Northern Illinois Wholesale Food Distributor Successful Transaction

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An Illinois food distributor has been successfully transferred to a new owner.  The seller was ready to retire after operating the business for several years. The new owner has an incredible brand that is known for customer service and reliability. 

This company has a niche in providing a wide variety of ingredients throughout the bakery industry.  Man making pizza at profitable restaurant bar for sale

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

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SOLD - successful business transactionCongratulations to Andy Schmelzer for assisting with a successful business transaction of a community based residential facility (CBRF). We also want to congratulate the new owner of this profitable, well run CBRF/Assisted Living operation in southeastern Wisconsin. And, finally to wish the sellers best of luck in their retirement!

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

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The confidential business offering #1025 was successfully transferred to a new owner last week!   This greenhouse business has been serving the area for over 25 years and the seller was ready to retire.   There were over eighty interested buyers looking at the business profile for this opportunity.  plants growing in a greenhouse

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

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The successful acquisition of a residential septic service company was completed last week. This business has been serving the local community and provides services in the septic pumping, cleaning and repair industry.  The original owner had started this business and has been operating it for over 25 years and he was ready to retire.

The acquisition took place last week with Dan Williamson as the intermediary from the Lakes Business Group team.  Best wishes to the seller as he starts his retirement.  And congratulations to the new owner of this Wisconsin Septic Service  business!

Successful Business Transaction – Custom Cabinet Showroom

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In January the successful business transaction of a custom cabinet shop in Wisconsin. The seller decided to sell now because the market was right. He knew he could get the value of the business in today’s market. This business sold within six months of the listing date.

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

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In December this long established fabricator of all type of natural stones and manufacturer of veneer stone products was successfully transferred to a new owner.    This business was on the market for nine months and had over fifty interested buyers.   Stone Products Fabricator and Manufacturer Business for Sale in Wisconsin

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

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Selling your business is a confidential process.  Have you considered during the process the future of your employees and their reaction of the business having a new owner?    Disclosing information as you start your exit strategy can do harm during the process and jeopardize a successful transaction.  So how and when do you tell your employees?     Forbes.com had a good article giving some tips on preparing your employees for the sale of your business.

  • 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

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After 11 months of searching for the right buyer, this Wisconsin distributor of passive electro-mechanical component parts has been SOLD!   The owner of this business was ready to retire and called Lakes Business Group to help with the sale of his 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.

SOLD! Industrial Controls and Manufacturing Business

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Industrial Controls Design & Manufacturing business #1037, serving the southeast Wisconsin area and been in business for 11 years, was recently sold for $643,000. The company generates an annual revenue of approximately $1 million and is growing by engineering and developing over 100 industrial control products for a variety of industries such as food processing, chemical, power, and others for industrial and commercial customers.

The acquirer, was attracted by the anticipated growth of this industry for industrial controls used for process manufacturing and the need for automation, the customized engineering of niche products, and the excellent customers which results in recurring revenues for the company. Larry Heck, who brokered the transaction, says “This acquisition was a good fit for both parties.”

SOLD! Leading Midwest Inventory Verification Business

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Nicole White and Robin Elario represented the owner of an inventory service business and successfully closed the deal to a private investor in the past week.   This service business has been around over fifty years and has 4 office locations in the Midwest. Through marketing, our team pre-qualified 84 interested buyers to find the right buyer.