Do we make financial sense?
At a minimum, we will find $100k in 45 minutes without you spending any money on marketing or advertising.
Affordability of MMC and The Lehman Scale
Do you think having us help you sell your business to us is an expensive proposition? I think you’ll be surprised how affordable it is considering brokers or investment banks can cost you monthly retainers of $10 to $15K, and a commission on the sale based on the Lehman Scale.
What Does Lehman Scale Mean?
The Lehman Scale is an industry-accepted formula used by investment banks, M&A advisory firms, and business brokers to calculate the success fees on a sell-side (or sometimes buy-side) engagement. The Lehman Scale is calculated based on a percentage of enterprise value as follows:
Enterprise value % success fees
Less than $1 million -- 8% - 12%
Between $1 million - $5 million -- 6% - 8%
Between $5 million - $10 million -- 4% - 6%
Between $10 million - $25 million -- 4% - 5%
Between $25 million - $50 million -- 2.5% - 4%
Between $50 million - $100 million -- 2% - 3%
Between $100 million - $250 million -- 1.5% - 2.5%
Between $250 million - $500 million -- 1% - 2%
Between $500 million - $1 billion -- 0.50% - 1.5%
The double Lehman is another variation of the above fee structure where the percentage increments go from 10%, 8%, 6%, 4% to 2%. Most investment banking engagements would also include a non-refundable work fee and a minimum level fee should a transaction close regardless of the transaction size. The size of the deal dictates how negotiable these percentages are.
While it’s true that I’m probably not the cheapest option, it’s important to remember that cheapest is not necessarily best. Even so, I think you’ll find our fees are surprisingly affordable considering we increase your chances of selling to 100% because we are the business buyer, and we understand your business and challenges -- even if your business is small, or you’re just getting started.
We Are Buyers
Keep in mind, we mentioned this earlier - we are not brokers; we are business buyers that understand you may not be ready to sell today, so we offer services to get you what you want; more money. Also, we eliminate six months off your time to sell and increase your chance of a sale to 100% as we provide the service of an investment bank/broker, and we are the buyer
Remember that we mentioned this earlier - we are not brokers; we are business buyers who understand you may not be ready to sell today, so we offer services to get you what you want; more money. Also, we eliminate six months off your time to sell and increase your chance of a sale to 100% as we provide the service of an investment bank/broker, and we are the buyer