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Art Blumenthal

Now, by leveraging the experience, in-depth knowledge, and extensive contact network I’ve achieved in over 40 years in the tire and automotive aftermarket industry, I’ve been able to establish and grow one of the leading nationwide aftermarket-specific business brokerage service firms, bringing value-added benefits to both buyers and sellers.

Testimonials

Recent Listings

Auto Service/Tire Center & Quick Lube – $400,000+ Cash Flow

Price: $1,520,000

Total Sales: $2,103,500

California - Alameda County

Import Auto Repair Specialist – Over $816,000 in Sales

Price: $375,000

Total Sales: $816,000

California - Ventura County

Import Auto Repair – Whopping $680,000 Cash Flow

Price: $2,800,000

Total Sales: $3,044,000

California - San Mateo County

The Sellability Score

When you spend a lifetime trying to build a successful business, it leaves little time for much else, including thinking about an exit plan. Whether you are creating an exit plan for the short term or years into the future, it’s never too late or too soon to start understanding — and increasing — the value of your business.

“Sellability” is a powerful indicator of that value— regardless of whether or not you have any intention or interest in selling your business today — because it points directly to the underlying issues in your business that may undermine the value. Those same issues are probably causing mounting frustration for you — the feelings of being overwhelmed, working too many hours, dealing with inconsistent customer experiences, and the difficulties of managing cash flow.

Whatever your personal and financial goals are for your business, as a responsible business owner, you simply have to be able to answer these questions:

  • If you wanted to, could you sell your business today for a number you would be happy with?
  • Is there anything that you could be doing each day to make your business more valuable?
  • What steps can you take to reduce the number of hours that you work, while simultaneously boosting the profits and the sellability of your business?

The “Tire and Auto Service Sellability Score” can assist you in answering these questions.

My customized on-line questionnaire is available for free. It’s easy-to-use and takes only about 15 minutes to complete. Based upon your questionnaire answers, I will develop and provide a comprehensive report for your business which we can later review together.

Our Services

Selling A Business

Your business isn't just any business. It is a living monument to late-night homework and early-morning deadlines. It is an accumulation of sweat, equity, and lifetime achievement.

Therefore, the decision to sell your business is one of the most important decisions of your lifetime. Turning your operation into cash is a complex matter involving a number of variables, many of them unique to your business. Additionally, you're likely to face an uncertain economy, unbridled competition, and sophisticated buyers.

I provide competent and experienced professional guidance, so you will not be facing them alone.

Exit Planning

If you've begun giving serious thought to exiting your business within the next 1 to 5 years, now is the time to start the process. Exiting is a multi-step process that can take from weeks to years depending on the size of the organization and how well prepared the business is to present to buyers and receive the highest sale price possible.

When it comes to planning, how you exit your business is just as important as how you start it. The goal is to maximize the value of your company before converting it to cash and minimize the amount of time consumed.

Getting out of business is a process. The length of time required to complete the process is directly related to the complexity of the business and the scope of action steps that you can immediately implement to improve the financials and make your business more desirable to the pool of available buyers.

Business Valuation

An inaccurate view of the value of your business will adversely impact the success of the sales effort.

A properly determined and executed business valuation is essential when the owner is ready to consider selling the business. You don’t want to leave money on the table with a selling price that undervalues the business, while overvaluing the business may result in little buyer activity and a listing that languishes on the market.

Most business owners use tax returns or financial statements prepared for tax purposes as the basis for the financial presentation of their business. As a result, the true market value of the assets is not reflected because of an understated cash flow that does not include depreciation, interest payments, personal expenses or other owner benefits that are written off for tax purposes.

While this may be good for saving you taxes, it can result in a sale price that does not reflect your years of hard work to build a successful and profitable business. A business intermediary will prepare a “Recasted Schedule of Seller’s Discretionary Cash Flow” that adds back the financial benefits that a buyer will receive that are not presented on the tax return.

As the business intermediary, I have reviewed literally hundreds of tax returns and financial statements, which allow me to instantly spot expense levels that are outside of the aftermarket norms. I have the knowledge, dedication and experience to provide a broker’s opinion on the “Most Likely Selling Price” that is based upon well over one hundred facilitated transactions and years of following sales of aftermarket businesses on a nationwide basis.

Contact me if you would like to receive an estimate on the Most Likely Selling Price of your business.  Your financial information will be kept strictly confidential.

Buying A Business

Unless you've bought or sold a business in the past, you'll find that buying a business can be a confusing and even trying experience.

That's why it is important for the prospective buyer to be knowledgeable about the process involved in buying a business.

Thoroughly understanding the process will assist even a veteran of business transfers in working with me as the intermediary.

Recent Transactions

From Our Blog

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Essential Meeting Tips for Buyers & Sellers

July 30, 2020…The buyer-seller meeting is quite often a “make or break” meeting.  Your business broker or M&A Advisor will do everything possible to ensure that this meeting goes as well as possible. It is vitally important to realize that rarely is there an offer before buyers and sellers actually meet.  The all-important offer usually…

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