The Lighthouse Exit Strategy

SELL YOUR BUSINESS FOR MAXIMUM VALUE

Our office in Chicago, IL concentrates on selling businesses with annual revenues between $1,000,000 and $100,000,000

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Expert Valuations

To achieve the best results you must be prepared. The valuation gives us a map that will allow us to plan the route to maximum exit value. We use proprietary valuation software to ensure consistent and accurate pricing. Please reach out if you would like to get started on a confidential valuation.

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Powerful Marketing

We use targeted digital marketing, direct outreach, and a powerful private database with over 10,000 subscribers to locate serious buyers that are actively searching for a business. Our proven marketing strategies go above and beyond to greatly increase the odds of a successful sale.

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Expert Guidance

We will guide you every step of the way. Selling a business is a very important decision. It is complex and mistakes can be costly. We are seasoned experts that will be in your corner every step of the way. We have processes in place for everything that will help you get to the finish line as gracefully as possible.

100% Dedicated

To Client Satisfaction

Lighthouse Business Brokers takes client satisfaction seriously. We are dedicated to providing timely communication, delivering on our promises, and achieving results. We value ETHICS, transparency, hard work, and follow-through. We go the extra mile for our clients because we share the SAME GOAL as our clients.

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, IL. We are registered business brokers and licensed realtors with experience closing hundreds of business and real estate sales. Please reach out to check if we can list in your state.

Custom Tailored Exit Strategies

Designed to Maximize
Overall Value

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

It all starts with a valuation. This is our map that lets us plan. We use proprietary software to perform a detailed analysis of your business and provide an accurate valuation.

If you decide to move forward the next step is to complete a formal listing agreement.

We conduct an interview designed to highlight key selling points. Then our team gets to work on the custom tailored Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM). Our CIMs are designed to make your business shine. We get a lot of complements on our CIM's.

Once the CIM is approved we are ready to list. Our marketing is optimized to target serious buyers that are actively searching for a business. All ads are anonymous. A signed NDA is required and buyer prospects are pre-screened before any business-specific information is released.

Once a serious buyer is identified we will coordinate introductions. Our goal is to find a buyer who will pay a fair price and carry on the seller's success.

When offers come in we thoroughly review and present them in a timely manner. We have reviewed 1,000's of offers and will advise you on the best course of action.

We will facilitate a professional negotiation, ensuring both the buyer and seller are aligned when we come to terms.

We will coordinate an efficient and orderly due diligence process.

The buyer typically presents the purchase agreement during due diligence. We always help sellers carefully review the purchase agreement. It is essential that a qualified attorney also reviews all legally binding agreements.

We help prepare and coordinate with all parties to make sure the closing goes smoothly.

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Do You Have A Plan?

Valuation Based Advisory

Planned Business Exits

The best way to achieve favorable results is to have a plan. A valuation gives you a map. Little things can be done now that will make a big difference in future. Advanced planning is the single best way to achieve the highest possible price when you are ready to exit. Timing is everything and waiting too long can result in a discounted sale price, or no sale at all.

Our advisory service starts with a valuation. We have performed thousands of business valuations and can offer a unique perspective on the businesses strengths and areas for improvement. Understanding what creates a high valuation will inherently improve your current business. Then we implement a goal oriented plan designed to address the weak spots, create efficiencies, and improve the valuation. Implementing these practices early will result in a more efficient and profitable business that is ready to sell for top dollar when the time is right.

How Much

Is Your Business Worth?

Reach out and let's find out.