Selling A Business
The decision to sell a business may be the single most difficult decision a business owner will ever make. This ultimate decision will impact you the seller, your family, your employees and your clients to name just a few. The process can be complex and there will be important factors to consider every step of the way. This is very unfamiliar territory for most, and going it alone should not be your option. Since 1993, CarpenterHawke has been advising privately held businesses through the entire deal process. Our expertise and experience ensures that a deal proceeds smoothly by creating an exit strategy that will maximize value to you the seller. A business is sold for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason, it is our goal to be responsive and sensitive to the seller’s needs and make the process as comfortable, profitable and as confidential as it can be.
Regardless of whether you plan to sell your business now or sometime in the future, a valuation is a very important planning component. The CarpenterHawke partners along with their business valuation team of Warren Burkholder and Lou Pereira, has the depth and experience to quickly and accurately establish the value. The CarpenterHawke valuation team can offer USPAP compliant certified business appraisals for ownership transition, shareholder dispute resolution, divorce settlement, ESOPS and IRS tax filing requirements. In addition, our specialists have Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certifications, Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), American Society of Appraisers (ASA), ABAR and MCBA designations, along with 50 years of combined time and court tested business appraisal experience in the field.
Buying A Business
Buying a business is a complex process that requires expertise in researching and identifying acquisition prospects, initiating conversations, and recommending strategies. CarpenterHawke prides itself on identifying the best businesses that fit our clients criteria. Every CarpenterHawke client deals with both of the founding Managing Partners to provide guidance and long-term advice on acquisitions. Whether your goal is to acquire a business, form a joint venture arrangement, new technologies, expand your geographic presence, products, or services, CarpenterHawke will help you make the most of your investment. A targeted buy-side mandate managed by our partners, can yield great rewards in finding potential candidates that were not even considering an event.