How To Sell A Business In Birmingham, AL

We are here to help business owners sell their business for top dollar.

We are the Mid- South’s largest business brokerage, and are proud to have helped sell over 150 business for over $125,000,000 during the past decade.

Our backlog of buyers interested in acquiring businesses in the Birmingham, AL area, gives us the tools, resources, and experience to reach a broad base of potential buyers. During this time, confidentiality remains our top priority. 

If you are a Birmingham business owner, maybe it’s time to sell your business to capitalize on its value, decrease your risk, or simply because it’s time for a change. If so, we are here to answer your questions and guide you successfully though the process of selling one of your most valuable assets. 

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Business in Birmingham

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Birmingham’s business community is optimistic these days for a good reason. The past several years have shown steadily growing business economy. In fact, the state of Alabama has recently been ranked in the Top 10 States For Doing Business. 

With a robust infrastructure, low tax burden, and skilled workforce from which to draw, Birmingham business is thriving.

Thanks to the City of Birmingham Office of Economic Development several local incentive programs are also drawing new opportunities and developments to the area. 

 

About Birmingham, Alabama

Population

Birmingham has just under 218,000 thousand residents, making it the largest city in Alabama (all data from World Population Review).

Mayor's Vision

 According to the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development by 2021, Birmingham will be a hub of qualified and diverse talent and a premier destination for small businesses, startups, and businesses.  (More info here

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Birmingham is 18% below the national average, according to Area Vibes. This is just one of the reasons business owners love living in Birmingham today.

Birmingham's Business Rankings

Top Industries in Birmingham

Here is a look at the top 3 industries in Birmingham:

  • 17.8% Healthcare
  • 10.8% Retail Trade
  • 10.3% Hospitality 

Business Resources

The following is a list of resources for business owners in Birmingham:

FAQs About Selling A Business

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Business Valuation
Confidentiality
Marketing
Mergers and Acquisitions

Business Valuation

Opinion of Value 

Most business owners know the true value of their car, their home, their investments, but not their business. Our intermediaries at Alliant use both tools and expertise to help you undertand and receive the maximum market value for your business during its sale. 

Confidentiality

Why is confidentiality important in the sale of a business?

When a business owner decides to sell a business, confidentiality is a top concern for us.  It is crucial for employees, customers, vendors and lendors to remain unaware of the sale to protect the value of the business. This protects both the seller and any potential buyers during negotations until the sale is complete. Without confidentiality, businesses run the risk of losing customers, employees and vendors unnecessarily.

Marketing

Confidential Marketing Package 

Our process at Alliant includes a Confidential Marketing Package for your business. We employ a combination of print and mail marketing, as well as telemarketing to reach the biggest base of buyers possible. 

Mergers & Acquisitions

Skilled Advisors For Different Situations

Merger and acquisition process are unique and each advisor has a different approach for selling your business. That is  why we offer a large scale of advisors.

Our advisors are here to help you make the right calls for your future, whether you prefer a more hands-off approach  or constant communication. At Alliant,  our advisors can tackle everything from taking care of administrative needs to offering advice during this complex and challenging task. We ensure you get the best advisor for you. 

What Our Clients Are Saying

Buyer, Commercial Printing Company

“Thanks so much for your assistance with our recent business acquisition. Because of your guidance and ability to maneuver through the necessary dialog between both parties, from the due diligence stage to closing, we enjoyed a seamless and successful transition.”

Owner, UPS Store

“When I decided to sell my UPS Store franchise, I chose Alliant to broker the sale of my store. They were fast, professional, and efficient in getting the details necessary to provide my listing to the public. Through their network of leads they were able to quickly procure a buyer for my store and the transaction closed successfully. From start to finish, Alliant stayed on top of the transaction and was an integral part of managing the negotiations between the Buyer and myself.”

Owner, Personal Staffing Agency

““Selling a business is not easy. Alliant Capital Advisors has effective systems for helping clients with questions about value, preserving confidentiality and creating a positive negotiating environment. The final negotiations with the buyer were handled in an extremely professionaland creative manner.”