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What does M&A Catalyst do ?

We match companies interested in selling their business with more than 1000 registered private equity firms, family offices, high net-worth individuals and strategic acquirers interested in buying businesses.

We are business brokers yet unique in the methods and strategies we implement:

- we act as the procuring party or matchmaker for Buy-side clients seeking to acquire a business or Sell-side clients seeking to sell their business.

- we coordinate the communication between interested parties, arrange for site visits and provide relevant documentation (such as Confidential Information Memorandums, Financials, etc).

- neither our Sell-side clients nor Buy-side clients ever pay any upfront retainers.

- we do not structure acquisitions that is left to the Seller and the Buyer to work out. We serve as an intermediary, and are engaged by either the Sell-side or Buy-side for each transaction on which we work.

- we can provide referrals for Buy-side clients to SBA-focused banks and private lenders if they are seeking financing alternatives for their acquisition after an IOI/LOI has been signed but prior to a formal Closing.

- many of our clients previously had to pay retainers to investment banks or other business brokerage firms and did not achieve the results they were looking for - accordingly, they look at our firm's structure as a welcomed alternative.

- by not receiving an upfront retainer for our services (unlike most traditional investment banks and other business brokers), our interests are completely aligned with our Buy-side as well as Sell-side clients' interest in terms of always having the end goal be a "closing" of a prospective transaction - with this goal front of mind, such can improve the pace of keeping transaction processes moving forward and bridging any gaps.

- if our team's efforts to sell your business (known as a Sell-side engagement) or to help your firm buy a business (known as a Buy-side engagement) do not result in a "closing" then no fee at all is payable to us.

What can I expect as an Owner/Operator if you are selling my business ?

No Closing = No Fees

- our Sell-side engagement agreement is a simple, plain language, 1-page contract.

- companies looking to sell/attract bids should have EBITDA of at least $1m for best results (optimally $5m+ in annual revenue) but preferably $3m+ EBITDA as that revenue-range increases the number of viable private equity firm bidders.

- exceptions to the $1m EBITDA minimum will be considered on a case-by-case basis (please email us with details of your circumstance).

- if our efforts to sell your business (known as a Sell-side engagement) or to help your firm buy a business do not result in a "closing" then no fee at all is payable to us.


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What can I expect if my firm, company or I is looking to buy a business ?

No Closing = No Fees

- a research department that will identify prospective sellers that match your criteria (e.g. geographic region, minimum Revenue/EBITDA thresholds, SICs, etc)

- our Buy-side engagement agreement for private equity firms, family offices, high-net worth individuals and strategic acquirers interested in buying a business is also a simple, plain language, 1-page contract.

- if our team's efforts to help you/your firm buy a business (know as a Buy-side engagement) do not result in a "closing" then no fee at all is payable to us.

- please note: firms/individuals/companies looking to buy companies must be able to demonstrate liquidity/financial capacity (proof-of-funds) and or verify AUM (assets under management) in order to be accepted as a Buy-side client.