We have developed a number of reliable techniques to ensure that all aspects of the sale process remain confidential. Our plan includes “Casting a wide net” of qualified prospective buyers.
GBS buyer clients have included Strategic Buyers in their industry seeking acquisition, Entrepreneurial Buyers, Synergistic company buyers, Investment & financial buyers such as private equity groups and venture capitalists.
To attract buyers, we use an effective mix of proven media in these related areas:
Web Advertising: We will confidentially list your business on multiple sites to maximize exposure. These sites include but not limited to:
Data Base Development: ACT! for Business Brokers solutions enables us to organize buyer, seller, and property information in one place; manage daily responsibilities from listings to inquires; and communicate effectively using custom templates. It also helps to communicate easily and effectively with buyers and sellers for more professional and consistent contact, and easy referencing of communications sent.
* Currently we have over 15,000 Buyers in our ACT! DATA BASE
E-mail Marketing: We utilize the software through our Act Data Base sending e-mail blasts to specific targeted buyers which delivers our personalized messages. The program provides the tools to create e-mail templates sent directly from our data base to our contacts through our automated contact management system which integrates with outside data sources to qualify our contacts.
Strategic Marketing: GBS will strategically target market specific potential buyers in your related industry. We work with several mailing houses and direct marketing agencies that specialize in sales leads, mailing lists and business credit reports. By identifying SIC codes and developing a comprehensive prospect lists we are able to reach a large audience with a personalized letter by targeting the decision maker presenting the business for acquisition. We also send confidential e-mails to specific prospects and prepare the “teaser” letter.
Prospective Buyers from multiple markets will be targeted as we compile the data base and develop the presentation materials. We identify, screen, qualify, and educate prospective buyers. Targeted groups may include;
Private equity firms
Industry specific organizations
Buyer co-op groups
CABB and IBBA:
CABB (California Association of Business Brokers) is a professional trade association whose members are actively involved in assisting their clients in selling, buying, and evaluating businesses
IBBA (The International Business Brokers Association) is the largest international non-profit association operating exclusively for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. This association provides business brokers education, conferences, professional designations, and networking opportunities..
Network & Referrals: Through its many business successes, GBS has formed an extensive network of buyers, attorneys, accountants, appraisers and other professionals.