Buying and Selling

Sell or Buy Your Business with Ease

Selling or Buying a business can be a life changing experience, but certainly has a great impact on your future. For Sellers, let us help you define your Exit Strategy to plan for a smooth transition and maximum value. For Buyers, we work with you diligent to find the business that best suits your needs. At CHV Group LLC, we use our worldwide connection to brokers and affiliates to satisfy your specific business needs.

Selling Your Business

Perhaps you have begun thinking of divesting your business. CHV Group wants you to continue to run the business while we handle the preparations for sale and delivering the best party for purchase. Although we have individual and institutional buyers on file, our independent status allows us to also cooperate with other brokers while still ensuring that we control the process.

Confidentiality is our main objective, and we will always maintain the point of contact with you personally. Our processes are aligned with industry standards, but are also adjusted to the specific needs of your company. We work with your team and bring our expertise to prepare your business for sale with the following steps:

• Reviewing Financials and Preparation of the Opinion of Value (Market)
• Reviewing the Organization and Business Model
• Development of the Marketing Strategy and Definition of the Value Model for Highest Probability
• Preparing of Teaser, Confidential Memorandum, and Other Relevant Documents

• Screening of Potential Buyers and Offers to Be Presented until Acceptance
• Assisting in Reviewing Contractual Papers
• Assisting in Due Diligence
• Assisting in Closing Papers and Processes

Buying a Business

If you are an individual or a corporate buyer, acquisition offers an almost immediate impact on your bottom line. It can generate the cash flow or growth that your company needs to climb to the next level. However, an acquisition also needs to be carefully and strategically planned to ensure that synergies can be achieved. Benefits of an acquisition are:

• Immediate Cash Flow for the Buyer
• Expansion of Customer Base and Cross-Selling Possibilities
• Knowledge Transfer/Intellectual Property Transfer
• Vendor and Supply Chain Synergies
• Sellers Deal with Buyers That Understand Their Industry and Their Niche
• If Seller Is Financing, Experienced Buyer-Company Brings More Reliability to the Payback of the Financing

Business People Shaking Hands

Exit Strategies

We assist you in the process of preparing you and your business for sale over a time frame of your choosing. The more prepared you and your business are for a sale, the better the transaction process will go. You can even obtain a higher value during the sale. Your ease of mind is assured throughout and after the process. Exit planning involves answering "yes" to seven questions:

Strategy Solutions for Success

• Do you know your exact retirement goals and what it will take—in cash—to reach them?
• Do you know how much your business is worth today, in cash?
• Do you know the best way to maximize the income stream generated by your ownership interest?
• Do you know how to sell your business to a third party and pay the least possible taxes?

• Do you know how to transfer your business to family members, co-owners, or employees while paying the least possible taxes and enjoying maximum financial security?
• Do you have a continuity plan for your business if the unexpected happens to you?
• Do you have a plan to secure financial independence for your family if the unexpected happens to you?

Carrying out an Acquisition

If you have made the decision to grow through a merger or an acquisition, we will work as your partner and complement your team. Starting with the definition of your criteria, we will then use our proprietary methods and market knowledge to match you with complementary, willing, and able companies to successfully complete a transaction. We can assist you with:

• Preparation and Distribution of a Strategic Expansion Plan or Assessment of the Individual Buyer Profile
• Developing an Acquisition Profile
• Preparation and Conduct of Confidential Strategic Searches

• Qualification and Valuation of the Target Business
• Negotiation of the Purchase
• Financing Negotiations