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Ryco Advisors – Business Brokers with a Track Record of Success

Ryco Advisors is a professional business brokerage firm providing services to clients in Atlanta, as well as throughout Georgia and Alabama. We specialize in the sale of owner-operated businesses with annual revenues of up to $25 million. Our advisors are skilled in all aspects of the sale transaction process and have experience selling businesses to individual buyers, private equity groups and large corporate acquirors. Our licensed advisors have years of experience with major Wall Street firms and consulting companies, as well as experience running and selling our own small businesses. We bring that unique experience to bear for our clients through our structured, thorough and confidential sale process methodology. We also offer professional business consulting services and buy side representation to clients looking to acquire a business.

Our Services

Sell a Business

Are you considering a sale of your business but don’t know where to get started? For most people, selling their business is one of the most important financial decisions they can make. Our expert business brokers can guide you through every stage of the sale process, including valuation, material preparation, marketing, negotiation and closing.  We have the experience, network and credentials necessary to help you achieve a successful sale.

Buy a Business

Ryco offers buy side advisory services focused on assisting prospective buyers in identifying attractive opportunities and ensuring a successful acquisition at the appropriate valuation.  If you are considering the purchase of a small or middle-market business, we can work with you to identify businesses that meet your investment criteria and guide you through the due diligence, financing, valuation/negotiation and closing process.

Business Consulting

Ryco Advisors offers expert business consulting for a variety of needs.  Our consulting services include:

  • Exit strategy and succession planning for business owners
  • M&A services for companies looking to expand through acquisitions
  • Transaction support for those already involved with a buyer on the sell-side or target on the buy-side.

Sell a Business

Are you considering a sale of your business but don’t know where to get started? For most people, selling their business is one of the most important financial decisions they can make. Our expert business brokers can guide you through every stage of the sale process, including valuation, material preparation, marketing, negotiation and closing.  We have the experience, network and credentials necessary to help you achieve a successful sale.

Buy a Business

Ryco offers buy side advisory services focused on assisting prospective buyers in identifying attractive opportunities and ensuring a successful acquisition at the appropriate valuation.  If you are considering the purchase of a small or middle-market business, we can work with you to identify businesses that meet your investment criteria and guide you through the due diligence, financing, valuation/negotiation and closing process.

Business Consulting

Ryco Advisors offers expert business consulting for a variety of needs.  Our consulting services include:

  • Exit strategy and succession planning for business owners
  • M&A services for companies looking to expand through acquisitions
  • Transaction support for those already involved with a buyer on the sell-side or target on the buy-side

About Ryco Advisors

Ryco Advisors is owned and operated by Robert and Lindsay Margeton, who both have years of experience advising clients in hundreds of transactions across industry sectors. Their combined experience working for major Wall Street firms and consulting companies, as well as operating their own small businesses, uniquely qualifies them to achieve the best results for their clients. Learn more about Ryco Advisors by clicking on the button below.

why Ryco Advisors?

You can trust the business brokers at Ryco Advisors to work with you throughout the transaction process and achieve a successful closing. Our business brokers have:

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Industry knowledge

Experience working with clients across a variety of industry sectors

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Expertise

Many years of experience with Wall Street firms and major consulting companies

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Small Business Experience

Direct experience running and managing small businesses
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Expert Marketing Strategy

Expertise in creating professional and thorough marketing materials

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about our services. If you would like to ask one of our business brokerage advisors a question directly, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

What is my business worth?

Determining the fair market value of a company is an involved process that takes into account many variables. Among the most important is the cash flow of the business before the owner’s salary and benefits, often called “Seller’s Discretionary Earnings” or “Adjusted EBITDA.” In order to calculate this figure, we will thoroughly evaluate your historical financial statements, books & records and tax returns. Your industry is also an important part of the valuation process, and we’ll compare your business to similar ones that we’ve either represented in the past or for which we have collected data from a variety of sources. Lastly, there are a number of other factors that we will consider in valuing your business, including management team, reliance on the current owner, customer concentration, historical growth, margins and future cash flow projections. Contact us today for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation to discuss what your business might be worth in a sale.

Should I hire a business broker to sell my business?

Selling a business is a complex and time-consuming process that requires an extensive set of skills and experience. A professional business broker can manage this process confidentially while allowing the you to continue to focus on your day-to-day business. Moreover, a broker can ensure that you get the highest possible value for your business by presenting it in the most positive light via professional marketing materials and by reaching a wide audience of qualified prospective buyers. Even if you might have a potential buyer identified, hiring a broker will ensure that you are receiving a fair price for your business and that you reach the closing table in the most expeditious manner possible. A business broker can also market your business without employees, customers, vendors or competitors knowing that it is for sale.

What is the process of selling my business?

At Ryco, we pride ourselves on our structured and thorough sale process methodology that we have developed through years of experience. We believe our methodology maximizes our clients’ chances at a successful sale and helps them to achieve the best possible value for their business. The sale process steps typically include the following:
1. Define Goals and Objectives: Meetings to determine the seller’s objectives so that we tailor our services and focus our efforts to the needs and goals of the seller.
2. Collect Information: Prior to launching a sale process, our advisors will thoroughly analyze company business data and historical financials in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the operation. Proper preparation is crucial for the best presentation of the business to prospective buyers.
3. Valuation: Based on the review of the financials and operation, as well as an evaluation of comparable transactions, we will work with the seller to determine an appropriate asking price. An appropriate valuation minimizes the risk of losing a timely sale by overpricing the business or of leaving money on the table by undervaluing the business.
4. Marketing Material Preparation: We prepare a comprehensive set of marketing materials to share with prospective buyers. It is of the utmost importance that the business be properly packaged with all facts organized and consistently presented. This ensures presentation in the most favorable light while educating buyers and maximizing valuation. During this stage, we also reach out to our network of banks to prequalify business for SBA financing, if applicable.
5. Buyer Identification, Listing and Outbound Marketing: We will determine the most likely type of buyer and best marketing strategy for the business. We confidentially reach out to pre-identified buyers in our network as and place the confidential business listing on partnered websites. Our goal is to provide the maximum exposure to qualified buyers while also maintaining confidentiality.
6. Prospective Buyer Screening Process: Ryco thoroughly screens all prospective buyers to ensure that they are qualified and executes confidentiality agreements with any buyer who wishes to receive additional information. We share and initial set of confidential marketing materials with qualified buyers and field all prospective follow-up questions and data requests.
7. Deal Negotiation and Buyer Diligence: We negotiate key deal terms and ensure that they are formalized in a Letter of Intent or Term Sheet. The buyer will usually have a due diligence period in which they verify the accuracy of the information provided by the seller. We manage the process of ensure that all diligence requests are satisfied.
8. Deal Execution: We facilitate the necessary steps to ensure that the deal is successfully consummated, including contract drafting and negotiation. Ryco ensures that all parties at the closing table are working together and keeping focused on timeline.
9. Post-Closing Transition Period: The seller generally agrees to assist the buyer for a negotiated period of time in order to ensure a seamless transition.

Why is due diligence important when buying a business?

Buying a business can be rewarding and lucrative, but it is also a serious financial and personal commitment that requires a systematic due diligence effort to ensure that you have thoroughly vetted all information provided by the seller and are paying a fair price for the business. All too often, new owners jump blindly into a business purchase without a proper understanding of the business they are acquiring and the cash flow it generates. In many cases, these buyers end up overpaying for the business, which can have a disastrous effect on financial returns.  Ryco can help guide you through the complex process of buying a business

Do I need an exit strategy for my business?

Every business owner will eventually exit their business, whether it is through a sale or transfer or due to retirement or other reasons. Even if you aren’t considering an exit of your business in the near term, it is important to begin thinking about an exit strategy now in order to maximize future value. Ryco can help you evaluate various options for an eventual exit and help you prepare your company now so that you can position yourself for maximum success when the time comes to do so.

Get a Free, Confidential Consultation Today

Call today at 678-653-3234 or contact us below to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with one of our professional business brokers.