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Sell Your Business With Help From Our Expert Nashville Business Brokers

“Is it time to sell my business?” If you’re thinking about selling your business, you’re going to want the right help. Selling a business is not easy – it’s hard to find a buyer, much less the right buyer. For Nashville business owners, however, there is an easier way to sell a business. CGK Business Sales offers expert business brokerage services in the Nashville metropolitan area, so we can help you find the right buyer for your business. We have sold businesses in every industry and have an extensive network of buyers. We can also help if you’re looking to purchase a new business or with any other mergers and acquisitions needs, such as a business valuation. Check out our testimonials from selling businesses in Nashville at the bottom of this page! Let our experienced Nashville business brokers help you get through your next deal.


Why Work With Our Expert Nashville Business Brokers?

Selling a business can be a long process. It can also be difficult. It’s hard to find potential buyers, whether you’re looking locally, nationally, or worldwide. Once you find buyers, it can be difficult to figure out which one is the right buyer for the business – it’s not always about who will pay the most. It can be hard to value the business properly, make sure it’s ready to sell, get the right terms, and tackle all of the other steps needed to sell the business properly and avoid issues in the future.

If you’re ready to sell, make sure you have the right help. Our brokers have years of experience in Nashville working with those who want to buy or sell a business, so we make it easy to find the right buyer for your business, get the the highest price, and get the all-important, best terms. We can also help with buying a new business if you’d like to be your own boss. For existing business owners, we can also help you add another company through acquisition.

The Process of Selling a Business

Selling a business is a process. It’s not always easy. Although we will likely get multiple buyers to bid on your business, there is a possibility that there might only be one. Do you want to take the chance that you mess it up with that one buyer? Chances are, you’ve worked hard to build your company, so you’ll want to find the right buyer who will take care of the business, just like you did. You’ll also want to get a fair price for the business and terms for the sale, so you’ll need to make sure it’s valued properly. Buyers often don’t want to just hand you a bag of cash. There is a lot of risk buying a business. It can go to zero (and then some if you consider the personal guarantees on the lease and on the loan). The terms can be just as important as the sale price.
The selling process begins with a business valuation. For this, we go through all of the finances for your business. Everything is organized, we find the “true” cash flow of the business, and we get a clear picture of what your business is worth and what potential future profits are. From there, we create the marketing materials and can start looking for the right buyer, if we don’t have one already. We will generally be able to find many, different interested buyers, so you can sell the business to the best fit for your employees and who will continue your legacy. Then, we’ll handle the sale itself, quarterbacking the deal from start to finish, working with legal, accounting, and banking to get the deal closed.


Finding the Right Buyer
The hardest part of selling a business is often finding the right buyer. The right buyer is different for every business. You may want to pick out someone who will give you as much as possible for the company you’re selling. You may instead want to look for a buyer who will care for the company and make sure it continues to do well in the coming years and take care of your employees and your legacy. We have connections with local, national, and international buyers, so we can connect you with an extensive selection of potential buyers. These might be high net-worth buyers, private equity firms, or strategic acquirers (other companies). There are nuances even within these types of buyers. They are all looking for something different. Since Nashville is quickly becoming a “destination” city, this will help you as a business owner. With our connections to potential buyers as expert Nashville business brokers, we will make it easier for you to find the perfect buyer and sell your business quickly.

The Process of Buying a Business

Along with helping sell businesses, we can help with buying a business, as well. Buying a business is a huge decision. It’s expensive to purchase a business, and you don’t know what you’ll get unless you do the right research and due diligence before closing on the deal. We can help you decide what type of business is right for your preferences and previous experience, help find businesses that are for sale, and start the due diligence process before and after you make an offer. Most importantly, we will ask questions of the Seller that you may not think of, due to our experience with thousands of businesses. Once you make an offer, we can help with banking, legal, and accounting so that the whole buying process goes smoothly and quickly. We especially like helping current business owners add to their existing businesses through acquisition. But, whether you’re an experienced business owner or this will be your first time buying a business, we can help make sure you find the perfect company to buy.


Why Choose Us?
There are a number of Nashville business brokers, so why choose to work with us? At CGK, we make sure the deal gets done. On average, less than 20% of listed businesses will sell. Most businesses end up closing because a buyer can’t be found. We’re different. We have a more than an 80% success rate. Our experience and expertise mean we know how to sell businesses and how to make sure your business sells. We run a thorough, proprietary process, and we will help you find the right buyer quickly and easily. Instead of worrying about doing all the work alone or dealing one of the Nashville business brokers who doesn’t have your best interests at heart, contact us to see how we can help your sell business today.

We Know Music City

Working with a local company always has benefits. Though we work in markets across the US, our Nashville business brokers are local to the area. They live and work in the area, so they know it well. This means they know the Nashville businesses and what buyers and sellers want. This gives us the unique advantage of being able to quickly find buyers for any type of profitable business, no matter what industry you’re in. We’ve probably already sold a business in your industry and have a list of interested buyers.
Are you ready to sell your business? If you’re ready to sell or you’re thinking about buying a business, let our Nashville business brokers help you. At CGK, we strive to match you with the perfect buyer and always make sure the selling process is done right. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you or to learn more about selling your business through us.


In Summary: Why Choose CGK?


  • GK Business Sales has local representation for your business sale. And, simply put, we get the job done.
  • ndustry averages suggest that less than 20% of businesses sell. Other Nashville business brokers simply do not have our level of experience. CGK sells more than 80%. Why do we do so much better? We have proprietary selling techniques that we have learned through years of experience at the highest levels of finance. Don’t trust your business sale to anyone else.
  • This is likely your life’s work and you will do this only a handful of times, at most, in your life. Our techniques drive the highest sales price possible, combined with the best terms for sale. Remember, the headline sales price doesn’t mean much if you never receive your money. So, the terms can be more important than the headline price. We get better results, both in price and in terms, for our sellers.
  • We have buyers who are local to Nashville, from across the U.S., and international buyers. Nashville is becoming a “destination city”. This means that, as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., Nashville is an attractive market for business buyers from outside the city to move to, if they find a good business to buy.
  • We have offices across the United States and have an extensive buyer network of high-net worth buyers, financial sponsors (private equity and venture capital) and buyers from companies in your particular industry.

We are not like the other Nashville business brokers. Contact us today and find out how we are different.

We know Nashville.

We’re Music City veterans. There’s no place like Nashville, and we love living here. The music is diverse and it’s everywhere! The neighborhoods are vibrant and the food is delicious (we’re looking at YOU hot chicken!). From sports (Go Preds!) to culture to family life, Nashville is the place to be.
But even more, we know Nashville businesses. We know this growing market and what sellers need and what buyers want. 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, Nashville Office:
424 Church St
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 800-7118

What They’re Saying




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, Matt became... (click Matthew's picture to read more)



Wes McDonough has over 20 years of experience in M&A, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship. 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)



Myres Tilghman has had a 25-year career in finance, investments, and capital markets. He has worked with both niche and regional investment banks up to multinational institutions. Prior to CGK Myres spent 18 years trading international derivatives for hedge funds ... (click Myres'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.... (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 you want to sell your Nashville business or need a business valuation, contact CGK Business Sales at (615) 800-7118 or through this confidential form.

While we certainly love when you call, as you can imagine, we spend the majority of our day on the phone, closing deals, so we love it even more when you use this form to email us! We will get back to you as quickly as possible! Seriously! This form only goes to Greg’s email (CGK’s owner), so it’s completely confidential!

Our unique selling process is tailored for businesses with at least $2 million in revenue (up to $100 million) and $500,000 to $10,000,000 in owner’s profit.

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