Sell by Broker

Retain us to price, market and sell your business. We have a crystal ball when it comes to getting deals done.


We have access to the comps and multiples for businesses like yours. We'll consider the goodwill you have created, your financials, intellectual property, and other factors that may increase the value of your business, to arrive at the optimum selling price.


This is where the hard work gets done. It involves writing a good teaser, writing a thorough selling memorandum, and listing your business on the BLS. Most importantly, it involves reaching out directly to a very targeted list of buyers and pitching them on your unique opportunity.


We strive to get multiple buyers to the table so you can entertain multiple offers. Once you accept an offer, the really hard work starts -- due diligence and purchase agreement negotiation. It ends with a successful closing and dinner to celebrate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our retainer is typically 1% of the listing price and helps to defer our upfront expenses to price and market your business. The retainer is applied and refunded against our success fee upon sale of your company. 

Like most brokers, our success fee is based on the Double Lehman formula:

10% of the first $1 million, plus
9% of the second $1 million, plus
8% of the third $1 million, plus
7% of the fourth $1 million, plus
6% of the fifth $1 million, plus
5% of the sixth $1 million, plus
4% of the seventh $1 million, plus
3% of everything above $8 million.

Our engagements are ‘exclusive right of sale’ for 12 months, with a 12-month “tail” if you accept an offer from a buyer we surfaced after the agreement expires. 

Most businesses take 10-12 months to sell.

We use a proven process perfected over many years of experience. You can download the description below. 

Mike O'Donnell

Managing Partner
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