Return To Opportunities List


Animal Grooming Tools with Patent



  • Price

  • Revenue

  • Equipment
    Equipment for new product line, office equipment, packaging equipment

  • Intangible Assets
    Superior product, positive brand recognition, outstanding product reviews; 1 utility patented product with 3 SKUs

  • Employees
    (1) FT, (2) PT, (3) 1099, (3) As needed

  • Profit Margin

  • Service Area
    US and international sales, many large box retailers, online retail

  • Location

  • Valuation

Developed by an animal specialist, this grooming tool is far superior to its competition.  Known for its excellent de-shedding capabilities, this tool is a must-have for those with shedding animals under their care.  This item was meticulously crafted for ultimate usability and comfort for both the individual and the animal.  This tool does not tug, pull, or scrape the animal.  In fact, many animals love the feeling and enjoy grooming time like never before. 


These products can be use on any animal that sheds.  This means that you can use this on your horse, goat, dog, cat, mules, rabbits, donkeys, cows, or any animal that sheds or needs a clean-up. It can be used on animals with short or long fur as well as those animals with short or long undercoats.  This item not only de-sheds, but also removes dander and dirt.  This remarkable item can also be used on furniture, saddle pads, and carpet to remove stray or matted in hair or fur.


All products are made and sourced in the USA with the exception of stainless steel sourced overseas.  All products have a utility patent.  This item has an original design as well as an original blade design which was specially developed for this product.  Much headway has been made in research and development.  A design patent has been filed on an exciting new product! 


Business Highlights

  • Year Established:  2010
  • Distribution: US and international sales, many large box retailers, online retail
  • Products: 1 utility patented product with 3 SKUs, 1 additional product R&D with design patent filed
  • Patent: Utility patent, design patent filed on new product
  • Lease: 1,500 sq. ft. space: office, inventory, shipping area, **very easily relocatable
  • Sale Options: Full sale, partnership, or merger
  • Employees: (1) FT, (2) PT, (3) 1099
  • Seller Training Period: 6 months – 1 year
  • Growth Opportunities:  Expand new product lines, increase European sales, increase contracts with box retailers, increase production to reduce costs
  • Current Owner’s Responsibilities:  Business development

Financial Highlights

  • List Price: $3,190,000
  • Gross Sales:
    • 2018: $1,634,320
    • 2017: $2,275,176
    • 2016: $1,877,314
    • 2015: $899,028
    • 2014: $167,613
  • Cash Flow:
    • 2018: $443,565
    • 2017: $846,917
    • 2016: $836,901
    • 2015: $391,839
  • Assets Included in Purchase*
    • Equipment: Equipment for new product line, office equipment, packaging equipment
    • Inventory: All products
    • Intangible Assets:  Superior product, positive brand recognition, outstanding product reviews

*amounts may vary

Cash Flow Analysis

Description of Financial StatementP&L Statement
Jan. Dec.
Tax ReturnTax ReturnTax ReturnTax ReturnNotes
GROSS SALES$1,634,320$2,275,176$1,877,314$899,028$167,613
Net Income Shown on Financial Statement$304,938$761,328$807,590$385,001$17,655
Non-Business Telephone$2,760$2,760$2,760$2,760$2,760$230/month for cell and hotspot
Insurance Premiums for Owners: Health$8,172$8,172$8,172$8,172$8,172$681/month for personal health; Premium raised in 2017
Insurance Premiums for Owners: Auto$246$246$246$246$246$123 every 6 months for personal auto insurance
Rent$8,343$24,897$7,461$-7,740$-10,200New space is $850/month
Legal$0$43,000$0$0$0Patent cost - One Time
Professional Development$36,597$2,431$0$0$0
Compensation to Owner$72,710$0$0$0$0
TOTAL ADDBACKS$138,627$85,589$29,231$6,758$978
Seller's Cash Flow = Total Addbacks + Net Income$443,565$846,917$836,821$391,759$18,633
Profit Margin27.14 %37.22 %44.58 %43.57 %11.12 %
  • Growth in 2018 was impacted by a drawback on advertising due to a previous due diligence period.  As of February 1, this company has hired a social media marketing firm to aid in advertising and they have a date on QVC in the coming months. 

Typical Clients

  • Pet owners
  • Large animal owners
  • Horse owners
  • Farmers
  • Animal non-profits
  • Animal groomers
  • Veterinarians and animal hospitals
  • Animal rescues

Specific information regarding clients is available upon the receipt of a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement.


  • Shipping and Inventory (2) 
  • Bookkeeper (1) 
  • Marketing (3)

Growth Opportunities

  • Expand new product lines 
  • Increase European sales 
  • Increase contracts with box retailers 
  • Increase production to reduce costs

Valuation Details

The Firm Business Brokerage used a Cash Flow Valuation methodology to determine the Purchase Price of the business. 

The formula used is as follows:

Cash Flow       x          Prescribed Multiple     =          Fair Market Value

Cash Flow is the sum of business net income plus any owner perks and any non-onward going expenses.

A multiple is prescribed by a 20 question, 100-point parameter ranking system that is used to analyze the current business health. Each question is based on a scale from 1 to 5: 1 being low, 2 below average, 3 average, 4 above average, 5 high. The average of the responses sum is the business’ prescribed multiple.

For this business, a 3-Year Average Cash Flow was used with a prescribed multiple is 4.5.  With this information, the computation is as follows:

$709,101         x          4.5       =          $3,190,955

The Fair Market Value found above positions the business List Price at $3,190,000.

Funding Example

Purchase Price:                          $3,190,000

15% Buyer Down Payment:          $478,500

25% Seller Earn Out:                     $797,500

60% Bank Loan:                          $1,914,000


The Firm Business Brokerage is not a real estate brokerage and therefore the staff will not handle any aspect of the lease, sale or purchase of real estate.


Document Title / Description

This folder is empty.

Access to this Deal Room is restricted

Would you like to access the deal room?

Yes, please

Interested in
this business?

Complete the following information to sign an NDA and see more details!

Already have an account? Log in here.

Click to download NDA form

Print, sign and send to:

210 N 78th St. 2nd Floor
Omaha, NE 68114

Or fax to:

f 402.939.0857

Thinking of Selling?
The top 5 questions to ask any potential broker:

The Firm Business Brokerage is not a real estate brokerage and therefore the staff will not handle any aspect of the lease, sale or purchase of real estate.