Selling your business is a very important and often emotional decision. After years (and sometimes a lifetime) of hard work building your business, you have decided to move on. You may be ready for your next business venture, or it may be time to enjoy your well-earned retirement.
We understand this is a major decision and that you need the best possible return for your business so you can enjoy the next stage of your life. We also know that you will have many questions:
Is my business saleable?
How much is my business really worth?
How long will my business take to sell?
This is where a Raine & Horne professional business broker can help. We are based in Adelaide and we specialise in selling all types of businesses (not houses) all over South Australia.
We use our expertise and local knowledge to present your business in the best way — reaching more local and international buyers who are ready to buy a business in South Australia. This ensures the best result for you.
If you're thinking about selling your business in South Australia, please give us a call or contact us about how we can help you sell your business.
Because we're local, we can sit down together and work out the best plan for your business
We help owners of operating businesses sell their business.
We are Adelaide-based and we understand the South Australian market.
We are experts in packaging and presenting your business to potential buyers.
Vital information is at our fingertips.
Community matters to us.
We have been in business for over 20 years and keep being awarded for it.
If you are interested in selling your business, you will need to have a clear idea of what it is worth.
There are two main ways to work out the value of a business: a business appraisal or a business valuation.
A business appraisal is a short and clear assessment of your business's value. An appraisal provides you with a value based on actual business performance and risks, and compares your business with other similar businesses.
For most people who are interested in selling their business, a business appraisal is all that's needed. Once you have supplied the information we need, it only takes a few days to complete.
Our business appraisals are provided in absolute confidence. You can purchase a business appraisal from Raine & Horne Business Sales whether or not we are acting as your agent.
Take the first step towards selling your business today.
A business or share valuation will give the same result as an appraisal, but a valuation provides all the details. It is a much longer and more complex document that is usually needed for legal reasons. Most people who are selling their business don't need a full valuation.
Read more about business and share valuations, when you may need one, and the different types available.
Goodwill is the value of a business over and above the value of the assets — it includes the name, structure, staff, brand recognition, customer base and more.
Most of the businesses we sell include an important goodwill component. It's helpful for both buyers and sellers to understand how goodwill is calculated.
The value of your business is determined by two important measures: risk and return.
Learn more about how these affect the value of your business.
Did you know that the size or turnover of a business doesn't determine its value? Or that value doesn't increase over time?
Simon Winter from Raine & Horne Business Sales breaks down these and other common myths about buying and selling a business.
Many people aren't sure what a business broker actually does!
This video explains what we do and how a Raine & Horne business broker can guide you through the process of buying or selling a business to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
What is capital gains tax? Do I need to pay capital gains tax? What concessions or exemptions can I receive?
Simon Winter, Principal of Raine & Horne Business Sales SA and recent winner of the Real Estate institute of Australia's Business Broker of the Year Award for 2015, answers your questions about capital gains tax.
Raine & Horne Business Sales' own blog posts and published articles include lots of helpful information about different aspects of selling a business.
Click on any of the article names to read them.
Buying and selling a small business — what you need to know
How to increase the value of your business
Costs associated with selling a business
What happens to a lease when buying and selling
Steps from offer to settlement
Capital gains tax for small business
Selling up? Then separate assets and real value, The Advertiser, January 2007
Simon Winter explains why assets generally have nothing to do with the value of a business.
These links will take you to other websites with helpful information and services.
This is the Australian Government's business website, which includes lots of useful information.