FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Why should I choose Pacifica Advisors?

Pacifica Advisors is comprised of seasoned mergers & acquisitions industry professionals with extensive transactional experience. Rather than mass marketing to unverified buyers, we utilize proprietary tools to target qualified investors such as strategics, private equity groups, family offices, independent sponsors, search funds, director competitors and ancillary companies. Our process ensures your business sells faster and at a better price. We are industry experts who will not rest until your listing is closed. You did your job, now let us do ours.


2. Why not list my business myself?

90% of businesses listed on online platforms will never sell. Meanwhile, selling your business directly to a friend or competitor means you are foregoing a competitive process with all the other potential buyers in the market. Properly marketing a business takes years of experience and time. That is experience we have, and time you should be spending on improving your business, so that we can maximize the sale price for you. Selling your business is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life, so why not do it right?


3. Why should I buy an existing business?

According to Forbes, 90% of all startups fail. Buying an existing business comes with historical cash flow, a proven business plan, and an established customer base. It may seem that starting from scratch is more economical, however it is a statistical fact that most startups, if successful, take three to five years before merely breaking even. Why risk it when you know we can provide you with a business that will succeed?


4. What is my business worth?

If your business generates more than $1.5 million in EBITDA, Pacifica Advisors will provide you with a free Broker’s Opinion of Value, no string attached. Our team of financial analysts understand valuation metrics, have has access to the largest deal databases, and use the same underwriting software as large appraisal and CPA firms. We use three underwriting methodologies: discounted cash flow; public comps and direct comps. Paired with our extensive industry experience, we will provide you with a fair market valuation at absolutely no cost!


5. What does it cost me to list with Pacifica Advisors?

Nothing. Signing a listing agreement with us is absolutely free. We only get compensated when your business is sold based on an agreed upon commission. Simply stated, we only make money when you make money.


6. What am I risking?

Your biggest risk is if you didn’t contact us! Just curious, or not ready to make a commitment? No problem. We will still provide you with a free Broker’s Opinion of Value, and we can continue discussions whenever you feel ready.




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