Successful Business Deal Closings
2019 has been a busy year so far with businesses changing hands. Our office had 6 closings in the past few weeks and we have three more set to close in the next couple weeks.
These are the business transactions that have recently closed:
#1426 – Bar/Restaurant/Banquet Facility $1,300,000
#1309 – RV Dealership $1,000,000
#1255 – Commercial Printing Business $615,000
#1343 – Supplier of Marine Accessories $400,000
#1337 – Electrical Contractor $395,000
#1383 – Boat Rental Business $360,000
These business deals have been in various industries.
With interest rates still reasonable this is a good time to sell or buy a business. Our award winning team is ready to assist with an exit strategy.
Reputable Recycling Center Business Sold
The seller was looking to retire and has kept the business well organized with a strong team in place.
Congratulations to the new buyer of this profitable turn-key business and to the seller as he looks to enjoy his retirement!
Acquisition of Manufacturing Company
This plastic molder manufacturer has been in business for over 40 years producing an array of products for businesses and consumers. with contracts in place for the larger accounts and a great customer distribution, this business was very well diversified and stable. There is plenty of additional room for growth in each of the two divisions. Growing by adding new customers or products or by way of marketing and selling directly to end users.
Included in the sale of the business was over nine acres of land with facilities totaling over 74,000 square feet.
Congratulations to the new owner and to all involved in the sale!
Northern Illinois Wholesale Food Distributor Successful Transaction
This company has a niche in providing a wide variety of ingredients throughout the bakery industry.
This wholesale food distributor was on the market for 5 months and had over 90 inquiries. So congratulations to our sales rep, Joe Braier and to the new owner. Also, best of luck to the seller in his retirement!
Successful Transfer of Business
This business opportunity was sold within six months of being signed with our office. In those six months, there have been over 50 inquiries. This business sale included the property.
Successful Business Transaction of Greenhouse in Wisconsin
The Lakes Business Group sales rep was able to find the right buyer for this business and close the deal last week. Congratulations to all the parties involved!
Successful Business Transaction – Custom Cabinet Showroom
This business has both residential and commercial customers and is well known and respected in the community. Seller was willing to negotiate a non-compete with the new owner and to assist in a smooth transition.
Congratulations to the new owner and our team for getting this deal closed.
SOLD! Fabricator and Manufacturer of Stone Products
Some of the highlights of this business:
- a very experienced and skilled professional staff of key employees
- the seller only worked 10 hours per week
- in a good location and building is owned by the business
- many long-time commercial and residential customers
Congratulations to the seller and new owner of this long established business!
If you are looking to sell your business, NOW is the time. As you read from this transaction, there are many buyers looking to own an established business.
Your Successful Business Transaction – Telling your Employees
- Wait until the deal is completed.
It is best to wait until the papers are signed and the deal is final before telling the employees. Telling them too soon could decrease the value of of your business. Losing a employee can be detrimental to the value of your business and the sale of your business.
- Tell your closest associates first.
Before disclosing information to all your employees, you want to make sure your closest and highest ranked associates know your exit plan. These employees will be developing close relationships with the new owner if they decide to stay.
- Plan accordingly in telling your employees.
Each employee will react differently to the news so it is important to be as compassionate as possible when telling them you will be leaving and a new owner is taking your place. Employees need to know their jobs are secure once a new owner takes over. Make sure to introduce the new owner to your employees after you break the news.
The way you’ve handled your business is unique and unlike any other will do so it is important to find a buyer that is the right fit for the business you’ve built.
To read the full article ‘How to Tell Your Employees You’ve Sold the Business‘
Successful Transaction of this Electronic Component Distribution Business
As one of the Midwest’s premier distributor of switches, connectors, and terminal blocks and more, the business has been performing well financially and has several areas where a new owner can grow and expand the operations to make the business even more profitable.
Congratulations to the seller on his retirement and to the new owner on his new opportunity to build this established company. Also congratulations to our team for assisting in this successful transaction.