Our highly effective listing strategies are designed to maximize the final sale price for every business we represent and our proven formula for success has resulted in a 95% close rate since inception. We never charge upfront fees and our professional seller representation services are 100% performance based. Get started today and request your free business valuation.

From River North to Wrigleyville, we cover every Chicago neighborhood and our experienced team of business brokers understand the Chicago market unlike anyone else. We have over 40+ combined years living in Chicago and with degrees in finance, accounting and business management, our advisors have the expertise you need on your side when selling your business.

Through our years of experience, Lighthouse Business Brokers has established a powerful buyer network with thousands of qualified buyers that covers almost every industry. Our buyer's database is comprised of active professional investors and private equity firms that have been through the acquisition process previously and ensures we get your business in front of thousands of qualified buyers on the first day.

My experience with Lighthouse Business Brokers was the definition of professional. They found the perfect buyer for my business in less than 2 weeks and they provided constant updates throughout every stage of the process, even during the weekends!

Brian Murphy
Chicago, IL

This was my first time selling a business, but Charles guided me every step of the way and his experience was invaluable. From finding the right buyer to managing the negotiations, the end result was exactly what I wanted and I couldn't be happier with my choice to hire LBB.

Steve Robinson
New York, NY

I've worked with other brokers in the past and nothing compares to the experience and expertise that Lighthouse Business Brokers provides. Andy consistently exceeded my expectations on every aspect of the deal and he always put my best interests above anything else.

Michael Turner
Evanston, IL

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Most businesses sell within 3-6 months. The overall timeframe will vary by industry and is always dependent on the company's financial performance and the complexity of the transaction.
We carefully screen all buyers and every buyer is required to sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement before providing the company prospectus. In addition, we keep the most important "trade secrets" of each business completely confidential, even during the due diligence phase, ensuring the truly sensitive information is only revealed days before the closing.
There are many different variables (tangible and intangible) that are considered when calculating the listing price including current financial performance, overall business model, profit margin ratios, profitability trends, growth potential, current market demand and many other factors. Contact our experienced business brokers today to receive your free business valuation.
Lighthouse Business Brokers represents business in all industries and our experienced team has the expertise needed to find the right buyer for your business. From restaurants to gas stations, retail or wholesale, our business brokers are knowledgeable on all types of businesses and we will help you navigate the complex process of selling a business.
With our compensation being 100% performance based, we invest a considerable amount of time, energy and money upfront to represent each business. Since there is no guarantee that we will actually be paid for our work, it's customary for buyers to sign an exclusive listing agreement, which gives us the time we need to get the deal done and outlines the terms of our representation.
Lighthouse Business Brokers seller representation is 100% performance based. There are no upfront fees and we only get paid after we successfully sell your business.
After an offer has been accepted by the seller, the buyer is entitled to review any and all supporting source documentation that was used to prepare the financial statements represented in the company prospectus. The supporting documentation usually includes company bank statements, merchant account statements, company tax returns and supplier invoices for the past 3 years.
At Lighthouse Business Brokers, our team is comprised of licensed business brokers that have the financial background and experience needed to find the perfect buyer for your business. Our financial professionals have degrees in Finance, Accounting and Business Management, and 2 of our brokers are also licensed Realtors, which collectively gives our clients a competitive edge that simply can't be matched by our competitors. We're entrepreneurs just like you. We have personally started, operated and sold numerous business of our own and we have the first-hand experience needed to guide you every step of the way.
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