There are many reasons to select ATK Ventures with the serious task of selling your business. We are highly experienced at evaluating and marketing businesses, finding the right buyer, negotiating the right price, terms and structure as well as closing transactions. We maintain confidentiality and are completely transparent with our clients. We have developed our Unique Process in order to help our clients Maximize Their Exit in Minimal Time. We truly care about our clients and align with them so that their goals become ours. Unlike many M&A firms, if your business is not yet ready to go to market, we can help you prepare it. We have many vetted strategic partners in virtually all aspects of business that can help increase the marketability and ultimate valuation of your business.
Many factors come into play, such as how much preparation a company will need in order to optimize the valuation. Helping our clients prepare their company for Maximum Exit is one of several factors that truly separate our firm. We have sold a business in as little as 3 days and in extremely rare cases it has taken as long as three years. Due to our systems, processes and experience we typically are able to close a transaction within 3-12 months of engaging.
ATK Ventures offers zero upfront fees. We completely align with our clients in order to help them Maximize their Exit. Our clients owe us nothing if we are not successful in completing the transaction. Once the transaction is closed, we charge an industry standard success fee. In fact, in many cases we are able to sell our clients businesses for above standard market value which makes our fee irrelevant.
The best time to sell your business is when you are ready! This is why it is so important to have an effective exit strategy in place. If you are ready to sell, and your business is not prepared, it is unlikely your business will demand the highest valuation possible. We suggest meeting with us at least 1-3 years prior to selling your company so that we can help develop and implement an exit strategy designed to optimize your business before going to market. Once the business is prepared, we will target the right potential buyers and entice and negotiate multiple offers as we’ve found buyers tend to act quicker based on fear of loss vs potential for gain.
No. That said, our fiduciary responsibility is to our clients and we will present, and review all offers that we entice from prospective buyers. As our client, you are always in control and will have the option to reject, accept or counter any offer. We will advise you through every phase of the process and if necessary, we will counter and negotiate any offer based on what it takes to make the offer 100% acceptable for you.
Since we offer zero upfront fees, we only engage with business owners that we are 100% confident we can help achieve their exit goals. We have the expertise to accurately value companies as well as help prepare them to go to market. Our Unique Process is designed and proven to ensure the highest sales price and the shortest time on the market.
We are interested in helping any owner of any size business up to around 100 million in revenue who is ready to sell now or in the future. That said, we only engage once we know the business is prepared to go to market. If your business is ready for market now, we can engage and sell it now. If your business is not yet ready, we can help you prepare it for a future exit.
We have relationships with qualified active buyers for all types of businesses as well as an extensive database where we can search and target both strategic and financial buyers. Additionally, we can confidentially market online to find and qualify new potential financial and strategic buyers.
Definitely! We develop long lasting relationships with our clients, and they are happy to share their experience of working with us to Maximize Their Exit.
Yes! We maintain confidentiality throughout the process of selling your business. In fact, once you make the decision to sell your business, we highly recommend you only sharing that decision with those that absolutely must know such as your spouse or any business partners.
There are many reasons to use a professional M&A firm to sell your business. Selling your business on your own is similar to representing yourself in court. Regardless of your competence in selling, negotiating and closing – it just doesn’t make sense! It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to start and grow a business and selling it can be an emotional process. As professional M&A Intermediaries, we act as a buffer between you and any potential buyers which helps take the emotional aspect out of the process. ATK Ventures will manage and facilitate the entire process and focus on achieving your exit goals so you can focus on running your business!
It all starts with a conversation. We want to meet you and confidentially discuss what your options are. Additionally, knowing what your business is really worth is great information to have. We can typically provide a low to high Opinion of Value within an hour of meeting with you. Regardless of whether or not you decide to sell, it’s definitely worthwhile to find out what your business is worth and what your options are. If now is not the right time, we can help you formulate an effective exit strategy for the future!
Experience has proven that it is rare for a seller to know the actual buyer for their business. If you do have a buyer, it is wise to hire an experienced M&A firm to handle the negotiations and help you navigate the various potential pitfalls throughout the various phases of the sales process such as the due diligence and legal phase. Additionally, we can help qualify a buyer and potentially introduce other qualified buyers to create urgency and ensure that you are able to Maximize Your Exit.
We listen to your questions, concerns and exit goals. Whether that includes making sure that your employees continue on with the new owner or anything else, we take that seriously. We make any potential acquirers aware of what you’re looking for in a buyer and filter them out accordingly. We strive to find the right buyer, which typically means they share the same values as our clients. Although anything can happen post close, the truth is most buyers view employees as assets and believe it is much easier and cost effective to not only keep them, but make sure they know they have long term job security and potential for advancement. In fact, it’s not uncommon for buyers to incentivize employees to stay.
Of course, we can! It’s true that our focus is on helping business owners sell their business, however, we can certainly help you or anyone find a business to purchase! In fact, occasionally we’ve helped our sell-side clients to actually become buyers in order to increase the value of their current business before we sold it!
“In looking for the right business to purchase, my wife and I met with Talon and his team to discuss potential businesses. After learning about our goals and the type of business we were looking for, Talon brought a business to our attention that was new to the market. It was a good fit for us and was being offered at a great value. Talon helped us navigate through the buying process with the seller ensuring a smooth process. Three years later, we received an offer sold the business at a substantial profit. Talon did a great job in finding a business for us that was a good fit and had the growth potential we were looking for.”John & Leanne LeeTCS
“Our experience with Talon was first class! We were extremely impressed from the first time we met Talon and the team. They are experts in selling businesses and will most definitely give you valuable advice! The entire process was smooth from first discovery meeting until the wiring of funds. Their goal is to facilitate the sale of your business for the best price and terms as quickly as possible. If you’re ready to sell your business, call Talon. He will do what they say and my wife and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”Glen and Patsy BradleyBradTex Heating & Air
“After 30+ years of working hands on in our family business we were ready to look towards the future for our company. When we decided that we were ready to sell it was important for us to find a company to help us with the sale that respected our relationships with our employees and customers. We met with Talon and the team and felt their core values were in line with ours. Talon worked with us through the process to match us with the right buyers for our company and desires for its future. Talons guidance and expertise from the start to closing helped us to make this a win for us, a win for the buyer and a win for our customers and employees.”David & Cyndi KeelerAll-Systems
“Talon…..I just wanted to say thanks to you and your team. There are times in my life when God has introduced me to just the right people and this was one of those times. As I look back on the process I realize how little I knew about the sale of a business. I was so blessed to be involved with your team of experts. I received a phone solicitation early March. We had our first meeting mid March. I had an offer that exceeded my expectations end of April. Closed the sale mid May. During the process your team put me together with the right buyer, led me through the process, put me together with an expert attorney. Victor and his partners advised me to structure the payment in a manner that literally saved me $40k in tax payments. As I write this from my recliner, I have the funds deposited in the bank, the buyers are operating their new company with most all transitions completed, and all my former employees are still employed and appear to be happy with the change. Win, Win, Win. That is the way I wanted to exit.”Dale KingFormer President, Retired, King Air Conditioning, Inc
“I started my company twenty years ago. When I was ready to sell, I interviewed several business brokers. One of them was Talon “the Eagle” because my financial advisor referred me to him. Talon was very knowledgeable and straightforward answering my questions so I chose him. He quickly found the right buyer, negotiated everything on my behalf and sold my company for maximum value. I highly recommend Talon and the highly experienced team to anyone considering selling their business.”Almir DemoraisTotal Cleaning Services
“Our first meeting with Talon was very comfortable and loved his knowledge in selling a business for both the buyer and seller. Talon and all his team were very professional and knowledgeable in every aspect of selling a business. Talon and all his team made sure everything went smoothly all communication was courteous and professional. His recommendation of an attorney to get through the legal process went smooth and very professional to work with. Talon also suggested to get our business evaluated with a CPA/Evaluation firm for tax purposes. That evaluation ended up saving us 100K plus in taxes. For the cost of the evaluation it was worth the cost. The process was all done within 30 days. Talon did very well following up with each process and has stayed in contact after sale was final. I would highly recommend Talon.”Cody and Kandice SheffieldFormer President/VP, Boone’s Heat. & A/C, Inc.
“I think anyone can find a buyer. The road from finding a buyer to cashing a check is fraught with pitfalls. The whole process is fraught with emotion and sometimes the smallest things can blow a deal up. Talon and team made sure our buyer and us kept our eye on the goal. We would not have gotten the amount of money we got for our business without the team negotiating for us and we certainly would not have closed without the firm mediating the whole process.”Leonard E. LynskeyComplete Pharmacy Care
“Starting a business is hard. Running a business is even harder. But, selling a business is the hardest of all. It’s an emotional process selling something you love so much. Talon served as an ultimate matchmaker between us and the new owner of Southern Comfort Mechanical. The team treated my husband and I with sensitivity and brought a sense of peace throughout the entire transaction all the while getting us a premium price. Talon and his team are the true “Dream Team!”Jason and Laurie FraserSouthern Comfort Mechanical
“So grateful for the relationship we’ve developed with Talon and the ATK team! Rarely have I worked with an intermediary whose role in bringing together transaction partners extends so far beyond that of an advisor. Virtually every candidate Talon has recommended has been very much in line with our focus as a strategic acquiror. ATK has demonstrated a keen ability to assess all the things that matter when finding the right buyer for the sellers they represent. Additionally, ATK has proven time and time again to be invaluable throughout all phases of the transaction process: negotiation, diligence and execution. In short, ATK knows how to get deals done.”Steve SchultzPrincipal and CFO, MPact Initiatives, parent company of Milestone Electric, Inc.
“My experience in doing business with Talon and ATK Ventures was great from the beginning until the end. I first met with him to just get an appraisal on my company thinking of a future sell. He was able to find a buyer within days for top dollar amount. He answers any questions very thoroughly and will make sure you understand every part of the process. I am extremely grateful to have done business with Talon and would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking to sell or acquire a business.”FelipePremium Remodel Services
“Talon did a fantastic job guiding our transaction to a successful close. He understands the characteristics of businesses that would make sense as add-ons for our platform and was wonderful in making a strong introduction that saved valuable time for both parties. He ensured that issues were resolved in a timely manner and kept lines of communication open between the seller and buyer. Diligence questions were responded to quickly and professionally.”Tanner PaynePresident, Total Cleaning & Renovation Services
“There are no words that describes the elation I feel when I think about our experience with the ATK team! The word that comes most to my mind when I think about the business partnership is Exemplary! Talon, Glen, Cliff, and Randy are exceptional. Never did I think that when I met the ATK team that we would be in such caring and dedicated hands.Beth Worman, Part 1Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC
When we first met Glen, we knew there was a connection. We were just beginning to explore our options for selling our company. His graciousness and kind nature made us feel very comfortable. So much in fact, that when he went to work for ATK Ventures, we followed him, and I am so glad we did.”
“When he introduced us to Talon and Randy, I told them the story of how The Missing Peace (TMP) was founded in 2014. They instantly believed in the mission of TMP and guaranteed us that they would find the perfect buyer for our organization. That was an incredibly difficult time for me, and their words of assurance, affirmation and appreciation eased any discomfort I was experiencing, and I knew at that moment they were our guys!Beth Worman, Part 2Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC
Soon, we met Cliff. Cliff is nothing short of brilliant! At first, I was overwhelmed when we began talking with Cliff. I couldn’t believe how much information was being requested, how many reports, financial data and spreadsheets Megan and I had to create. I quickly learned that to keep Cliff happy, I was to keep using the same email thread when discussing a particular topic instead of starting a new email chain. I learned to appreciate the fact that Cliff’s attention to detail precision was critical in the financial representation of TMP. In fact, it was contagious. Over time, I began to enjoy his requests for information and looked forward to his emails and calls.”
“Cliff recommended that when tasks became daunting, while also running the business full time, that we should knock out the hard things first and get them out of the way, then focus on the easier tasks. I did that, and he was right. His advice was instrumental in the due diligence process. The team had us so prepared ahead of time that by the time we had reached due diligence, we had already done most of the work.Beth Worman, Part 3Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC
The dedication, commitment, and loyalty the ATK team demonstrated from the beginning of the acquisition process through closing not only made me feel like we were their only client, who we were not, but also made me feel like they had become a part of the TMP family. They couldn’t have found a better buyer for us. Overall, the process was smooth and enjoyable. Road bumps were quickly dealt with and resolved. We felt heard, respected, and cared for through the entire process, even when we were being overly picky. They knew we just wanted the best for TMP, our clients and our employees.”
“I would highly recommend ATK Ventures to anyone who is selling their business! The prompt attention, care and consideration Talon and his team will put into your company is hands down, the BEST there is!Beth Worman, Part 4Program Development & Implementation Manager, The Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center, LLC
The trust that was established between the ATK Team and TMP turned in to an amazing friendship. One that I will forever cherish. They believed in us, and as a seller, that meant more than anything!”
“I am so thankful to Glen and the ATK VenturesTeam for their dedication, diligence, and professional guidance through the process of selling The Missing Peace. Glen and the entire ATK team made every effort to get to know me as a person first rather than just a transaction. Selling a business is a very daunting process but ATK prepared us so well from the very beginning that every step of the way was seamless. We were even able to close the sale two weeks ahead of schedule. Cliff does an excellent job ensuring each seller has the information needed ahead of schedule so that you never feel as if you are rushing to gather items. This transaction not only allowed us to find a great buyer for our organization, but we gained lifelong friends in ATK as well. I highly recommend the ATK Ventures team to assist in any future business transactions one may have!”Megan Haupert, M. Ed., BCBA, LBAThe Missing Peace Autism Therapy Center
“My husband and I are so thankful to Talon and the ATK Ventures Team for their honesty and for. being there to guide and support us during one of the most difficult decisions that we have ever had to make. Selling your business is not easy and can be very emotional, but Talon made this such a smooth experience. He truly cares about what you need and went above and beyond to make sure that we had all the information to make the right decisions for our family and future. From the first meeting, I knew we were in good hands and that is sale would be a success. We truly believe that God puts the right people in your life at the right time and Talon was sent to us when God knew we needed him most. We might have sold our business, but we gained a good friend for life.”Anonymous
“I worked with Talon on a recent acquisition of an apartment services company, and the experience exceeded my expectations every step of the way. Talon proved knowledgeable and easy to work with, and he quarterbacked a smooth and efficient process. Early on, it was clear that we share common core values in being honest and forthright in negotiations, which was refreshing relative to other experiences. I hope to work with Talon again many times over.”Danny PaynePartner & Co-Founder, Northrim Horizon
“I had the privilege of working with Talon on our most recent acquisition and had an amazing experience! We have purchased a handful of companies over the past 10 years, working with different brokers for each acquisition, and our dealings with most brokers have been average at best. Working with ATK Ventures was a completely different experience, and Talon is BY FAR the best broker we have ever worked with! He and his team are knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. I highly recommend this firm to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.”Neel WarrenOwner, Warren Service Co.
“ATK Ventures and especially Talon, were absolutely great in the process of selling our business. Talon was very professional, forthcoming, and helpful through the entire process and it wouldn't have been possible without him. It was our first business sale and our company was 13 years old and we were able to get it done within 6 months. We are extremely thankful and appreciative for everything!”Kevin WilliamsTri-County Air Care LLC
“I cannot express my gratitude enough to Glen and the ATK team for all that they did during the process of selling Crosspoint Autism Therapy. From the moment we met the ATK team, we felt that their first priority was to ensure we were taken care of throughout this entire process. While very nervous about the process of selling a business, the ATK team was incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, caring, and professional. They cared about us as owners, our staff, and the clients that we serve and this care was demonstrated as they sought to find the perfect buyer for our company. I am so thankful that ATK was recommended to us, and I will be recommending them to anyone looking to engage in a business transaction.”Kristin Fida, M.Ed, BCBAClinical Director, Owner, Crosspoint Autism Therapy, LLC
“Talon and the team at ATK Ventures are quality guys that know what they are doing. I've sent multiple of my business owner clients their way and always hear positive feedback about their expertise and character. One of my clients in particular has worked with their team on several deals. Buying and selling businesses is highly emotional and their team have been able to maneuver challenges and get the deals done with happy parties on both sides of the deal which is an art and a science. Definitely recommend them!”Sean ShoenmakersCertified Business Coach
“Talon and the ATK team were phenomenal to work with on one of our partnerships in Waco, Tx. Here at Teamshares, we look for exceptional businesses to partner with and help transition to employee ownership. Talon helped us find a great one. From the pre-LOI stage to close, Talon and team made the buying process as smooth as possible whether that was providing requested items, thoughtful answers to our questions, and helping explain to the Seller how the process will work. Very much looking forward to the next one.”Tanner FaulknerCPA
“Talon and ATK have been great to work with. We truly value the relationship and everything they bring to the table. If you are looking to exit or considering positioning your business properly for an exit, give them a call. You will be in great hands.”Michael DickensOwner, LIFT Marketing
“Talon was a pleasure to work with. I was purchasing a company he represented in selling. He communicated clearly, expeditiously, and in earnest with us. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their company as he will do a great job representing you.”Jonathan Chase
“If you're ever in a position that you need to sell your business or want to sell it, Talon is a true proficient professional! He practices what he preaches, and that innate quality is hard to find in any industry!”Autumn McCall