VR in Dallas Texas Facilitates $4.4 Million Sale of Commercial Debt Collection Company

VR in Dallas, Texas franchisee Jon Peters recently facilitated the sale of a commercial debt collection company for $4.4 million.
This was a tremendous deal, considering the challenges that arose with the business where revenues and net income had been declining consistently for the past four years.

“When we first listed this business, the numbers looked somewhat decent with $1,787,000 EBITDA on $4.4 million in revenue,” said Jon. “These numbers were down from the previous two years from $5.4 million in revenue and $2.1 million in EBITDA.”

According to Jon, the owners had felt they had reached the bottom and now were on the rebound to make this business sellable.

“We began marketing and found a very unique buyer that was willing to pay $4 million down and a $1.4 million carry for 5 years,” said Jon. “This was a great deal for the sellers. The buyers had located funding that was based on the business’ ability to create new jobs; therefore, receiving the loan based on this scenario.”

The parties were in the process of negotiating the last items on the purchase agreement when the bottom fell out.

“We received the updated financials for 2010 that had the business pacing at only $3.6 million in revenues and about $1.1 million in EBITDA, down by almost $700,000 in net income,” said Jon. “This immediately stopped the sale and created an almost impossible new challenge for us in selling this business.”

With the original buyers dropping out of the sale, Jon started marketing the business at a new asking price, based on the current numbers. They were able to find an Angel Fund Investor who was looking for a company with a call center that could be grown overseas, and saw this as a perfect fit. After two months of what Jon calls, “late-night phone calls with attorneys on both sides and multiple face-to-face meetings,” they closed on a $4.4 million deal for the seller with $3 million at the time of closing and a five-year payout on the balance in a consulting agreement.

It was a great transaction for the VR Dallas office, where they were able to overcome the challenges that the business faced with the declining numbers. Upon reviewing this deal and others that they have done, Jon says, “I am convinced that almost every business is sellable if you can find that right buyer.”

The VR team in Dallas, Texas has been successful since opening the location. They recognizes the financial and professional goals that can be accomplished as a VR Business Broker office facilitating the sale of small, mid-sized businesses with mid-market transactions.

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VR Business Franchise Owner in McKinney Texas Highlighted in Dallas Morning News

Larry Lane, Owner of the VR office in McKinney, Texas, was recently showcased in the Dallas Morning News, offering useful recommendations to small business owners who are looking to sell their business.

In the article, Larry discusses five tips to plan for an exit strategy:

Setting a Timeline

Since it can take more than a year from listing a business for sale to completing the transaction, the best time to sell will always remain when a business has a growing revenue stream with profits at their peak and more untapped potential to have greater success.

Making Sure the Business is Ready

The business should have a diversified customer base where no client makes up more than 15 percent of the total sales. A strong management team should be in place with updated equipment and software.

Focusing on Profitability

Make sure that the business has maximized their profits. Many business owners will instead maximize expenses to minimize profits, which in turn minimize taxes; however, this will turn away potential buyers who focus on profitability. Remember, most business transactions are based on a multiple of earnings.

Learning Business Valuation Trends

Most owners need to be educated in the importance of having a valuation done on their business to avoid offering the wrong asking price.

Understanding Tax Ramifications

Make sure that the business owner understands the full tax implications of a business sale. Have the owner visit an accountant to cover all the odds and ends, and ask him or her if they would consider providing seller financing – this typically defers some taxes and allows for a higher asking price.

Larry saw the potential that VR Business Brokers has to offer, which led him to become a successful business owner of his franchise location in McKinney, Texas in facilitating the buyer and selling of businesses.

For more information about owning your own successful VR Franchise please contact VR Headquarters at  (800) 377-872.

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Owner of VR Business Office in Hawaii Comments on State of Economy

VR in Hawaii has seen a dramatic increase in the number of business listings due to the growing confidence in the marketplace. As a result, VR Owner in Hawaii, Matthew DiGeronimo has hired more staff to handle all the new clients at his office he says according to a recent article in the Hawaii Business Magazine.

“In May last year, we had five clients. In April 2011, we had 75 clients,” said DiGeronimo in the article, where he added that 81 percent of the local establishments for sale are represented by his VR location. Among those the clients that came in that month, 15 were buyers.

Having seen the potential that VR has to offer, DiGeronimo became the owner of the three franchise locations in Hawaii in helping entrepreneurs through the process of buying and selling of businesses.

“We had zero buyers a year ago,” DiGeronimo says. “We’ve had to hire three more people to serve clients who are not only looking to buy a business, but sell a business, because they are approaching retirement age, or moving back to the Mainland to care for elderly parents, as well as to just be closer to adult children.”

Hints of falling prices and other trends have added to the confidence in the business sales market in Hawaii. On BizBuySell, for example, the number of businesses listed for sale in the state skyrocketed from 2 in the first quarter of 2010 to 108 in the first quarter of this year.

VR has office locations available in many locations. To see a full list of available VR Franchise locations, please visit the VR Global Headquarters website

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Successful Transactions by VR Business Brokers Intermediaries


Hardware Brand Importer Company

VR Business Sales of Artesia, California, a leader in the sale of privately-held companies, recently facilitated the strategic sale of a hardware brand importer company for $1.19 Million.

The transaction, which closed this month, was handled by William Park, a business intermediary specialist.


Technical Services Temp Agency

VR Business Sales of New Haven, Connecticut, a leader in the sale of privately-held companies, recently facilitated the strategic sale of a technical services temp agency for $250,000.

The transaction, which closed this month, was handled by William D. Hall, a business intermediary specialist.



Precision Tool Manufacturer

VR Mergers & Acquisitions located in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced it has been engaged by a precision tool manufacturer to assist in facilitating the sale of their business.

Founded in the 1980’s, this is a high precision manufacturer with state of the art machining and tool making capabilities. They offer complete machining of nearly every kind of industrial tool including stamping and forming dies, plastic injection and die cast molds, forging dies and extrusion dies. Go to the VR Web Site for further details.


Flooring and Carpet Business

VR Business Brokers, located in Edmonton, Alberta, the leading business intermediary firm in the area, has recently been engaged to assist in facilitating the strategic sale of a flooring and carpet business.

This company has been established for 36 years as a premier retail flooring business serving Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas. This business has several excellent contractual relationships including builders, property management companies and corporate businesses. Click here for more details.


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