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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 Repair Franchise – Over $200,000 Cash Flow

Price: $380,000

Total Sales: $1,151,300

Michigan - Macomb County

Import Auto Repair Specialist – Huge $330,000 Cash Flow

Price: $890,000

Total Sales: $1,572,000

Maryland - Baltimore County

Tire and Auto Repair Center – Over $1,628,000 in Sales

Price: $875,000

Total Sales: $1,628,000

California - Solano County

The Sellability Score

The Sellability Score™ is a Statistically Proven Methodology For Increasing The Value Of Your Company.

Take the 13-minute survey and get your Sellability Score. Complete the questionnaire and instantly get your Sellability Score out of 100. Companies with a score of 80 + typically get offers that are 71% higher than average scoring businesses.

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

6 Reasons Shop Owners Need a Transition Plan

February 26, 2019… Why do shop owners need a transition plan? Below are six core reasons. 1. Transitioning out of a business likely is the most important financial transaction of a shop owner’s life. 2. Transitioning out of a business is complex. 3. The financial security of a shop owner and his or her family depends on the creation…

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3-Week Shutdown Reprieve Opens Door to SBA/Bank Financing for Shop Owners

Malvern, PA…January 28, 2019… Art Blumenthal LLC, an automotive aftermarket-specific business broker, is utilizing the 3-week window created by the end of the federal government shutdown to expedite the closings of tire and auto service shops that have been stalled for the past month due to lack of loan guarantee processing of the Small Business…

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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2018…​As we pause this time of year to reflect, I am delighted that so many deserving shop owners in 2018 were able to maximize the sale price of their businesses to provide them the type of retirement of which they have always dreamed. I am especially gratified to hear from former owners who…

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