Selling your business isn’t easy. You have questions that need answers, and you want to preserve your legacy while securing your financial future. This is a journey you shouldn’t take alone. Even if you’re still contemplating your decision, consider us a resource you can turn to.
Why We Are Different
Our primary focus is on building relationships based on trust, integrity and respect. We believe in complete transparency and open, straightforward communication from beginning to end. We seek to understand and appreciate the business owner’s point of view and strive to structure transactions that find common ground.
We aren’t going anywhere. We are committed to investing in companies that we believe will stand the test of time. What does that mean? Simply put, we buy companies with the intention of holding them indefinitely. We think in decades, not years. This also means we are under no pressure to complete transactions on a specific timeline. When you are ready, so are we.
We’re proud of our proven ability to execute. It takes a lot of time, energy and money to get a deal across the finish line. You want to work with a partner who is fair, thorough and committed. When we say we intend to close a transaction, we mean it. And we have the track record to back it up.
We care deeply about preserving the legacy of the companies we acquire. A business has value and worth. It’s more than just numbers and line items. There is a brand to protect, a history to support and a community to maintain. As a team, we will always appreciate the significant work and entrepreneurial spirit that goes into starting a company from the ground up. We feel a tremendous responsibility not just to remember a business’s origin story, but to honor it by ensuring success moving forward.
What We’re Looking For
We are clear about the types of companies we want to work with. We focus on the following criteria:
- Durable demand for the product or service
- Strong local or regional market position
- Track record of consistent profitability
- Cash flow between $1 million and $5+ million
- Committed team with aspirations for the future
If you’re thinking about selling your company, and your current business model aligns with our criteria, get in touch.
Don’t Take Our Word For It
It’s not every day someone comes along and wants to buy a paint store. The one thing that struck us was how easy this whole process was, we had always thought it would be much more of a process.
[What’s different about Chenmark?] It’s their professional approach. Everything from how they deal with people to how they bring everything together for a sale. It is great that so many of the key leaders continue to work at the company today.
It took some time to reimagine ourselves and figure out what our next chapter in life is going to be about. Now, however, we’re loving having the time back to walk the dog, not having to wake up at 4 a.m. anymore to get into the store, and enjoying more freedom in general.”