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Frequently Asked Questions

The difference between the sale price that Blue Valley brings to the table, and the price a seller will realize on his own, far exceeds the fee for Blue Valley's services.

Blue Valley is clearly distinguished by their track record, by the experience of the CEO, and by their policy of focusing on a very limited number of deals at one time. Loren M. Smith, Blue Valley's CEO, has been both a buyer and a seller of dozens of Mid Market Manufacturing companies as CEO of his own company, and as CEO of Blue Valley Capital. By limiting the number of engagements they take on at one time, Blue Valley is able to intensely focus on each deal, providing clients with a truly unique track record that compares favorably to the competition.

Absolutely. A transaction that keeps you and your team in place, after the sale is quite possible. We can find you a buyer to provide you with liquidity, who will finance your growth, and who will not play a day to day role in your company. We have relationships with Private Equity Firms, Venture Capital Firms, and Angel Investors whose investment decisions are based solely on backing management teams with solid track records, and compelling business plans.

Confidentiality is a key component of Blue Valley's process, and it is a paramount concern of virtually all of Blue Valley's clients. Early in the sale process prospective buyers are contacted with information that does not reveal the name or location of the seller. The sellers name is revealed only after a prospective buyer signs a tightly crafted confidentiality agreement, and afer a buyers financial wherewithal and motivation is thoroughly investigated.

Our process does not interfere with management's ability to operate normally. We are able to gather the required information and make initial contact with buyers with a minimal time commitment. We understand that our process must be non disruptive.

Unfortunately it is not possible to predict the most likely buyer might be, because we can't know the challenges and/or opportunities prospective buyers might have on their plate. Our process starts with the widest range of possible buyers, including angel investors, private equity, venture capital, and strategic buyers.

The time to sell a business ranges from 3 to 12 months, with an average of 4 to 6 months.

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