Why Should I work with a CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) when selling my firm?

Selling your business will likely be one of the biggest decisions of your life.

No doubt you have a good idea of what your business is worth. But there are many factors to consider when putting your company on the market. Is now the best time to sell? Should I look for a cash deal or should I consider certain terms? What about confidentiality?

Working with a professional business intermediary will provide the expertise to help you make those decisions. Consider teaming with a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), a professional who fully understands what it takes to successfully sell a business. A CBI can bring significant value to the complex process and help you have peace of mind that you are in the hands of a professional.

A Certified Business Intermediary, or CBI, is the designation awarded by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) to members that have met certain educational requirements and ethical standards. IBBA is the largest international, non-profit association operating exclusively for the benefit of people and firms engaged in the various aspects of business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions.

To earn the CBI designation, an IBBA intermediary must complete requirements in the areas of:

Education, Experience, and Knowledge, and must understand the IBBA’s Code of Ethics and apply the code to his or her business practices.

A CBI’s experience and knowledge of current marketplace conditions is critically important for anyone looking to sell a business. If you are considering the sale of your business, you need every advantage you can garner, primarily preparation, experience and knowledge.

All of our brokers are CBIs, so rest assured you will receive personalized professional service from our entire team!

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