Middle market exit strategies focused 

on results, not fees.  

Thinking about selling your business in Indiana? Let's talk.

Smith Holland Advisors focuses exclusively on sell-side representation for companies with $3MM - $200MM in annual revenues. 

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Smith Holland is an international M&A advisory firm that specializes in

sell-side representation for middle market companies.

Results Driven

Service

At Smith Holland, we believe results should come before fees. Our middle-market M&A advisory team has extensive experience with helping clients all over the world unlock shareholder value and manage risk by executing customized exit strategies backed by over 30 years of combined experience and transactional insights.

Global Buyer

Network

With offices in the US and UK, Smith Holland has the global footprint & cross-border expertise needed to execute highly complex transactions including mergers, corporate sales, divestitures & acquisitions. Our proprietary database includes thousands of private equity groups and strategic buyers across many different industries & countries.

Sell-Side

Advisory Focus

Our firm focuses exclusively on sell-side M&A advisory services. We help middle market companies develop and execute realistic exit strategies by using a team-based approach to consistently deliver results that exceed client expectations. Our M&A advisors provide complete guidance across the entire transaction lifecycle, even long after the ink is dry.

Sell My Business in Indiana

Thinking about selling your business in Indiana? Our Indiana business brokers can help. Smith Holland Advisors is a full-service M&A firm that specializes is sell-side only representation for middle market companies with $3M - $100M in annual revenues. Unlike other M&A firms, we put results before fees and we only work with sellers. Our experienced business brokers in Indiana can help you navigate the complex process to sell your business while maximizing shareholder value with performance-driven exit strategies that put your goals above everything else. From South Bend to Indianapolis to Evansville and everywhere in between, Smith Holland covers the entire Hoosier state and we work with a global network of buyers to driver superior transaction value. With offices in Chicago, Dallas, London and Houston, our M&A firm has a global reach that combines an international network of qualified buyers with local Indiana market expertise to create the right conditions for a competitive bidding environment to materialize. Competition among buyers is always the main factor that drives transaction value and we look beyond the borders of the Hoosier state to bring more buyers to the table instead of limiting the target acquisition candidates to just one state or region. While it’s always a smart decision to work with an Indiana business broker that covers the entire state, our M&A advisors have the global footprint needed to get your company’s value story in front of our global buyer database by targeting the right acquisition candidates with the right message.

 

 

Indiana Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions

With favorable corporate tax rates, right to work labor status and a strategic location in the middle of the country, Indiana continues to be a strong market for mergers and acquisitions activity in the Midwest across many different industries. Ranked as the 11th best state for business according to Forbes, Indiana continues to increase its rank for business-friendly states in all areas including corporate tax rates, quality of life, regulatory environment and more. With some of the finest universities in the country and one of the few Midwest states to allow for right to work status instead of union labor, Indiana middle market companies continue to benefit from a strong demand for high-quality acquisitions, especially in the manufacturing sector. Having realistic expectations is the key to effectively selling a business and while the process does not happen overnight, our business brokers in Indiana work tirelessly to accelerate the process by using a firm-wide team approach to every sell-side transaction that we advise on. There will always be a finite number of buyers within Indiana that actually have the capital on hand needed to fund an acquisition, which is why we never limit our buyer outreach process to just one state or region. We look beyond the local Indiana market to bring more buyers to the table. Whether the buyer is from Indianapolis or Iceland, creating a competitive bidding environment to drive transaction value starts with getting the deal in front of as many qualified buyers as possible. Smith Holland Advisors has sold businesses all over Indiana and the United States and with our singular focus on sell-side only representation, our Indiana business brokers have the global reach needed to help you maximize shareholder value when it comes time to sell your business.

 

 

Serious About Selling Your Business in Indiana? Let’s talk.

Selling a business is not easy or quick. The process usually takes 6-12 months and can be very unpredictable. And when you’re selling an asset where the value is directly tied to the company’s financial performance, working with the right business broker in Indiana can make all the difference, especially since valuation can fluctuate with enough volatility as each quarter passes. The sell-side of the deal is always inherently riskier than the buy-side and our M&A advisors understand this better than most. We have all personally started, operated and sold businesses of our own in the past and we know how stressful the process can be. Unlike most Indiana business brokers that come from the real estate world, our M&A advisors have strong backgrounds in corporate finance and accounting, which gives our clients a competitive edge when it comes to effectively explaining the numbers to buyers. We take a different approach to helping clients plan and execute proven exit strategies that are focused on results, not fees. And while the final sale price is always important, our M&A advisors fully understand that selling to the right buyer is equally as important, especially as it relates to post-transition support. This all starts with building genuine trust between the buyer and seller because offers are only as good as the buyer standing behind them willing to actually close the deal. Our goal is to make the process to sell your business as painless as possible and while other business brokers focus on a “post it and pray” approach to finding buyers, we consistently get results faster by using industry-specific exit strategies that target the right acquisitions candidates with the right message.

 

Smith Holland Advisors M&A Process:

 

1. Business Valuation & Exit Strategy Consultation

2. Company Prospectus & Teaser Preparation

3. Marketing & Targeted Buyer Outreach

4. Buyer Questions Review & Screening

5. Buyer & Seller Conference Call

6. Purchase Offer & Deal Structure Negotiations

7. Due Diligence Phase & Purchase Agreement Draft

8. Closing & Asset Handover

 

 

Our mergers and acquisitions advisors can help you sell your business in Indiana with absolute confidentiality and discretion. Screening buyers is one of the primary ways that we help sellers avoid tire kickers so that you can focus on running your business while we focus on selling it. Every buyer that we work with is required to sign a NDA before we provide them with any key details that could reveal the name of your business. It’s not good for you, your employees, your customers or your business if it’s general public knowledge that your business is being offered for sale. Our Indiana business brokers take extra precautions to ensure your business is protected throughout the entire process and in some instances, we have sellers approve each buyer before the NDA is even sent out. And with over 30 years of combined experience advising on all types of M&A deals on the sell-side of the transaction, our Indiana business brokers can help you plan and execute precise exit strategies across many different industries including:

 

Automotive M&A

Business Services M&A

Consumer Retail M&A

Construction M&A

Distribution M&A

Financial Services M&A

Healthcare M&A

Travel & Leisure M&A

Manufacturing M&A

Food & Beverage M&A

Technology M&A

Transportation & Logistics M&A

 

 

Schedule a Call to Discuss How Much Your Business is Worth

Thinking about retiring? Ready to pursue a new business venture? Dealing with family issues or partner disputes? Whatever your reason for selling is, our business brokers in Indiana can help you secure the best value when selling your business. We have helped business owners in all types of situations and we will take the time to fully understand the circumstances surrounding your business to get the deal closed as quickly as possible. If you would like to learn more about the process to sell your business in Indiana, please complete your business evaluation form to get your free valuation report. We will call you to discuss your business further, including the approximate valuation for what the company is worth in today’s market. All information you submit will be kept completely confidential and is only seen by the firm’s managing partners. At Smith Holland Advisors, we always put results before fees and our sell-side M&A services are entirely performance-based.

 

Our M&A advisors will help you understand the different exit strategies that make sense for your business and your financial goals, which include finding the right balance between wanting to sell quickly and making sure we sell for maximum value. While our advisors always aim to sell your business for the best price possible, asking price will always be the main factor that controls the speed of the transaction. All exit strategies are built around your goals and we will guide you through the entire process to ensure full transparency. Smith Holland Advisors is a full-service M&A firm that focuses exclusively on professional sell-side representation for high-quality middle market businesses and we handle the entire process from start to finish. Sell your business with confidence with experienced Indiana business brokers that always put your best interests above everything else.

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Results driven approach to successful exit strategies.

01

Strategy

When it comes to selling your business, every decision matters. Choosing the right exit strategy and properly preparing the business for the sale process can have a major impact on the final outcome. The Smith Holland team understands that every deal is unique and securing the best value for a divestiture is primarily based on the value story presented to strategic buyers. Our M&A advisors have extensive experience with creating robust company prospectus presentations that highlight the key selling points, revenue synergies and potential growth opportunities that give serious acquisition candidates enough information to prepare an offer. We take the time to fully understand your company’s strengths and weaknesses and we use that information to build a highly targeted list of potential acquisition candidates, which includes both private equity and strategic buyers. Maximizing shareholder value requires meticulous planning, preparation and skilled execution, and the Smith Holland team has the expertise needed to effectively communicate your company’s value story, even when changing market conditions or other operational challenges arise.

02

Execute

With any financial investment, the exit point is just as important as the entry point and protecting shareholder value requires precise execution. At Smith Holland, we work exclusively with clients on the sell-side of the transaction and this concentrated focus has been instrumental in helping our clients manage unavoidable risks while consistently creating a competitive bidding environment to enhance value. Our proven exit strategies are custom-tailored to the circumstances of each specific transaction that we advise on and our experienced M&A advisors have the transactional insights needed to quickly anticipate and adapt as market conditions change during the deal lifecycle. The risks will always be greater on the sell-side of the transaction and finding the right buyer is equally as important as selling for the right price. We help craft deal structures that are positioned for long-term success and work with both sides throughout the entire process to drive the transaction in a definitive and effective manner. The M&A advisors at Smith Holland have advised on hundreds of transactions over the past decade and tactile execution is at the core of everything we do.

03

Closing

At Smith Holland, every customized exit strategy that we develop is built on the foundation of closing success probability. We fully understand that a company valuation is meaningless if your M&A firm can’t actually deliver a qualified buyer that’s willing to close the deal at that price. Getting to a successful closing requires a realistic valuation strategy and the Smith Holland team has extensive experience with carefully orchestrating a delicate balance between what a company might be worth today compared to what it could be worth in the future if the growth opportunities are implemented. We provide complete guidance through every step of the transaction lifecycle including crafting your company’s value story, managing the buyer outreach process, negotiating deal structure, preparing the offer and purchase agreements, facilitating the due diligence process, and we don’t stop working until the outcome you envision for your deal is achieved. Smith Holland is a full-service M&A advisory firm and our commitment to delivering measurable results is matched only by our passion for helping clients achieve their goals.

We develop unique exit strategies custom-tailored around the specific nuances within your industry to achieve real results.   

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“The Smith Holland team did exactly what they promised they would do, and I could not be happier with the end result. They found the perfect buyer for my business and they were always readily available to help out with any questions or concerns I had throughout the entire process. Great group of people and we will definitely recommend.” 

 

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