Business Brokers and M&A Advisors: What's the Difference?

Business Brokers and M&A Advisors: What's the Difference? What is the Difference Business Brokers and M&A Advisors Whether you are looking to sell, acquire, or merge, one of our professional Transworld Business Advisors is available to assist you through the process and beyond. At Transworld, we have a mergers and acquisition (M&A) department with a dedicated team of professionals specializing in larger transactions. Depending on the transaction type, you can work with an experienced Transworld Business Broker or Merger and Acquisition Advisor. Mergers and acquisitions is a general term that refers to the consolidation of companies or assets. Although they are often referred to together, the terms merger and acquisition mean slightly different things. In all cases, two companies are involved. Simply, a merger is a combination of two companies and an acquisition is where one company buys another. A merger occurs when two separate companies combine forces to create a new, joint organization in which they are both equal partners. An acquisition refers to the purchase of one company by another, typically larger one. The acquired company essentially ceases to exist and its assets become part of the acquiring company. An M&A advisor provides advice on corporate mergers and acquisitions. There are several situations in which your company could be a target for a merger or acquisition by industry players and you would benefit from having an experienced M&A Advisor on your team:
  • Your company has earnings greater than $1 million.
  • Your business is too large for an individual buyer to purchase or finance through conventional methods.
  • Your company is in an industry that is currently being consolidated.
  • Your business is experiencing incredible growth and expending capital because of growth.
As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, plan to fail. Both business brokers and M&A Advisors offer great support depending on the needs of your business. We meet with you to understand your future goals and develop a strategy based on that. Transworld can help you understand your options, and help you with valuation to determine how much the company is worth. Transworld Business Advisors is the world leader in the marketing and sales of businesses, franchises and commercial real estate. Whether you represent an acquisition-minded corporation, or are personally interested in owning your own company, Transworld offers the professional services that successfully bring buyers and sellers together. Transworld is one of the largest and most successful business sale organizations in the country. We will work tirelessly to get the transaction closed. Call us today at (800) 205-7605.