November 12, 2019  
 
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Selling an Aircraft Interiors and Upholstery Business

Owning an aircraft interiors and upholstery business hasn't always been a bed of roses, but it's been worth the effort. The next step is to position your business for the demands of the business-for-sale marketplace.

Personal and professional concerns surround the sale of an aircraft interiors and upholstery business. But have you considered how your customers, vendors and employees will handle the sale?
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At Gaebler, we think that's a mistake because with adequate preparation and the right sale strategy, this might be the best time to put your aircraft interiors and upholstery business on the market.

When Is the Right Time to Sell?

When is it the right time to sell your aircraft interiors and upholstery business? If you're asking the question, now may be the time to put your business on the market. Opinions are mixed and some consultants are advising aircraft interiors and upholstery business sellers to put their plans on hold until the economy fully rebounds. We aren't nearly as pessimistic about the aircraft interiors and upholstery business marketplace. The inventory of what we consider to be quality aircraft interiors and upholstery businesses is actually low right now and there is room for the right sellers to realize substantial gains with investment-conscious buyers.

Benefits of Third-Party Assistance

Rarely, if ever, do owners sell an aircraft interiors and upholstery business without outside assistance. Brokers can be an important resource for your sale, especially if you are unfamiliar with the business-for-sale marketplace. Other early hires include the professionals you will need to valuate the business, prepare financial statements and navigate legal considerations. The early recruitment of external resources reduces your risk and results in a more predictable final outcome.

How to Skillfully Address Buyer Concerns

Business sellers sometimes struggle to maintain a positive attitude when dealing with buyers. The questions aircraft interiors and upholstery business ask during due diligence are designed to alleviate their concerns about the business and should be promptly addressed by the seller. Avoid answering buyer concerns with vague generalities. Instead, be as specific as possible, even if it means doing additional research before offering a response. Refer to the Letter of Intent to determine how to wrap up due diligence and move the buyer on to closing.

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