Selling Your Business

The Right Exit Estrategy

If you are thinking about selling your business, talk to the experts first. We all have heard the horror stories about business brokers. The business brokerage industry is unfortunately totally de-regulated, which allows for all kind of poor business practices.

Athens Capital is Houston finance company specializing in buying and selling businesses.  We deal with investors seeking to purchase owner operated and turn-key businesses and facilitate the business acquisition process.  Our method is different from traditional business brokerage firms, we do an exhaustive evaluation of each potential business for sale prior to signing the listing agreement.

We make sure the business has strong growth potential and represents good value to a buyer, so all red flags and existing issues are addresses prior to taking the business to market. This allow us to make the selling process shorter and painless, while getting the business owner top value for their business.


About Our Managing Principal

Our Managing Principal is Joe F. Ayala, who is based in our Houston Office. Mr. Ayala has a Master of Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration with focus in International Business.

As a business owner, Joe founded and acquired a number of companies in several countries, including technology, finance and manufacturing firms.  As a Chemical Engineer and Senior Manager he worked for several multi-national corporations and lived abroad in Europe, Australia, Brazil and is now happily living in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Ayala is a certified business broker and investor, with a deep understanding of best practices in finance and business acquisition process management. A long, productive life in business can be translated into a level of expertise rarely matched by competing business brokerage firms.