Navigating the Business Sales Process: Key Stages and Strategies

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In the realm of business sales, each sales process traverses common stages irrespective of broker reputation. Below delineates the merger and acquisition process, encompassing steps from initiation to completion.

At Stage 1: Grasp your business’s essence, valuation, and selling potential.

During Stage 2: Introduce buyers, reach a consensus on valuation, establish a data room, and gear up for due diligence.

In Stage 3: Confirm deal terms, and structure, and initiate due diligence proceedings.

In the subsequent Stage 4: Navigate due diligence completion, formalize a share purchase agreement, and finalize the deal.

Lastly, in Stage 5: Offer support through the completion of balance sheet requirements.

Often, brokers levy charges ranging from £5k to £25k for Stage 1, coupled with a recurring monthly retainer for document evaluation. Their involvement might wane after the culmination of Stage 4, leaving you without adequate support.

Typically, brokers demand £5k to £10k+ during Stage 2, supplemented by a retainer. However, by the time Stage 3 arrives, they might grapple with gauging your preparedness, valuation expectations, and buyer interest.


Our commitment sets us apart. Initiating at Stage 1, we formulate the Transaction Readiness Report, offering a risk-free, cost-free introduction to your business’s sale potential. Advancing only when confidence in achieving your objectives is established.


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Venture Corporate Finance is a mid-market M&A advisory firm, dedicated to assisting clients in selling businesses, raising capital, restructuring, or expanding through acquisitions. Tailored transaction solutions and impartial advice harmonize with diverse objectives.

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