Active Business Broker Buyer Representation
Are you serious about acquiring a business? Codiligent's Active Buyer Representation is like having an outsourced Mergers and Acquisitions department. If you are a buyer who engages Codiligent business brokers to provide active representation, our fiduciary responsibility is to you, not the seller. Whether you are an individual conducting a search of advertised businesses in a single city, or you run a large company that is looking for a specific type of strategic acquisition that requires a national search of advertised and non-advertised businesses, Codiligent business brokers can provide that service so that you can devote your time to the things you do best, and outsource your business acquisition activities. From our locations in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon we conduct national searches for businesses, and can provide remote business broker services.
Business buyers who seek this type of representation should be prepared to pay a reasonable monthly retainer as part of Codiligent's compensation.
Once a business of interest is identified, an analysis is conducted using Codiligent business brokers’ proprietary analysis tools, which are based on sound principles of corporate finance and determines an estimate of the business' value.
This analysis is particularly important because many businesses have been priced by business brokers or CPAs using simplistic multipliers or rules of thumb, which have the potential of being highly inaccurate. Codiligent’s analysis may help identify problems with such simplistic valuation approaches, and is useful for negotiating an optimal deal.