Sell A Manufacturing Company

Looking to Sell a Manufacturing Company? We Can Help.

A Professional and Highly Confidential Service Boasting Over 15 Years of Proven Success.

Mergers and acquisition activity in the manufacturing sector is quite high at the moment.

Potential purchasers of your business will fall into one of four main categories:

  • Trade buyers looking to increase market share and expand their product range.
  • Private Equity firms seeking to add manufacturing companies to an existing portfolio or to enter the sector.
  • Management buy in individuals and teams with experience in the sector.
  • Private investors.

Different buyer types will make different value judgements. It is vital that the opportunity to purchase your company is placed in front of as many serious potential purchasers as possible so appointing the right advisors is crucial.

At Ventura we take time to understand your business, its strengths, weaknesses, the opportunities and the threats. 

We will give you our opinion on the value of your company, but we never place an asking price on a client business initially. Once we how strong your business fits with a potential purchaser, their reason for acquisition our negotiating position and parameters will be discussed and agreed with you.

When we first engage with you we think like buyers think and our experience in the manufacturing sector enables us to advise on whether the time is right for you to sell.  If we do not believe you will be able to extract maximum value at the present time we will tell you.

Whether you want to sell immediately or at some time in the future call or email us for an initial informal and confidential discussion.  

All of our clients are dealt with personally by a director from instruction to completion.

  • Our fees are competitive and success based.

  • A director will personally lead the deal from initial contact to completion.

  • We only work with a relatively small number of clients at any one time.

  • With a 15 year proven track record and high success rate.

Your Brokers

John Southern

John has extensive knowledge of and experience in mid-market business sales and acquisitions. His past career includes a number of senior management positions in large national and regional UK companies. John has been working with the owners of privately held UK businesses for the past 30 years and became managing director of Ventura Business Brokers in 2013. John is a proven negotiator who has successfully managed a substantial number of sales in numerous and diverse business sectors.

Steve Batch

Steve has a twenty-year track record in negotiating major commercial agreements. His past career has included key roles in numerous high value sales and purchasing negotiations. Steve has served as chief executive of several media and IT businesses where he led multi-disciplined teams in negotiating complex, multiple shareholder joint ventures at board level. He has been a director of Ventura Business Brokers for fifteen years and successfully led a large number of disposals and acquisitions on behalf of clients across many sectors.

“Thank you John for all of your efforts in finding the right buyer for us and negotiating very agreeable exit terms. From initially instructing you through to completion of the sale we found your professional approach and advice invaluable. We are delighted with the result and would not hesitate in recommending Ventura Business Brokers to anyone thinking about selling their company.”

Keith Airey

Ready To Start?

Please complete the basic information on the form. One of our directors will then contact you at your convenience for a no-obligation and totally confidential discussion.

What To Expect

As the starting point we will need to understand the reasons for the sale and gain an understanding of your preferred exit strategy. We also need to take an overview of the business in order to advise as to whether the time is right to sell.

Many businesses are placed on the market without any preparation whatsoever. For example, does the success of the business depend on the current owner? What are the trading trends? Is significant investment going to be required in the short term? What are the relationships with key customers and suppliers?

The Ventura Business Broker director handling your account will give you a realistic assessment and if further work is needed prior to sale will be able to give ongoing consultancy and advice to help you position for a successful outcome.

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