franchise resales

Understand your franchise business’s worth and exit successfully

  • How much is my business worth?

  • Where should I try to sell my franchise?

  • What information does a suitable buyer need?

  • How will I know if the buyer is serious or a time waster?

  • How much will selling my business cost me?

  • How long does it take?

There’s a booming market for franchise resales: the British Franchise Association reports that almost 40% of new franchisees annually take over an existing franchise rather than starting from scratch.

That’s good news for anyone looking to sell… but selling a franchise can also be a distraction, for both the existing owner and for the franchisor behind them.

There’s a lot to do to prepare a business for a successful and satisfying sale, and most franchisees have no experience of selling a business – and a lot of questions.

If the process seems daunting, don’t worry: using a specialist franchise resale service gives you answers to these questions, and more that you haven’t even thought about yet!

Experienced professionals understand the right marketing channels for your business, the right messages to generate enquiries, and how to negotiate with interested parties on your behalf.

Most importantly, they know that what you want most is to be kept informed. Any franchise broker worth engaging is friendly, understanding, and excellent at communicating with you.

How we support your franchise sale

A little up-front effort goes a long way in securing the right outcome for everyone: vendor, buyer and franchisor. Our Franchise Business Broker service gives you two options:

Valuation
Preparation
Promotion
Negotiation
Completion

By engaging our experienced franchise brokers, you can focus on running your business and maintaining (or increasing!) your profitability, with the confidence that everything is being taken care of properly on your behalf.

Franchise Resale Valuations

Valuing a franchise for resale can be an emotive and sometimes contentious process. Valuations have historically been conducted by accountants not typically experienced in franchising, or by taking a guesstimate. There are three obvious potential problems:

We have a unique ability to consider the ‘franchise factor’ when valuing your business – a proper, professional valuation from franchising and financial experts:

Find A Buyer for your franchise resale

Finding the right buyer for a franchise can be tricky; there’s a delicate balance between showing a business off and highlighting its strengths, and indicating the opportunities for a new owner to achieve a strong return on their investment.

You’ll also need an understanding of who your potential buyers are; where to find them; and how to present the business to attract enquiries.

Our specialist team will help with the following:

A bespoke sale prospectus, including copy and design

Online advert content

Listing on key resale portals (including our own)

Eshots to prospective buyers with relevant experience and the necessary capital

Social media marketing

Introductions to British Franchise Association-accredited suppliers (legal/financial)

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Support negotiating the price and deal to heads of terms

Support driving to completion

Our brokers have sold many businesses over the years and provide the experienced hand to guide and support as much as is needed.