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Whether you are selling your security alarm company or selling your security alarm accounts, there are a lot of variables to consider.
Selling your alarm company can be a complex undertaking, especially if you are a first time seller. You are the best and brightest in this industry, when you are ready to sell, you should expect your security company broker to be the best as well. Our firm’s sole purpose is to position and market your company so you sell your security company efficiently and for a substantial profit. All the while providing absolute confidentiality, to obtain the highest possible price for your security alarm business.
Like you, our brokers were previously founders and owners of large alarm companies before selling their businesses at a record high rate. We want to show you how to do the same! Legacy’s brokers know this industry inside and out. Our mission is to maximize your opportunities when you are ready to sell.
Most alarm company owners will only have the experience of selling their company once, yet they are bargaining with corporations that are highly skilled in acquisition negotiations. Lack of experienced representation will cost you money! Our brokers know how to negotiate on your behalf to get the highest possible rate for your security business. Oftentimes the “multiple” or selling price is not the high water mark. The terms and conditions of the deal can considerably enhance or diminish the value of your overall agreement.
You want someone that will do more than just refer you to potential buyers. We evaluate and prequalify all prospective buyers to help you find a perfect fit for the future operator of your endeavor.
We know the importance of confidentiality not just during the marketing and sale of your business, but afterwards as well. Unlike other brokers, Legacy will never advertise the completed sale of your company to generate future business for ourselves!
Legacy is unique because we have personally been in your position. Whether you are ready to sell now or wanting to plan your future exit strategy, we can help you capitalize on your greatest achievement.
There are many variables to consider when determining the value of your alarm company. The primary factor in determining your company’s worth is determined by your recurring monthly revenue (RMR). This is a decidedly different measure than other industries. While there are some security businesses that are still sold on an EBITDA basis, those are usually companies that focus on specialized services not provided by the typical local alarm company. A traditional alarm company almost never benefits selling under the EBITDA formula as it could diminish their value. It is not too uncommon for us to see an uninformed alarm company owner talk to their attorney or traditional business broker to handle the sale of their business, only to find themselves selling for a fraction of the value they are entitled to! A traditional business broker or attorney is typically not experienced enough with this industry to facilitate a profitable sale for a security company owner.
Your main asset is your RMR, which is sold at a multiple usually somewhere between 25 and 40 depending largely on the size of your company. There are other factors to be considered as well, but the amount of RMR is the primary consideration buyers will use when determining your company’s worth. In addition to RMR valuations, most acquisitions include added profits from tangible assets such as service trucks, equipment, inventory, and furnishings. We rarely see real estate holdings transferred in these sales as financing often does not permit it.
In almost all transactions, however, there are other particulars in the deal structure that are as valuable and significant as the rate of RMR. Depending on these other variables, you can add 20 to 50 percent more to your overall profit just by structuring and marketing your deal wisely. Our job is to define and package those variables to increase your bottom line.