Selling Your Business Just Got a Lot Easier

Let Exitwise interview, hire and manage your M&A dream team to create the exit you deserve.™

Exitwise Buyer Network

Business Owners We Serve

We focus on serving our fellow founders and business owners in the middle market in more than 200 industries.
Our clients' businesses typically fall into one or more of these buckets:

$10M - $250M
Annual Revenue

Each business and industry is different but our M&A experts are most successful selling profitable companies with revenue between $10M - $250M.

$2M - $25M

With most businesses, profitability or EBITDA in addition to a rising growth rate are key to attracting multiple offers to drive up the purchase price.

$1M - $100M
Annual Recurring Revenue

Some of the most incredible exits that we've seen are on the sale of SaaS or subscription businesses with low churn and rising recurring revenue.

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Our Clients Sell Faster and For More Money

Our clients recommend us to their friends because we help sell companies faster and for more money ... and the proof is in the data.

By leveraging our global network of industry specialized, M&A experts, we create the best teams of M&A experts for each of our clients to create optimal outcomes.

The right team of industry specialized, M&A experts will know your buyer pool better than anyone. This means your M&A team can create the right amount of buyer competition to help you maximize your exit.TM

Why Exit Wise?

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M&A Industry Specialists vs. Industry Generalists

Would you trust your family doctor to perform your brain surgery?

NO WAY! You’d hire the best neurosurgeon you can find.

Selling your business should be just as specialized.

Exitwise has interviewed and rated hundreds of industry specialized, investment bankers, M&A attorneys and tax accountants by average transaction size, success rate and exit value to help you hire the right M&A experts, to help maximize your exit.TM

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The Right M&A Expert Already Knows Your Buyer

The best M&A expert to sell your business, specializes in selling businesses, of your size and in your industry.

These experts have sold companies just like yours and likely know many of your potential buyers personally. Because of these relationships, the right M&A expert can quickly create competitive offers for your company to drive up the sale price.

“I already know who’s going to buy your company!” - Exitwise M&A Expert

Success Stories

Our clients’ business stories often begin with a building around a personal passion and they ultimately find success through uncommon levels of resiliency. Their stories are always educational and inspiring. Please enjoy their stories and learn about their experiences with Exitwise.

If you'd like to chat with one of our former clients, please schedule a call with us and we'll be happy to connect you.

The Collector

$70M Automotive Staffing Company

“Exitwise helped me hire one of the top M&A experts in the staffing industry, and sold my company for much more than what every local investment banker projected.”

Tech Disruptor

When Your Boss says "No". . . Quit and Build it Yourself!

“Exitwise brought in an investment banker who knew our buyers personally and leveraged those relationships to create a life changing exit for us.”

Independent Sponsor

Military Grade Manufacturing

“Exitwise helped me buy a company and sell it to a strategic investor. Their team was an invaluable resource for me every step of the way.”

Serial Entrepreneur

eCommerce, Logistics, Marketplace

“Our Exitwise M&A expert modeled the value of our company to strategic buyers to justify a purchase price far above our industry multiples."

Select M&A Transactions

Exitwise has catalogued the most relevant M&A transactions that our industry specialized, M&A experts have completed. Feel free to search through our transaction catalogue, or better yet, Contact Us to request a list of the most relevant exits from your industry.

industrials — Water Supply, Sewerage & Waste Management

Recyclist provides cloud-based solutions that make solid waste program management and education easy.

Acquired by Routeware
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Mod Interiors
industrials — Construction

Mod Interiors offers commercial architectural millwork design, engineering services, fabrication, and installation services.

Acquired by Big Shoulders Capital
Great Lakes Tile Products
industrials — Manufacturing

Distributor of premium residential and commercial flooring trims and transitions.

Acquired by Monroe
technology, media, & telecom — Software

Software development platform for clients to deploy managed software development teams.

The Dako Group
business & financial services — Staffing

Leading technical staffing and payroll solutions provider to the automotive industry.

Acquired by Artech
technology, media, & telecom — eServices

Top online destination for consumers and businesses to find and book venues.

Acquired by Vista Equity Partners
technology, media, & telecom — eServices

Live video education platform for music teachers and students around the world.

Acquired by TakeLessons
Commando Lock
industrials — Manufacturing

Manufacturer and retailer of premium military grade padlock systems made in the USA.

Acquired by Hampton Products
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Discover the Value of Your Business with Our Valuation Calculator

Learning the value of your business in today's market will help us determine if it's the right time to sell and which M&A experts will be the best to help sell your company. Try the Exitwise valuation calculator today!

Tips & Tools

We are fellow business owners who have built and sold many companies.

We built Exitwise to share everything we’ve learned about the M&A process to help you maximize your exit.TM

Time Kills M&A Deals - avoid the common pitfalls of business sale failures.
Best Practices

The Ticking Clock of M&A: How Delays Can Kill The Sale of Your Business


In this article, we address the most pressing concerns and frequently asked questions entrepreneurs have about time as it relates to an M&A transaction. By providing insights and actionable tips, we hope to arm business owners with the knowledge necessary to ensure the smooth progression toward a successful exit. From understanding the root causes of timing delays to implementing strategies that prevent them, we aim to equip entrepreneurs with the tools to defuse the M&A time bomb and greatly increase the likelihood of a successful exit.

Brian Dukes.
Brian Dukes

Someone Just Offered To Buy Your Company: Now What?


An unsolicited offer to buy your company can be both thrilling and overwhelming, triggering a variety of emotions and decisions that will shape the future of your business venture. But, as you consider your options and your future, it's essential to remember one thing before all else - slow down. Don't allow the initial excitement or implied pressure of the potential acquirer to drive hasty actions that may not align with your long-term vision. In this article, we will dive into our M&A playbook to offer our best advice for any business owner that has received unexpected acquisition interest.

Todd Sullivan.
Todd Sullivan
What Is Bootstrapping In Entrepreneurship.

What Is Bootstrapping In Entrepreneurship?


Bootstrapping is a unique and empowering approach to building a company from the ground up without the help of outside funding. Unlike businesses that seek external funding, bootstrapping involves utilizing your own hard work and creativity to build and grow your new venture. By maintaining complete control and avoiding the need to work with external investors, bootstrapped entrepreneurs can chart their own course and carve a unique path to success.

Brian Dukes.
Brian Dukes