Business for Sale: IT Solution Provider/Government Contractor

Business for Sale: IT Solution Provider/Government Contractor

A highly regarded, comprehensive it solution provider and communications developer servicing select government agencies in a “niche” market. Fully operational since 2000.  Long-term client relationship with the agencies they support.

Benefits of Acquisition:

  • Experienced, long-term key management team with expertise in developing specialized enterprise software
  • Trained staff who provide day-to-day “managed services” support
  • Long-term federal contract
  • Multiple trademarked IP software platforms
  • Recurring annual revenue
  • Average annual revenue $800,000
  • Average historic annual SDE $365,000

Ideal Buyer:

  • An industry buyer seeking growth / diversification opportunities
  • An individual with an IT or general business/marketing background

Please Contact: Eddie Davis (EDavis@HarvestBusiness.com or 301-325-7687) to discuss this business in more detail.
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Clients choose Harvest Business Advisors for our sage advice on profitably growing their business, accurate business valuations, and when the time is right, a consistent ability to deliver a high price as part of a smooth exit transaction. Harvest Business Advisors provides business brokerage, business valuation, and business succession planning services.

We have extensive experience in the information technology and professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and contracting fields. We maintain offices in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. Connect with us at info@harvestbusiness.com or 877-838-4966 to discuss selling your business, ordering a business valuation or buying a business.

Value Drivers or Life Drivers?

Value Drivers or Life Drivers?

I recently caught up on some reading about the value drivers to consider when selling a business. The consistent message was, just focus on 5 or 10 value drivers and you’ll maximize the value of your business when you sell it. My reaction: there’s a lot more to “maximizing the value” than this.

When I meet with a business owner, I get to know the business history, the business strengths and weaknesses (i.e. the value drivers), and other key pieces of information. I’ll deliver an estimate of the business value and review it with the owner. And sometimes, the response is … “I understand it, but I’m not going to sell my company for that”. Translation, the owner just isn’t ready to go to market … regardless of the “value drivers”.

Here’s what I’ve learned over the past 20-years. When a business owner is considering “exiting” their business, something has happened in their world, something has changed…let’s call them the life drivers.

For instance:

  • A personal matter – health issue, financial change, moving somewhere
  • A family matter that needs attention
  • Concern about surviving the next “market correction”
  • Worry how the next surge/variant of COVID will impact business
  • Just not as attentive or as “connected” to the business
  • “I don’t know what it is, but something is keeping me up at night”

Here’s my point.

    • Value drivers matter but generally, life drivers are the real motivation
    • Life drivers are private and personal; sometimes hard to see them
    • Understand how the life drivers might impact the negotiation
    • In the end, the maximum value of the business is the result of good-faith negotiations by both parties. And there’s no list of value driver for that.

Like you, we’re small business owners. We get it, and we’d love to discuss it with you. Give us a call for a free consultation.  We appreciate the opportunity to help out.


This post was written by Eddie Davis, C.P.A., C.V.A. , Harvest Business Advisors partner.

 

Clients choose Harvest Business Advisors for our sage advice on profitably growing their business, accurate business valuations, and when the time is right, a consistent ability to deliver a high price as part of a smooth exit transaction.

 

Harvest Business Advisors provides business brokerage, business valuation, and business succession planning services.

 

We have extensive experience in the information technology and professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and contracting fields. We maintain offices in Maryland and Virginia. Connect with us at info@harvestbusiness.com or 877-838-4966 to discuss selling your business, ordering a business valuation or buying a business.
Business for Sale: Commercial Fire and Water Restoration Cleaning

Business for Sale: Commercial Fire and Water Restoration Cleaning

Harvest Business Advisors is pleased to present this Commercial Fire and Water Restoration Cleaning Company for sale.

For over 12 years, this commercial restoration cleaning company has been serving their Mid-Atlantic customers.

The technician team is well-trained and experienced. All key managers are responsible and will remain with the company.

This Company has stayed focused on necessary capital investments; equipment is up to date and modern.

Financial highlights:

Average revenues: over $2,200,000

Average historic seller’s discretionary earnings (SDE): $400,000

2020 SDE: $650,000.

  • Growing revenue and earnings history
  • Established industry accounts
  • Experienced long-term staff
  • Extensive modern facilities in central locations
  • Nine (9) vehicles including box trucks with lifts, vans, and cars (most less than two years old).
  • All equipment, trucks, people, leases, software, and rights to geographic area will convey.

Asking Price; $1,700,000.

(Note: asking price does not include receivables)

The Buyer:

An industry buyer seeking growth opportunities with an established company or individuals with a general management/sales background seeking acquisition of profitable business.

Benefits to buyer include:

  • Recurring revenue
  • Long term customer relations
  • Experienced technicians
  • No significant additional capital investment needed
  • Location and facilities
  • Reputation

 

Connect with Greg Caruso (GCaruso@HarvestBusiness.com) at 877.838.4966 to discuss this business opportunity in more detail.

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Clients choose Harvest Business Advisors for our accurate business valuations and our consistent ability to deliver a high price as part of a smooth exit transaction.

Harvest Business Advisors provides business brokerage, business valuation, and business succession planning services. We have extensive experience in the information technology and professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and contracting fields.

We maintain offices in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. Connect with us at info@harvestbusiness.com or 877-838-4966 to discuss selling your business, ordering a business valuation or buying a business.

 

Business for Sale: Remodeling Company (NJ, PA, DE)

Business for Sale: Remodeling Company (NJ, PA, DE)

Great opportunity to own an established profitable contractor business.

Established in 2009, this remodeling company works on projects in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Company works on wide range of projects including: kitchen, bath, basements, roofing, windows and more.

Their well-established business model emphasizes low overhead and is highly profitable.

They have developed proven processes for:

      • lead generation
      • sales
      • finance
      • construction

Operations are run out of a small office. Tools and equipment are provided by contractors, reducing financial risk.

While there are other remodelers in area, only two competitors focus on similar market. The Company has focused on growth through advertising and other systems are expanded.

Revenues: $5,500,000

Seller’s Discretionary Earnings:  $875,000

Asking Price: $1,985,000

Excellent opportunity for current production re-modeler or business for new business owner who has related background.

Owner wishes to retire and is willing to stay for an agreed upon time for seamless transition.

Connect with Greg Caruso (GCaruso@HarvestBusiness.com) at 877-838-4966 to discuss this business opportunity in more detail.

Click here for a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Finance Document.

Open with Adobe Reader, use their Fill and Sign Feature to complete and electronically sign the document, then return to GCaruso@HarvestBusiness.com. We will then be able to discuss financial details and other confidential information about the business with you.


 

Clients choose Harvest Business Advisors for our accurate business valuations and our consistent ability to deliver a high price as part of a smooth exit transaction.

Harvest Business Advisors provides business brokerage, business valuation, and business succession planning services. We have extensive experience in the information technology and professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and contracting fields. We maintain offices in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. Connect with us at info@harvestbusiness.com or 877-838-4966 to discuss selling your business, ordering a business valuation or buying a business.

Business for Sale: Mid-Atlantic Consulting Firm – Under LOI

Business for Sale: Mid-Atlantic Consulting Firm – Under LOI

A Letter of Intent has been signed for this business. Harvest Business Advisors is now working with the seller and buyer for a successful transaction.

Harvest Business Advisors presents a well-regarded analysis/litigation consulting firm for sale.

Located in the Mid-Atlantic region, this firm has proven expertise in analyzing, assessing and resolving critical issues regarding software, intellectual property, managed services agreements, and other IT matters.

Company clients and work extends nationally and internationally. Company is fully staffed and self-supporting.

Key Features:

  • Average revenues of $2,900,000 with $700,000 seller’s discretionary earnings.
  • Outstanding growth opportunity in the  Mid-Atlantic market due to well-defined technology niche
  • Diverse customer base of leading law firms
  • Experienced long-term senior staff

 

Industries of Expertise include:

  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Government Contractors
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Energy

A strong merger/acquisition opportunity for a legal practice that would like to expand and/or diversify their current services.

Seller will consider small second trust.

Click here for a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Finance Document.

Open with Adobe Reader, use their Fill and Sign Feature to complete and electronically sign the document, then return to GCaruso@HarvestBusiness.com.

We will then be able to discuss financial details and other confidential information about the business with you.


Clients choose Harvest Business Advisors for our accurate business valuations and our consistent ability to deliver a high price as part of a smooth exit transaction.

Harvest Business Advisors provides business brokerage, business valuation, and business succession planning services. We have extensive experience in the information technology and professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and contracting fields. We maintain offices in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. Connect with us at info@harvestbusiness.com or 877-838-4966 to discuss selling your business, ordering a business valuation or buying a business.

With Simple Adjustments, Harvest Continues Doing Business

With Simple Adjustments, Harvest Continues Doing Business

There is no denying that the Corona Virus Pandemic has dramatically changed the way we live and the way we do business. However, the Harvest Business team is encouraged that business transactions are continuing, although they are being handled slightly differently.

 

Case in point: Harvest Business Advisors Partner Richard Stopa recently held a buyer-seller meeting with seven people, with social distancing and other CDC recommended best practices incorporated.

 

A very interested buyer wished to meet with the owners of a Virginia accounting practice that Richard represents. The first inclination might have been to postpone the meeting or conduct the meeting virtually.

 

However, the buyer is eager to move the potential purchase of the business forward. Richard was happy to work out arrangements that helped the buyer learn more about the business and also gave everyone involved a degree of comfort in conducting a face to face meeting.

 

The meeting took place on a Saturday when the sellers’ employees were not in the office so as to maintain the confidentiality of the potential transaction and also reduce the number of people in one setting.

 

The buyer party and seller party, along with Richard, met in a very large open area of the sellers’ office where there was plenty of air circulating. All parties maintained proper social distancing (in this case actually 8 to 10 feet instead of the recommended 6-foot distance). We provided ample hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and other cleaning products. All parties, of course, wore face masks.

 

The only real difficulty was the limitations of the face masks. The parties couldn’t see each other’s entire faces (and expressions) and the masks muffled the conversation a bit, a minor inconvenience.

 

All told, the meeting was very positive. And the transaction will continue to move forward.

 

This meeting proved that business with our clients can be successfully conducted during a pandemic as long as all parties are cautious, flexible and open-minded.

 

Look for the transaction to be announced here in the near future.

 

And, if you would like to discuss any of the current business listings Harvest has posted or chat about listing your business for sale, we are ready to move forward with you.

 

This article was written by Richard Stopa, Harvest Business Advisors.


Clients choose Harvest Business Advisors for our accurate business valuations and our proven ability to deliver the highest price in the smoothest sale transaction possible. Harvest Business Advisors provides business brokerage, business valuation, and business succession planning services. We have extensive experience in the information technology and professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and contracting fields. We maintain offices in Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. Connect with us at info@harvestbusiness.com or 877-838-4966 to discuss selling your business, ordering a business valuation or buying a business.

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