Ideal Buyer Characteristics

Ideal Buyer Characteristics

October 27, 2023 by investor

Ideal Buyer Characteristics

In selling a buyer on acquiring your business, you’ll want to create an ideal buyer profile.

Here’s a list of characteristics to consider when building it:

Financial vs strategic — Are you looking for a buyer looking for a financial-only deal or one who wants a strategic fit?

Type of company — Are you looking for a startup or a large company to buy your business?

Culture fit — What type of company culture would best fit your business?

Capability — Does the buyer have the capability to take over your business?

Affordability — Does the buyer have the ability to pay for your business?

Motivation — Does the buyer have a motivation to buy your business beyond the immediate financial gains?

Values — Does the buyer share the same values as you?

Check these conditions for each potential buyer to see if they are a fit for your target buyers list.


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