No Time to Sell? We’ll Get Your Startup Acquire’d For 5% or You Pay Zero

I bet you have a ton on your plate right now. You have growth goals to hit and a startup to get Acquired. But how can you give your startup the time it needs while also working towards an acquisition at a price and terms you want? If only there were more hours in the day, or…

You could let us do the heavy lifting for you. We have decades of acquisition experience, over 150,000 vetted buyers, and some of the best M&A matchmakers in the world. Better yet, you pay up to 60 percent less than a traditional broker, and only if you get Acquired.  

Welcome to Managed by Acquire – a white-glove advisory service for SaaS startups with $1M+ TTM revenue. You tell us your goals and we match you with the most qualified buyers, helping you achieve a life-changing acquisition faster and easier than ever. 

No tire-kickers. No spinning plates. We do the hard work so you don’t have to. We’ll prepare you and your startup for acquisition, present it to the market, and support you all the way to close. If you’d like us to help you get Acquire’d, fill out this short form and we’ll call you to kick things off. 

Why Ask Us to Manage Your Acquisition?

The acquisition process is complex and time-consuming. It’s a full-time job, leaving you little time for anything else. And yet, you need to continue hitting growth goals to justify your asking price. An acquisition can take up to nine months to close and a lot can happen in that time. 

If this is your first acquisition, the pressure on you is even higher. You’ll probably spend a lot of time just learning how the process works. You might also feel anxious about vetting buyers and fielding inquiries when you’re not sure which buyers are serious and a good fit for your startup. 

We can help you get Acquired faster, cheaper, and easier than anyone else. With Managed by Acquire, you put your acquisition in the hands of professionals with over 30 years’ experience. We search over 150,000 buyers and only match you with those who best fit your criteria. 

If the thought of spending months on marketing, negotiations, and due diligence fills you with dread, pass the reins to our in-house advisory team. Your success is our success, meaning you don’t pay a cent unless we help you get Acquired at the price and terms acceptable to you. 

In other words, we got this!

What You Get With Managed by Acquire

Our advisory service is as comprehensive as you need it to be. 

We can help you:

  • Market Your Startup

You get full marketing materials including a CIM (confidential information memorandum) and summaries written and prepared to a superb professional standard. You approve everything before we finalize it. 

We’ll also give you an opinion of value, updated throughout the process. 

  • Vet Buyers 

We’ll screen buyers to verify their experience and interest. We guarantee everyone we present to you is a good fit for your startup. 

  • Field Inquiries

We’ll answer buyer questions, share information with them, and help whittle down your shortlist according to your goals. 

  • Evaluate Offers 

We’ll help you review and assess IOIs (indications of interest), LOIs (letters of intent), and more.

  • Create a Data Room

You’ll get a virtual folder for all acquisition documents to which you control access. 

  • Prepare for Due Diligence 

Everything you need to verify and validate your startup from P&Ls to metrics to vendor lists and intellectual property.   

  • Start Escrow 

We’ll manage the escrow process and clearances so you can close your acquisition safely and with confidence. 

  • Transfer Acquisition Assets

We’ll help create your asset transfer plan so you don’t miss anything in the closing stages and there are no nasty surprises after acquisition. 

  • And much more. 

All for the flat fee of 5% on the transaction, payable only if you get Acquired. 

How Managed by Acquire Works

To start, fill out this form and we’ll call you at a convenient time. 

The goal of the first call is to establish what your acquisition goals are. We want to get to know you and your startup. The more information you give us, the better we can match you with the most qualified buyers. 

Then, your startup will undergo a thorough assessment where we identify its key selling attributes, weaknesses, growth opportunities, and more. Again, the more we learn about your startup, the easier and faster we can create a shortlist of prospective buyers. 

Once we’ve prepared the marketing materials, we’ll take your startup to market. In other words, using your acquisition criteria, we’ll match you to buyers we think are likely to make you an offer. They’ll review the marketing materials, and if interested, contact you for an initial discussion. 

At this point, you can take over or let us negotiate on your behalf. Whatever you choose, we’re here for you and can answer any questions you might have. As you progress towards an offer, we’ll continue to advise and support you, or manage the acquisition on your behalf. 

Then, once you’ve signed an LOI, we’ll guide you through due diligence and help prevent buyers from dragging out the process (using “time is of the essence” clauses, for example). All that remains is for you and the buyer to sign a purchase agreement, enter and close escrow, and that’s it – you’re Acquire’d.

Get the help you need for a fast, easy acquisition. Fill out the form now and we’ll be in touch.

What is Managed by Acquire?

Managed by Acquire is our white-glove advisor service that takes the effort and frustration out of selling your startup. Simply put, it’s a matchmaking service. You tell us what your acquisition goals are and we help you achieve them, whether that’s explaining how to increase your valuation or searching thousands of vetted buyers to find you the ideal fit. 

Then we support you through each stage of the acquisition until you close at a price and terms that make you happy.

How much does Managed by Acquire cost?

We charge a 5% success fee if your startup is acquired. Your success is our success. 

Do you handle the whole acquisition process?

Short answer: yes we can!

We prepare your startup for presentation to the market and find you the most qualified buyers based on the criteria you give us. We can also help with other stages of the acquisition including negotiations, due diligence, and more. You tell us what you want and we’ll help you achieve it.  

Why don’t I just sell my startup alone?  

Selling a startup can be complex and time-consuming. Let us handle all the work for you. Our in-house advisory combines decades of acquisition experience and countless closed deals. While you focus on growing your startup to command the highest price, we’ll bring qualified buyers to your table. With that in mind, the management fee could pay for itself. 

Is Managed by Acquire available for all startups or online businesses?

Managed by Acquire is available for SaaS startups with at least $1,000,000 TTM (trailing-twelve-month) revenue and ideally for startups with over $5 million TTM revenue.

The content on this site is not intended to provide legal, financial or M&A advice. It is for information purposes only, and any links provided are for your convenience. Please seek the services of an M&A professional before entering into any M&A transaction. It is not Acquire’s intention to solicit or interfere with any established relationship you may have with any M&A professional. 

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