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Business Transition Strategies is an M&A Advisory firm that focuses on helping owners and businesses into their next chapter. In most cases this means selling so the owner can retire or shift gears with a new enterprise. In other cases, it means growing through acquisition. In this case, owners expand their business and make it more attractive for a sale down the road. We offer both services.
Privately owned businesses are a fundamental part of the economy and account for a vast majority of job creation. Their preservation is our passion.The focus of the BTS team is working with companies that are too small to be considered big, but too big to be treated like small ones. We use M&A processes with companies generating between $2 million dollars in sales up to $20 million. With offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, we are well positioned to serve all of New England and beyond.
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If your transition timeline is a year or more out, BTS can assist you in preparing and positioning your business for a transition down the road. Through advisory engagements, we help owners maximize the value of their businesses and enhance operations in ways that will pave the way for the next step whether that is an exit or a growth strategy. Our experience in the industry along with our associations and affiliations, give us insight into what is expected for a transition to successfully occur. Only a small fraction of privately held businesses successfully transfer either to the next generation or to an outside entity. Those best prepared with a strong foundation will achieve the best results.
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We help you prepare. BTS advisors have been owners themselves and know what is needed to help you maximize value at the time of sale. We work with companies a year or more in advance to prepare for a sale, including financial enhancements and due diligence preparation. This process has the added benefit of taking the guesswork out of getting ready.
How well does your business function without you? The less involved in day-to-day operations an owner is, the more value a buyer may see in the business.
To find out how well your business can prosper without you, click here to take the 13-minute survey and get your Value Builder Score.
"The entire process went smoothly and professionally. The BTS team kept me fully informed at every step. They worked hard and were effective in bringing the deal home."
"Skip and I continue to be grateful for all you have done to make the sale of Pure Flow come to fruition."
"BTS’s level of expertise in the process and close attention to detail enabled us to successfully navigate the deal."
"These types of transactions are often long and complicated and I doubt it could have been successfully completed without your close ongoing involvement."
"The outside objective point of view that you have brought us has been invaluable as we prepare for the rapid growth."
"John then found the right buyer and coordinated a seamless transition—he doesn’t miss a single detail."
"John immediately identified our strengths and experiences and discussed a business that ultimately was more in line with our goals."
"The BTS team came in, evaluated everything in a professional and thankfully non-threatening manner."
Deal Problems to Avoid
It is common for owners heading into a sales process to ask about the chances of success. The question reveals the natural nervousness everyone feels when we head down an uncertain path.
View Your Business from a Buyer’s Perspective
The more your business revolves around you, the more risk buyers see. Work yourself out of the business by developing an experienced, empowered management team, and repeatable processes that depend le
Questions That Owners Consider
We have had many conversations with business owners in the lower mid-market who are unsure about the future and wonder whether they should sell or hold.
SBA Debt Relief Incentivizes Buyers
SBA debt relief efforts are incentivizing buyers to move ahead with business acquisitions.
Don’t Let the Pandemic Sideline Your Dreams
As we emerge from the Covid 19 shut downs, some may be fearing “oh no, I am stuck in the saddle again.” We think there is reason to look at the horizon more positively. That involves taking actio
Prepare for the Market Rebound
For many business owners, the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating – especially for those who were planning to sell their businesses.
Using Downtime to Add Value
As business owners are working to process the impact of COVID-19, we’re looking at how it will affect M&A. The good news is that many companies and private equity firms have been doing well for year
Are Buyers Still in the Market?
We believe that mergers and acquisitions will continue once the current crisis ends...based on the volume of inquiries from private equity funds, search funds and well-funded individual buyers.
Use the Threat to Better Prepare
Today there is a lot of uncertainty about the future of business...there are things you can do to prepare for an eventual sale of your company– especially now.
Crisis Shows Ripple Effect of Business
Our focus at BTS is on small companies that are the backbone of the economy...This gives us exceptional insight into what it is like to be owner-operators.
Precision Machining Company
Initially, liquidation was a serious consideration. It would offer a quick exit but would hurt loyal employees and disrupt the customers who had come to rely on its quality production.
Green Product Company
Our client owners could dig in for the long haul…However, this would take five years or more. Owners simply lacked the horsepower to do it.
Water Purification Company and Young Buyers
Owners decided they wanted to retire. They also wanted to be fair to the staff who had been loyal to them. Could the company be sold, the staff retained and the facility remain in use?
Magnetics Company with High Profile Customers
(T)he manufacturer would need to focus on growing EBITDA to capture interest from major strategic buyers and achieve a higher multiple of earnings.