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Merger and Acquisition Advisors - Experts in Lower Middle Market

What’s your vision for the future? Do you know what your options are?

You only get one shot at successfully selling your business, your life’s work.

 

You need an M&A advisor who has been in your shoes, and has walked the paths before you.

Which Door Should You Enter?

Stay
Majority
Owner

Bring on a minority owner and continue to run the business

Become a Minority Owner & Continue to Run the Business

Transfer most (80%) of your ownership / equity and continue to be involved in the business in a negotiated capacity

Phased Transition of Operational Control

Sell a majority or minority equity stake and transfer control over a set period (e.g., 2-5 years) and reduce your role as the new owner slowly takes over.

Continuity (sell 70 to 100%)

Stay on for a short period (6-12 months) after close to help with transition

Non-Ownership Role

Sell all ownership stake and stay on in a redefined role (e.g., leadership, consultant, etc.); could be used in conjunction with a Phased Transition or Continuity

Phased Transition of Operational Control

Sell a majority or minority equity stake and transfer control over a set period (e.g., 2-5 years) and reduce your role as the new owner slowly takes over.

Become a Minority Owner & Continue to Run the Business

Transfer most (80%) of your ownership / equity and continue to be involved in the business in a negotiated capacity

Continuity (sell 70 to 100%)

Stay on for a short period (6-12 months) after close to help with transition

Stay
Majority
Owner

Bring on a minority owner and continue to run the business

Non-Ownership Role

Sell all ownership stake and stay on in a redefined role (e.g., leadership, consultant, etc.); could be used in conjunction with a Phased Transition or Continuity

We are your trusted M&A advisors.

S. Lawrence & Company is a team of relationship-based merger and acquisition advisors and consultants. We start with you, not the numbers.

 

We work with lower middle market and middle-market business owners and founders from the time they start to consider a sale or make changes to their business, through the transition phase, and after a deal has been completed. 

Service
Offerings

  • Operations and efficiency assessment
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Technology Assessment
  • Operations & IT synergies analysis
  • Interview owners and key employees
  • Analysis of key employees 
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication strategy & plan 
  • Employee retention plans
  • Project coordination
  • Status reporting
  • Risk and problem identification and tracking
  • M&A/transaction coordination across all parties (buyers, CPAs, lawyers, financing, financial planner)

  • Defining goals and objectives of transaction
  • Identifying deal structure options 
  • Presenting transition options 
  • Market analysis & Industry benchmarking
  • Potential buyer identification
  • Company valuation analysis
  • Financial analysis
  • Due diligence support
  • Contract negotiation
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Exit strategy and transition planning

We Take a Relationship-Based Approach To Selling Your Business.

We Take a Relationship-Based Approach To Selling Your Business.

There is more to selling your life’s work than the bottom line. We focus on you, your employees, customers, and community. That focus comes from taking the time to understand your personal and professional goals for the future. We build a customized strategy that best fits your preferred timeline, leadership transition, and goals.

We couldn’t have accomplished our sale without S. Lawrence & Company. Their expertise got us the best price while addressing all of the things that were important to us, all the while keeping 85% of the M&A work off our busy plates.”

Lori
Tesner

Former President & Owner of Acme Building Materials

S. Lawrence & Company built out an acquisition process for us and helped us align our management team for the tasks. Their team’s diverse skill set turbocharged our efforts. And something else – they are just great to work with!”

Gene Pickelman

President of Tri-Star Trust Bank

S. Lawrence’s different approach is excellent. They found me the best buyer that met MY goals and objectives. And they ran the sale for me – while I was able to keep running my business, instead of running negotiations.”

Mike Peterson

Former President & Owner of Peterson Oil