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Sell Your Business Through Morgan & Westfield, Columbia, Missouri, Office

At the Columbia, Missouri, office of Morgan & Westfield, our business advisors pride themselves on making it easier for you to sell your business. We accomplish this by providing services that will complete many of the technical aspects of the sale for you. Some of the services that our business advisors provide include:

  • Business appraisals and a formal business valuation report
  • A formal offering document
  • A confidential marketing campaign
  • Connecting you with a national audience of potential buyers
  • Screening potential buyers
  • Facilitation of negotiations
  • Due diligence
  • Deal structuring advice
  • Securing funding for the deal
  • Assistance with completing all documentation to finalize the deal
  • Constant support and guidance
  • Assistance in contacting other industry professionals

By doing these tasks for you or assisting you in completing them, we simplify the process for you. We also make sure that you are well-informed and supported. This way, you are never unsure of what to expect at any point in the process of selling your business.

The Benefits of Using a Business Advisor

When selling a business, it is advisable to utilize the services of an experienced business advisor. A business advisor can handle many of the more challenging aspects of selling your business for you. They can also offer advice and guidance as you navigate the complex process of selling your business. But beyond just providing services that handle the process of selling your business, a business advisor can also help you maximize the returns on the sale of your business. At Morgan & Westfield, we accomplish this in two ways.

First, we help you to negotiate a higher price by advising you on negotiation techniques and assisting you with structuring the deal. By doing this, we make it far more likely that you will come to a more beneficial deal. Deals that are structured without the advice of a business advisor are more likely to be structured incorrectly; this often results in further negotiations or the deal being rejected entirely. These factors, along with a lack of experience in negotiating business sales, are the main reasons why businesses that are sold privately usually sell for below their market value.

The second way that our business brokers help you to maximize returns is by expediting the process. When selling a business privately, due to a lack of experience in selling businesses and a lack of time to devote to selling the business, unexpected challenges usually slow the process considerably. Business owners who sell their business privately also often lack the resources to expose their business to a large audience of potential buyers. This makes it more difficult to find a buyer and decreases their leverage during negotiations, which draws out the negotiation process.

But when you sell your business through Morgan & Westfield, we continually work to ensure that the sale of your business is moving forward. We will utilize our experience and our ability to focus solely on the sale of your business to ensure that there is continuous progress. Our business advisors also expose your business to a national audience of potential buyers. This will help you to find a buyer more quickly and increase your leverage during negotiations. These two factors will serve to expedite the sale of your business while simultaneously helping you to maximize your profits.

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About Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri, is a vibrant college town nestled in the heart of the state. Home to the University of Missouri, it exudes a youthful energy and cultural diversity.

The city is known for its lively downtown area, featuring eclectic shops, art galleries, and a variety of dining options. With numerous parks, trails, and outdoor spaces, Columbia offers ample opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Its thriving music scene, highlighted by the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, showcases local talent and attracts visitors from far and wide. With a rich history, a welcoming atmosphere, and a strong sense of community, Columbia is a charming destination for residents and visitors alike.

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Past Transactions - Business Sales or Appraisals

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Advertising Agency
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web Design Firm
  • Event Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Travel Website
  • Food and Beverage
  • Restaurant Chains
  • Technology
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • Family Medical Practice
  • General Healthcare
  • Professional Services
  • Apparel Manufacturer
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Sign Manufacturer
  • Automotive Parts Manufacturer
  • Food Products Manufacturer
  • Industrial Chemical Manufacturer
  • Franchised Fast Food Chain
  • Wholesale and Distribution

The Morgan & Westfield Advantage

Our President is Your Point Person

At Morgan & Westfield, you’re in the C-suite. We don’t turn you over to a junior associate. You’ll work directly with the president of Morgan & Westfield, Jacob Orosz, who is with you from start to finish. Jacob has over 20 years of experience selling businesses, is the author of six books on M&A, and is the host of the #1 podcast on mergers and acquisitions – M&A Talk.

Jacob Orosz

President and Founder of Morgan & Westfield

20+ Years of M&A Experience: Over 20 years of experience facilitating mergers, acquisitions, sales, and other business transfers with transaction values up to $500 Million.

300+ Transactions: Successfully participated in or managed the sale of over 300 privately held companies representing both buyers and sellers in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Author of 6 Books on M&A: The Art of the Exit, A Beginner’s Guide to Business Valuation, The Exit Strategy Handbook, Closing the Deal, Acquired and Food & Beverage M&A

Host of M&A Talk: Host of the #1 podcast on mergers and acquisitions – M&A Talk.

Host of Food & Beverage Talk: Host of the #1 podcast on mergers and acquisitions specializing in the food & beverage industry – Food & Beverage Talk.

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