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BUY A BUSINESS

This can be a complicated procedure. We can help you identify what kind of entrepreneur you are and support you on your business buying journey.

SELL A BUSINESS

From tailoring our messaging to focus on what matters to prospective buyers, to advertising your business to targeted prospects within our network, we can help you get the most value out of selling it.

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Access our current sales listings. Not all business listings we have for sale are listed due to confidentiality. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us.

HOW MUCH IS YOUR BUSINESS WORTH?

As a business owner, knowing your business’ market value is important if you plan to sell it, but that’s not the only reason it matters. If you want to do estate planning with your financial advisor or are interested in obtaining financing you will need to know your net worth—and as a business owner, the value of your company is a big part of it.

BIZBUY’S VALUE PROPOSITION

We know the market and have access to high-intent active buyers—owner-operators, financial buyers and strategic acquirers—looking for businesses.

We focus on finding the right business for the buyer. Starting the transaction with a buyer that has the necessary experience, skills, ethics, financial resources, risk tolerance and passion is more likely to lead both parties to a successful outcome.

SOLID NETWORK

We have access to a global network of solid high-intent active buyers that are actively looking for businesses to buy.

UNIQUE FEE STRUCTURE

Your success is our success. Our “success fee” structure means that we only get paid when we succeed in delivering our services to you.

ASSURE CONFIDENTIALITY

We understand the confidentiality requirements of business transactions and we employ a strict confidentiality policy to everything we do.

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP DREAMS

BizBuy can help you navigate the process of buying a business. We are there for you every step of the way, and we specialize in selling businesses that are solid investments. Each business we sell has:

  • Clean financials: Good books, including tax returns
  • Clear intentions: Written contracts authorizing us to sell the business
  • Ready-to-sell pricing: Realistic prices based on actual business value, not emotions or best guesses

Ready to explore your options? Have a look at our businesses for sale listings.

Featured Businesses

19 YEAR OLD PROFITABLE CATERING SERVICE IN WOODBRIDGE

Popular Established Catering Service in Woodbridge servicing major reoccurring clients since 2001. Annual Gross Revenue of $4.3M in 2019.

Location: Woodbridge

Industry: Catering

Gross Revenue: $4.3M

AEROSPACE PARTS ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING IN VAUGHAN

Industry leader in Aerospace Parts Engineering and Manufacturing through our world-class engineering, design, analysis and fabrication teams.

Location: Vaughan

Industry: Aerospace

Gross Revenue: $5.5M

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60 YEAR OLD CHEESE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS IN ONTARIO

60 year old Cheese Manufacturing business creating over 200 exquisite cheese products that can be found at grocery stores and deli counters across the country.

Location: Ontario

Industry: Cheese Manufacturing

Gross Revenue: $36M

LICENSED LIMESTONE QUARRY WITH MULTIPLE LOCATIONS IN SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA

The Quarry consists of approximately 25 acres of Quarrying land and 399 acres of Limestone Quarry.

Location: South Bruce Penisula

Industry: Limestone

Gross Revenue: $200K

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How do you value a business?

We take multiple important elements into account when determining the price of a business. We fully review historical financials, cash flow, asset and equipment values, condition of the premises and lease terms, location of the business, competitors and the economy before finalizing the sell price. We also take into consideration the recent transactions of similar companies – both ones we have represented and transactions outside of our brokerage through paid data sources.

Why buy a business when I can start my own?

Many small businesses fail within the first year or two after starting up. By purchasing a business that is already up and running, you are eliminating many of the risks associated with a failing business. An established business has a proven track record, a proven/vetted business model, a customer base, trained and experienced employees, and most importantly, positive cash flow for the new owner. The risk is lower, and often times the growth is accelerated with these fundamentals already in place and with a new owner coming in with fresh ideas and new energy. Plus you’ll start off in month 1 with a positive cash flow and able to draw an income, whereas most new businesses take a while to build up enough business to generate a substantial income for the owner.

What portion of the sale will the seller refinance?

This varies with each seller. Some are willing to finance a portion but most sellers are reluctant to finance much of the sale price. The terms or length of the financing period also vary.

This said, most transactions below $5.0mm will generally apply for an SBL-backed loan to assist in the purchase of a business. This is a loan that is government backed and offered at competitive rates. 

What is the difference between Profit (Net Income), Cash Flow and Discretionary Earnings?

This can be tricky because we’ve learned over the years that everyone’s definition of each of these terms can vary just a bit.  Generally speaking, the profit of a business is the amount of money that is left over after all expenses are accounted for. The Cash Flow is the total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business.  Cash flow considers not just a businesses profit, but also typically factors in other owners benefits, interest payments or interest received, depreciation, amortization, etc.  It shows how much cash the business is producing which could be different than it’s profit from normal operations.  Discretionary Earnings are owner benefits, EBITDA and all expenses that are not applicable to the new owner.  For instance, the owner may currently have a more expensive office than you plan to have, or may be leasing a vehicle that you do not plan to use, or other expenses that are not applicable to you should you buy the business.  Again, this definition can vary from one person to another.