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November 29, 2022

Ready to Sell Your HVAC Business?

You might be gearing up to sell your HVAC business for a number of reasons – retirement, change in marital status, poor health—or any of a myriad of other reasons. Whatever your motivation for selling, we’re sure you want a seamless transition in which you walk away with a decent profit from the sale. In […]

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November 23, 2022

How to Sell an IT Business

Are you keen to find out how to go about selling an IT business? You’re in the right place. There are many factors to determine when considering the sale of an IT or data business. From deciding the value of the business to determining the best business broker to hire, every detail of the selling […]

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November 7, 2022

How To Sell Your Business with a PPP Loan

Perhaps you’ve asked, “Can I sell my business if I got a PPP loan?” The long and short is yes, it’s possible, however, there’s a series of considerations from the Small Business Administration (SBA), the holder of your PPP loan debt that you need to comply with. In this post, we explore what those terms […]

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October 25, 2022

Sell Your Business to Employees

How do you sell your business to employees? Selling your business to key employees provides you with an alternative exit plan. There are several main deal structures that both buyer and seller can lean on to facilitate the transaction: Long-term installment sale Leveraged management buyout Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) In this post, we’re going […]

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October 5, 2022

Sell a Business Fast

If you came to this article it’s likely you are looking to sell your business fast.  But what is the timeline for a fast business sale?  54% of brokers say it takes anywhere from 6 to 11 months for a business to sell. The United States Small Business Administration puts the timeline at 24 months […]

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September 9, 2022

How to Sell Business Equity

Should you sell business goodwill? If it makes financial sense and you understand the dilution aspect of selling equity and the potential interference from investors, then yes, go ahead. It’s a common enough practice. People sell business ownership for a variety of reasons: Needing capital to actually start the company; Swapping equity for additional capital […]

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August 12, 2022

Selling a Business During Lawsuit

Can you sell your business during a lawsuit? While it is certainly not impossible, it’s going to be an uphill battle trying to convince your buyers otherwise. In this post, we take a look at the issues you need to address if you’re facing litigation but are still intent on going ahead with the sale. […]

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July 29, 2022

Can You Sell Part of a Business?

Can you sell part of a business? Yes. Spinning off non-core or non-performing divisions is a common enough business practice. In this post, we’re going to tackle the operational and legal implications of divesting, as well as consider how to position yourself so you get the best asking price. We’ll also be answering two fundamental […]

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July 13, 2022

How to Sell a Business Discreetly

Are you a business owner wondering how to sell a business without anyone knowing? There are a plethora of reasons you may wish to sell your business discreetly. As seasoned M&A experts, we understand. We know the prevalence of unethical practices carried out by unscrupulous competitors who feign interest in the hopes of acquiring trade […]

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July 13, 2022

Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of Larry’s Cartage Co., Inc. to U.S. Multimodal Group

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful sale of Larry’s Cartage Co., Inc. to U.S. Multimodal Group. Larry’s Cartage is a growing, door-to-ramp and ramp-to-door drayage provider in Chicago and the Midwest. Since 1983, Larry’s has met the growing need for transportation solutions from ocean lines, brokers, importers, and freight forwarders. Since 1973, US […]

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July 6, 2022

How to Select a Business Broker

Selling a business is tough. It’s not for the faint of heart. And that’s why you need to have a seasoned business broker to guide, assist, and advise you during the process. But just how do you go about finding the right broker? In this post, we consider six questions that will help you know […]

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June 22, 2022

Why Sell Your Business

Why sell your business? Selling a business is emotionally, psychologically, and financially demanding. It can be hard and for some – cause intense sorrow and regret that can lead to suicide. So, why do people – especially entrepreneurs who have built this enterprise from the ground up – choose to hand over the reins? Well, […]

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June 16, 2022

How Much Is Your Business Worth? The Market Determines the Value

How much is your business worth? This is a question that business owners often ask themselves, and it’s not as easy to determine as you might think. The value of a business isn’t just based on the profits that it generates – it’s also based on what the market believes the business is worth. This […]

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June 15, 2022

How to Value My Business to Sell

How much is your business worth? Business valuation, according to the Corporate Finance Institute, is the “process of determining the present value of a company or an asset.” It’s not how much you think or hope the business is worth. Rather, it’s the price that analysts have pegged your business as being worth, after considering […]

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June 15, 2022

How to Sell a Business: Positioning and Avoiding Common Mistakes

Are you thinking of selling your company and want to know how to sell a business? Selling a business, whether small, medium or large is a complex undertaking. As such, you must approach this endeavor with great care and with the assistance of suitably qualified M&A professionals. In this post, we discuss six steps that […]

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May 26, 2022

Where to Sell a Business

Where do business owners go to list their businesses for sale? If you’re wondering where to sell a small business, you’re in the right place. As seasoned M&A brokers, we’ve dealt with our fair share of buyers and sellers, and here are the top 6 places we recommend you consider selling your business. 1.   Local […]

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May 13, 2022

When to Sell a Business

People typically start businesses for one of four major reasons: For the lifestyle For the money (they hope to make when they eventually sell) As a legacy and for posterity To change the world Regardless of the reason for setting out to establish a business, a fair number of people eventually wind up thinking of […]

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May 3, 2022

Sun Acquisitions welcomes Ken Cisneros as a Senior M&A Advisor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce that Ken Cisneros has joined our team as a Senior Advisor. Ken brings over 30 years of experience in executive leadership, sales and operations. Ken’s career began as a business intermediary selling privately held companies to investors. After his time as a business intermediary, Ken held several executive leadership […]

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April 28, 2022

Sun Acquisitions welcomes Mike Walton as a Senior M&A Advisor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce that Mike Walton has joined our team as a Senior Advisor.  Mike brings 25 years of experience in business ownership that includes start-ups, turnarounds, acquisition and sale of companies, specifically within media and IT industries. Throughout Mike’s career, he has owned, operated and sold radio stations and newspapers throughout […]

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April 26, 2022

Does a PPP Loan Make It Harder to Sell a Business?

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses of all sizes. To help small businesses struggling in these tough times, the US government introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in 2020. This type of loan can be used to cover payroll costs, rent, and other expenses during difficult […]

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