Consulting & Training

Our packaged consulting and training programs are designed to help both buyers and sellers of online properties in various stages of the acquisition process.

Whether you're someone who is just getting started with online acquisitions or someone with industry experience who wants to widen their knowledge base, we're likely to have a suitable training package available for you.

In cases where none of our existing packages are a good fit, we're also happy to create bespoke packages that match your needs. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Private Training

Due Diligence Basics

Consisting of 5 live sessions with a consultant, this package gives you an understanding of a basic due diligence process.

This package is ideal for:

Buyers who tend to seek acquisition opportunities through public marketplaces (such as Flippa.com) or through brokers, but lack the necessary due diligence skills to spot high risk or misrepresentation.

Goals:

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the majority of fraudulent / misrepresented listings without external help.
  • Perform initial due diligence on listings that interest you.
  • Know what to ask for from sellers to be able to successfully vet them.

Consultant
Bryan O'Neil
Materials Provided
  • Full Checklist for Initial Due Diligence
  • Several samples of fraudulent and misrepresented listings
  • A number of case studies

Duration: 5 x 45-min Live Call

Price: $885

Identifying Suitable Websites to Purchase

This package provides a full overview on how to locate internet businesses worth buying, from sources other than public marketplaces.

This package is ideal for:

New or intermediate website buyers who have difficulties finding suitable websites to purchase and identifying opportunities.

Goals:

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Have a full overview of the industry, the key players and the channels to target for acquisitions.
  • Be personally introduced to reputable brokers.
  • Know how to identify dishonest brokers and marketplaces.

Consultant
Justin Gilchrist
Materials Provided
  • Full list of key players in the industry, along with brief reputation analysis on each.
  • Sample acquisition opportunities matching your criteria.

Duration: 2 x 45-min Live Call

Price: $640

Website Acquisitions A-Z

This comprehensive training provides a full overview of the website purchase process, from identifying suitable leads to signing contracts and organising website transfers.

This package is ideal for:

Individuals who wish to invest in online properties but lack the knowledge of how the industry works, what to look out for and how to organise various aspects of the purchase process.

Goals:

Upon completion, you will:

  • Have a clear overview of how the process of website acquisition works.
  • Know where to look for in order to find properties that match your criteria.
  • Know how to spot potential fraud and misrepresentation and what signs to look out for.
  • Be able to roughly value web properties based on metrics made available by sellers.
  • Be proficient in negotiations and closing phases.

Consultant
Bryan O'Neil
Materials Provided
  • Various checklists for different acquisition stages
  • Several samples of fraudulent and misrepresented listings
  • A number of case studies

Duration: 10 x 45-min Live Call

Price: $1,685

Exit Strategy Planning

Our Exit Strategy Planning course, laid out over a period of 3 months, is designed to provide a full “game plan” for preparing a web property for selling and achieving the highest possible price.

This package is ideal for:

Entrepreneurs who have one or more existing web properties that they wish to sell.

Goals:

This course will give you a full understanding of:

  • Valuations of online businesses and aspects that affect the value of a business the most.
  • Different channels for completing the sale and finding qualified buyers.
  • Common mistakes made that lead to a lower sale price or to lengthy dead-end negotiations.
  • Actionable points that you can start today in order to increase the value of your property.

Consultant
Bryan O'Neil
Materials Provided
  • Various checklists for different stages of exit planning
  • Training materials to support the training sessions
  • Key website valuation metrics
  • Full overview of the sale process

Duration: 10 x 45-min Live Call

Price: $1,685


Fixed Price Consulting

Case Studies

Lead Generation, Due Diligence and Purchase Advice

In 2013, we were hired by James Daley (Blaze Online Properties) to assist with acquiring 2-3 new web assets that would complement his existing portfolio of lead generation and affiliate sites in the leisure and activities niche.

Since he found it difficult and time consuming to filter through all of the non-suitable listings on marketplaces and to stay in direct contact with over six brokers, he hired Centurica to generate him leads that specifically matched what he was looking for.

In 3 weeks, Bryan sent James information about six websites for sale, all of which were verified and pre-vetted to meet his criteria. Furthermore, they had also passed Centurica’s initial Due Diligence checks removing much of the risk from the transaction.

Having picked his favourites, James had Centurica perform full Due Diligence on two of the six websites and ended up purchasing both.

"I was asked to provide a testimonial if I was happy with the service offered, but words can't sum up the value that Centurica managed to deliver. Every part of the experience confirmed that my interests were being handled by experienced professionals. One of the sites they helped acquire (removed).net has become our portfolio's star, driving a huge increase in value from the day we took over." - James Daley

Help in the Final Stages of a Purchase

Zouhair Khaliq (a private investor) contacted Centurica for advice in the late stages of completing a low six-figure e-commerce site purchase. He felt unsure about some due diligence aspects and wanted an expert opinion before signing the purchase agreement.

Centurica performed a full due diligence on the website and identified that whilst the site passed the majority of the standard checks, it required a much higher level of day to day maintenance than the seller had initially claimed, and also discovered that some of the sites which sent referral traffic that contributed to conversions were also owned by the same seller.

With Bryan’s help, Zouhair addressed the seller with his concerns, and ended up negotiating the price down by 22% with the additional sites included as part of the deal. These savings were more than enough for him to hire Centurica’s WebsiteCare team for 2 years. They also assisted in getting the (relatively complicated) site transferred and set up from the seller's dedicated server.

Get in Touch

Bryan O'Neil

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Justin Gilchrist

Justin Gilchrist

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