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Buying and Selling Businesses

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Category: Founders & Startups, Investors & Capital, Networking, Start Here




July 17, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT


Join Lenny Saizan, Business Broker and Managing Director of Urban Capital Network, for an informative presentation on selling and buying businesses.

The process of selling and buying a business includes many steps and involves collaboration and coordination of professionals across various disciplines. Quite often, sellers and buyers in the market are going through the process for the very first time. Business owners typically have most of their wealth tied to their business; therefore, it is important that they maximize the value of the business and properly plan their exit strategy. For buyers, entrepreneurship through business acquisition is a less risky path to business ownership that increases the probability of success and generates positive cash flow on day one. Business acquisition is also a good strategy for business owners to grow their existing business. Lenny Saizan will discuss the process of selling and buying a business, highlight challenges and mistakes to avoid, and present the benefits of working with an intermediary. If you are a business owner, prospective buyer, or small business service provider, this event will be beneficial to you.

During the session, you can expect discussion on the following:

  1. Market overview
  2. When to prepare to sell or buy
  3. What makes a company valuable
  4. How companies are valued
  5. Overview on how to recast financial statements
  6. The sales process
  7. The deal team
  8. Taxes and insurance considerations

About the speaker

Lenny Saizan is the co-founder and Managing Director of Urban Capital Network (UCN), an investment firm dedicated to democratizing premium investment opportunities for a wider range of investors. In addition, he owns and operates Murphy Business Brokerage – Southwest Houston, where he assists business owners with exit planning, value maximization, and the sale of their businesses. He also supports buyers interested in business acquisitions or franchises.

Before establishing UCN and his business brokerage, Lenny worked for 10 years as an Electrical Engineer, specializing in automation, controls, and systems integration. He then transitioned to the oil and gas industry, where he spent another decade leading teams in financial and operational controls, as well as audit.

Lenny holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Tulane University. He is a Certified Mergers & Acquisition Professional, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Project Management Professional. In 2023, he was honored as an Outstanding Diversity Champion by the Houston Business Journal.




Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

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