Sell Your Business with Bison to Maximize Your Success

Join Our “Business-Selling Machine”

At Bison Business, we curate matches between sustainable, profitable businesses and motivated, qualified buyers. We do a good job too: we sell over 90% of the businesses we represent. Industry standard is less than 30%.

If your business qualifies for Sell-Side representation, we’re so confident that we will get the job done, we’re the only brokerage with a ‘double-your-money-back’ guarantee if your business does not sell. We will give you $5,000 back (double the up-front fee). See terms and conditions.

– Business must not decline more than 5% in earnings during listing period
– Any offer 90% or more of Price Target during listing period removes the money-back guarantee regardless of Seller’s acceptance or not

High Standards, Strong Results

Bison Business works with any industry, anywhere in the United States, but we only sell businesses that meet our high standards.

We do everything in our power to assess your business for a fair valuation. Just be warned: we don’t sugarcoat anything. Not our valuations, not your bottom line, not growth projections, employees, or troubled history. Transparency and integrity is the name of the game, and we’re playing for the long haul.

Qualities We Look For:

• Privately-owned and profitable businesses
• $1M – $50M in revenue
• Business value between $500K
• and $25M*
• Three or more full years of financials preferred

We Do Not Sell:

• Unprofitable businesses
• Distressed businesses
• Turnaround situations
• Under-documented, unproven businesses (one full year in business is the absolute minimum)
• Businesses in dying industries

*If your business is smaller than we usually accept, we can refer you to reputable business brokers. If your business is larger than we usually accept, we can refer you to specialty M&A firms.

Simplify Your Change of Ownership

We’ve streamlined the selling process – assessing your business, taking care of the marketing, vetting the buyers, facilitating the deal, assisting in the transition, and more. Our team of in-house experts work behind-the-scenes so you can continue “business as usual.”

What We’ll Handle for You:

Assessment & Marketing

  • Initial interview to learn about the business
  • Business evaluation
  • Present valuation and exclusive representation deal
  • Build business package and marketing presentation

Sourcing Buyers

  • Initial launch to internal buyer network
  • Secondary launch to external sources
  • Screen and interview potential Buyers
  • Provide potential Buyers with NDAs and information about the deal
  • Connect vetted and informed Buyers with the Seller

Negotiating the Deal

  • Negotiate offers with the Buyer candidates
  • Selection of candidate/offer by Seller
  • Help you navigate seller financing, earnouts, holdbacks, working capital, and other terms beyond ‘price’ to maximize your results.

Closing & Transitioning

  • Aid Buyer and Seller with Due Diligence
  • Source third-party financing and appraisals
  • Work with lawyers and CPAs to guide deal through final purchase documents and closing
  • Provide transition support

Timeline, Pricing, and Guarantee

The selling process takes nine months on average, but can be as fast as three months and occasionally takes over a year.

We charge a small up-front Marketing Fee of $2,500 to get started, and a commission (success fee) upon successfully closing the deal. We don’t make any profit unless the client closes their deal. Commission percentage varies based on the size of the deal. Contact us for a complimentary ballpark valuation and quote for representation.

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Advanced Services for
Your Business

Let us set your business up for success, whether you’re looking to sell or improve your business. Choose any combination of options based on your needs.

Valuations & Appraisals

Choose from a free Value Range Evaluation, an Opinion of Value Report, or a Certified Appraisal. LEARN MORE

Consulting

Our trusted and experienced consultants are here to assist you with Bookkeeping & Financials, Value Maximization, and Transaction Advice. LEARN MORE

Access to Our Buyer Network

Over 50% of our transactions come from our internal VIP buyer network: thousands of cash-in-hand buyers that trust our recommendations.

Doing Business In Your Best Interest

We help good people make great business decisions.

Bison Business LLC (“we,” “our,” “us”) will be furnishing you confidential information pertaining to one or more businesses we represent (“the Business”). As consideration for obtaining this information including but not limited to a confidential business review (CBR), financial documents, employee information and other trade secrets, you agree that:

All verbal or written information furnished to you pertaining to the Business will be confidential. For a period of five years from the signing date, you will not use this information to compete against the Business, nor will you disclose it to any person(s) or entity(ies) other than those assisting you in its evaluation for the sole purpose of your potential acquisition.

Unless we agree otherwise in writing, you will not contact the Seller, nor will you contact any of the Business’s employees.

If you decide that you do not wish to pursue an acquisition, you will advise us of this, return all information furnished to you, and delete all electronic copies.

If you negotiate with the Seller to purchase or lease the Business or its Assets without our involvement, you will be responsible for paying our full commission and associated damages.

You acknowledge that we represent the Seller, and that all information concerning Seller’s Business and Assets, whether furnished before or after the execution of this Agreement, was and is supplied by Seller to us, and that we have not made nor do make any warranty or representation as to the genuineness, accuracy, and truthfulness of any and all information of the Business. Bison Business makes no guarantees regarding the future value of the Business, and acts merely as a conduit for information between Seller and you.

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