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Selling your transportation business

Apr 11, 2016 at 07:41 AM CST

Almost every transportation owner or successful entrepreneur comes to the decision point of selling his or her business. For some owners, the consideration to sell a business and turn the risks and responsibilities to someone else is the obvious path. For others, the next step is to grow the business with a financial partner who really understands the business and its opportunities. For still others, the merger or divestiture of the company or a subsidiary seems to be an option worthy of pursuit.

What ever path is chosen or considered, for most business owners a business sale, merger, or recapitalization is unfamiliar territory. Mercantile Mergers & Acquisitions is focused on the middle-sized transportation business owner. For more than 34 years, we’ve been assisting business owners to maximize their company’s value while earning their trust and building long-term relationships that span the globe. Our commitment to remaining independent from direct lending sources or investment capital affiliates ensures that we deliver unbiased guidance. It also helps to increase competition among potential buyers.

Selling your business is a complex process that requires thorough preparation, skillful negotiation, and intimate market knowledge. With Mercantile, you’ll work with a senior principal, who can provide expert valuation, analysis, and deal-making skills, as well as preferred access to competing national and international buyers. Serving as your partner throughout all phases of the selling process, Mercantile will guide you through every challenge, advocate on your behalf, and leverage our firm’s wealth of experience and resources to see you through to a successful close.
The process is simple. The sale process to includes the following steps:

  • Identify Prospective Buyers Worldwide
  • Prepare Powerful Marketing Materials
  • Develop a Personalized Marketing Program
  • Market Intensively
  • Generate Interest and Facility Visits
  • Close the Transaction through a Competitive Process