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ABOUT MILL CREEK PARTNERS

Knowledge. Experience. Diligence.

Mill Creek Partners (MCP) is a leading Philadelphia business broker and M & A firm, operating throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Over two decades, Mill Creek Partners has sold hundreds of small to medium sized businesses, while employing a unique system while maintaining strict confidentiality at all times. Mill Creek also represents individuals and companies looking to acquire businesses, so-called “buy-side” engagements.

  • Purchase an Opinion of Value. A well-prepared Opinion of Value will help to set a reasonable asking price for the business, determine whether it is in fact the right time to sell, assist in identifying bank financing for buyers so that the need for seller financing is minimized and will help seller attorneys and accountants in tax planning.
  • Hire a competent, experienced intermediary. There are many reasons to do so but the key ones are that (a) he or she can help set a reasonable asking price, (b) will be able to deal with dozens of buyers while maintaining confidentiality and will be able to narrow the field down to legitimate buyers, (c) will be able to negotiate dispassionately in your behalf, very difficult when things get sticky (d) understands due diligence and how to manage it successfully and (e) has the experience to develop and review legal documents to facilitate closing of the transaction.  And it is critical that one hire a local business broker who understands the local market – a Philadelphia business broker and M & A professional.
  • Be upfront with problems and issues. If they are revealed late in the process they can be deal breakers.
  • Go with the buyer who you like and trust. There are a multiplicity of reasons including financing and transition of the business which mitigate against simply taking the highest offer. And keep in mind that the structure of the deal is as important as the total price.  A Philadelphia business broker and M & A professional will have local banking contacts critical to financing a transaction.
  • Continue to operate the business as though it will not sell throughout the sales process. A fall off in business will kill a deal or result in a having to take a lower selling price.
  • Keep the sale confidential. Do not share your plans with your employees.

Our Services

Sell A Business

Mill Creek Partners represents sellers of businesses ranging in revenue and deal size from $300 thousand to $20 million.

Buy A Business

Our philosophy is that matching buyers to the right business is our responsibility and makes business sense for both buyer and seller.

Business Valuation

A business owner considering sale of their business should purchase an Opinion of Value or a Business Valuation.

Recent Transactions

High-end kitchen and bathroom design center, 25 years in operation, located in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Included real estate, 2 showrooms, one of which is 10,000 square feet of display space.

Well-known eating establishment and bar catering to University of Pennsylvania students. Located on real estate developed by the university.

Food distributor to Italian restaurants throughout the Delaware Valley with several decades of operating history.

Client Testimonials

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