and selling companies with revenues generally between $2-$15 million.
We’ve been selling for more than 2 decades, and we sell nationally. Most business intermediaries will sell anything, in any sector. They don’t know manufacturing like we do.
Show them a palletized horizontal CNC machining center and their eyes will glaze over because they have no clue what they’re looking at, but we do!
No upfront fees!
You might be saying to yourself, “These people probably charge a ton of money upfront, because they’re specialists.”
Like most of our clients, we built our business from nothing. We’re straight talking, no B.S. entrepreneurs. We know you want results from the professionals you hire, not fluff, because we’re the same way.
So here’s how we roll: We don’t charge you anything upfront. We get paid only when we’ve done the job of getting you to the finish line. We pay all the marketing and labor costs to get you there, and we never seek reimbursement for those costs. We work on a fair commission of the sale price. Our approach is simple, straight forward and designed to let you know that we’re confident in our ability to get the job done.
Let’s talk value.
Maybe you’ve been to a seminar where someone told you that your business would sell for "gazillions."
These companies advocate taking your company to market without a price tag. They target an audience of strategic buyers and private equities and basically conduct a controlled auction.
While this approach is appropriate for some companies, it’s not right for everyone. An example of when this would work might be a medical instrument startup, whose product will become the standard of care worldwide. The business can be dramatically scaled up.
This is different than a stamping job shop with no patents or proprietary products. The difference is one has something unique for which buyers might pay what would otherwise be considered an insane multiple. At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., we'll never give you an inflated number to get your business. It's a waste of your time, and ours.
That said, we have a long history of getting top dollar and multiple offers for our clients. We just don't see the sense in marketing every business the same way.
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We all know about the “Silver Tsunami,” baby boomers that are retiring in record numbers. Here’s what you may not know.
The younger baby boomers in their early 50’s are acquiring manufacturing businesses in record numbers. The typical profile is someone who has perhaps worked in management for a Fortune 500 manufacturer for several years. They know what makes business work and how to exponentially grow a business, and they’re tired of doing it for other people.
They typically have ample finances, good credit and serious management skills. They make manufacturing acquisitions with the idea of growing the company for 10-15 years. They will then sell the company as their own parachute into retirement.
The #1 mistake made by Manufacturing M&A Firms is also the #1 reason you shouldn’t hire them.
They are ignoring a major trend in the acquisition of manufacturing companies. They are totally ignoring a category of buyer who is making more acquisitions in the current market than any other type of buyer.
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"I have sold real estate on my own without a broker. Even that was at sometimes difficult. This is so much more complex. And there’s so many issues that a typical person who’s involved in running their business just wouldn’t even think were going to come up as far as even the aspect of the relationship with the potential buyer.
"I never would have had the exposure of people outside my area on my own. I never could have attained that kind of exposure. And I also would not have had the time to vet some of these potential people out that Fran took time to vet out and didn’t even bring to me.
"And also the advice. Sometimes when you haven’t done this process, you need advice and Fran was always there to give me advice. I was skeptical at first when I saw that a woman was involved because that was my perception that women, they don’t understand this industry. It did not take me long at all, our first visit, and I realized you know what you’re talking about. Not only are you good at sales, but you knew the equipment.
"I absolutely would recommend Accelerated Brokerage. And feel free to have anybody call me. I feel that strongly about it. If anybody has any doubts, they can call me and I will tell them how satisfied I am with the process of working with you guys and I absolutely would recommend you to anybody."
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Jim Walker, Seller