Mergers & Acquisitions

Rockford, Illinois Business Brokers | M&A

Rockford, Illinois, 61104

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Who We Are

Rockford, Illinois Office of Morgan & Westfield. Selling your business is difficult to accomplish on your own. The process can be stressful, intimidating, and all around overwhelming.

There are two main reasons why the sales process is like this. First, as a business owner, you probably have never sold a business before, so you do not know what to expect or what to do. Second, you have devoted so much time and effort to building a successful company and you only have one shot at selling it, so you cannot afford to have an unsuccessful sale.

These are also the main reasons why you should enlist the assistance of a professional business broker when you are selling your business.

Our team of professional business brokers at the Rockford, Illinois office of Morgan & Westfield can help you address both of these concerns. We offer services to accomplish the technical aspects of the sale for you, we work to ensure a successful sale, and we provide you with professional advice as you go through the sales process.

Our business brokers facilitate successful business sales every day. Allow us to help you sell your business successfully too; contact the Rockford, Illinois office of Morgan & Westfield today.

Successful Business Sales

The primary reason for working with a professional business broker is to ensure that your business is sold successfully. The last thing you want after your years of hard work and dedication in your business is to go through an unsuccessful sale that ends in default, non-payment, and legal battles. At Morgan & Westfield, our business brokers will make sure that this does not happen.

We will work to provide you with high-quality buyers who have been properly vetted to ensure their legitimacy. Our brokers will personally screen every buyer before we introduce them to you to verify both their financial ability to purchase your company and their ability to take over ownership effectively.

After screening buyers, we will guide you through the negotiation process so that negotiations will result in a mutually beneficial agreement that is conducive to a successful sale. Our business brokers will also aid you in properly structuring the sale and securing financing, thereby making repayment more likely.

Our brokers at the Rockford, Illinois office of Morgan & Westfield have over 100 years of combined experience in facilitating business sales. We also facilitate hundreds of business sales every year. So our business brokers know what it takes to successfully sell your company.

You have dedicated yourself to building your business; do not take a chance on selling it on your own, only to risk an unsuccessful sale. Utilize the assistance of our business brokers at the Rockford Illinois office of Morgan & Westfield to ensure that your company is sold successfully.

Services offered by Morgan & Westfield, Rockford, Illinois

At Morgan & Westfield, our business brokers work to guarantee a successful sale and make the sales process easier for you by handling the technical aspects of the sale. Our business brokers provide a variety of services to address these more technical tasks, including:

  • Business appraisals
  • Creation of an offering memorandum
  • Creation and execution of a customized confidential marketing campaign
  • Buyer screening services
  • Negotiation facilitation
    • Assistance in choosing an effective negotiation strategy
    • Assistance in properly structuring the sale
  • Closing services
    • Assistance in finalizing contractual terms
    • Assistance in completing sale paperwork
    • Assistance in accomplishing your seller obligations

Professional Advice

Because most business owners have never gone through the process of selling a business before, there is often a lot that they may not know. Many “tricks of the trade” or “insider tips” can prove helpful as you navigate this process.

Our business brokers at the Rockford, Illinois office of Morgan & Westfield make it a point to provide you with this insider information in the form of advice. The following are some examples of the helpful advice that our business brokers give:

  • To make the sales process easier, have your financial information prepared by a professional before you begin the sales process.
  • Prepare yourself for the sale. Sales tend to go more smoothly when the seller is fully committed to the sales process.
  • Work with qualified buyers only. For successful repayment, your buyer will need to operate the business to its potential. If the buyer is not capable of operating the business and they fail, repayment is far less likely.
  • Maintain good rapport with buyers. You will need to negotiate and communicate with them in the future, and this is far easier if you have a good relationship.
  • Consult a tax professional to best prepare for the tax implications of selling your business.
  • Use non-disclosure agreements and discretion to ensure that your confidentiality is protected.
  • Be prepared to sign a non-compete agreement, as this is a standard clause for business sales.
  • Be ready to train your buyer, as this is a common seller obligation.
  • Maintain realistic expectations in terms of the sale price and the time it takes to complete the sale.
  • Understand that your company’s value is ultimately determined by the market and how much a capable buyer is willing to pay.
  • To guarantee a successful sale and that you receive the highest sale price possible, always seek the assistance of a professional business broker when you are selling your business.

Through providing you with advice, our business brokers will teach you about the business sales process. This makes you more informed, reducing your stress and making the process easier for you.

Business Brokers of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin

At the Rockford, Illinois office of Morgan & Westfield, our team of professional business brokers offers advice and services exclusively to the business owners of our local communities. We choose to operate locally so that we can maintain a deeper understanding of the markets that we serve.

Our brokers focus their efforts on serving the communities in and around Northern Illinois’s Winnebago County and Southern Wisconsin’s Rock County. Specific communities in this region that we serve include:

  • Northern Illinois: Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, South Beloit, Harrison, Shirland, Durand, Pecatonica, Winnebago, Seward, Argyle, Cherry Valley, New Milford, Davis, Dakota, Cedarville, Ridott, Freeport, German Valley, Florence, Baileyville, Egan, Forreston, Adeline, Leaf River, Byron, Oregon, Holcomb, White Rock, Lindenwood, Stillman Valley, Esmond, Kirkland, Kingston, Herbert, Colvin Park, Irene, Marengo, Garden Prairie, Belvidere, Timberlane, Russellville, Capron, Poplar Grove, Hunter, Blaine, and Lawrence.
  • Southern Wisconsin: Beloit, Foxhollow, Clinton, Crestview, Shopiere, Afton, Avon, Newark, Allens Grove, Darien, Fairfield, Emerald Grove, Brodhead, Orfordville, Hanover, Footville, and Janesville.

Each year, our business brokers facilitate hundreds of business sales within the communities that make up this region of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. We have facilitated the sales of companies of all sizes, which range in value from $50,000 to more than $75 million, and in nearly every industry in this region.

To learn more about how our business brokers can facilitate the successful sale of your business, contact the Rockford, Illinois office of Morgan & Westfield to schedule your free consultation today.

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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The Complete Guide to Selling 
a Business: A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business

The Complete Guide to Selling 
a Business: A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business

Written by Jacob Orosz, Founder of Morgan & Westfield

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now? With two decades of experience, Jacob Orosz puts together in this book the best tips and strategies he has used in helping hundreds of business owners successfully sell their companies.

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