Mergers & Acquisitions

Vancouver, Washington Business Brokers | M&A

Vancouver, Washington, 98664

Call Us: (888) 693-7834

Who We Are

Morgan & Westfield, Business Brokers of Vancouver, Washington. If you’re a business owner in Southwestern Washington who is considering selling your business, we are here to help you. Our Vancouver team of professional business brokers at Morgan & Westfield provides professional services to help sell your business.

We provide support and guidance as well as continuous advice to ensure the sale of your business goes smoothly. Our business brokers also offer technical services that address each step in the sales process.

Our years of experience in facilitating business sales can help ensure a successful sale as we teach you about the sales process. Our number one goal is to make selling your business less intimidating and less stressful for you.

To learn more about how we accomplish this goal, contact our Vancouver, Washington office of Morgan & Westfield today.

Business Brokers of Vancouver, Washington

At the Vancouver office of Morgan & Westfield, we provide business brokerage services to business owners throughout nearby communities. Our brokers have more than a century of accumulative experience in facilitating business sales in Clark County and surrounding areas.

Our seasoned brokers have vast experience in the Southwestern Washington and Northwestern Oregon area. This includes:

  • Washington: Vancouver, Minnehaha, Walnut Grove, Felida, Sara, Baker, Mt Vista, Ridgefield, Pioneer, Woodland, Kalama, Hayes, Etna, Ariel, Hall, Amboy, Yacolt, Charter Oak, Cherry Grove, Heisson, Lewisville, Battle Ground, Meadow Glade, Brush Prairie, Hockinson, Alpine, Livingston, Orchards, Mill Plain, Cascade Park East, Ireland, Washougal, and Camas.
  • Oregon: Holbrook, Burlington, Helvita, Somerset West, West Haven-Sylvan, Hayden Island, and Portland.

Every year, our business brokers facilitate hundreds of successful sales within these communities. These sales include everything from large corporations, to family businesses, to small businesses, to franchise sales and resales.

The companies that our business brokers normally sell are valued between $100,000 and $95,000,000. These include companies in nearly every industry as well. No matter the size or type of company you own, our business brokers are well-qualified to help you sell it.

Common Questions about Business Sales

In addition to guiding you through the sales process and providing technical services, our brokers can educate you about the process. We make an effort to explain the sales process to you and answer any questions that you have.

One of the main reasons why business owners often find the sales process stressful and intimidating is that it’s a new experience. As a business owner, you most likely have never been through the process of selling a business before.

Because selling a business is unlike selling anything else and there are high stakes, the process is intimidating. By clarifying the sales process for you, we reduce the stress and intimidation that you may feel.

We strive to answer many of the questions that business owners who are considering selling their business have. Some of the common questions include:

  • How long will it take to sell my business? The amount of time it takes to sell your business depends on many factors. Factors include:
    • the price of your business
    • the terms you offer
    • your willingness to finance the sale
    • the condition of your company
    • the current market
    • your ability to negotiate with potential buyers

Given all of these variables, it’s impossible to know how long it’ll take to sell your business. However, most business sales take anywhere from six months to a year to complete.

  • How will the price of my business be determined? Our business brokers perform a formal appraisal of your company. We will research the market, your competitors, and how similar businesses have sold historically. Our business brokers summarize all of this information for you in a formal business valuation report. This report contains a pricing recommendation for your company based on our projections of the best price. Based on our recommendations, you’re able to choose an asking price for your company.

However, it’s important to remember that these valuations and our recommendations are estimates. There’s no way to guarantee the final selling price of your company. This valuation can only be made by the market. For this reason, it’s important that you maintain some level of flexibility with your pricing expectations.

  • Why should I finance my business’s sale? There are many advantages to financing your own sale including:
    • Sales that are financed by the seller usually command a higher price. This is because it’s a signal to buyers that you’re confident the company will continue to prosper. This confidence makes buyers feel more confident and increases their perceived value of your company.
    • When a seller finances their own sale, the sales process is expedited. This is because you’re able to offer buyers more favorable financing terms than they may get from a bank. This makes it easier for them to purchase your business. Buyers won’t have to wait to get approved for a loan through you as they would through a bank.
    • With seller financing, you also profit off of the interest that is accrued over the life of the note. Therefore, you’ll be able to make more money off of the sale if you finance it yourself.
    • By making it easier for buyers to purchase your company, you also attract more buyers. By having more buyers interested in your company, you’re able to create a competitive environment. This gives you leverage to negotiate a higher price.
    • When you finance the sale yourself, you benefit from avoiding a large capital gains tax. If you sell your business and receive a lump-sum payment, you have to pay capital gains tax on the full amount in that year. However, by financing the sale, you can spread your capital gains tax obligations out over the life of the note.​
  • What can I do to prepare for my sale? The first thing that you should do is prepare yourself mentally for the sale. Business owners are often attached to their businesses. This leads to some apprehension when it comes time to move on from their businesses. By preparing yourself ahead of time, you’re more committed to the sales process, making it easier. You can also begin preparing your company to be sold by performing any necessary maintenance. This will help your company look its best when potential buyers see it for the first time.
  • What should I do while my business is being sold? The number one thing that you can do is continue running your business as if it was not being sold. Maintain your relationships with suppliers, customers, and employees. Ensure that your company continues to run to its fullest potential. Buyers want to see that your company can be profitable. The best way for them to see this is to see your business continuing to operate at capacity.
  • How will my confidentiality be maintained? At Morgan & Westfield, we do everything we can to maintain your company’s confidentiality. Your business is marketed confidentially using only generic information. Interested buyers are prompted to contact our business brokers if they would like specific information. Everyone that receives information about your company is thoroughly screened and required to sign non-disclosure agreements. Our brokers will provide you with non-disclosure agreements for employees as well. You can ask them to sign and agree that they will keep the sale confidential.

Contact Morgan & Westfield

To learn more about how we can help you sell your business, please contact us. We’ll schedule you for a free initial consultation with our business brokers.

This consultation comes with no obligation and is considered strictly confidential. Meeting with us is an opportunity for our business brokers to learn more about your situation. This helps us discover the ways that we can best serve you.

It’s also an opportunity for you to learn about the sales process, ask questions, and learn more about the services we provide. To schedule your free consultation, contact our brokers at the Vancouver, Washington office of Morgan & Westfield 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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