BREAN Advisors

                                    Business & Real Estate Sales, Acquisitions & Consulting


Brean Advisors
208 Cobblestone Drive
Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 484-412-8318


Business Solutions
We provide services to anyone considering buying or selling a business. We are happy to answer any questions about any other subjects related to the purchase or sale of a business. BA offers a focused, step-by-step approach:


Multi-Disciplinary Exit Strategy Review - This consultation comprehensively reviews your personal and business objectives. There are exit strategy alternatives to an out-right sale to a third party. Other options include a sale to a partner, a leveraged buy-out by employees, partial equity liquidation, establishment of an ESOP and other hybrids. Regardless of the exit strategy, owner considerations include the most appropriate types of acquirers; transaction structure; valuation expectations; timing; likely tax consequences and owner's desire for future involvement with the company.


Business Diagnostics - This process involves a complete review of your business performance and characteristics to identify and guide the implementation of actions that impact cash flow and value. This includes (1) identification of key strategies; (2) review of financial, operational, marketing, and other aspects of business performance; (3) recasting your business' financial statements; (4) determining activities designed to improve marketability and value; and (5) implementation assistance, if desired.

Buying a Business
For anyone considering the purchase of a business, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation and a variety of businesses for sale with all of the information a serious buyer would want to review. These include independent businesses as well as re-sales of existing franchises You might want to visit the Buying a Business section of our site for more articles on buying a business. There is also a Questionnaire that helps us to help you in your search for the best business for you. There is also a question and answer section that might be helpful. We are happy to answer any questions you might have that are not covered in our Buying a Business section. Visit us soon!


Selling a Business
Selling businesses is our business! We offer complete advisory and intermediary services performed in a strictly confidential manner. If you are thinking of selling, or even considering it, why not give us a call. There is no charge for consultation and they are strictly confidential. Why not contact us today. For additional information, visit the Selling a Business section here on our site. There is also a short questionnaire there that will help us in our initial consultation.

Business Valuation Services
It may not be time to sell or you may just be curious about what your business is worth. However, there are also other reasons why a business owner might require a business valuation. Such personal matters as marital or partnership issues, estate planning or other reasons may require an actual valuation of the business that can be defended if litigation is a possibility. We have the knowledge and experience to advise in these matters and to prepare the valuation if required.
Pricing a Business
Getting the highest price that the market will bring is important to anyone selling their business. We can't tell you what that price is, but we can give you some guidelines on how to set a price. We can also advise you on how to prepare your business for sale to maximize its value to a potential buyer.


Preparing a Business for Sale
The decision to sell one's business is a serious step. We can't make the decision to sell for you, but we can give you the information you need to help make it. We can tell you about current market conditions, pricing and structuring the business so it will sell, getting it ready for sale and answer any other questions you might. You may also want to review the articles under Selling Your Business that is also available on our site.


Business Packaging
We prepare comprehensive Offering Memorandum that highlights, organizes, and documents the key features and attributes of the business — designed to put all critical information at the fingertips of prospective purchasers. The Memorandum articulates what the business has established in terms of differentiation, name recognition, market niche, competition, supplier relationships, operations and production systems, management, personnel, distribution channels, customer concentration and loyalty and numerous other intangibles. This saves valuable time and streamlines the buying process, ensuring that the business only attracts the most qualified prospective buyers.

Marketing to Closing and Beyond
BA works with its clients to facilitate a seamless transaction from start to finish:


Marketing and Promotion - Prospective purchasers consist of individuals, investment
ips and other companies that are actively expanding through acquisition. Businesses are also :ed on relevant websites for exposure to prospective buyers, while maintaining utmost identiality.


Qualification of Prospective Acquirers - BA pre-qualifies prospective acquirers before setting up meetings or otherwise taking the owner away from running the business. Qualification includes financial ability as well as the practical ability to run the business. Pre-qualification prevents wasted effort and protects confidentiality.


Deal Negotiation - Brean Advisors can prepare and/or negotiate Term Sheets, Letters of Intent or Offers that express the key terms and conditions of a transaction. BA works with our client's legal and accounting teams to facilitate a definitive purchase agreement that reflects all details of the transaction. Our involvement in this stage keeps the legal process focused on both sides, potentially saving our clients unnecessary professional fees.


Due Diligence
Prospective acquirers rely upon owners' representations that must be substantiated during due diligence; otherwise, the transaction may fail. BA anticipates information the acquirer and their professionals will request. Our advanced counseling and due diligence preparation enhances the probability that due diligence will be managed correctly and successfully.


Closing and Transition Coordination
BA will see to it that all the contingencies set forth in the Definitive Purchase Agreement are addressed and satisfied so that the transaction can proceed to closing. The transition period typically involves a period of cooperation during which the seller will assist the acquirer in effectuating a "seamless" transition. This includes the transferring of key relationships and proprietary information needed to successfully operate the business. BA eases the integration associated with an acquisition and helps resolve any post closing matters that could arise.


Other Services
We have affiliations with many different entities that offer financing, SBA funding, franchises and accounting. We can provide the names of attorneys that are very familiar with business transactions. We belong to various websites that provide us with businesses all over the country as well as associations that provide us with networking capabilities. We also have alliances with M&A firms that specialize in very specific type business whose services we can call on if required. If it's about the privately-held business we can help!