Mergers & Acquisitions

Guide to Buying a Business

Introduction

Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur who has owned multiple businesses or a first-time buyer who is intimidated by the process of purchasing a business, Morgan & Westfield can help.

At Morgan & Westfield, our business is making the process of buying a business as easy as possible.

We can assist you with the following procedures:

  • Creating and identifying alternative financing sources.
  • Valuing your target business internally through Morgan & Westfield.
  • Performing internal, third-party, or independent business valuations.
  • Negotiating an offer to purchase.
  • Creative deal structuring using earnouts, management agreements, or other creative tools.
  • Structuring seller financing including a promissory note, security agreement, and the like.
  • Managing the due diligence process — legal, financial, and operational.
  • Negotiating a lease assignment/sublease or new lease terms.
  • Negotiating a definitive purchase agreement.
  • Closing the transaction.
  • Dealing with post-closing operational issues.