Business Brokerage: Transaction Advisory Services in Alberta
Welcome to the Alberta Business Exchange! We’re the business brokerage that empowers you with knowledge so you can move to the next phase of your life with ease.
If you are like most business owners, selling your business is likely something you’ve never done before. It can be a challenging experience, especially trying to understand the complicated process ahead of you. You will need a lot of support, but for now, you probably have a lot of questions about the proficiency of the advisor you choose, how confidentiality will be protected, how long it will take to sell your business, and the cost of the services. You may also be worried about the time you will have to commit to the process.
At Alberta Business Exchange, we focus exclusively on businesses like yours. As your trusted transaction advisor in Alberta, we are with you throughout the transaction process, right alongside your lawyer and accountant.
Who We Work With
- Our clients are owners of businesses with revenues of $1-20 million. It takes a unique set of skills to manage transactions of this size—larger than those typically sold by business brokers and smaller than most M&A advisors deal with.
- Our clients have made a firm decision to sell their business now or at some point in the near future. Without a firm commitment to selling, the chances of success are slim.
- If you understand, or are at least willing to learn, how your business is valued and why it’s valued that way, we'd love to work with you.
- If you understand that successful deals are fair to both seller and buyer, and are willing to sell your business for a realistic price, you're ready for ABX.
Education and Guidance
The decision to sell your business is not an easy one and may take some time. As you’re considering your options, it’s important to have the knowledge that will allow you to make educated decisions. That’s why, unlike many other business brokerages, we focus on education.
We’ve provided a lot of information about the business sale process, business valuation, and some of the major things you’ll need to consider about exit planning. You’re also welcome to come in and meet us and get your questions answered. There is never any pressure to move forward immediately; our goal is to build relationships not only for now, but for the future.
Preparing to Sell Your Business
These articles will give you some tips and best practices to find out if you're ready to take the next step and help you gather the necessary info to proceed. Read More...
How to Value Your Business
There's a number of methods used to value your business, we'll walk you through the options. Read More...
Business Sale Process
Learn all about the process of selling your business so that you can best prepare yourself to take the next step. Read More...
Frequently Asked Questions
The above articles not enough? We've got answers to all the common questions. Read More...
A Team Approach
Because of the complexity of the business sale process, it’s rare for one person to be highly skilled in all the areas required. That’s why we take a team approach, with one person specializing in each distinct area of the process. Of course, all of us at the Exchange are involved and contribute ideas and suggestions each step of the way. This approach ensures quality and gives you the support of our entire business brokerage team throughout the business sale process, even if you only deal with one or two of us at one time.
Confidentiality is our highest priority when selling your business; we take it very seriously. Confidentiality begins before we even meet, extends to developing a communication strategy between us, and becomes more thorough as we ultimately market your business. We understand that a breach of confidentiality can cause serious issues with your employees, customers, suppliers, and competitors.
While we manage confidentiality, you direct it. You make the decision if and when information is going to be released to an interested party. Ultimately, you are in control of the confidentiality process!
Over the years, we’ve developed a proven system designed to facilitate the sale of your business in the most confidential and efficient way. This system removes some of the complexity that can accompany the sale of a business and moves the transaction along as smoothly as possible. Throughout the process, we ensure you have the information you need to feel in control of the situation by educating you on what’s going to happen next and answering your questions.