By Robert Murphy, Senior Managing Director
Financial buyers deploy significant resources to contact private companies to purchase a company below its true market value. Before agreeing to sell, here are some important Do’s and Don’ts for sellers to consider.
As a Seller: Questions You Might Ask Yourself
- Why would any buyer pay the high end of their value range or offer their best terms if there’s no competition and/or no knowledgeable M&A advisor negotiating on behalf of the seller? The fact is: no unchallenged buyer would pay top dollar.
- Should you directly negotiate the value and major deal points in the sale of your company? No, this is not your expertise and selling your business is probably the most important financial transaction of your life. You need an advocate with decades of M&A experience.