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Commission rate - very simple deal

I have a business that is worth approximately $5.0 - $6.0 million, which I realize is too small for many brokers. I was not planning to pursue a sale at this time, but I have been approached by a company that I have collaborated with for a few years about selling the business to them.

I have heard many times that even in such a situation, that it is wise to have a professional involved in the deal. What kind of commission could I expect to have to pay for assistance in negotiating and completing this transaction? I would expect to also have our attorney (large firm) involved along with our CPA firm (regional firm). I already have key contracts scanned and in a document library.

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Rick Carlson
Ace Business Brokers
Los Angeles County, CA
Premium Broker

Large deals of this size are paid on a sliding scale based on final sales price. I can share our Company's formula if it looks like there's a good fit for both the Seller and Broker. If you would like a 2nd option we'd love to learn more, we have a few opportunities already of this size that we've dealt with in the past and also presently marketing, so we have a vast trove of Buyers looking for larger acquisition opportunities. Please call us at (800) 985-4939 Extension 1 so we can learn more, or feel free to email me direct at I'm pumped, so hopefully you'll connect with me!




Rick Carlson, Ace Business Brokers

Jul 9, 2013
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The BAF Group LLC

I would be happy to speak to you about this, if you wish. Don Barrick, 410-715-0700.

Jul 8, 2013
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I forgot to mention that the books are very clean - at 6 years of certified financial statements.

Jul 8, 2013

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