Seller Advisory

The external sale of your firm is one of the most significant decisions you can make as a business owner.

It’s complex, deeply personal, and typically unchartered territory for an owner. Working solely with Architectural and Engineering firms, we call on our deep industry knowledge and experience to simplify a complicated process and help you realize the full potential of your transaction and your future.

M&A insight is led by Architecture & Engineering professionals who are committed to your future.

Firm Valuation

Discover Your Value

Knowing your value is imperative when it’s time to sell your business.  Considering the many factors that affect value, SN will provide you with a professional, unbiased opinion of your firm’s worth to be used during a buy/sell opportunity.

The methods used to analyze your individual situation include, but are not limited to:

  • Discounted cash flow method
  • Capitalized earnings method
  • Ratio methods appropriate for the AE industry
  • Net cash flow plus excess equity method
  • Guideline public company method and M&A method
Strategic Buyer Identification

Setting the Stage

The process of selling your firm and connecting with potential buyers requires a commitment to confidentiality. Leveraging extensive M&A experience, the SN team will develop your confidential business profile, be a resource for sharing critical, personal information, and make the initial contact with a potential buyer all while keeping you protected.

Once you’re ready to start negotiations we’ll guide you each step of the way. You benefit from working with a team who have been on both sides of the negotiation table. We leverage that knowledge and insight to help you navigate this important, yet unchartered territory.

Deal Structure & Negotiation

Moving Forward, Together

When the objective is to reach a mutually agreeable non-binding letter of intent, you can be certain that there are lots of details involved. Our extreme attention to those details comes from our many years of experience. We’re proud to say that we have a long track record of signed letters of intent resulting in successful transactions.

SN will take the facilitation lead to arrange meetings with your prospective buyer(s) and provide the information needed to move you toward a deal.

More than an advisor, we are your advocate during this important transition.

Closing Assistance

Reach Your Goal & Start Your Future

Our role is to navigate the process seamlessly with minimal disruption to you and your staff. SN will collaborate with you, your advisors, and the prospective buyer to work toward closing the transaction. This includes developing a mutually acceptable due diligence plan and conducting appropriate meetings at critical points in the transaction timeline.

SN will provide support and assistance with different types of meetings, including:

  • Internal meetings with staff to present acquisition strategy and answer questions
  • Meetings for the buyer to meet key employees and conduct due diligence
  • Meetings to review and negotiate a Definitive Purchase Agreement
  • Meeting to close on sale

Discover Your Value

Knowing your value is imperative when it’s time to sell your business.  Considering the many factors that affect value, SN will provide you with a professional, unbiased opinion of your firm’s worth to be used during a buy/sell opportunity.

The methods used to analyze your individual situation include, but are not limited to:

  • Discounted cash flow method
  • Capitalized earnings method
  • Ratio methods appropriate for the AE industry
  • Net cash flow plus excess equity method
  • Guideline public company method and M&A method

Setting the Stage

The process of selling your firm and connecting with potential buyers requires a commitment to confidentiality. Leveraging extensive M&A experience, the SN team will develop your confidential business profile, be a resource for sharing critical, personal information, and make the initial contact with a potential buyer all while keeping you protected.

Once you’re ready to start negotiations we’ll guide you each step of the way. You benefit from working with a team who have been on both sides of the negotiation table. We leverage that knowledge and insight to help you navigate this important, yet unchartered territory.

Moving Forward, Together

When the objective is to reach a mutually agreeable non-binding letter of intent, you can be certain that there are lots of details involved. Our extreme attention to those details comes from our many years of experience. We’re proud to say that we have a long track record of signed letters of intent resulting in successful transactions.

SN will take the facilitation lead to arrange meetings with your prospective buyer(s) and provide the information needed to move you toward a deal.

More than an advisor, we are your advocate during this important transition.

Reach Your Goal & Start Your Future

Our role is to navigate the process seamlessly with minimal disruption to you and your staff. SN will collaborate with you, your advisors, and the prospective buyer to work toward closing the transaction. This includes developing a mutually acceptable due diligence plan and conducting appropriate meetings at critical points in the transaction timeline.

SN will provide support and assistance with different types of meetings, including:

  • Internal meetings with staff to present acquisition strategy and answer questions
  • Meetings for the buyer to meet key employees and conduct due diligence
  • Meetings to review and negotiate a Definitive Purchase Agreement
  • Meeting to close on sale