Business Brokerage

Sell-Side Services

At Mk Brokers we take pride in being one of Atlanta’s experts in the small to Middle market business Brokerage field. We have the knowledge and the expertise to serve our clients on the buy and sell side of the transaction with success.

Selling your business can be very time consuming and stressful and making this decision can be very impactful on your life. At MK Brokers, we have the experience to guide you through this process to ensure a smooth transition from the early stage of listing the business to the closing table.

We will work with our clients in putting the financials of the business together, determining a business value, and launch the right marketing campaign for the sale. We will be with you during the offer process, Due diligence period and during the preparations to move to the final step of closing the transaction. Throughout this process MK will ensure the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality and expertise.

The first thing you do in preparing your business for sale is gathering the right information for a successful package. Here is a list of some of the items that will be required for the initial stage:

  • Three years’ tax returns (including P&L statements and balance sheet).
  • A copy of the lease and any related documents.
  • A detailed list of all the loans on the business.
  • A copy of the franchise agreement, (if applicable).
  • A list of all the fixtures and equipment.
  • Inventory value.
  • Contact information for your accountant and business attorney.
  • An up to date numbers on your business sales figures and revenue.

Our Brokers will ensure you get the highest value for your business.

If you are thinking of selling your business now or in the near future, we ask that you call us for a confidential meeting to discuss how the process works and how can MK work for you.

Buy-Side Services

Since its inception, MK Brokers has represented many buyers in the Atlanta metro area successfully. Becoming a business owner is not an easy decision to make especially if it is for the first time. Buying a business can be a complicated procedure, from finding the right one to working out all the details required for a smooth transfer of ownership. At Mk our goal is to provide you with full details on each business so that you can make an informed decision.

There is no such a thing as a perfect business for sale, and one must do full research on the type of business and the industry it is in to ensure long term profitability. As a buyer, you must study the area the business is in, competition, its finances, length of time in operation and internal operation system. We will assist you in fully studying all the above factors and more.

We will assist you with finding the appropriate business that will match your skills, experience and work passion. We will assist in the lease negotiations, and in writing and presenting offers to the sellers.

Our commitment to you is to work very closely with you from the initial steps of finding a business to moving to the closing table with success.

When searching for the right business to buy, you must ask yourself some of the below questions:

  • How much money do I need or is required to buy a business?
  • What area of the city do I wish to be in?
  • How much competition is in the area?
  • What are the annual sales?
  • How much is the inventory?
  • Why is the current owner selling?
  • What problems does the current operation have and can I overcome those and fix them?
  • Can annual sales be increased? and the business grow?
  • What can the new buyer do to add value?
  • Is this a seasonal business?
  • What is the current business debt and its cash flow?


Business valuation

Wikipedia: Business valuation is a process and a set of procedures used to estimate the economic value of an owner's interest in a business. Valuation is used by financial market participants to determine the price they are willing to pay or receive to affect a sale of a business.

Investopedia: The process of determining the economic value of a business or company. Business valuation can be used to determine the fair value of a business for a variety of reasons, including sale value, establishing partner ownership and divorce proceedings. Often times, owners will turn to professional business valuators for an objective estimate of the business value

At MK Brokers, our business appraisers are known as experts in their field. Our team will work very closely with you in understanding this process and in putting a full report that will match your expectations. Whatever the issue is that you need an accurate and complete business valuation for, you can turn to our firm for trustworthy results and dependable service.

Our certified business valuation experts are committed to providing our clients with timely, reliable and easy to understand business valuation services, regardless of their unique business complexities.

Business valuations are rendered by certified and accredited professionals. They are regulated professionals disassociated with the mechanics of the transaction and charge an up-front fee for their services.

What determines A Business’s value?: There are many different areas that a business appraiser will evaluate, cash flow of the business and risk are the two important factors that we focus on in our reports.

The majority of buyers, purchases a business for its income, and cash flow can be expressed in many ways, typically either as Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) or seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE). In small businesses, EBITDA or SDE are the most common for setting a selling price. The higher the cash flow the more interest the buyer will have in buying the business.

A Business’s cash flow can be impacted by many outside factors that will pose a risk to its full operation. Such factors can be macro-economic trends, competitive forces, industry, and reliance on vendor relationships.

Our experienced Brokers are always available to offer a professional Broker Opinion of Value summary on your business which is different from a business valuation.

 Please click on the reports below for a sample copy of a full valuation report.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your needs and how MK can make your experience a stress free process.