What are the typical business intermediary, business brokers and M&A advisor fees?

  1. Business brokers and M&A advisors are typically compensated with a work fee for the valuation and marketing efforts and a success fee on completion of the transaction. The success fee can fall anywhere from 4% to 12% is commonplace depending on the size, length of time in the market and risk profile of the transaction.
  2. Larger M&A practices with higher overhead tend to also include monthly or benchmark work fees in their fee structure.