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Middle market exit strategies focused 

on results, not fees.  

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

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

Ready to sell your business?

Complete this form to receive your complimentary business valuation assessment.

100% Confidential.

Free Consultation.

Results-Driven Process.


Sell-Side Only Focus. 

Companies with

$3MM - $200MM in

Annual Revenues Only. ​

NJ Value

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

sell-side representation for middle market companies.


Results Driven


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


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.



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 New Jersey

The M&A advisors at Smith Holland can help you navigate the complex process to sell your business in New Jersey with results-driven exit strategies that always put your best interests above everything else. Our New Jersey business brokers specialize in representing clients on the sell-side of the transaction only and we have the local market expertise needed to secure the best value when selling your business. With offices in Chicago, Dallas, London and Houston, Smith Holland has a global footprint that combines an international network of qualified buyers with local New Jersey market expertise. From Newark to Cape May, our business brokers in New Jersey cover the entire garden state and we target the right buyers with the right message whilst looking beyond the borders of New Jersey to create a competitive bidding environment among buyers. While it’s important to work with a New Jersey business broker that covers the entire state, our M&A advisors have the global reach needed to bring more buyers to the table, which ultimately drives superior transaction value for our sell-side M&A clients. We are here to win for our clients. Period. We get results faster by using a firm-wide team approach and accountability is at the core of everything we do.



New Jersey Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions

While New Jersey benefits from having a close proximity to the financial capital of the world, it’s no secret that the New Jersey business climate isn’t as favorable as other states. With some of the highest corporate tax rates and property taxes in the country, New Jersey has been ranked as one of the worst states to start a new business according to The Tax Foundation. And while every state has its own challenges, middle market companies in New Jersey often make prime acquisition targets for private equity buyers form other states and countries, especially where corporate tax savings can be realized overnight be relocating to a more tax-friendly region. Despite these negative downsides, New Jersey business owners continue to benefit from a strong demand for high-quality middle market company acquisitions. And while selling a business in New Jersey doesn’t happen overnight, our M&A advisors have the expertise needed to help accelerate the process by crafting the right value story that gets buyers excited about closing quickly. There will always be a finite number of buyers within New Jersey, which is why our business brokers in New Jersey look across the globe to find the perfect buyer that sees the business valuation the same way we do. The Smith Holland M&A advisors have sold businesses all over the United States and with our singular focus as a sell-side only M&A firm, our New Jersey business brokers have the local market expertise needed to help you sell your business faster with performance-driven service.



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

Selling a business is not easy, especially since the value can fluctuate every 2-3 months based on the company’s ongoing financial performance. Finding the right New Jersey business broker can make all the difference in securing the best value when selling your business. At Smith Holland Advisors, we know firsthand how stressful it can be to sell a business because every member of our team has personally started, operated and sold businesses of our own in the past. We’re entrepreneurs just like you and we know the sell-side of the transaction is always inherently riskier than the buy-side. Our New Jersey business brokers understand this better than most and we can help you mitigate the transaction risks on the sell-side of the deal with professional representation that ensures you have over 30 years of combined experience on our side. Some things can’t be learned in the classroom and our M&A advisors have the real-world experience needed to guide you through every step of the process to sell your business. Any decent business broker in New Jersey can get you an offer, but trust between the buyer and seller is what really gets deals closed. Our M&A deal team knows how to create the right conditions for that trust to naturally build because selling to the right buyer is equally important as selling for the right price. We never use a “one size fits all” approach. Every business is different and effectively communicating your company’s value story to buyers is the a core component of how we get results faster. With industry-specific exit strategies built around the nuances of your business, our M&A advisors use a proven approach to maximizing shareholder value during the sale. Integrity and transparency are at the core of our sell-side M&A services and our goal is to make the process to sell your business as seamless as possible.


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



Confidentiality, timeframe and price are usually the top 3 concerns for most business owners when selling a business and at Smith Holland, our business brokers in New Jersey are experts in achieving favorable results while keeping the process as discreet as possible, especially when it comes to dealing with employees. We carefully screen all potential buyers before we reveal the identity of your business and all buyers are required to sign our NDA before any high-level discussions begin. It’s extremely important that employees are told about the sale at the right time, even if it means telling the employees after the sale is finalized. Ultimately, we have to look at what’s best for your company’s situation to ensure shareholder value is protected and disclosing the sale to your company’s employees must be done with compassion. With over 30 years of combined experience advising on all types of M&A transactions in New Jersey and the United States, Smith Holland can help you plan the right exit strategy to sell your business in New Jersey across the following industries:


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

If you would like to learn more about how our business brokers in New Jersey can help you sell your business, please complete our confidential business evaluation form to get your free valuation report. All information will be kept strictly confidential and is only seen by the firm’s managing partners. At Smith Holland Advisors, we put results before fees and our sell-side M&A services are entirely performance based.


Our mergers and acquisitions advisors will walk you through the different valuation strategies that make sense for your business, whilst taking into consideration your goals for overall timeframe and price. Smith Holland is a full-service sell-side M&A firm and we handle the entire process from start to finish. Sell your business the right way with experienced New Jersey business brokers that always put your best interests above everything else.

Thinking about selling?

Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.

Results driven approach to successful exit strategies.



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.



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.



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.   


Ready to sell your Automotive Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Business Services Company?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Consumer Retail Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Construction Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Distribution Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Financial Services Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Healthcare Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Hospitality Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Manufacturing Business?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Food & Beverage Company?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Technology Company?

We can help.


Ready to sell your

Transportation Company?

We can help.

Expertise matters.

Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.

Satisfied clients. Real results.

“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.” 


—  Chris Sullivan, Dallas, TX

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