Fair dealing in business sales

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Rip-off fees and "Gotcha!" contracts are all too common. Choose an agent well

Good agents will look after your interests, but beware of high fees, and unreal valuations that trap you into signing up. Adams & Co. stand for fair dealing, beginning with honest valuations that can be achieved. Our fee structure is transparent. We get paid when we finish the job.

If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is...

Before choosing an agent to sell your business, read the contract and fee structure carefully. Sadly, unrealistic business valuations are sometimes used to sign up sellers, and to trap them into expensive contracts.
Our sign-up fee is low, with our profit only coming from a completed job. Our valuations are based on standard accounting practices, not PR.
Start by contacting us with your details.

In recent years, some business owners have reported bad experience with Transfer Agents.

Complaints include: being required to pay large fees for "marketing", ineffective marketing for their business, poor communication from the Agent, and having to reduce their asking price well below the Agent's valuation. In some cases their contracts trap them into paying a commission based on an unreal valuation, rather than an actual sale price.

We consider such activity unethical.

Our appraisals are realistic, based on the facts and figures that any buyer will demand, and in standard accounting practice. Our sign-up fees are modest. We do not charge 'add-on' fees.

We make our profit when your sale goes through, so we continue to share your motivation for a good and timely outcome.

Our contract with you is simple and clear - it fits on one page and is easily understood.

Avoid rip-off business transfer agents by carefully reviewing the valuation you are given and making sure that it is realistic. Read your contract carefully and make sure you think it through before signing. Remember there will usually be some form of withdrawal fee to cover agent costs if you pull out early.

Business Valuation Request

Confidential Business Valuation Request Form

The process starts with an appraisal and valuation of your business by one of our experts. We provide this service to small businesses without charge. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly, normally in one business day. Your enquiry will be treated as confidential.

Please enter a number where you can be reached directly for the purpose of confidentiality
Your enquiry will be treated as confidential. We will not divulge the reason for our call to anyone except yourself

Our contract:

Clearly stated fees
No hidden costs
Straightforward Contract

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