The Intelligent Way 
To Sell Your Business

Unrivalled in the buying and selling of businesses.
Offering a dedicated, dynamic and professional service

We are Intelligent
We sell Businesses

We Sell Businesses...
& Last Year We Sold 
One Every Day

Our dedicated expert team will take the time to get to know you, your business and your goals. We will apply our experience and sector knowledge to best position and sell your business for the best possible price

  • Over 125,000+ Active Buyers

We have a targeted approach. We have over 125,000+ active buyers who are looking for a business just like yours

  • Unrivalled Marketing Exposure

We work with an extensive range of trusted partners, across all major listing sites and search platforms. We will deliver best-in-class marketing material and maximum exposure of your business to potential buyers

  • The Best Possible Price

We know just how hard it can be running a business. That hard work should be rewarding and our skilful negotiators will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible price for your business, in a time frame to suit you and with as little distraction for you as possible

Sell a Business

Over 125,000 Active Buyers & Unrivalled Marketing Exposure

The Best Possible Price & Dedicated Expert Team

That’s why we have a 98% customer recommendation

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Your Business 
& Your Goals

Are you ready?

1 Your Accounts

Ideally you will have three years. These will provide a good understanding of your business and its performance

2 Key Documents

Pull everything together. Key leases, supplier agreements, contracts for goods and services. Potential growth areas and key drivers of additional performance a new owner might take. Also, all the things you would want to know or would ask if you were buying your business again  

3 Maintain Focus

We will take care of the sale process, so you can take care of the day to day running of your business. Staying focused on this will drive maximum value

Business Appraisal

We will take you through a full business appraisal and get to know you and your business so we can best present the opportunity. Our team will ask key questions, review your documentation and also work through any questions or queries you might have at this stage. Having completed this appraisal we will also be able to advise you on a valuation

Don’t worry. Our conversations are treated confidentially and confidential sales are common, our expert team know exactly how to handle them. Many sellers need to maintain discretion to protect employees, customers and suppliers throughout the process

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An accurate valuation is key, it can lead to a more timely sale and deliver the best possible price

Valuation Process

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Adjusted Net Profit

This calculation takes into consideration any exceptional costs that the business has incurred. These exceptional costs are not considered part of the normal course of business and should therefore be excluded

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Market Multiple

We analyse buyer behaviour and transactions regionally and nationally. We overlay our experience, sector knowledge and understanding of market trends to provide a real time market multiple

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Assets & Liabilities

An asset is something that the business owns and is a key factor in determining the businesses value. These include such things as property, stock and equipment. A liability is the opposite of an asset and includes things such as loans, tax and mortgages

How Much Will It Cost To Sell Your Business

We operate a listing & success fee model, depending on the size of your business. We invest alongside you in the listing of your business and only when you complete will we receive our success fee. We are incentivised to get the best possible price for your business

Best in class Marketing

High Quality Sales & Marketing Material

Primarily, we will produce a high quality digital sales brochure to market your business. This will include an overview of your business, key financial facts and outline the full opportunity to any potential buyer. The level of content and confidentiality within the brochure will be tailored to your individual needs


If your sale is confidential we’ll have a Non-Disclosure Agreement in place before we release any information to an interested buyer. We take care of this at your request, so throughout, you will have total peace of mind

Buyer Matching

With over 125,000+ active buyers we are experts in connecting Buyers and Sellers.Our team will get to work and match your business with our extensive contact database. With over 125,000+ active buyers we know exactly who are looking for businesses just like yours. We will quickly identify, contact and match your business with those actively in the market looking to buy

Trusted Partners

All major listing sites and search platforms. We partner with all the UK best-in-class media. Your business is featured directly with Intelligent, across all major listing sites and also optimised to attract buyers from Google and other search platforms. With over 3,000 buyer enquires a month we have unrivalled marketing exposure ... wherever potential buyers search, they will see your business

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

Rightmove,, Zoopla, Daltons Business, Prime Location, Rightbiz

We partner with all UK best-in-class media.

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Skillful Negotiation

Interested Parties

We will start to take enquiries from interested parties as we match your business with the perfect buyer. To avoid wasted time, our team will ensure that expressions of interest come with intent before we make an introduction. This ensures that there is a clear desire to proceed, alongside the financial means to do so. It’s not always about the highest offer… Its about the highest offer with the intent and means to complete

Viewings & Offers

We will take care of all the questions a buyer might have and take any pressure away, so you stay focused on the running of your business

Sometimes a business viewing is required. For a potential buyer this is often the final step prior to making an offer. Our team will help you prepare for these viewings and walk through the most common questions asked 

When showcasing your business, promote positivity and honesty throughout. Share strengths, and frame weaknesses as opportunities

Experienced Negotiators & Competitive Process

Our expert team are incentivised to get you the best possible price for your business. On receipt of offers our team will consider many factors and begin to negotiate, keeping you well informed along the way

The offers will be compared to your listing price and that of comparable businesses sold.We will probe the potential buyer as to how they arrived at their offer and use our expertise,extensive sector knowledge alongside our evidenced market multiple to negotiate

Alongside this, we promote a competitive bidding process.Our team use this opportunity to create tension between the interested parties.This approach results in increased offers and pace

Once negotiated we will share with you the offers received and advise you around next steps. It is only when you accept an offer do we progress to the next stage

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We’ve supported sellers complete on 1000’s of sales and have access to a network of trusted partners in the legal sector who can oversee and manage the transaction efficiently, jargon free and to the agreed terms

Heads of Terms

Once you have accepted an offer we will progress to Heads of Terms. This is a key stage on the road to completion and it‘s important that everything that has been negotiated and agreed between you and the buyer is accurately documented. We will present these documents and ensure that you and the buyer are totally aligned


As everything comes together we will work towards the completion date. This is the day that you will officially complete and be presented with the funds for the sale of your business… and that’s that

Heads of Terms

Congratulations You've Sold

Trusted Partner

You can instruct your own solicitor or we can take care of that for you

Our trusted partners are experienced in handling all aspects of the sales process. All required searches and due diligence checks are undertaken to ensure a seamless process right through to completion day. They will add value at every step and any advice presented will be clear and straightforward

You’ll save time and money when using an Intelligent trusted partner. Sellers complete on average 4 weeks earlier than the industry standard and our negotiated savings are passed on in full

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Case Study

Food & Catering

The Opportunity

The UK business was established in 2014, offering Middle-Eastern inspired dishes from an idyllic beach setting

Having spent the last 6 years building a fantastic reputation in the local area, the owners decided the time was right for them to focus their attention on a different business. They turned to Intelligent to find the perfect buyer to continue their legacy

We agreed to simultaneously alert segments of our 125,000+ active buyers as well as advertise on all our trusted partner listing sites. We also optimised the listing to take full advantage of Google and other search platforms. After an influx of interest, we immediately got to work liaising with all potential buyers, qualifying their intent and negotiating best value. Within 48 hours of advertising the opportunity, we received an offer for the full asking price

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36 Buyer Enquiries

48hrs Time Sold

100% Asking Price Achieved

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