You do not have to be an expert
Your FA will help out with negotiations
Many business owners who are considering selling their businesses may not have M&A experience; they do not know good consultants and advisors, and also worry that it is possible to make good negotiations. With M&A Plus, financial advisors (FAs) such as regional financial institutions and accounting firms with M&A expertise serve as the dedicated FAs of sellers/buyers, and support their M&A negotiations. This will allow you to do business with confidence even if you lack M&A experience.
You can search for FAs yourself
The M&A Plus site includes information on financial advisors (FAs), which can be browsed for free. You can refer to their fields of expertise and record, and make a request for FA services via the site.
The keys to making the right choice are looking at field of expertise and record to determine whether the FA in question has the ability to influence the negotiation with your counter-party, and confirming whether you and the FA seem compatible.
In the M&A business, an intermediary is typically placed between the executive looking to sell (seller) and the company examining a purchase (buyer), with the intermediary paid a brokerage commission by both the seller and the buyer. That is why there have been concerns about conflicts of interest. With M&A Plus, there are no intermediaries: instead, the seller and buyer each have FAs assigned to them, and these FAs then solve any problems between each other, resulting in fairer transactions.
In conventional M&A business, sellers have no choice but to pick a counterpart to meet their needs out of the projects available from their intermediary. M&A Plus, however, allows you to consider counterparts based on all the project information registered by M&A Plus members (sellers, buyers and FAs). This greatly increases the number of options at your hand, so you are able to choose the best one for sellers and buyers using our matching service.