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Achieve top dollar when you sell your business.
100% confidential, proven processes, 25+ years experience

Our databases contain more than 250,000 potential buyers. We invest in local SEM so buyers in your region can quickly find your business via our powerful search engine.

Via ONE.LINK, our broker teams can seamlessly coordinate each sales process, analyse the trends influencing business and conduct detailed research to determine buyer motivations.

You may not know the worth of your business, but our award-winning Valu.LINK tool does, by drawing on global sales data and precise algorithms, to provide an accurate appraisal.

Our brokers can bring their knowledge, experience and connections to particular sectors. They understand the challenges of your industry and successfully match buyers and sellers.

Our marketing tools and research have been fine-tuned through decades of effectively marketing businesses for sale: via targeted emails, networking, social media, web and advertising.
Our proven approach to successfully selling any business is based on experience and skilled negotiation. We also measure and inform you of all activity throughout the sales process.
All LINK brokers receive rigorous, industry-leading training. So you get sound, smart advice, supported by real world experience and the highest professional standards.
We're uncompromising in protecting your confidential information, and highly skilled at providing the facts a buyer needs, without disclosing identifying details or alerting competitors.

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Selling Your Business

Start Here to Maximise the Sales Value of Your Business

When you own a business, you owe it to yourself to make sure you maximise its value, for yourself, your partners and your heirs. LINK has been selling businesses since 1946 and our network includes experts in selling specific industries, small businesses to large corporates.

When you approach LINK to sell your business, here’s what you get:

      • Free, and completely confidential discussions and market value appraisal
        • Access to a marketing network and tools, unmatched in the world
          • Experienced Brokers with integrity who are motivated, committed and creative


        Questions about Selling a Business

        How does the negotiation process work?
        How long is the business marketed for sale?
        How long will it take to sell my business?
        What can I do to help sell my business?
        What does an Information Memorandum include?
        What information do I need to prepare my business for sale?
        What is my business worth?
        When is the best time to sell my business?


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