Our Approach

At Empowered Ventures we align with owners who want the business and employees to continue thriving for decades to come.

In addition, like most potential buyers, we look for businesses with great people, differentiated products or services, and a history of stable financial success.

people

People:

  • Owner values their legacy and employees
  • Existing team leading the day-to-day operations
  • Strong people-oriented culture

Business:

  • B2B manufacturer, distribution, ecommerce, or services provider
  • Outstanding customer service relative to competition
  • Differentiated product or service

Financials:

  • $1-5M annual owner earnings
  • 10%+ net profit margin
  • History of steady sales growth and profits

how we work

Our Process

1
Exploration

(15-30 days)

Explore the opportunity and fit for both parties

Provide 1st information request list

Assign a preliminary fair market value range

Submit an Expression of Interest

• Seller decides if we move forward

2
Letter of Intent

(30-60 days)

• Provide 2nd information request list

Submit a Letter of Intent with all key terms clearly outlined

• Seller decides if we move forward

3
Diligence & Closing

(60-180 days)

• Provide 3rd & final information request list

• Complete due diligence

• Finalize purchase documents

• Sign documents

Funds paid to seller

Owners of successful small businesses have no shortage of potential buyers. We are unique in a number of important ways:

We are not a fund and have no outside investors to report to.

We use our own capital to fund deals, mostly with cash.

We have a truly long-term time horizon, ideally permanent.

We want to “do no harm” first and foremost, so we don’t meddle; we trust and empower operating management.

Employees of companies we buy join our employee-ownership program.

We support continued growth and investment; we’re not trying to maximize short-term profits at the expense of the long-term health of the business.

We value businesses for more than just profit; extending legacies and continuing to benefit communities is important to us.

We’re operators who know how to run businesses, not just investors and financiers.

Our team has extensive M&A experience, having completed dozens of deals. We know how to get deals done.

We pay full market value and are willing to use creative deal structures to fit the situation.

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