Sell a Business

Selling your business is a major decision! You have devoted your time, money, and energy into building, running, and operating your business.

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Click here to view our current business opportunities.  Not all listings we have for sale are listed due to confidentiality.

Buy a Business

Buying a business can be a complicated procedure, from finding the right one to working out all the details required for a smooth transfer of ownership.

Cole & Company Inc.

Cole & Company Inc. works with privately held companies wishing to obtain maximum value for their business operations through merger or acquisition. Our focus is in Western Colorado and Northwest New Mexico offering investors and corporations the opportunity to acquire profitable businesses in growing, desirable, communities. Confidentiality is maintained throughout all processes.

  • Business Valuations

    How many times have you heard a so-called expert tell you the value of a business is a multiple or percentage of this or that? This so called valuation is nothing more than a rule of thumb (a principle with broad application that is not intended to be accurate or reliable) probably obtained from hearsay and you should never fall into this trap! 

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  • Buyer Advocacy

    We assist business buyers and investors in target acquisitions across multiple industries, locations and price. Our national and international affiliations combined with years of deal making experience can provide serious entrepreneurs with an advantage in the transaction. We’ll help you navigate the sea of unrealistic and unprepared sellers in today’s economy to find and acquire a business at a realistic price providing a respectable return on your investment.

  • Seller Agency

    Selling your business is a major decision and may well represent your life’s work so you obviously want the the very best professional guidance available. We have the experience and expertise to properly package, market and sell your company to qualified buyers on both a national and international basis. We understand the need for confidentiality in this type of transaction and buyers are screened for both technical and financial sufficiency before discovery of your business. If you are serious about selling your business and believe experience matters, call us; we specialize in transactions, not listings!

  • Financing Solutions

    We work with SBA Lenders and Commercial Banks to offer as many financial solutions as possible to help both buyers and sellers reach their objectives. Contact us today for more information. 

  • Negotiations

    In todays business climate, direct negotiation between buyers and sellers is awkward at best. Our Intermediary Service reduces the tensions and allows for a reasonable approach to the transaction. It is critical that a positive relationship remain for both parties to ensure a smooth transition. If you have found a buyer or seller to work with, call us to help close the transaction.  

From Our Blog

Around the Web: A Month in Summary

A recent article posted on PR Newswire entitled “Business owners’ love of work may hinder succession planning” explains the parallels between the number of business owners with no plans to retire and the lack of succession planning. In a recent poll, over 70% of business owners said they are not planning to retire, don’t know […]

When Selling Your Business, Play to Win

If you are an independent business owner, you are most likely also an independent business seller–if not now, you will be somewhere down the road. The Small Business Administration reports that three to five years is a long enough stretch for many business owners and that one in every three plans to sell, many of […]

Similar Companies Can Have Huge Value Differences

Can two companies in the same industry have very different valuations? In short, the answer is a resounding, yes. Let’s take an example of two companies that both have an EBITDA of $6 million but with two very different values. In fact, Business One is valued at five times EBITDA, which prices it at $30 […]

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