Middle market exit strategies focused
on results, not fees.
Thinking about selling your Consumer Retail Business?
Let's talk. The Smith Holland M&A Advisory team focuses exclusively on sell-side representation for companies with $3MM - $200MM in annual revenues.
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Sell-Side Only Focus.
$3MM - $200MM in
Annual Revenues Only.
Smith Holland is an international M&A advisory firm that specializes in
sell-side representation for middle market companies.
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.
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.
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.
The landscape for consumer retail businesses has never been more competitive. Retailers are often the most at-risk for diminishing profit margins and with the low barriers to entry as a result of ecommerce platforms like Shopify that give anyone with an internet connection the ability to launch an online retail store overnight, market share has become even harder to win for businesses operating within the consumer retail industry. Retail businesses must always adapt to constantly changing market conditions or risk being left behind. Many retail businesses often mistake short-term success with long-term viability and their complacency leads to fundamental shifts in market share being captured by smaller disruptive companies as we’ve seen with Blockbuster Video vs. Netflix, Blackberry vs. iPhone, etc. If your company has managed to not only survive, but also thrive in today’s retail environment, you deserve to secure the best value for your company and the Smith Holland retail M&A advisors can help. We fully understand the challenges that retail businesses face and we have the expertise needed to explain your company’s value story and highlight operational weaknesses as potential growth opportunities.
With our concentrated focus on sell-side M&A advisory services, the Smith Holland team leverages over 30 years of combined experience and transactional insights to deliver precise execution for middle market companies operating within the Consumer Retail Industry including:
Beauty & Nail Salons
Clothing & Apparel Retailers
Consumer Product Retailers
Ecommerce & Online Retailers
Fitness Centers & Workout Class Companies
Main Street Businesses
Pet Stores & Animal Services
Thinking about selling your Retail Business?
Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.
Results driven approach to successful exit strategies.
When it comes to selling a 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 team 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.
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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