Your Guide for Selling Your Business | O'Keeffe and O'Malley

Trust the experts to sell your business in Kansas City and beyond.

Come to O’Keeffe & O’Malley for expertise and focus. We’re more than business brokers; we also assist in business valuations and preparations to sell, business enhancements, mergers and sales, acquisition searches and business financing, and strategic exit plans.

Trust the experts to sell your business in Kansas City and beyond.

Come to O’Keeffe & O’Malley for expertise and focus. We’re more than business brokers; we also assist in business valuations and preparations to sell, business enhancements, mergers and sales, acquisition searches and business financing, and strategic exit plans.

Selling a business is often a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Having only one shot means there’s no room for mistakes. Without professional advice and direction, business owners are often negotiating a substantial part of their net worth on their own for the first time against experienced buyers. Eighty percent of all self-managed business sales fail to meet the seller’s objectives. That’s why it’s essential to enlist the assistance of an experienced firm that understands all the aspects of selling a business…one that always puts the client ahead of self-interest.

We represent only sellers. We provide guidance to enable each seller to make his or her own decisions based upon the best information. Through our more than 35 years of experience and vast network of connections in Kansas City and beyond, we’re able to confidentially find prospective buyers both nationally and internationally.

Depending on variable factors such as size, location, industry, value, seller timeline and type of business, we can customize the business-selling process just for you. This could include:

  • Confidential conversations and meetings
  • Valuation discussions
  • Discussing exit plans and business enhancement
  • Conducting pre-due diligence
  • Preparing offering memoranda and selling marketing plans
  • Executing the marketing plan locally, nationally or worldwide
  • Locating buyers and the signing of confidentiality agreements
  • Screening and qualifying buyers
  • Managing seller and buyer discussions
  • Strategizing response to buyers’ letters of intent
  • Negotiating price and terms toward seller’s preference
  • Assisting in purchasing contract discussions
  • Conducting buyers’ due diligence in agreed order
  • Closing
  • Transitioning the seller out of the business

Trust the experts at O’Keeffe & O’Malley to be your guide.

Whether you’re a $2 million or $50 million company in Kansas City or beyond, we can help you through the tough negotiations that affect a substantial part of your net worth. We’ll help you make informed decisions about this important step, and you’ll only pay our fee when the deal sells.

Make informed decisions about selling your business.

It’s an important step. We understand that. And that’s why we only get paid when the deal sells.

If you’re a business owner, O’Keeffe & O’Malley is your answer to an investment banker or brokerage firm. We’re M&A professionals who assist in business valuations and preparations to sell, business enhancements, mergers and sales, acquisition searches, business financing, and creating strategic exit plans. Trust the experts. Maximize your proceeds. And gain tremendous value.

Selling is Confidential Business

Selling a business is something most may do once in a lifetime. Having only one shot means there’s no room for mistakes.

The importance of confidentiality during the sales process is essential and can’t be over-stated. We have a disciplined process in place to protect your confidentiality and eliminate the risks associated with word getting out.

There will be a few people in your inner circle who will need to be aware of your potential sale, such as your business attorney and financial advisor, but negative consequences can occur if customers, suppliers, employees, competitors or creditors find out prematurely.

We market your company by revealing just enough information to pique interest without revealing your identity. We screen and qualify potential buyers so only serious prospects receive additional information. All serious buyers sign non-disclosure agreements, and we manage the process to make sure information about your company is revealed at the appropriate stage, whether it’s after an executed NDA, after a letter of intent, or after a purchase agreement is delivered.

Every conversation you have with us is held in the strictest of confidence; you have our word.

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