We have been actively involved in many industry based business sales and have conducted dozens of business appraisals. These include printers of virtually every style and size – offset, digital, packaging, screen, trade and in-house, and allied services such as binderies and print management firms. Listed below are some of testimonials provided by these customers.
“I engaged Ascent Partners to sell my longstanding A2 / A3 commercial printing business. They offered a professional service, which began with a fair market appraisal of what the business was worth (very close to what we achieved). Richard was able to correctly find a match for the business, with only a limited number of qualified purchasers coming through. Without his industry knowledge I think we would have wasted a lot of time trying to find a good fit. There were no confidentiality leaks and there was minimum disruption to the business throughout the process.
I am still working in the business, but only as an employee 3 days per week. The four day weekends are great. It’s worked out very well, and I have no hesitation in recommending Ascent Partners to assist in the sale of any print related businesses."
Glenhuntly Printing Works
“Richard was engaged to sell our business, GT Graphics, based on a recommendation of our accountants, Hillyer Riches.
He delivered the process and time line he outlined in our initial discussions; he introduced only three qualified prospects from his data base and the sale was turned around in four months.
I was kept informed of the status of the purchasers and the negotiations at all times, and was always able to rely on Richard to serve our best interests, and negotiate and structure
a satisfactory deal.
With his industry background, he was also able to easily converse with other printers on commercial matters, machinery and business operations.
We have no problem recommending him to act for vendors in our industry. He did a great job,
and managed the process most effectively”.
Steve Thistlethwaite — Ex joint MD, GT Graphics, Collingwood
“Richard handled the sale with a high degree of professionalism, and upon his recommendation only bought in one specific purchaser to the business. This was the party that eventually purchased the business at the price we both agreed could be obtained.
Only bringing one party to the business meant there were no advertising fees and appeased my concern about the confidentiality of the sale being compromised. It also meant that my time was free to run the day to day operations of the business, as normal.
Throughout the engagement Richard was always responsive to my requests and acted in my best interests to achieve the end result required.
I have no hesitation in recommending Richard to act for any print related vendor. He delivered what he promised, with a minimum of disruption to the business”
John Flynn – ex MD of J&J Printing
“I found Richard to be most professional in his dealings with us and with the qualification of the prospective purchasers. He has a very good knowledge of the industry and has good networks
of potential purchasers.
Richard was able to maintain absolute confidentiality in the sale process, which was of particular concern to us as we did not want `tyre kickers` introduced to the business and for it to become known that we were “on the market”. This would have seriously jeopardised the sale price we
may have been able to achieve, and would disrupted our day to day running of the business”
G Johnson — Worldwide on Line Printing