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We provide wise counsel

The JPAbusiness team has been helping clients buy and sell businesses for over 20 years.

Whichever side of the transaction we are on, our view is that the best deal is a fair one in which both parties have received wise counsel and are satisfied with the outcome.

If you are considering buying or selling a business, and want to engage a transaction advisor to support you, do your own ‘detailed due diligence’ on potential advisors first. 

From our experience these are the features of a successful advisor:

  • experience in your industry and in selling businesses of your size and ‘shape’;
  • project management expertise; and
  • great communication skills.

“Over the years, we have been involved in many similar transactions, often involving business brokers. Our experience is that brokers, in general, make little contribution to the process, apart from introducing the parties and trying to convince them to proceed. When problems arise, they often just urge the parties to settle. By contrast, the JPAbusiness team actively addressed and worked to solve the numerous problems that come up in complicated transactions. It is refreshing and rewarding (though somewhat demanding) working with you and your team, who made a huge effort to facilitate the transactions. I hope your clients appreciate that you went far beyond merely introducing the parties.”

Tim Somerville, Founding Partner, Somerville Legal
JPAbusiness services provided: Transaction services for a family business in the construction and building sector, including facilitating the sale process and managing the due diligence process with prospective purchaser. Transaction value $10–15 million.

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