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CGK: Work With The Top Baltimore Business Brokers

Selling a business provides more freedom, whether you want to retire or you’re ready to start something new. But, selling a business isn’t always easy. In fact, it rarely is.  If you’re ready to sell – or if you’re looking to buy – our team is ready to help. As the top Baltimore Business Brokers, CGK is ready to make sure you get the right help at the right time to get the best deal possible. Learn more about how we can help you buy or sell a business, then contact us today to start the conversation.

Ready to Sell?

Selling starts with a business valuation. This is done by an experienced business valuation expert who knows how to make sure you get fair value for the business. Our business appraiser will go through all of the different quantitative and qualitative components of your business to determine a selling price. Then, we will make sure all of the financials are organized, and all the marketing materials are created and accurate.  Once the business is ready to sell, we start looking for a buyer, and, once found, have them sign a confidentiality agreement.  These buyers can be high net-worth individuals, private equity firms, or companies in your industry who want to expand through acquisition.
We go through an extensive process during the valuation and the search for a buyer. This allows us to make sure the right buyer is found for your business. In a market where only around 20% of businesses sell, we help sell more than 90%. A large part of this is due to our diligence during the business valuation and the work we put in to find the right buyer.  Already have your own buyer?  Many businesses do.  We help drive the process towards the finish line by helping with valuation, legal, accounting, and banking.  We also help get you the highest price, and more importantly, the best terms.
If you’re thinking about selling a business, go ahead and contact us for a business valuation today to see how much your business could be worth. This helps you determine if it is the right time to sell and, if so, at what price and at what terms. Ready to retire? Or, are you ready to tackle something new? We can help sell your business fast and make sure the sale is done correctly.

Buying a Business

When you’re planning on buying a business, you want to make sure the company you buy is going to be profitable and steady, especially if you’re adding debt. We understand that, and we can help with the business search and due diligence, so you end up with a business you like, and that will do well. We can help with your business search, whether you’re looking for an established business, where you can install yourself as CEO or a merger or acquisition in your particular industry.
This process starts by considering what you would like as business owner.  Do you want to be passive or hands-on?  What type of business or what type of industries do you prefer?  How much experience do you have as a business owner? Are you looking for a turn-key business that would be profitable right away, or something a little more challenging? Once we know more about you and what you’re looking for, we can begin searching for the right business.  All of these will be questions that the bank asks, as well, to make sure you’re qualified for a loan.
We strive to match all buyers with the company that will be right for them. If you’re not sure what you want, we can discuss the answers to the above questions with you and help narrow down the options. Then, we’ll conduct a business search to help you find and buy the perfect business.  This does come down to personal choice, though, so please think this through, a bit, before we speak.  Banks prefer those with industry experience, just fyi.  We also run searches for established business owners who want to expand their business through acquisition.

Ready to learn more about selling your business?

What We Offer

As experienced Baltimore business brokers, CGK offers a number of services designed to make selling your business easier. We have a success rate of more than 90%, even though the industry average for successful business sales is 20%.  We can help with creating a an accurate business valuation, provide detailed marketing through a Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM), expertly deal with buyers, sophisticated or not, while you run the business.  We know what comes with a deal and what doesn’t and how to best structure a deal, so that you get the best terms and after-tax return. We know what it takes to sell a business, and we’re ready to work on finding a buyer for yours.
We work for many different types of clients to help sell businesses. We have sold businesses in almost every industry. In general, the business needs to be profitable, but otherwise, we can sell it.  Once we start working on the sale of your business, we work hard to find the right buyer, so they will take care of your employees, your legacy, and continue the business well into the future. Often, we have multiple buyers for a business, so the Seller can choose who is the best fit for their business.  We want the best price, the best terms, and the best fit for your business. 

Our Success Rate

One thing that sets us apart from other business brokers is our success rate. Most businesses listed for sale do not sell. They simply sit on the market, or eventually, go out of business. We are not a “listing” service.  We only take on engagements where we feel we can be successful.  Only around 20% of the businesses listed will find a buyer, and, more often than not, it’s for a lot less than the seller wanted to get for it. Instead, with our experience selling businesses in Baltimore, MD, we have an 90%+ success rate. We can sell your business, we can sell it faster, and we can find the right buyer, so you get as close to the asking price, with the best terms, as possible. Whether you’re looking for the highest price or just a buyer who cares about the business, we can help find the right buyer and close the deal.

Working in Baltimore

When you choose from a list of Baltimore business brokers, you want one that’s familiar with your area. We live and work in Baltimore, so we know the area. We know where the best places to eat are, we know where to go for fun, and we know all about the businesses in Baltimore. Since we live and work in the area, we know what local buyers and sellers want, which helps us make sure the sale is closed and that it’s closed right.
If you’re ready to retire, ready to try something new, or just ready to take a break from being a business owner, we can help. We can also help if you’re looking for a new business to buy. Our team of expert Baltimore business brokers has the knowledge and experience needed to sell your business. We know the area, we know the industry, and we have the opportunity to close any sale and make sure it’s done right. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help you.

Why Choose Us?

  • The M&A advisors at CGK have great experience, often working at some of the finest financial institutions in the world. Let us put that experience to work for you in your small or medium-sized business. We bring some of those same processes and lessons learned at the higher levels of finance, down to small and medium-sized companies.
  • Most Baltimore business brokers work on the smallest types of businesses, many having less than $1 million dollars in revenue and less than $100,000 in profits.
  • M&A advisors help sell businesses with more than these figures above, often much more. Our selling services are different from other business brokers in Baltimore or M&A advisors.
  • Our systematic selling process finds the RIGHT buyer for your business. We find buyers that will take care of your employees, your customers, and your legacy.
  • While this isn’t always the buyer who offers the highest price, our service is designed to have multiple buyers, so if price is important, our process also drives the highest value for our sellers.
Experience what makes us unique in the industry. Contact us or give us a call and see the kind of difference we can make.

We know Baltimore.

We aren’t newcomers to Charm City, we know it inside and out. We know the historic neighborhoods, we know the Inner Harbor, and we know Artscape. Best of all we know Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and Old Bay. Delicious!
But even more, we know Baltimore businesses. We know this market and what sellers need and what buyers want. We are your Baltimore business brokers.  We have the ability to close a sale and the expertise to know it’s closed right. Contact us today to start a confidential, no obligation conversation.
CGK Business Sales, Baltimore Office:

111 S Calvert St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 777-5759

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Greg Knox, CFA has spent his 20+ year career in investment banking, private equity, a hedge fund, and institutional trading, at institutions as Deutsche Bank, T. Rowe Price, and Wachovia. After his MBA at Cornell... (click Greg's picture to read more)



Derik Polay has over twenty years of experience in distressed securities and mergers and acquisitions and seven-plus years of upper-management positions at small and middle-market businesses. Derik’s previous ... (click Derik's picture to read more)



Eric Lewis has over 17 years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked for a breadth of companies ranging from investment banks to proprietary trading firms. Following his MBA at the University of Chicago, Eric... (click Eric's picture to read more)



Jason Clendaniel has been in “business” since he was seven years old. Whether mowing lawns, or delivering papers, Jason learned business from the ground up. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy... (click Jason's picture to read more)



Matthew Mistica has 13+ years of experience in finance and entrepreneurship. Matthew spent 7 years in Corporate Finance working for Chevron and Shell Oil. After his MBA at the University of Houston ... (click Matthew's picture to read more)



Wes McDonough has over 18 years of experience in both entrepreneurship and corporate finance. Previous to CGK, Wes held numerous positions, including accounting, payroll, billing, project management, and IT/Application Support at ... (click Wes' picture to read more)



Matthew Zienty has 20+ years of financial industry experience in areas ranging from institutional equity trading, currency trading, financial sales, RIA valuations, payout/loan negotiations & compliance. He has worked for ... (click Matthew's picture to read more)



David Smoot has 20 successful years working for Fortune 500 companies in sales and finance and owning his own small businesses. His leadership roles included sales, finance, managing multi-million dollar product launches, training new ... (click David's picture to read more)



Mr. Thomas “Jay” Lennon is an Air Force veteran, combat aviator, and distinguished leader with 26 years’ experience leading multi-million dollar projects, finance, and organizational transitions, inside and outside of the government.... (click Jay's picture to read more)


Director of Business Development

Lance Hupfeld has over 25 years of experience in sales and business development management. With a broad array of valuable experience, Lance has deep knowledge in healthcare consulting... (click Lance's picture to read more)

If getting the best price and terms are important to you as a business seller in Baltimore or if you need a business valuation, call us at 410-777-5759 or send us a confidential email to us through this contact form.

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