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Looking to sell or transition? Our business brokerage team helps entrepreneurs of all sizes create more value in their business, and navigate legacy decisions and the next phase of life with holistic and expert-guided business brokerage services.

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Every business sale is a personal journey.

Selling a business isn’t simply a transaction—it’s a deeply emotional process. Balancing the intricacies of selling a business while ensuring your business operates smoothly is no small feat. The emotional impact of saying goodbye to an asset you’ve put blood, sweat and tears into can’t be overlooked either.

The journey to a successful business sale begins long before you advertise. It requires a thoughtful evaluation of how your business operates, especially if you’ve run it with a deeply personal touch. A new owner might need a more scalable, less personalized approach.

The process becomes much more manageable with our business brokers by your side. Whether you’re thinking of selling to chase a new venture or hoping to retire with your well-earned rewards, we’re here to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

We help you create more value and make the transition more manageable.

Our goal is to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved.

We offer comprehensive business brokerage services for those looking to buy or sell. Our goal? To bring order, clarity, and the best possible outcomes to your business transition journey. We ensure nothing is left off the table, aiming for satisfaction for both you and the new owners. Our process starts with a free exit analysis before planning your exit strategy. Based on that, we create a tailored plan to highlight your business’s strengths and strategies to create more business value, all while ensuring a smooth transition for everyone involved.

Business brokerage services.

Tavola Group offers expert business valuations, detailed due diligence, and advisory services for sellers and buyers. We discreetly guide sales, identify prime buying opportunities, and leverage skilled negotiations to ensure you achieve optimal terms and value in every transaction.

Business valuations

Get a clear picture of the value of your business. We provide detailed business valuations, ensuring you’re equipped with an accurate understanding for setting the correct price or making purchasing choices.

Due diligence

Go beyond the surface. With Tavola’s rigorous due diligence, we assess a business’s financial stability, operational insights, and potential risks, ensuring a transparent and surprise-free transaction.

Sell-side advisory

Sell with confidence. Our services guide clients discreetly through the selling process, from effective marketing to finalizing the deal, always safeguarding sensitive information.

Buy-side advisory

Discover your perfect business match. We support buyers in finding the right business opportunities, guiding them through due diligence, and ensuring they negotiate the best possible terms.

Negotiations

Maximize your deal’s potential. Our expert negotiators skillfully advocate for our clients, ensuring you achieve the best terms and realize the highest value in your transactions.

What to expect when working with Tavola Group.

Breaking from industry conventions, we champion transparency, efficiency, and client satisfaction. With Tavola Group, experience a partnership that’s both rewarding and results-driven.

A holistic perspective.

We take a holistic view of our clients’ financial needs and goals, always considering the bigger picture.

No surprises.

We prioritize transparency and clear communication, ensuring no unpleasant surprises for our clients.

A client-centric focus.

We adopt a client-centric approach, placing our client’s needs, priorities, and success at the heart of our efforts.

See what a happy client has to say about Tavola Group.

I have no idea where I would be without them.

Prior to hiring the Tavola Group, my company’s books were in a state of disarray, and since hiring them, all systems have been functioning on all cylinders. I was quite impressed by the knowledge in resolving business questions and issues. I am feeling very safe and confident they have my best interest in mind. I have no idea where I would be without them.

Darryl Martin

CEO, Martin Branding Group Inc.

Our favorite part of working with Tavola is their expertise on the business side.

We have been using Tavola Group for our business and personal taxes for a few years. It’s nice to have a team on your side so we can focus on our business and not the day-to-day activities Tavola Group handles for us.  Our favorite part of working with them is their expertise on the business side. We appreciate their work!

Heather Keller

TKG Homes LLC and Blueprint Short Sales Inc.

Tavola provide us clarity on profit margins, tax planning, and the big picture.

Tavola has been a big help in educating us more about the financials and tax implications of our business. This gives us clarity on real profit margins, tax planning, inventory, and the whole big picture. Being able to contact them and get same-day answers is invaluable.

Chris Keller

Owner, Top Shelf Breaks LLC

Tavola Group has greatly enhanced our success and profitability.

Upon switching to the Tavola Group, our accounting workflow has been reduced in office, (saving money) and the tax planning has had a significant positive financial impact.

Joe Billitteri

Real estate developer and investor

Contact Tavola Group team to answer all your queries.

Frequently asked questions.

A broker can provide market insight, assist with valuations, market the business discreetly, screen potential buyers, and guide the transaction process, ensuring the necessary steps are followed.

Determining the value of a business is a combination of art and science. There are several methodologies:

  • Earnings Multiplier Method: This involves multiplying the business’s earnings (before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) by a certain number, which varies by industry and economic climate. For example, if a business has an EBITDA of $500,000 and the industry multiplier is 4, the business might be valued at $2 million.
  • Asset Valuation: This method calculates the net value of all the business’s assets. For businesses with significant tangible assets like real estate, machinery, or inventory, this method can be particularly relevant. Liabilities are subtracted from the total value of assets to determine the business’s net asset value.
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF): This is a forward-looking valuation method. It involves estimating the future cash flows the business will generate and then discounting them to present value based on a chosen discount rate, reflecting the risk associated with the business.

Given the complexity and nuances involved in valuing a business, it’s crucial to seek the expertise of a business valuation professional. They’ll consider various factors, such as the company’s financial health, market demand, industry trends, and intangible assets like brand reputation and goodwill, to arrive at a comprehensive valuation.

Due diligence is an exhaustive process aimed at ensuring that you know all the material facts before purchasing a business. Here are elaborated steps:

  • Financial Review: Dive deep into financial statements for at least the past three years. This includes balance sheets, profit and loss accounts, cash flow statements, and tax returns. Look for trends, inconsistencies, and potential red flags.
  • Legal Examination: Review all contracts and legal documents. This encompasses leases, employment contracts, supplier agreements, and customer contracts. Check for any ongoing or potential litigations.
  • Employee Assessment: Understand the organizational structure, employee contracts, and any potential liabilities like unpaid pensions or benefits.
  • Intellectual Property: If applicable, review patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual assets. Verify their validity, ownership, and potential infringements.
  • Liabilities: Uncover all debts, obligations, contingent liabilities, and off-balance-sheet items.
  • Operations Review: Assess the operational processes, customer base, supplier relationships, and any potential challenges therein.

Always approach due diligence with a skeptical mindset, questioning and verifying everything. This phase is crucial to understand what you’re buying and any potential pitfalls or challenges.

The process of selling a business isn’t instant. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Preparation Phase: Before listing the business, there’s a phase of gathering financial documents, getting a valuation, and making any necessary improvements to increase its appeal. This can take a few weeks to several months.
  • Listing and Marketing: Once listed, the timeframe to find a buyer depends on the market conditions, business attractiveness, and pricing. This phase can range from a few months to over a year.
  • Due Diligence and Closing: After a buyer shows interest and makes an offer, they’ll undergo their due diligence, followed by negotiations, financing arrangements, and finalizing the sale. This can add another 1-3 months.

On average, many businesses sell between 6 to 12 months, but high-value or niche businesses may take longer.

Maintaining confidentiality protects the business’s reputation, employee morale, and competitive positioning:

  • Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs): Any interested buyer should sign an NDA. This legally binds them to secrecy regarding the sale and any information shared.
  • Use a Business Broker: Brokers are experienced in discreetly advertising businesses without revealing specific identifying details.
  • Confidential Information: Limit the amount of sensitive information shared until later in the sale process, only after vetting potential buyers.
  • Private Communications: Use personal email or phone lines for communication related to the sale, rather than.

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