I have several clients that are involved in business acquisitions. With a sluggish economy, many are attracted to the opportunity to acquire business versus grow organically. If you’re deciding to buy a company, here are 3 things you must know about financing the acquisition.
You're busy running your business and all of a sudden you get a phone call from a potential suitor that is interested in buying your business. You're flattered, intrigued, you might even consider selling. But what's the value of your business? How do you structure the sale? What's going to be your tax liability? What's the number you walk away with? Are you and the business ready to sell?
The baby boomer generation is retiring and those who are business owners are selling their businesses. So, where do you start? How much do you pay for the business? What's it worth? How do I get if financed? Depending on your situation, you may only buy and sell one business in your lifetime, so you want to do it right.
There seems to be a lot of business acquisition activity in the marketplace right now. I have several clients that are in various stages of this process. Depending on whether you're on the buy side or the sell side, here are three ways the acquisition can get financed.