Mergers & Acquisitions

Little Rock, Arkansas Business Brokers | M&A

Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201

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Who We Are

Morgan & Westfield, Business Brokers of  Little Rock, Arkansas. If you are a business owner in Central Arkansas and are considering selling your business, our business brokers at the Little Rock, Arkansas, office of Morgan & Westfield are here to help. Most business owners find the process of selling their business to be stressful, overwhelming and challenging. This is because the sales process can be very complex and there is no room for error. Your business’s sale is made more difficult by the fact that you probably have never been through this process before.

When you consider the complexity of the sales process and the high stakes involved, selling your business with professional help is always the better option. At the Little Rock, Arkansas, office of Morgan & Westfield, we provide this help. Our business brokers will guide you through the sales process and handle the details of your business’s sale for you. We will also answer your questions and educate you about the sales process, eliminating the stress created by your uncertainty about the sales process. To learn more about our services and how we can help you sell your business, contact our Little Rock, Arkansas office today.

Business Brokers of Little Rock, Arkansas

At the Little Rock, Arkansas, office of Morgan & Westfield, we provide our business brokerage services exclusively to the business owners of our local Central Arkansas communities. Our business brokers have hundreds of years of combined experience in facilitating business sales in this region of Arkansas. We are particularly experienced in the communities of:

Little Rock, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Cammack Village, Maumelle, Pinnacle, Roland, Hensley, Redfield, Jefferson, Pine Bluff, Wright, Tucker, Sherrill, Altheimer, England, Coy, Humnoke, Stuttgart, Keo, Scott, Hamilton, South Bend, Lonoke, Carlisle, Woodlawn, Butlerville, Cabot, Austin, Ward, Beebe, Otto, Antioch, El Paso, Mayflower, Conway, Bigelow, Plumerville, Morrilton, Cherry Hill, Perryville, Paron, Avilla, Crows, Hot Springs, Salem, Alexander, Benton, Sheridan, Tull and Malvern.

In addition to these specific communities, our business brokers also have experience in facilitating business sales in many of the other communities in and around Central Arkansas’ Pulaski County area.

Each year, our business brokers facilitate hundreds of successful business sales throughout Central Arkansas. These include companies of all sizes, with values ranging from $50,000 to more than $75 million.

Our sales also include companies in nearly every industry. We have even worked with franchises for franchise sales and franchise resales. So, irrespective of the size or type of business you are selling, our business brokers at the Little Rock, Arkansas, office of Morgan & Westfield have the experience to facilitate your sale.

Common Seller Questions

In addition to providing services that are designed to help you complete each step in the sales process, we also provide guidance as you navigate the process. One of the most common things that our business brokers find when we speak to business owners is that many of them have questions about the sales process. This is because selling a business is unlike selling anything else, and most owners have never sold a business before. Some of the most common questions that our brokers answer include:

  • How do I find a buyer? Our business brokers create a marketing campaign to advertise your business to potential buyers. We will also utilize our proprietary database of potential buyers to connect you to those who are already in the Morgan & Westfield system. All buyers interested in purchasing your business are screened and asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. They will then be connected to you to begin negotiations.
  • How do I determine an asking price? At Morgan & Westfield, we provide you with a business valuation. We will consider factors — both internal and external — to your business and give you an estimate of your company’s value. You will also be provided with an estimate of your most probable selling price and a recommendation for a range of asking prices.
  • What do I need to do to prepare for my sale? To prepare for your sale, you should make sure that your business is in the best possible condition both physically and in terms of its reputation and operations. You should also prepare your business’s financial statements and any other paperwork that you can provide to buyers to showcase your company’s performance.
  • What should I do while my business is being sold? The most important thing that you can do during the sales process is to continue running your business normally.
  • When should I notify my employees about the sale? You should not notify your employees about the sale until the sale has been closed. Any employees who are aware of the sale before this point should be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement to maintain a confidential sale.
  • Do I need to tell buyers everything about my business? Yes, you should not try to hide any information from your buyers. Failure to disclose unfavorable information during the due diligence process is always a bad idea. A quality buyer will do research, and this information will be discovered. When a buyer discovers that you knowingly hid information or misled him or her, he or she may back out of the deal, or your relationship with your buyer may be compromised.
  • What are the tax ramifications for selling my business? The tax implications of selling your business will vary based on many factors, including how your business was incorporated, how the sale was structured, if the sale was seller financed, among others. To learn more about your tax obligations, you should consult a tax professional (whom we can refer you to).
  • Can I open another business? As part of your sale, you will be asked to sign a non-compete. This contract will outline when and where you can open another business.
  • Do I need to finance my own sale? Seller financing is not a requirement for selling your business, but it is preferred by most buyers. Seller financing can also expedite your sale and allow you to command a higher price. So although it is not required, seller financing can be advantageous.
  • Will my sale be public knowledge? At Morgan & Westfield, we do everything that we can to prevent your sale from becoming public knowledge. We require all buyers to sign non-disclosure agreements, and we even advise you on steps you can take to preserve your confidentiality. Our business brokers will do everything we can to ensure that your sale remains confidential.
  • Can I sell my business without a broker? Business owners can sell their businesses on their own if they choose to. However, businesses that are directly sold by their owners tend to sell for lower prices and often feature poorly structured sales. These sales often result in non-payment and legal battles. So although you can sell your own business, you are better off selling through a professional business broker.
  • What can a broker do for me? At the Little Rock, Arkansas, office of Morgan & Westfield, we offer the following services: exit planning, business appraisals, offering documents, marketing, buyer screening, negotiation facilitation, due diligence, closing services, and continuous support. These services will guide you through the entire sales process.
  • What can’t a broker do? Our business brokers can guide you through the entire sales process, but there are a few things that we can only advise you on, including choosing your asking price, negotiating with a buyer, agreeing to sale terms, and fulfilling seller obligations. While our business brokers can provide advice on each of these tasks, you must complete them as the business’s owner.

Past Transactions - Business Sales or Appraisal

Following is a representative list of past transactions we have worked on:

Ambulance Service
Private Households
Vending Machine Route
Automotive Parts Dealer
Private School
Jimmy John’ Gourmet
B2b Wholesale
Produce Market
Janitorial Distributor
Baby Products Retailer
Quick Lube
Liquor Store
Creative Artists
Quick Print Business
Little Caesar’ Pizza
Café
Rope, Cordage Manufacturing
Motion Picture Exhibition
Day Care
Route Distribution Business
Motion Picture Production
Domestic Representation
Rubber Manufacturer
Non-Metallic Mineral Mining
Embroidery Shop
Spa
Non-Metallic Manufacturing
Estate Planning Services
Stainless Steel Food
Onshore Aquaculture
Fabric Store
State Government
Ophthalmic Practice
Furniture Retailing
Tee Shirt Shop
Hobby Shop
Grocery Product Distributor
Trade College
Internet Publishing
Glazier
Trailer and Motor Retail
Ice Cream
Huntington Learning Center
Tyre Manufacturing
UP Store

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