Compiling an Offering Memorandum: GABB Feb. 19
Find out how your business-for-sale offering memorandum can help attracting buyers and obtain financing by attending the Feb. 19 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.
Stephen “Steve” Mariani, owner of Diamond Financial Services and a board member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), will speak to business brokers about compiling a listing memorandum. The GABB, an IBBA affiliate, is the state’s premier organization dedicated to professionals who buy and sell businesses in Georgia. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free continental breakfast and networking session sponsored by GABB Affiliate Chris Fonzi of Logic Environmental, Inc. The GABB meets at the auditorium of the Georgia Association of Realtors building at 6065 Barfield Road, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328. GABB’s meetings are free and open to the public; please fill out the form below to attend the meeting as a guest.
Mr. Mariani will discuss what buyers look for in a business-for-sale listing, and why lenders read your offering memorandum. A complete and comprehensive memorandum is not only a great advertising tool, but lenders use them for internal write-ups. He will also cover items to be sure you leave out of your offering memorandum.
Mr. Mariani’s company has helped small business owners realize their dreams by funding more than $1 billion in acquisition loans during the past 24 years. Diamond has become largest privately owned non-bank SBA acquisition loan generator in the nation serving only the broker markets. Steve has also been producing and presenting broker training webinars and workshops for the last 11 years at various conference events.
After witnessing the difficulty and challenges some business buyers experienced securing business loans to acquire a business, Mr. Mariani learned the intricate, complicated world of the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan process. He mastered the SBA SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) rules and regulations and has become a major source for many national lenders. Business Brokers, lenders and owners nationwide seek Steve’s advice and he has become the “expert” in SBA loans. His understanding of SBA rules also allows for providing the most aggressive financing available nationwide.
The GABB is the state’s largest and oldest association of professionals who specialize in brokering the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. Broker members help owners determine the asking price of their business, create marketing plans and strategies for selling their business, identify and qualify buyers, and have the knowledge, experience and skills needed to help maintain the confidential nature of the process. The professionals of GABB relentlessly pursue professional development so they can provide superior, ethical services for all customers and clients. Affiliate members include bankers, lawyers, appraisers, insurers and other professionals who work closely with brokers to help owners and buyers get to the closing table.
For more information about GABB, please contact GABB President Dean Burnette at 912-247-3209 or email@example.com, or GABB Executive Director Diane Loupe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-374-3990.
If you are not a GABB member and wish to attend the meeting, please fill out this form. GABB meetings are free and open to the public.