Begin With The End In Mind

When you decide it’s time to sell your business, it’s critical that you assemble the right team of experts to ensure you are optimizing the outcome. These transactions are our business, and we bring the full range of our market knowledge, transaction expertise and strategic advice to bear in helping you achieve your financial objectives. We measure the success of our process by the results it produces. Routinely, ours produces several attractive initial offers, and most of our clients close a deal at or above the upper end of our initial valuation range. In addition to the valuation achieved, there’s the peace of mind from having done the right thing for your family, your company, your employees and your customers.

Education of Alternatives

Before engaging in a transaction, we take the time to educate you about all the alternatives available in today’s market. This includes discussions about your personal and financial objectives as well as front-end valuation work. We make sure you understand the entire process before we begin so you can make the best decisions for you and your company.

Preparing for the Market

GulfStar examines your company from the perspective of a potential buyer or investor. We work closely with you and your management to develop a detailed confidential memorandum that tells your company’s unique story—the skill of your leadership team, the competitive advantages you have developed and a financial model and forecast reflecting the investment opportunities your company offers.

Marketing, Negotiating and Closing

We know the middle market, and middle-market buyers know us. As a result, we can present your business on a confidential basis to a large group of qualified and interested buyers, both strategic and private equity. Our process generates the competition necessary to obtain the highest price possible in the current market. Once we've established the preliminary commercial terms of your deal, we help navigate you through the due diligence process, contract negotiations and closing.