We are dedicated advisers whose job is to see you from listing through close, helping you walk away with top market value for your business.
The founder of DeHaas Consulting, Kyle DeHaas, has been in Austin since 1988, involved in business valuation since 2006 and franchise consulting since 2010, with dozens of successful business transactions completed. DeHaas Consulting is an expression of Kyle’s passion for helping people be the best business owners they can be, as well as help entrepreneurs realize the value of what they’ve built.
Selling a Business
DeHaas Consulting will assist with valuation assessment, marketing the business, sourcing the financing, and closing the transaction. This is what we do to help sell your business:
Assessment: We will understand the value you have created in your business and then develop a market focused presentation to best sell that value. Let us help you look the most attractive to the M&A market.
Market: We will confidentially market your business in multiple channels, including through our network of qualified buyers developed over decades of doing business. In addition to networking, we will place ads.
Close: Our staff has been closing deals since 2010. We will help with the due diligence to create the exit event you want.
Use the contact form below to set up a free appointment discuss your potential exit strategies.
See this checklist to understand the documents you need to collect to sell your business.
Buying a Business
The process of purchasing a business can be complex and involves various steps. Here are some of the essential steps that a business buyer should be prepared to undertake:
- Research: The buyer should research the market, the industry, and the potential businesses they are interested in. This step includes evaluating financial statements, cash flow, and revenue, analyzing the competition, and considering potential risks.
- Contacting the seller: Once the buyer has identified a potential business, they should contact the seller or their broker representative and express interest in purchasing the business.
- Signing a confidentiality agreement: Before any sensitive information is shared, the buyer may be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement to protect the seller’s confidential information.
- Due diligence: The buyer should conduct due diligence, a thorough examination of the business’s financial, legal, and operational records. This step includes reviewing tax returns, customer contracts, and employee agreements.
- Negotiating the terms: The buyer and seller will negotiate the purchase price and other terms of the sale, such as payment terms, closing date, and contingencies.
- Drafting and signing the purchase agreement: Once the terms are agreed upon, the buyer and seller will draft and sign a purchase agreement, which outlines the terms of the sale and the obligations of both parties.
- Closing the deal: On the closing date, the buyer will transfer the purchase price to the seller, and the seller will transfer the ownership of the business to the buyer.
- Post-sale activities: The buyer will need to undertake post-sale activities, such as integrating the new business, managing employees, and ensuring a smooth transition of ownership.
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