One of America’s Most Trusted M&A Advisory Firms

American Fortune Provides Services in Business Sale, Acquisition, Exit Planning, Business Valuation 

American Fortune’s Unique M&A Processes & Superior Negotiating Skills Yield Exceptional Results. View Details

M&A Advisory Firms

There are numerous issues and matters that need to be dealt with in the sale and acquisition of a business. Therefore choosing the best M&A advisory firms can make a difference between making or breaking a sale or acquisition of a business. The right M&A advisory firm will bring significant value in all areas of the merger and acquisition process. The due diligence and deal structuring process performed by buyers and their M&A Consultants can uncover potential issues and concerns. As a result buyers and their M&A Consultants will be eager to seek price concessions.   Sellers, therefore, must be armed with the best M&A advisory firms.

To start the process the M&A consultant should prepare a strong and defensible valuation report to defend the selling price. Another critical area in successfully selling a business is the ability to strategically orchestrate a pool of buyers willing to pay the highest price and best deal terms. Seeking out and qualifying buyers takes much expertise and experience.

The most critical area of selling a business  is to make it to the closing table successfully. Exceptionally skilled M&A Advisory firms will successfully navigate through all of the problems and obstacles with creative thinking, problem-solving and exceptional negotiating skills. American Fortune, has been successfully serving clients with businesses of up to $50 million dollars in sales since 1998. American Fortune operates out of three locations

  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Los Angeles, California

American Fortune M&A Advisory Services

Successful M&A requires more than just negotiating the sale price. The M&A process is multi-faceted, requiring significant expertise and experience in pre-sale preparation such as, streamlining and improving processes and systems, maximizing business value and improving the marketability of the business, exit strategies and much more. Therefore selling a business is very complex and time-consuming.

The whole experience can be an emotional roller coaster for the seller. American Fortune has created proven processes and procedures that successfully address and control all the issues and problems. Experienced M&A advisory firms, such as American Fortune, will successfully handle these challenging matters and help you maximize the value of your business prior to marketing the business for sale.  Our broad-based M&A expertise includes:

Maximizing Value with American Fortune

Industry conditions provide business buyers with an advantage, allowing them to control the business sale process.   Sellers and M&A Advisory firms often put themselves into a defensive position by not dictating and controlling the deal process. As a result, the deal process becomes one-sided and can result in the seller’s and their M&A consultants being subject to vulnerability.  Furthermore, this dynamic will cause a negative interpretation and misinterpretation by the buyer and their M&A consultants. This dynamic can often lead to price low-balling and belittles the seller’s business value thus allowing for the buyer and their consultants to gain control of the deal process.

In a quest to provide exceptional value to sell-side clients, American Fortune has prepared and armed itself  with exceptional negotiation techniques and m&a advisory expertise.  We have developed unique approaches and  techniques to successfully deal with all of the tactics by buyers and their consultants.  Our M&A model and practices places sellers at an advantage against buyers and their M&A consultants.

  • Historically we have sold businesses at an average of 98% of the valuation price
  • We maintain utmost confidentiality by using a unique Business Sale Process
  • We do not collect fees or commissions on the real estate portion of the business
  • In our 22 year history we have worked with businesses in every industry

3 Ways American Fortune’s M&A Advisory Model Achieves Better Business Sale Results

M&A Advisory Firms

Brian S. Mazar, Managing Director

If you are beginning the process of selling your business using a business broker or the various M&A Advisory Firms you need to understand and know that it takes a significant amount of preparation as well as extensive expertise in multiple business disciplines such as business exit planning, business valuations, and maximizing pre-sale business value to achieve higher valuation prices and good sale terms. Sellers understandably do not have M&A expertise for the simple reason that business owners possess expertise in operating their businesses, furthermore they are consumed with day-to-day business operations and selling a business is likely a one-off transaction.

American Fortune takes time to educate business sellers about buyer practices and tactics used by buyers their m&a advisory firms and prevents business buyers and their consultants from taking advantage of sellers. Business sellers need to know that many m&a advisory firms do not properly defend and protect the interests of the sellers. Here are a few reasons why this is true: 1) Business sellers may be desperate to sell which gives buyers negotiating leverage; 2) Some m&a advisory firms may push for a quick sale by settling for a lower selling price; and 3) Some m&a advisory firms do not have the expertise to adequately perform all of the functions and processes necessary to yield the best deal for the seller.  After working with several thousands of business owners since 1998, we have earned a reputation of being one of the best M&A Advisory Firms. American Fortune offers business sellers an alternative to the typical broker model. Our Business Sale Advisory model historically achieves an average of 98% of the valuation price.

American Fortune’s Business Sale  approach benefits sellers in three important ways:

1.) Our m&a advisory services begin and end by incorporating strict confidentiality into each stage of the sale process. Without confidentiality controls in place, information will leak to competitors, employees, customers, and suppliers and may harm the sale process.

2.) Meticulously define goals, options and exit strategies for the business. Sellers must view the business sale according to how the market views value and how buyers critique a business for sale, and not solely from their own perspective.

3.) Recast your income statement and balance sheet so that they accurately represent value.

4.) We carefully prepare for lowering  tax liability for our clients.

These are just four of many comprehensive ways American Fortune works with business owners to achieve the best possible sale price for your business. To learn more about the American Fortune M&A Process, visit the M&A Process.

The American Fortune Loyalty Pledge
Our commitment and unconditional loyalty remains with the business seller. We are not dual agents, also known as transaction brokers. A dual agent is supposed to be neutral, but are they? Sellers need to be aware of this potential pitfall. Business owners that sell their business using our services and our unique processes obtain better terms, higher selling prices, and a true business sale advocate throughout the entire process of selling their business. Over the years we have expanded our portfolio of services which complement our Business Sale Advisory program by offering business sellers robust business valuation services and business exit strategy planning services.

American Fortune is one of the top M&A Advisory Firms in the USA, it has provided successful M&A Advisory services in most areas of the USA including the following cities and states: Columbus OH, Atlanta GA, Lexington KY, Bowling Green KY, Nashville TN, Memphis TN, Cincinnati OH, Dayton OH, Toledo OH, Los Angeles CA, Cleveland OH, Pittsburgh PA, Baltimore MD, Indianapolis IN, Chicago IL, Detroit MI, Flint MI, Tampa FL, St. Louis MS, Kansas City KS, Des Moines IA, Minneapolis MN, Louisville KY, Oklahoma City OK, Dallas TX, Fort Worth TX, Denver CO, San Francisco CA, Salt Lake City UT, Phoenix AZ, Lexington KY, Los Angeles CA, San Diego CA.