Our firm was founded in 2016 in order to offer business owners of privately held companies an affordable & professional option for selling their businesses. Playbook Advisory is an independently owned, Chicago Business Broker managed by experienced professionals who have proven credentials in listing, marketing and selling businesses across many industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail and consulting.
I'd like to Sell my Business - How will a Business Broker help me?
Our clients come to us when they are contemplating their exit strategy and have a need for a professionally managed process. Clients who have engaged our firm have ranged in size from $300,000 to $10 million in sales, assets or market value. Choosing a Chicago Business Broker is an important part of the process and one we understand, having served clients since 2011. We will take the time to ask enough questions so we can better understand your needs in selling. While price can be important, it's not the only part of the transaction, we can assist in setting the goals for your sales process.
I'm an interested Business Buyer - Can you help my search for a business to purchase?
Absolutely, Playbook Advisory has a dedicated retained search, business buyers group managed by a successful, current business owner who will manage your entire search & purchase. We will handle each facet of the process including the research, financial valuation, negotiation of offers and assist with your due diligence along with your other professional advisors. If you are in need of a transaction attorney or a CPA, we can make qualified referrals to Chicago area professionals knowledgeable about M&A. Your team is an important element to your success, so assemble it with the assistance of an experienced and licensed business broker!
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selling your business with Playbook advisory
We have resources for business owners ready to discuss the sale of their privately held businesses. Our success fees are typically lower than other business brokerage firms in Chicago allowing you to keep more of your business equity at closing. In addition, we can customize our listing agreements to meet your needs. We are different because we listen to your needs and apply solutions that are tailor made for our clients. You come first. Call or email us to learn more.
Buyer Services & Current listings
Playbook Advisory offers buyers a pipeline of active listings for sale in IL. In addition, we can tailor an acquisition search for those buyers interested in retaining our firm to directly target companies not listed for sale. Speak to one of our business brokers for information on active and upcoming listings.
What our clients say:
"Highly Recommend. Very Professional. Jim works tirelessly to see a transaction to completion."
Tim Ozanne, Firethorn Capital
Jim did a great job selling my …
Jim did a great job selling my business. He has a hands on approach and doesn't push the work off to others like most business brokers. Jim and I had great ongoing communication regarding the process and status of the deal throughout. Within about 30 days I had the first offer and we closed with the first offer buyer rather quickly. I highly recommend Jim to anyone looking to sell their business.
Kim M., Business Owner & Seller