Moving & Storage Case Study


Sold Price



Private Equity

Buyer Type

6 Months

On Market


SPARK Business Brokers was approached by a business owner in the moving and storage industry who was considering retirement. The client owned a highly successful moving and storage company and was seeking a buyer who could maintain the company’s growth trajectory while ensuring a smooth transition for its employees and clients. The client expressed a desire to complete the deal within a period of six months. Understanding the unique requirements of the client, SPARK Business Brokers embarked on a strategic mission to identify a suitable buyer and facilitate a successful acquisition.

Client Objective:

The client’s primary objective was to find a private equity buyer who possessed the financial resources, industry knowledge, and operational expertise necessary to continue the company’s growth. The client desired a seamless transition that would maintain the existing relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers while providing a lucrative exit strategy for the retiring owner. Additionally, the client sought a deal closure within six months to minimize disruption to the business operations and ensure a timely retirement.


SPARK Business Brokers immediately recognized the importance of finding a buyer who aligned with the client’s objectives. The following steps were taken to achieve the desired outcome:

  • Thorough Business Evaluation: SPARK Business Brokers conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the client’s moving and storage business, assessing its financial performance, market position, operational efficiency, and growth potential. This evaluation served as a foundation for attracting potential buyers and highlighting the value proposition of the business.
  • Buyer Identification: Leveraging their extensive network and industry expertise, SPARK Business Brokers identified potential private equity buyers with a proven track record in the moving and storage industry. The team researched each potential buyer, analyzing their investment criteria, industry experience, and financial capabilities to ensure a suitable match with the client’s objectives.
  • Confidentiality and Marketing: SPARK Business Brokers maintained strict confidentiality throughout the process, safeguarding the client’s sensitive information. Customized marketing materials were created to showcase the business’s strengths, growth opportunities, and potential return on investment, while protecting its identity. Targeted marketing campaigns were launched to reach potential buyers and generate interest in the opportunity.
  • Negotiation and Deal Structuring: SPARK Business Brokers played a crucial role in negotiating favorable deal terms, including the purchase price, transition period, and the client’s post-sale involvement, if desired. With their deep understanding of the moving and storage industry and deal structuring expertise, SPARK ensured that the transaction aligned with the client’s financial goals and retirement plans.
  • Due Diligence and Closing: SPARK Business Brokers facilitated a smooth due diligence process, coordinating the exchange of financial, legal, and operational information between the client and the buyer. The team provided guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring that all necessary documents were prepared accurately and in a timely manner. Once due diligence was successfully completed, SPARK assisted in finalizing the transaction, meeting the client’s objective of closing the deal within the targeted six-month timeframe.

Through SPARK Business Broker’s strategic approach and dedicated efforts, the client successfully sold their moving and storage business for the desired price of $2.8 million. The client’s objective of finding a private equity buyer who could maintain the company’s growth trajectory, preserve relationships, and facilitate a timely retirement was achieved. The deal was closed within the specified six-month timeframe, ensuring minimal disruption to the business operations and allowing the retiring owner to confidently transition into the next phase of their life. SPARK’s expertise, industry connections, and commitment to client satisfaction played a pivotal role in the successful outcome of the transaction.