How to Valuate & Sell a Manufacturing Company with a Business Broker
Are you considering selling your manufacturing company? Do you have interest, but what to learn more about what it entails first? Manufacturing is a broad term. It can mean many different types of businesses. They can be small, large, or even transnational. Manufacturing companies can produce almost any type of product. Whether you own a smaller company, manufacturing computer chips, toys, car parts, or anything in between, our business brokers are here to help if you are thinking about selling your company.
At Beacon, our expert business brokers work with all types of manufacturing companies. We’ve helped businesses just like yours sell for top dollar and we want you to be our next successful client. We can help you with all aspects of the sales process. But, everything starts with a business valuation.
Start With A Business Valuation For Your Manufacturing Company
A business valuation is one of the most important steps you can make before selling your business. While many business owners have an idea of what they think their company is worth, the only way to know for sure is to get your company assessed by a professional. Using a business broker removes bias and ensures you are using the right criteria to value your company. Remember, the asking price you set can have a big impact on your ability to generate interest from the right type of buyer. Plus, you don’t want to undervalue your company and lose out on potential profits.
Factors To Determine The Worth Of Your Manufacturing Company
The overall value of your manufacturing company is dependent on a variety of factors. Here is some of the key information used by business brokers to determine your company value:
- Your sales numbers (past, present, future)
- Company profits
- The location of your facility
- Business processes
- Trade secrets
- Types of goods manufactured
- Size and experience of your staff
- Projected growth in your industry
- Reputation and relationships
As an added bonus, there are other factors that can help boost your company’s value. Being able to project future growth, having a strong financial track record, no legal issues, and having a strong brand can all help increase your overall value.
Tips To Sell Your Manufacturing Company
It’s important to follow the correct process in order to put your company in the best position to maximize your profit potential. No business owner wants to leave money on the table. Would you? Here are some great tips to get the best return on your investment when selling your manufacturing company:
- Get a business valuation: This is a very important starting point. You need to know how much your company is realistically worth, not how much you think its worth. Get a business valuation from a business broker.
- Get your financial records in order: No buyer wants to inherit a company that is a financial mess. Make sure you documentation is up to date, in order, you are compliant with all tax laws, you have paid up outstanding debts, and your company is strong financially. Buyers are going to ask for these records so be ready to share them.
- Eliminate issues, capitalize on opportunities: Does your business have shortcomings? Are there areas that could be improved? Address them. Are there opportunities to make your company more attractive to potential buyers? If yes, explore them before listing your company for sale.
- Document operations and processes: All buyers want an easy transition. Documenting your business processes will make it much easier for them to take over your company. It also shows your company is well run and organized.
- Hire a business broker: A business broker can help you best position your company. They can help you with all of the above and so much more. Whether an issue arises during the sale or you have questions about best practices, a business broker is your trusted advisor to help you throughout the process. It’s worth the investment and the peace of mind.
Sell Your Manufacturing Company With Beacon
Selling your manufacturing company is a big decision. Are you ready to finally list it for sale? Want to get more information about your company’s potential selling price? Our business brokers are ready to help you sell your company. We can help you with everything from answering questions, to valuations, marketing, negotiations, finding buyers, and everything else. Contact us to start the process of selling your manufacturing company.