We can’t guarantee you’ll sell your business when you list it on Acquire.com. But we can guarantee access to the best people and technology to maximize your chances.
Not only have we built a vetted marketplace with thousands of interested buyers, but we’ve also listened to your needs and built an acquisition dream team to help you close. People who know acquisitions inside and out and for whom closing deals is a lifelong passion.
We don’t just add your listing and leave you to it. You get help to create the perfect listing, tools that make the acquisition process easy, and expert support at every stage. We market the heck out of your startup and match you with qualified buyers who want what you’re selling.
Our marketplace is one of the most diverse buyer markets on the planet, covering everyone from private equity to angel investors to fellow entrepreneurs. With our team at your side, we believe you can achieve anything – and we put the work in to make that happen.
We’re Invested in Your Success
Selling your business requires the dexterity of an octopus. You have to craft a listing, market it, meet buyers, discuss goals, vet each other, and then negotiate a deal that makes everyone happy. You not only need to understand the acquisition process, but also balance these towering responsibilities with running your business.
Getting acquired is a full-time job: It can bring already overworked founders to breaking point. Letting standards slip while trying to sell your business is like going on a first date dirty and dishevelled. It puts people off. You might hire an M&A professional to relieve the pressure, but you’ll also pay a fee of up to 15 percent of the purchase price. That gets expensive.
We solve these problems by bringing everything you need in one place: the technology that simplifies the process and the people you need to close. We’ve built a world-class customer success team of acquisition veterans expert in optimizing listings, vetting buyers, and overcoming obstacles to closing.
Your customer success manager (CSM) will be your go-to person for reviewing your acquisition goals and maximizing your listing’s potential. Lean on them to help with things like connecting your metrics, passing due diligence, or evaluating offers and legal docs. They’re equipped with the knowledge and resources to make your acquisition successful.
Acquisition Experts at Your Service
Would you like your own M&A advisor included as standard when you sell with us?
If we think you’d sell faster and for a higher price with a more hands-on approach, you’ll qualify for Guided by Acquire and work with an in-house M&A advisor – at no extra cost.
They’ll score your listing across criteria from company metrics to unique selling propositions, identifying what to improve and how. Then they’ll present your business to a curated buyer list and list your business in our general marketplace to find your perfect buyer.
On average, founders on the Guided by Acquire program receive up to 400 percent more buyer interest. And once offers start rolling in, your M&A advisor will help you evaluate them and suggest creative deal structures that achieve your goals while satisfying buyer demands.
Fielding inquiries from a buyer pool of over 200,000 engaged buyers can get exhausting, and your M&A advisor will help you determine which leads to pursue. They’ll also prepare you for due diligence and set up escrow so you close your acquisition safely.
Want to learn more about Guided by Acquire? Contact us today.
Upskill Yourself With the Acquire Academy
Whether you’re learning the acquisition process from scratch or just need a refresher, the Acquire Academy has got you covered.
With a multimedia training syllabus, the Acquire Academy empowers you with the knowledge and tools to succeed in your acquisition. It puts you on equal footing with buyers, thwarting any attempt they might make to exploit gaps in your knowledge to secure a better deal.
Think of it as your acquisition dojo where you’ll train in the arts of listing, valuations, due diligence, marketing, sales strategies, escrow, and more. With on-demand courses available 24/7 on any device, you can learn anywhere, anytime, fitting around your busy life.
Earn the respect of buyers who don’t want to tutor you in the acquisition process. Upskill yourself with the Acquire Academy and you’ll attract better offers and close faster.
Free Ebooks, Templates, and Checklists
We’ve built Acquire.com to cover your every need during the acquisition process. From our legal document builders to integrated escrow, you’ll want for nothing on your way to closing day.
But if you’re exit planning and want a checklist or need to refer to a legal template – you’ll find everything you need on our blog.
As well as helpful articles on valuations, due diligence, negotiations, and so on, we also offer tips and advice on entrepreneurship – such as business models and financial growth. You’ll also discover inspirational case studies from your peers sharing how they got Acquire’d.
You’ve probably already noticed that acquisitions involve a LOT of jargon. The movers and shakers of M&A have been using these terms for decades (probably longer), so we’re kinda stuck with them. To help, we’ve added a glossary to the blog so you can understand what terms like “promissory note”, “earnout”, and “seller holdback” mean.
One of the huge time-savers on the blog is our template and checklist directory. As well as jargon, acquisitions involve a lot of documents and systems. To help you keep track, we provide you templates for data rooms, legal documents, P&Ls, and checklists for things like due diligence, asset transfers, and acquisition timelines.
All our content is freely available on our blog – check it out.
We’re Here for You 24/7
You don’t clock off at 5pm and neither do we. Wherever you are, you get 24/7 live agent support across phone, email, and social media. Got a question at 1am on a Tuesday morning? No problem. We’re open Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm PST.
We answer most emails within two hours and answer phone calls almost immediately. Not only do we answer questions quickly, but we also offer a range of self-service tools if you can’t wait.
Check out our newly-designed helpdesk hosting FAQs, tutorials, and other guidance in one convenient place. Whether your looking to connect your metrics, respond to buyers, or make an offer, our helpdesk provides hundreds of helpful resources to support whatever you need to do.
And if you can’t find the help you need? Let us know and we’ll add it to the helpdesk. The more you tell us what’s missing, the better we can make the helpdesk and ensure you never miss a moment to push your acquisition forwards.
Lean on Us to Help You Get Acquire’d
Since 2019, we’ve invested in the best talent, resources, and technology to make selling your business easy. You may still face the odd challenge – most acquisitions do – but with our help, these should never be more than bumps on an otherwise smooth road to closing.
We believe there’s a buyer for most businesses. Even if you’re not quite ready to list, we’d never turn you away without some advice to help you. And when the day comes to sell your business, we’ll ensure you have all the support you need to manage your sale and achieve your goals.
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.