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The National Experts for Selling Companies with
$1M-$40M in Revenue in 17+ Industries

The Earned Exits Team goes beyond just maximum value and brings you
the most meaningful value. Here’s what sets us apart:
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The National Experts for Selling Companies with
$1M-$40M in Revenue in 17+ Industries

The Earned Exits Team goes beyond just maximum value and brings
you the most meaningful value with experience in:

Selling Process
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in Transactions
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You Earned It!

Entrepreneur and Business Owner ready for a successful exit? Ready to achieve the most meaningful value in the sale of your business? You found the answer in the Earned Exits team, a majority woman-owned and led business brokerage with 30+ years of experience and success advising hundreds of purchases and sales of businesses.

We know firsthand that selling your business for “maximum value” is much more than price. Together, we get to know you to discover what is most meaningful to you at deal closing and for your life beyond the business. In addition to sales price, our knowledge of: how to take care of employee, customer and vendor relationships; your role in the future of the business; fit with the buyer; your reputation and legacy; tax advantages; protecting your confidential information at the various stages of the sales process; deal points such a cash at closing; and speed of closing will lead to the most meaningful sale for you.

You earned it in the “Arena.” This statement by President
Theodore Roosevelt in April 1910 captures the entrepreneurial spirit.

The Man [Woman] in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man [woman] who points out how the
strong man [woman] stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done
them better. The credit belongs to the man [woman] who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs; who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who spends himself [herself] in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he [she] fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his [her] place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

- Theodore Roosevelt, April 1910

The Earned Exits team have all been in the Arena as entrepreneurs just like you. We know in our entrepreneurial past the feelings such as: barely making payroll; responding to Google reviews; relying on that big sale right around the corner; taking a sales call during a daughter’s birthday party; trying to retain a great employee; communicating with bankers in what seems like a foreign language; and balancing our personal lives with our family and friends.

It is time to earn your “in the end the triumph of high achievement” like Roosevelt said. If you are curious about or determined to launch the process of selling your business for the most meaningful value, click here to submit for a free business valuation.

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Case Studies

Transforming Business Dreams into Reality: How We Helped Companies with $1M-$40M Revenue Successfully Change Hands

Over 185 interested Buyers, sold in less than 6 months for over the asking price

The company provided state-licensed potable water to residential and commercial customers throughout West Texas for 25+ years, building a reputation as a reliable source of high-quality drinking water. Over 175 buyers actively participated in the sales process, indicating a significant level of interest in the company and validation of our marketing plan for this client. Impressively, seven initial qualified offers were received, all of which were within 89% of the asking price. Our team was able to create deal tension by obtaining 3 final over-asking price offers, resulting in significant cash at closing ($10+ million)and a seller note with an attractive 9% interest rate.

- WaterHauler

Two Dairy Queen franchises sold for over asking to a great fit buyer

With over 6,800 restaurants worldwide, Dairy Queen is one of the top franchises in the world and has 95% consumer brand recognition. After running two DQ franchises in Kansas for 17 years, the owners were ready for their next stage of life. Our team worked with 95 buyers interested in purchasing the two franchises, allowing the new owner to be semi-absentee given the tenure and experience of current management in place at both stores. Our team oversaw multiple offers, resulting in a sale value over the asking price. With attention to detail in working with the Dairy Queen Corporate Franchise Transition group, we exceeded our expectations by finding the right buyer at the right time.

- Dairy Queen

Legal Process Server – Sale price of 60% over market

This legal process server delivers legal documents to parties in a lawsuit. The business was built on efficiency and professionalism for its clients, which has created several repeat clients. The company developed solid cash flow but has a customer concentration of over 40% with one client. Our team generated over 50 buyers with most offers at a 2.5x adjusted EBITDA offer price. Even though the market was at 2.5x, our team found an industry strategic buyer who was ready to improve the business through technology. The final offer was 4.0x adjusted EBITDA; 60% over market.

- Legal Process Server

Held out for full price and cash at closing

Niche manufacturer of safety barriers for a broad range of industries such as aerospace, manufacturingand oil andgas that dominates with a technological advantage from a long history of testing data. Ourteam cultivated125buyers andmultiple offers. Our team exceeded client expectations with a final saleprice that far exceeded other brokers’estimates and with amajority cash at closing. The transaction hadunique tax advantages and our team sourced the right tax experts to solve it. The clients retired in CostaRica.

- Manufacturer of Safety Barriers

Above market offer from an international strategic buyer

Luxury optical retailer with two stores dominant in one metro area. The business is profitable; has a loyal, repeat customer base; and has a unique brand and sales process. Exit challenges were: a) the financials were not“buyer ready” and b) most buyers were local and did not have a bigger vision and price in mind. Our team directed strategic advice to the accounting firm and owner to overhaul the accounting, which resulted in buyer-ready financials. Our team attracted an international strategic buyer that paid an amount that was much higher than local buyers and met client expectations.

- Luxury Optical Retailer

Found the right buyer to ensure a smooth transition of the seller’s legacy

The owners of this innovative flat roofing company in Southern California had recently relocated to Florida to be closer to family. Our team generated 106 interested buyers.At the outset, they had desired a full sale of the business, but after our team found a buyer looking for a partnership, we collectively shifted gears to find the right solution for all parties. Navigating licensing hurdles and location issues, our team assisted the owners with deal creativity: sell 50% of the business to the new owner and slowly phase out of the business. This allowed the new partner time to obtain proper licensure and preserved significant cash flow for the owners while they oversaw a slow transition over several years. All sales look different, and the deal innovation for this company ensured a positive outcome for all.

- Commercial Roofing Contractor

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Call Us at 844-504-EXIT (844-504-3948) to sell or 844-604-EXIT (844-604-3948) to buy
a business for the most meaningful value with
your Earned Exits team.