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Why should I sell my company to a Private Equity firm?

Selling or raising equity can be an arduous process. Many business owners hire intermediaries who typically charge substantial upfront fees and who then attempt to sell the company to private individuals or inexperienced strategic buyers. In many cases, these buyers are not experienced in valuing the company, raising the necessary capital, structuring the transaction, conducting their due-diligence, planning for a transition or otherwise working with management. Working with inexperienced buyers or investors can cause the owners of a company to spend a considerable amount of time and money, over and over, in a fruitless attempt to get a deal done.

There is an alternative. There are well capitalized, professional buyers / investors who 1. already have capital, 2. know exactly what they are looking for and what they'll pay for it, 3. know how to evaluate opportunities and 4. know how to work with owners and managers to get deals done. Because of their resources, competence and experience, selling to or raising capital from a Private Equity firm can dramatically increase the chances for a successful transaction.

How do I identify and approach a suitable Private Equity firm?

The most difficult part of accessing the PE market is making an appropriate introduction to a suitable Private Equity investor. By working with Adler & Company, you will have access to the right PE firm for your situation, whether that is one of our current clients or one of the hundreds of other Private Equity investors we can screen and approach on your behalf, and at no cost to you.

In contrast to hiring a traditional business broker, intermediary or investment banker, by working directly with a buyer's representative, like Adler & Company, business owners can entirely avoid:

  • Retainers or up-front fees
  • Long-term exclusivity obligations
  • Success fees or commissions of any kind
  • Engagement agreements of any kind

And instead of being "represented" by an intermediary who only gets paid if a deal closes, all business owners we introduce to PE investors are represented by their own experienced transaction legal and accounting counsel.