Absolutely, we have an optional add-on where we provide deal flow for you on a weekly basis. However, most of our clients prefer to provide deal flow themselves as it allows for lower pricing for the Start to Finish Plan and generally moves the process along faster.
We obtain deal flow from the same public sources you would i.e. brokers, marketplaces, etc. We sometimes have limited, private deal flow for certain deal requirements but that's not common. This is why most of our clients choose to provide deal flow themselves as it results in lower pricing for the Start to Finish Plan and generally moves things along faster. After all, you know which deals you're interested in and we provide the most value with our feedback and due diligence.
This varies on a deal by deal basis and depends on your search criteria, deal flow, your involvement and responsiveness, and so much more. Typically, though, we aim to close most deals within 2-3 months, though it can be a lot quicker or slower.
Our Start to Finish Plan does not include a codebase review. However, if you're predominantly seeking to acquire a SaaS or software business, we'd be happy to put together a custom package that includes our Codebase & Tech Stack Analysis as part of the Start to Finish Plan for you.
Typically, the Start to Finish Plan is most useful for first or second time buyers in the search phase. As a novice buyer, you'll likely go through quite a few deals before closing on one and thus, you'll benefit in the following ways:
After assessing countless deals, we’ve gained exclusive insight into what buyers are actually paying for businesses, not simply what sellers are asking.
Does longevity of a business affect its valuation more than growth? What’s the primary difference between an eCommerce business that sells at 3x vs. 7x EBIDTA?
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