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 1991, Carpenter Hawke 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.

Business Valuation

Regardless of whether you plan to sell your business now or sometime in the future, a valuation is a very important planning component. The Carpenter Hawke partners along with their business valuation team of Lou Pereira, Wooda McNiven and senior consultant, Warren Burkholder, has the depth and experience to quickly and accurately establish the value. The Carpenter Hawke 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 more than 60 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. Carpenter Hawke prides itself on identifying the best businesses that fit our clients criteria. Every Carpenter Hawke 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, Carpenter Hawke 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.


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What Makes CHCO Different?

We are an experienced and marketing driven mergers & acquisitions firm that utilizes an aggressive approach to finding qualified buyers for our clients businesses. Our team’s seasoned advice coupled with our strong negotiation skills, sets us apart!