Business Owners Aren’t the Only Ones Who Should Have Help
When it comes to transactions between buyers and sellers of companies, the vast majority of business owners are represented by some sort of third-party intermediary, such as Sigma Mergers & Acquisitions.
Mid-Stream RepresentationWe call this “Mid-Stream” because we are being brought in at some point during an acquisition process that is already underway. In these cases, buyers have already completed the Discovery phase of the process, and possibly the Research step as well. But when it comes to moving forward, a buyer may not know exactly where to go next. In this scenario, we step in wherever a buyer needs us to start – whether it be valuating the company, preparing a letter of intent or offer sheet, preparing a due diligence checklist or negotiating the purchase agreement - wherever a buyers needs us we can step in and help carry the deal across the finish line. The fee for this type of representation includes an upfront retainer of $1,995, which is then applied to a commission amount owed at closing. The commission will be determined based on the size of the business.
Full RepresentationOur Full Representation program incorporates everything we provide with the Mid-Stream arrangement in addition to having us handle the Discovery and Research stages of DRIVE-5™. This level of representation is really for the buyer who wants us to provide A-to-Z service, including all of the legwork associated with searching for and identifying potential business acquisition targets for you. If you are a potential buyer who is too busy to spend time searching for businesses to buy and you simply want those applicable opportunities served up to you, then this would be the representation level for you. The fee for this program includes an upfront retainer of $5,000, which is then applied to a commission amount owed at closing. The commission will be determined based on the size of the business.