Our Company

We Are Merger and Acquisition Advisors Getting You to the Right Exit Strategy

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Leaving a Legacy

Do You Have an Exit Plan for Your Business?

We help maximize company value for business owners through expert merger and acquisition advisory services. Be prepared to leave the legacy you deserve. With diligence and care, the Ad Astra team is here to meet your goals and protect your future.

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Maximize Value

Prepare for a Transaction

Execute

Selling Can Get Complicated!

Is the timing right?

  • Am I burnt out or ready to retire?
  • Am I up for the challenge of facing new competition or changes in my industry?
  • Is too much of my financial portfolio tied to my business? Is it time to take some “chips off the table?”
  • What would I do if I didn’t own my business? Are there other hobbies I would prefer to pursue?
  • Am I spending too much time and energy on my business instead of enjoying other important things in my life?

Now what?

  • What is my business worth?
  • Do I want to run a bidding process or individually discuss with each buyer?
  • What documents do I need to show to buyers?
  • Do I want to completely exit the business?
  • How do I know if a buyer is qualified?
Get Your Questions Answered

Every Client Has a Different Strategy!

Ad Astra Equity Advisors understands that selling a business can be a difficult process that takes months (even years) to complete. If you do it wrong, then you could struggle to find the right buyer, or it could cost you unnecessary time and money. Knowing the right answers to the most common questions can help you avoid those mistakes.

No two clients are the same, so we work with you to create a strategy that fits your goals and needs.

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Idea

64%
We work with you to put your ideas on paper and to brainstorm new ideas.

Planning

72%
Once we get all the ideas on paper, we formalize them into a plan that can be executed.

Strategy

67%
Executing the plan is based on years of experience and knowing the different strategies of each buyer.

Success

67%
Idea + Plan + Strategy = Success! We won’t rest until there’s a deal that works for you.

Our Promise

Selling your business is most likely the largest investment decision you will ever make. We offer a unique agreement for our clients, so they are 100% comfortable knowing that Ad Astra is always working in their best interest.

Since we know our clients deserve the best of the best, we offer the following characteristics within our agreement:

  • Success-based fee only: This means that you, our client, will not pay any upfront retainers, monthly fees, or cancellation fees.
  • Non-exclusivity: This allows you to market yourself to buyers that we have not identified for you.

This structure gives our clients a risk-free arrangement, knowing we will only be compensated if value is given in return – a successful transaction.

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Our Services

Value Enhancement

Increase the value of the business prior to marketing.
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Selling a Business

Understand the process of marketing a business.
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Buying a Business

Utilize our strategic partners to find a business that’s right for you.
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We Are Easy to Work With

Start the Journey

We’ll begin with a no-obligation and confidential conversation to learn more about your goals and to see if we are the right fit for you.

Map Out Your Plan

Customized for you, we design a path around your goals every step of the way.

Own Your Future

How you sell your business determines your legacy. Be ready for when that day comes.  Call or email us anytime to get started! We want to help you achieve your goals the right way.

Who We Work With

Our Client Characteristics

  • Annual gross sales – $10M-$250M
  • Pre-Tax Earnings – $2M+
  • History of consistent or improving financial performance
  • Well-defined market and customer base
  • Documented processes and systems
  • Opportunities for growth and expansion
  • Ethical management in place

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it take to get started?

It doesn’t take much. Prior to getting engaged with us, we take 30 minutes to a few hours to understand you, your business, and your goals. If you do not have set goals in mind, our job is to help you get there.  

How do I know if this is the right time to sell my business?

It may not be! Working with us on a success-based fee-only model will allow you to test the market and see if it is the right time to sell. You do not have to sell when we bring you offers, but it is never a bad idea to always have your finger on the trigger in case the right offer and buyer come knocking.

How do you keep my business information confidential during this process?

We understand that business owners need to keep the exit planning process confidential from employees, customers, family, etc. We accomplish this by only working with you or those you give us access to. We will only talk with buyers you have approved. We do not talk with anyone without your permission. If you allow us to talk with a buyer, we always require a Non-Disclosure Agreement to be signed and for the buyer only to contact us.

Do I really need an advisor to help me in the process?

If you already have a buyer, a price you can live with, and a team to perform due diligence, then maybe not. However, there’s more to it than a buyer and a price. Talking with us and allowing us to educate you in the discovery meeting will ultimately help you determine if you need an advisor or not.

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