We bring businesses and entrepreneurs together

One successful deal at a time.

Our Business Brokers focus exclusively on sell-side representation for businesses with up to $100 Million in annual revenue.

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Results Driven Marketing Strategy

Our proven marketing strategies are designed to protect seller confidentiality, increase our success rate, and MAXIMIZE the final sale price. Our professional seller representation services are 100% performance based.

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Powerful Buyer Database

We have built a powerful buyer database with thousands of qualified buyers. Our buyer network includes active entrepreneurs, family investment offices, and private equity firms. This ensures your listing gets in front of thousands of qualified potential buyers on day one.

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Proven Valuation Formula

Business valuation is a complex subject with aspects of both art and science. As full time professional business brokers, our valuation formula combines financial analysis with a deep understanding of what serious buyers are looking for in a business investment.

Professional Business Brokers

In Your Local Market

Experienced. Professional. Dedicated.

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Professional Business Brokers

In Your Local Market

Experienced. Professional. Dedicated.

Chicago, Illinois

Our headquarters is located in Chicago and our primary market is Chicago and the surrounding area. We also have offices in Dallas and New York.

Custom Tailored Exit Strategies

Designed to Maximize
Overall Value

Our Experienced Business Brokers Will Guide You Step-by-Step
Through the Entire Sales Process

The process starts with a valuation. We will perform an analysis of your business and provide a summary valuation. This is 100% confidential.

Once a seller makes the decision to move forward with listing their business the next step is to execute an exclusive listing agreement.

We conduct a seller interview designed to deepen our understanding of the business and highlight key selling points. Then our team gets to work on the high quality CBR (Confidential Business Review).

Once the CBR is approved we are ready to go live. All ads are 100% anonymous and an NDA is required before any business specific information is released. Our online marketing strategies produce incredible results.

Once a qualified buyer is identified we will coordinate introductions. We are looking for the right fit. We want buyers who will be wildly successful!

When a buyer makes the decision to move forward with an offer they submit an LOI (Letter of Intent). We thoroughly review and present all offers. The majority of our listings receive an offer in 1-3 months.

We are expert negotiators. We advise on all turns of the negotiation. We think outside of the box with the goal of a win-win deal.

Due diligence is a necessary part of every deal. We help coordinate a smooth and orderly due diligence process. We put the time in on the early stages of the listing process to make sure due diligence goes smoothly.

We coordinate a timely presentation of the purchase agreement and we make a point of reading and providing comments on all purchase agreements. It is essential that a qualified attorney thoroughly reviews all legally binding agreements.

We work proactively throughout the entire process to make sure their are no surprises. We communicate frequently so the buyer and seller are ready to hit the ground running on day one of their new venture.

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Coaching

Build Your Business for Value

We help business owners boost value. 

By planning for a future liquidity event business owners can significantly increase their sale price and protect their assets. Many of the factors that drive higher valuations inherently make businesses more robust and profitable.

Our coaching packages include a current business analysis, valuation, and actionable goal setting. We can point you in the right direction or coordinate a full makeover. We’ve helped business owners that are willing to invest in themselves add significant value through this process. Understanding the key factors that drive business value is essential for prioritizing investments that will benefit your business in the short term and put you in the best position to reach your financial goals when the time is right to sell.

Coaching starts at $500.

100% Dedicated

To Client Satisfaction

Lighthouse Business Broker's takes client satisfaction seriously. We always strive to provide timely communication, deliver on our promises, and achieve high-quality results. We value ETHICS, transparency, hard work and follow-through. We go the extra mile for our clients because we have the SAME GOAL as our clients.

How Much

Is Your Business Worth?

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