But as a self-made business owner your first thought is likely to sell it yourself.
After all, no one knows your business better than you, right?
That path though, can lead to worse results than that last DIY home improvement project you tried!
Because opting for a DIY approach in this complex industry can be risky… and we’ve seen it leave 10s of thousands of $$$$$ on the table.
And after your business is sold, there are no do-overs. No starting the sale process again. No going back to the buyer for more.
The Downsides of DIY Selling of Freight Forwarding Businesses and Customs Brokerages
DIY selling often means limited reach. You might not get your name out across the nation, which is crucial for expanding your potential buyer pool.
Albion, with over 30 years in the industry, has a vast network and knows exactly how to market your business to a national audience, ensuring maximum exposure.
Fewer Options for Your Legacy:
When selling on your own, you might find yourself with limited options, especially when it comes to finding a buyer who aligns with your vision for your employees and clients. Albion understands the importance of cultural fit and works tirelessly to present you with multiple potential buyers who not only offer a fair price but also share your values.
Restrictive Deal Structuring:
DIY sellers often have a one-track approach to structuring the deal. Albion’s expertise lies in crafting deal structures that are tailored to your specific needs and long-term goals. This flexibility can significantly impact on the final terms and benefits of the sale.
Lack of Competitive Bidding:
Creating a competitive bidding environment is key to getting the best value for your business. Without it, you’re likely leaving money on the table. Albion’s strategic marketing approach is designed to attract multiple interested parties, ensuring you have a strong negotiating position.
Settling for Less:
Finally, DIY sellers often end up with a single offer, limiting their ability to negotiate the best terms. Albion’s extensive network and negotiation expertise mean you’re more likely to receive multiple offers, giving you the leverage to secure the best possible deal.
What to Do Next
Selling your freight forwarding or customs brokerage business is a significant decision.
While a DIY approach might seem appealing, it often leads to missed opportunities and lower financial returns.
Partnering with Albion Mergers & Acquisitions offers you the expertise, network, and strategic approach needed to maximize your business’s value and ensure a sale that aligns with your goals.
Contact us today to start the conversation about your future.