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"An owner should not rush into a business sale. A sale should be planned well in advance to get the maximum value while minimising the risks."
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Lucas Couper
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Selling a business in Northern Territory

The Northern Territory provides an amazing opportunity for potential purchasers interested in businesses for sale in Darwin CBD and surrounds. Darwin has a small population compared to other capital cities in Australia, yet its excellent location provides opportunities to invest in one of the numerous tourism or corporate businesses in this vast and diverse state.

Darwin is a tourist hotspot, with its spectacular location serving up big financial potential and new business opportunities. It is also a thriving agricultural centre and is the main service centre for mining, offshore oil and gas production, horticulture, government agencies and tourism.

Our team at Nash is here to help you successfully sell a business in Northern Territory.

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At Nash, we can help you to reach more investors who are ready to buy your business with our well-diversified portfolio of local, domestic and international buyers. Our global network of contacts extends to international businesses, stock exchange-listed companies and private equity firms.

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Our expert team of corporate advisors offer smart solutions to help sell your Darwin or Northern Territory-based business. With local knowledge and extensive experience in business, you can trust they will help maximise your business sale potential.

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The process to sell your own business in Northern Territory

Education

4 - 6 WEEKS

Your Nash business advisor will take the time to learn about the business for sale so we can understand how to position it for a better outcome.

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Explain different buyer options, including industry trade buyers, private equity firms, family offices and high-networth individuals
  • Prepare a valuation report about the business
  • Create a score card on the business and areas where it may need improvement

Preparation

4 - 12 WEEKS

Darwin businesses for sale need to be prepared properly. Preparation yields higher valuations and more interest from a larger pool of buyers.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or areas of weakness
  • Executing strategies from the valuation report
  • Assessing the level of normalisations and add-backs such as personal items relating to the owner
  • Sourcing and compiling financial and commercial data, covering over 50 areas of data we require
  • Creating a 'kick-off pack' including NDA, One Pager, and Information Memorandum

Research

4 WEEKS

We undertake extensive research to understand the buyer pool, latest listings and how your business is positioned in the Darwin, domestic, and international markets.

  • Research potential buyers that would benefit from owning your business 
  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an 'early indication' of business value
  • Research who is buying and investing in businesses within Australia and globally

Marketing

6 WEEKS

To successfully sell a business in Darwin and achieve the best possible outcome for the owner, it requires finding the right buyer. Our team will get to work crafting the necessary marketing materials to ensure the successful acquisition of established businesses in the Northern Territory.

  • Contacting the most relevant buyers in the buyer pool
  • Sending proprietary documents and marketing materials to potential buyers
  • Managing enquiries and introductory discussions with potential buyers
  • Site tours (where relevant) and meetings with owners and management
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need

Negotiation

4 WEEKS

Our team are experts in negotiation and advocating for favourable results for Darwin business owners. Our professional services include confidential discussions to ensure the perfect business sale and outcome for the current owner.

  • Buyers send through a Term Sheet which includes conditions attached to the deal
  • Nash Advisory and buyers exchange data and modelling
  • Work with the owners to land on a favourable position regarding the Term Sheet
  • Signing of the Term Sheet

Diligence

6 - 10 WEEKS

Buyers will need to take a closer look at your business in Darwin. This is a complex process that needs to be managed with expert attention.

  • An RFI (Request for Information) is sent by interested parties
  • Lawyers are engaged and legal documents are drafted and sent through
  • Further Q&As and site tours

Finalise

2 WEEKS

We ensure that you get the most out of a sale when it really matters – signing and cash flows.

  • Signing of key documents
  • Management of cash flows
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The process to sell your own business in Northern Territory

Education

4 - 6 WEEKS

Your Nash business advisor will take the time to learn about the business for sale so we can understand how to position it for a better outcome.

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Explain different buyer options, including industry trade buyers, private equity firms, family offices and high-networth individuals
  • Prepare a valuation report about the business
  • Create a score card on the business and areas where it may need improvement

Preparation

4 - 12 WEEKS

Darwin businesses for sale need to be prepared properly. Preparation yields higher valuations and more interest from a larger pool of buyers.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or areas of weakness
  • Executing strategies from the valuation report
  • Assessing the level of normalisations and add-backs such as personal items relating to the owner
  • Sourcing and compiling financial and commercial data, covering over 50 areas of data we require
  • Creating a 'kick-off pack' including NDA, One Pager, and Information Memorandum

Research

4 WEEKS

We undertake extensive research to understand the buyer pool, latest listings and how your business is positioned in the Darwin, domestic, and international markets.

  • Research potential buyers that would benefit from owning your business 
  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an 'early indication' of business value
  • Research who is buying and investing in businesses within Australia and globally

Marketing

6 WEEKS

To successfully sell a business in Darwin and achieve the best possible outcome for the owner, it requires finding the right buyer. Our team will get to work crafting the necessary marketing materials to ensure the successful acquisition of established businesses in the Northern Territory.

  • Contacting the most relevant buyers in the buyer pool
  • Sending proprietary documents and marketing materials to potential buyers
  • Managing enquiries and introductory discussions with potential buyers
  • Site tours (where relevant) and meetings with owners and management
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need

Negotiation

4 WEEKS

Our team are experts in negotiation and advocating for favourable results for Darwin business owners. Our professional services include confidential discussions to ensure the perfect business sale and outcome for the current owner.

  • Buyers send through a Term Sheet which includes conditions attached to the deal
  • Nash Advisory and buyers exchange data and modelling
  • Work with the owners to land on a favourable position regarding the Term Sheet
  • Signing of the Term Sheet

Diligence

6 - 10 WEEKS

Buyers will need to take a closer look at your business in Darwin. This is a complex process that needs to be managed with expert attention.

  • An RFI (Request for Information) is sent by interested parties
  • Lawyers are engaged and legal documents are drafted and sent through
  • Further Q&As and site tours

The Nash Advisory advantage

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We love business. When you sell your business in Darwin, our directors, team of advisors and network of business advisors will be there to help you every step of the way.

Network of buyers

It’s important to find the best buyer for your business so that you can get the best sale outcome. We do this by looking to Darwin and beyond to find the right fit. Our local knowledge and experience mean your business for sale will fall into the hands of the right buyer.

Real business experience

We know what makes a Darwin business appealing to buyers. We have real experience selling businesses right through to large corporate enterprises.

Outcomes focused

Our full suite of professional services works to ensure you get the outcome you want for your business. We work with clients all across Australia and are proud of our successful track record.

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Your questions answered

What is involved in due diligence?

A buyer will want to consider all aspects of your business—financials, contracts, customers, industry tailwinds, and management, to name just a few. Diligence can take as little as one month or up to four months depending on your ability to access key data. Our job is to push the process forward and ensure diligence runs smoothly.

Is my data safe when talking to a competitor?

We always ensure that buyers sign confidentiality agreements. When the buyer is a direct competitor, we withhold sensitive information until the end of the transaction. We typically break up the data provided into 3 batches; with the final batch including key customers, pricing and employees.

How much will the buyer pay and how long will it take?

The market will determine the value of a business. However, we aim to provide a 'view of value' by way of our Nash 360 Valuation Report. In addition to this, we engage with our trusted buyers and investors early in the process to get an indication of price and terms. We can do this within the first one to three months of the process.

How long does the process take to sell a business in Darwin?

It will generally take between 6 and 12 months. A well-planned process should result in a higher outcome for the vendor. Companies who wish to sell their business quickly (i.e. within the next 3 months) will typically get a lower result. We aim to set out all expectations and have a clear business sale strategy so all areas of the process can be covered and no one is left in the dark.

Who are the likely buyers when selling my business in Darwin?

The buyer pool in Darwin and the Alice Springs community can be very broad, or quite specific. This usually depends on the size of your business, whether it’s an established or new business, the management team, and the industry. 

The buyers could be private investors, large trade buyers, or private equity firms. Each buyer group acquires businesses in different ways and each has a unique business idea that will factor into the type of business they wish to purchase.

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