A lot of lower middle market business owners did not start that business from day one. In fact, lower middle market businesses are some of the most commonly purchased companies in the world. Their lower costs make it easy for an influx of cash to be used as an investment in their operation, often allowing those who do not have the time to start an operation from scratch.
That being said, a lot of lower middle market businesses that get sold are being handed off for a reason. A lot of times, it comes down to effort and energy. Running a lower middle market business is tough, and after a few years or a decade, it can be tiresome. When entering a small business as a new owner via acquisition, make sure to be ready for some growing pains.
Very rarely is a purchase of a company a transition that only occurs at the managerial level. Sure, staff may be reluctant to work under a new owner, and many expect layoffs and other changes to come. The changes that can really set things back are more financial. Cash flow is a very personal thing, and if suddenly someone sells of a business, those connections that may have helped the business run smoothly are no longer a given. Plus, the strain that pushed the last owner out may have been the very issues that are suddenly presented to the new owner. For a successful business to change hands evenly without bumps and bruises, a smooth transition following the acquisition is crucial.
M&As are a strength of the team at SA Capital Partners. With a number of successful transitions under their collective belt, SA Capital Partners makes sure the process of any merger or acquisition goes smoothly. By identifying the keys to a successful transition, SA Capital Partners is an invaluable resource for M&As in the lower middle market.
About SA Capital Partners:
SA Capital Partners is an innovative financial services firm that specializes in mergers & acquisitions advisory and capital raising for lower middle market businesses. We aspire to give all the tools necessary to complete any transaction. SA Capital Partner’s financial services industry specialists provide comprehensive, integrated solutions to banking transactions. Our breadth of services and industry knowledge allow us to understand each client’s unique business needs. Our goal is to make all financial services available to every small business.