Welcome to Wals & Associates, Ltd.

We are a nationally recognized company transferring ownership of closely-held companies, corporations and limited liability partnerships nationwide.

At Wals & Associates, Ltd., buyers and sellers receive personal and professional attention. Our expertise and experience will guide you through the entire buying or selling process. Our resources in creative structuring bring value to a transaction.

There is no cost or obligation with our initial consultation. We promise you two things: First, to invest the necessary amount of time to gain an understanding of your objectives and special requirements. Second, that our communication will be confidential. We welcome the opportunity to discuss any question you may have about the Transfer of Ownership of your business.

Wals & Associates, Ltd. is a member of AMAA, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, IBBA, International Business Brokers Association, I-CBC, Institute of Certified Business Counselors, NEBB, National Equipment & Business Brokers Institute, The International Society of Business Appraisers, ISBA, affiliated The TASA Group and Expert Resources, Inc.

Why a Business Buyer benefits from using Wals & Associates, Ltd.

Our affiliation with the Business Brokers NetworkSM (BBN), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), and the Institute of Certified Business Counselors (I-CBC) guarantee you that we adhere to the highest professional standards. As a client, these networks enable us to provide you with access to the broadest number of qualified, potential sellers – something not available with many neighborhood real estate and business sales firms. You will have access to both the national and local markets.

Our experienced brokers and agents use the same care in helping match you to the appropriate business that we would if we were buying it for ourselves.

Through our national network affiliations, we have access to thousands of available businesses – many of which are never advertised publicly as being for sale – giving you the maximum number of qualified candidates for purchase within your targeted geographic area of consideration.

Our valuation experts can help determine the fair market value of the business in which you are interested to ensure that you’re getting maximum value for your investment. We will use our banking contacts to assist you in arranging financing if necessary for your business purchase. This includes traditional financing or SBA small business loans.

Helping you find the right business is only the first step in a business acquisition. We will guide and assist you throughout the entire process including the closing.

Why a Business Seller benefits from using Wals & Associates, Ltd.

Our affiliation with the Business Brokers NetworkSM (BBN), the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), and the Institute of Certified Business Counselors (I-CBC) guarantee you that we adhere to the highest professional standards. As a client, these networks enable us to provide you with access to the broadest number of qualified, potential buyers – something not available with many neighborhood real estate and business sales firms. You will have access to both the national and local markets.

Since we specialize only in the sale of businesses, you won’t find more knowledgeable experts anywhere. We use care in finding a qualified buyer for your business.

We can prepare a professional valuation of your business to determine its fair market value and ensure that it’s priced appropriately, normally resulting in a faster sale.

We also create a complete Confidential Memorandum that provides more information about your business then what appears in a typical one-page MLS form used by most other brokers. We include the type of detailed information that a registered, qualified buyer will want to know to help them make a decision. Our experience is that this unique service helps us sell your business faster and for more money. Spending more time and attention preparing the sale results in a smoother sale process.

We design a custom plan to promote your business to likely buyers. This may include targeted marketing, direct mail, consumer and/or trade advertising, etc. as appropriate.

We directly market your business through our national networks and on multiple web sites, meaning that you have hundreds of offices and thousands of brokers working with us to find just the right buyer.

We understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality, so information about your business is shared with potential buyers in stages only as their level of interest heightens. We disclose no confidential information without signed Confidentiality Agreements, and work toward full disclosure with either an Offer to Purchase or a Letter of Intent.

We will use our banking contacts to assist the buyer in arranging financing. This includes traditional financing or SBA small business loans. By doing this we can also help to minimize the amount of seller financing.

Listing your business is the first step in a business sale. We will guide and assist you throughout the entire process including the closing.

   Why should I hire a Business Broker?

  1. Marketing and Advertising – The Business Broker designs a marketing plan specifically targeted to the types of buyers that would be interested in the business. Target marketing often occurs through trade publications, direct mail, and Internet sites specifically designed for business transactions. Advertising in local and national newspaper is often typically used.
  2. Qualifying Buyers – The Business Broker will focus on those prospects who are financially
    qualified and who have a genuine interest in your type of business.
  3. Presenting the Business – The professional Business Broker is experienced in handling negotiations. The Business Broker also offers the seller the convenience of continuing to manage the business while the selling process is underway.
  4. Maintaining Privacy and Confidentiality – Business owners are concerned about confidentiality. A professional Business Broker is skilled at protecting confidentiality from the employees, suppliers, creditors, and clients of the business.
  5. Negotiating the Business Sale Transaction – The Business Broker will be a vital advisor during the sale transaction by negotiating price, terms, and other key aspects of the sale. The Business Broker will also guide the seller each step of the way thus creating the proper transaction and greatly effecting the net amount that the seller will receive.