Symmetrical’s Checklist for M&A Sellers

The process of selling your business can take several months, so it’s important to have a plan in place. At Symmetrical, we specialize in guiding businesses through the acquisition process to achieve a strong deal. We work with middle-market sellers through this process all the time and understand the time and attention required to make […]


The Critical Role of Valuation in Sell-Side M&A

Valuation is the cornerstone of any M&A transaction. For sellers, accurately determining the value of your business is essential to avoid undervaluing or overvaluing the company. Overvaluing can lead to unrealistic expectations and potential deal breakdowns, while undervaluing may result in a missed opportunity to maximize returns. A well-executed valuation provides sellers with a clear […]


What to Expect From a Letter of Intent

While each business is unique, the process of selling a business tends to follow a set of predictable steps, one of which is the letter of intent (LOI). A prospective buyer will send an LOI to formally indicate their interest, outlining the preliminary terms and conditions for the acquisition of the business. For sellers, the […]


Breaking Down the Bidding Process: IOIs and LOIs

In the selling process, you’ll likely receive both IOI (Indication of Interest) letters and LOI (Letters of Intent) from interested buyers. While it’s easy to assume they’re the same thing, each has a specific purpose and role in the process of an M&A sale. Let’s start by defining each of these bidding documents. An indication […]


What type of auction is best for sell-side M&A?

If you’re ready to sell your company, the audience you present it to makes all the difference in its valuation and the success of the acquisition. At Symmetrical, we work with clients to sell their businesses using a variety of auction methods, finding the most suitable forum that will yield the best valuation. There are […]


Use Sell-Side Due Diligence to Evaluate Your Own Company

As part of the selling process, your company will go through a due diligence process with the buyer. This involves extensive analysis of financials and other key information as the buyer looks for any potential weaknesses in the seller. Companies open to offers should conduct sell-side due diligence to ensure that everything is in order […]


Key Differences Between Buyers Interested in Purchasing Your Business

Most successful sales relationships depend on a seller understanding their buyers — their objectives, desires, concerns, and more. If you’re considering selling your business now or in the future, it’s worth taking time to understand your potential buyers. By understanding their motivations and goals, you can better negotiate and achieve a more favorable outcome. Essentially, […]


Top Reasons To Exit Your Company

Many business owners focus their energy and attention on running their day-to-day business operations, like devising strategies, attracting prospects, meeting sales targets, managing staff, and assessing performance. Of course, meeting these daily challenges leaves little time to plan an exit strategy. As with any other investment, the best time to think about your exit strategy […]


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