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Wig & Hair Extension Retail Store

Performance Business Brokers Presents – This well established hair extension and wig store is located in the busiest area of Edmonton.  Foot traffic is extremely high and many customers are repeat customers. The store has been open for over ten years and has great repeat business.

Staffed with 3FT and 2 PT the store can be owner operated or run at arms length. The stores current lease runs for another 6 year under favorable terms. This is a turn key operation.

Purchase price of $400K includes $100K of inventory.

For complete information contact Dwight Lester, 780-756-2990 or info@performancebb.ca

Franchise Pet Food Store For Sale in Edmonton

This high volume pet store is in an ideal location, in a high traffic shopping center, centrally located to the perfect demographics for this type of business. It has been established for over 10 years and has flourished as the go-to pet store for dog and cat food, supplements, accessories, toys, treats, leashes, collars, and professional advice on care and feeding of dogs and cats. This business has been built upon its reputation for quality service and advice, professionalism, and caring for each customer individually. This store is part of a national franchise with over 50 stores in Canada.

The business also has a dog grooming room that is subleased out.

This is a totally turnkey business just waiting for the new owner to take it to the next level. This is a diamond mine just waiting for the new owner to start harvesting the diamonds and reaping the profits.

For complete details contact Dwight Lester, 780-499-2386 or info@performancebb.ca

 

UPS STORE IN EDMONTON

The number 3 producing UPS store in Edmonton is for sale. The Business is supported by a well recognized name brand business which supports commercial and neighborhood businesses with copying and digital printing solutions, document services, shipping options, full-service packaging, or mailboxes services.

The UPS store franchisees which will provide professional training and support for the new owners with a network of over 340 other locations across Canada.

Priced well below what a new location would cost with income being generated from day one. Enjoy the enormous strength limitless potential of solid industry name brand recognition with great lease and location and term. Price includes all lease holds, inventory and furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Please contact Dwight Lester (780) 756-2990 or info@performancebb.ca find out how easy it is become an owner of this great opportunity.

SOLD – Edmonton Furniture Store for Sale

This is a well-known high-end furniture store with a long time base of clients. It sells middle to high end contemporary and traditional style furniture. The store is known for the high quality of its products. Most of the inventory is made in Canada with a bit imported from the USA.

The Company has been in business over twenty years with current owners in place since 1997. The owners are retiring and want to sell. There is a full complement of staff in place that have been with the business for many years.

There is room to increase profits through updating/modernizing the back office procedures.

The year-end of 2014 shows the highest revenue ever for the business. This is not a shrinking business. Current 2015 shows the business tracking even better than 2014.

Inventory is also available at owners cost.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Call or email today, Dwight Lester, 780-756-2990 or info@performancebb.ca .

5 Core Tenets of Exit Planning

5 Core Tenets of Exit Planning

Takeaway: Business owners: prepare for the single largest financial transaction in your lifetime.

The succession or exit by a business owner is usually the single largest financial transaction in their lifetime with a lot at risk as typically a majority of an owner’s net worth is tied up in their company (normally greater than 70%). Accordingly, an owner needs to prepare and begin two to five years prior as business value enhancements, tax planning, market timing and the sale or transition process all need to be strategically mapped out, implemented and aligned. Unfortunately, owners typically skip this planning phase resulting in post-exit remorse with significant wealth left on the table.

A true and properly prepared exit plan offers the following five core tenets for an owner:

1. Aligning an owner’s personal, business, and individual long-term financial goals

Determining the success or failure of an owner’s exit is defined and measured differently by every business owner. Accordingly, the first step of any exit or succession plan should always be the articulation and alignment of an owner’s goals. This exercise creates the necessary foundation of the plan and equips the owner and his or her advisors with a compass to proficiently navigate a successful exit.

To begin, an owner needs to answer the following goal questions:
• Business goals – What do you want your business to accomplish prior to your exit?
• Personal goals – When do you want to exit? How do you want to exit – over time or in one event? Who do you want to exit to? What do you want to accomplish as part of your eventual exit?
• Financial goals – What are your long-term personal financial needs and what is the amount you need from your business to accomplish?

The next step is to reconcile all the goals into alignment. This is necessary because typically the timing and or the financial aspects of each of the individual goals do not match with one another (i.e., if an owner’s business goal prior to exiting is reaching $50MM in sales which will take five years but one of the owner’s personal goals is to exit the company within the next two years). The key to reconciling all the goals into alignment is to prioritize and adjust those goals that are flexible, either from a timing or financial standpoint. Typically long-term personal financial needs have limited flexibility and this usually drives adjustment to the other goals. This is often an iterative process and requires sound financial data including the amount required to meet your personal long-term financial needs and the amount your ownership is worth under your goal scenarios and other what-if scenarios. When completing this process, owners need to be aware there are outside market influences they have no control over and the timing aspect of certain goals should be set with some flexibility.

2. Empowering an owner with an in depth knowledge of all their succession or exit options

In order to satisfy an owner’s business, personal and financial goals, a sound exit plan evaluates all the options and alternatives and vets each to determine the optimal solution for the owner. This process is normally completed in conjunction with the reconciliation of an owner’s goals process as just explained above. As presented below, there are typically six major exit channels available to middle market business owners with the timing on how an owner exits (in one event or over time) available for each option with advance planning. Determining the availability of the different exit channels for an owner is dependent upon the motivations and goals of the owner and on the underlying company’s profile (size, profitability, maturity, outlook, etc.). Thus, the breadth or narrowness of options will vary by owner.

External Exit Channels
• Financial buyer
• Strategic buyer (vertical/horizontal) Internal Exit Channels
• Recapitalization
• Family
• Co-owner(s) or Management
• Employees (ESOP)
Pros
• Generally highest available value
• Diversification of family’s wealth
• Post-sell financial and leadership resources Pros
• Greater control over legacy, timing and terms
• Income and estate tax saving opportunities
• Limited due diligence and time required to close
Cons
• Time and cost of marketing, due diligence and closing transaction
• Limited control over post-legacy value Cons
• CRA and tax courts are value authority for family and ESOP transfers
• Value received often less than actual market value
• Buyer’s financial resources usually limited

3. Maximizing the fundamental or underlying value of the business
Buyers look at numerous aspects of a company to determine value. To maximize value, owners must be able to view their company from a buyer’s perspective…what would you expect or look for if you were doing an acquisition? Often times, discovering the value differences occurs too late, reducing the company’s sellable value with a lack of ample time to correct.

Thus, a sound exit plan should evaluate the company from a buyer’s perspective and identify opportunities to increase the underlying company’s value and implement action plans to capture the full value prior to going to market. Assessing the opportunities is often hard to do from an insider’s perspective and especially so if an owner doesn’t have experience with buying or selling companies.

In line with maximizing the fundamental value of a business is an equal if not greater opportunity to maximize the value by identifying strategic value drivers. Strategic value drivers are elements that both reduce risk and improve returns for buyers. In practical terms, value is in the proverbial eye of the beholder and greater value is available over normal industry standards if an owner can position their company to make it the most attractive to likely buyers. This is accomplished as part of a sound exit plan by identifying the value drivers that buyers are seeking and ensure the goals of the company are focused on growing these drives.

Examples of strategic value drivers (partial list):
• Specific market presence
• Specific customer base
• Geographic footprint
• Market share
• Technology or licenses
• Trademarks or patents
• Niche products or services
• Advantageous systems or processes
• Sales distribution network
• Vendor channels and relationships
• Strategic relationships
• Reputation or brands
• Scalability of your products or services
• Management team or skilled workforce

Owners should start working on the value building processes two to five years in advance as implementation of enhancements take time with the worst case scenario being that an owner has created a stronger and smoother running company and would like to stay engaged with the business longer.

4. Eliminating, minimizing or deferring income and estate taxes
The actual value realized by an owner is always less than the company’s selling price; it is the culmination of the price, structure, terms and the corresponding tax consequences of the sale. The amount of the tax component continues to shock owners. Without advanced planning prior to exiting, owners will leave significant wealth on the table. There are multiple tax saving opportunities a good exit plan addresses.

• Company entity level
• Personal level
• Estate level
• Transaction level

At the transaction level, the structure of the deal can mean a difference of up to 20% in net proceeds for an owner and so thought and analysis need to be completed prior to going to market to determine the best structure and deal strategy available for the owner.
5. Maximize what the market is willing to pay for the business.

The last core tenet of a good exit plan is for those owners that have elected an external transfer channel (which is typically 80% to 90% of all owners) and it consists of four components.

Sell side due diligence – this is a process of conducting the same intensive review as a buyer would and compiling and organizing the associated documentation so it is ready for the buyer (typically in an online data room). Sell side due diligence provides owners two benefits. First it expedites the actual due diligence a buyer will conduct which helps prevent confidentiality issues, minimizes operating distractions, helps assure the deal will close, and just gets the deal closed sooner. Secondly, and more importantly, it prevents the deal from going sideways or getting cancelled all together. Too often the skeletons come out of the closet during due diligence and if the seller isn’t aware or hasn’t made the buyer aware of these skeletons then it positions the buyer with instant negotiating leverage. By conducting due diligence prior to going to market, issues that would otherwise slow or kill the sale are identified upfront so that corrective measures can be implemented.

Market timing – As all business owners know, timing is everything. In order to realize and maximize ownership value, all of the critical market, company, personal, and tax elements must be aligned. This is a dynamic process with the critical market elements outside an owner’s control. The windows of sale opportunities open and close based on economic conditions and the cycles of industries and market segments. For that reason, the goal of a good exit plan is to complete all the value enhancements, tax planning, individual wealth planning, preparedness, etc. so the owner is in a state of readiness and agility – equipped to capitalize on the market windows of opportunities as they present themselves.

Competing buyers As part of an exit plan, owners should create an ideal buyer profile and begin compiling a list of potential buyers that match the profile. The list should contain both financial and strategic buyers with candidates typically pre-indentified as part of the strategic value drivers process explained earlier.

The chosen sale/marketing approach can also create a competitive market for a company. There are two basic approaches available to middle market companies; a negotiated sale and a controlled auction. In simplified terms, the negotiated sale is where the seller performs limited marketing of the company and directly solicits interest from a few known potential buyers. The seller talks with each interested buyer on a first come, first served basis and attempts to negotiate the best deal. The controlled auction process casts a much wider net in its marketing process and follows a much more formal and structured process. The process begins with sending a Teaser to a large list of potential interested buyers followed by an Offering Memorandum detailing the company for those interested with a deadline to submit bids. Based on the qualifying bids, the seller invites a handful of buyers for face-to-face meetings touring the company and providing an opportunity to vet each other. After the visit, buyers have a deadline to submit final offers to purchase and the best purchase offer is chosen by the seller. The controlled auction is the preferred method to create the competing buyers environment but it is an intensive and costly process and isn’t appropriate for all companies. It works best for companies with at least $1MM in EBITDA or certain sought out intellectual property or other synergies.

Edmonton Business Broker Sells Flower Shop

October 02, 2013

Performance Business Brokers Facilitates the sale of Flowers By Merle in Edmonton Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Performance Business Brokers (www.performancebusinessbrokers.ca) of Edmonton, AB has completed the sale of Flowers By Merle on Stony Plain road.  Flowers By Merle was a family owned fixture in the Edmonton flower industry for 47 years. The new owners acknowledge the Flower Shops time in the market place as being a key factor in purchasing the business. The shop is renowned for their amazing selection of fresh cut flowers and flowering plants. Outstanding exotic varieties and interesting foliages arrive directly from growers in South America, Hawaii, California and British Columbia.

 

Dwight Lester, President of Performance Business Brokers in Edmonton AB comments “In a short 90 days we listed the business to sell, presented multiple offers, and completed the sales transaction. Both the seller and the buyer were happy with the efficiency of the sale”. The new owners commented, “Working with Performance Business Brokers was exceptional. Dwight provided great guidance with the due diligence process and assistance during the transition to the new owners”.

 

About Performance Business Brokers, Edmonton

Performance Business Brokers is a full service Edmonton Business Brokerage Company that sells businesses across Alberta. We specialize in business valuations, packaging, listing and the selling of existing businesses and new business opportunities.

Selling your business is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make and it can involve high levels of stress and anxiety. Working with a professional can reduce the stress by determining the optimal selling price and terms for the seller.  The majority of a business owners’ wealth is often tied to the business so a properly executed exit from it is paramount. It is important to ensure you have the right team to guide you when selling your business.

 

Selling Businesses is our ONLY Business

 

Contact us today at 780-756-2990, or by email at info@performancebb.ca  Suite 220 – 11717 – 42 St. Edmonton AB.  www.performancebusinessbrokers.ca

Edmonton Business Broker Presents

This is your opportunity to acquire a growing Purified Water store in Bonnyville Alberta.

Purified Water Store is a full service retail outlet that sell Purified Water by the gallon, purified ice and various other bottled water related products and services. The store is equipped with state of the art water purification system which dispenses Superior quality drinking water for approximately 30% – 70% less than retail supermarkets or private water delivery services. 

Customers bring in their own containers or purchase one of the many quality bottles and dispensers available from the Purified Water Store. The store also sells a tremendous amount of water related products such as lead free porcelain water crocks and stands, water coolers, water pump, filters, reverse osmoses systems and filters of all sorts.

 The Purified Water Store has been in business since 2000 and has shown growth every year. The store operates out of a 2500 sq. ft. store in the same building as Lakeland Arctic Spas.

 Bonnyville is the centre of oil field activity and is expanding rapidly. Due to the influx of people there are ample opportunities for growth in the above mentioned product lines.

The Town of Bonnyville is located in northeastern Alberta, approximately 240 kilometers (150 miles) from the provincial capital of Edmonton. The Town’s motto – “it’s Multi-Natural” – refers to the town’s celebration of its diverse cultural heritage and rich natural resources.

The economy is growing and expanding faster that the provincial average creating employment opportunities in construction, oil and gas, as well as retail sales. As a major service area, the Town serves more than 10,000 people. The Bonnyville market area is strong with a population of 27,000 within 30 minutes driving time, 49,500 within 60 minutes, and 56,500 within 90 minutes. Bonnyville is the HUB for the oil and gas industry with over 60 national and international companies setting up head offices within the Town.

Additional community information can be viewed at: www.town.bonnyville.ab.ca

This business can also be purchased with a complementing business that operates out of the same building. Please see our Lakeland Arctic Spas listing as well.

For full information, please give us a call today 780-756-2990, or email us at Dwight@performancebb.ca

Performance Business Brokers – Home Renovation Company For Sale

For 12 years this family-owned company has provided high-quality general contractor services that cover the full spectrum of home renovations from foundation work to roof installations as well as exterior landscaping.

Its employees have a complete set of skilled trades consisting of carpentry, masonry, tiling and painting, enabling it to provide a reputable, worry-free service to its many repeat client home and commercial projects. They specialize in interior renovations such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements and they also do additions. On the landscape side they do decks, fences, paving stone walkways, patios, driveway, retaining walls, water features and planting.. The operations are run out of a home office in west Edmonton, but can be easily relocated to somewhere else.

The renovation business is a booming industry with growth areas like condo, sustainable, and “Age in Place” senior customer markets. The owner is looking to move to Calgary for family reasons but is willing to stay on for a mutually agreeable transition period. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with previous experience in the general contracting trades, renovation or building industry, and who wants to become independent by taking over a well-established service-oriented business. It is also interesting for an established construction business to expand its capabilities in high-end residential renovation work and take over a loyal client base.

The company has over $600,000 of business already booked for Spring 2012.

Fixtures, Furniture & Equipment are a fair market value estimate as provided by the owner. A small amount of inventory is included. Cash Flow includes owner’s remuneration.

 This business has a strong base of long term, experienced and reliable employees

For more information on this great business contact Dwight Lester at 780-756-2990 or info@performancebb.ca