How We Sell a Business

Determine Value

Understand valuation techniques
Engage third-party valuation firm
Determine asking price

Engage Gateway M&A

Meet and discuss objectives
Discuss market and buyer expectations
Execute Gateway M&A representation agreements

Build Marketing Package

Detail historical performance
Identify growth opportunities
Develop marketing strategy
Maintain confidentiality


Execute marketing program
Leverage database of buyers
Interview perspective buyers
Arrange on-site visits
Direct mail and telemarketing
Synergistic/strategic buyers

Buyer Commitment

Obtain offers from buyers
Identify acceptable offers
Analyze deal structure; consult with client’s legal & financial advisors
Maximize seller “walk-away”


Negotiations at arms length
Protect future working relationship between buyer and seller
Facilitate negotiations
Prepare for due diligence

Due Diligence

Respond to information requests
Amend offer if necessary
Help buyer identify financing sources
Secure 3rd party financing
Complete any licensing requirements
Secure insurance coverage
Definitive Purchase Agreement
Draft closing documents
Client’s attorney review, edits & approves the closing documents
Resolve remaining contingencies


Execute documents
Transfer funds
Transition management to buyer

Gateway Mergers and Acquisitions, LLC

1000 E. Belt Line Road
Suite 204
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (972) 219-6961
Fax: (972) 242-2436

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