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101-133 South Hough Street Barrington Illinois 60010 US
847-566-0500 X 201847-566-0500 X 201
847-508-3203847-508-3203
847-566-0100

The Company is a family owned bakery specializing in custom decorated cakes. The bakery owns multiple retail stores in the Chicago area. They carry a full line of bakery items such as pies, cookies, cupcakes and breads.
The Company serves three primary markets:
Special Order Items – 50%
General Bakery Items – 30%
Wholesale Items – 20%
The Company’s main source of business is its custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies ordered for special occasions. They also sell some items to grocery stores.
In 2015 the Company generated $5.5M in sales. The Company’s selling efforts rely primarily through word of mouth. They have a great reputation and are known for their custom cakes. Some direct mail ad campaigns are used and they also run ads in several local publications. It has no direct sales force and is not proactive in generating new customers, except through referrals and its website. A direct sales effort would definitely have a favorable impact in gaining more wholesale business.
The Company’s hallmark is their custom cakes. The bakery uses its own recipes and is known for the quality of their products. The Company sells locally in their retail facilities and will ship certain specialty items to past clients who have moved out of the area.
The Company has a president that oversees the day to day operations and manages the retail store managers. The bakeries are located in attractive, affluent neighborhoods of Chicago.
The Company is well positioned to continue its performance in sales and profitability providing a solid platform for growth. It is an attractive acquisition candidate for private investors desiring a well established business or an industry related company seeking to expand its customer base or current distribution channels.

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Gross Revenue
$5,500,000
Cash Flow
$400,000
State(s)
Illinois
Metro Area
Chicago Market
Is this a franchise?
No
Home Based?
No
Can the business be relocated?
No
Number of Employees
85
Year Established
Pre-1920
Seller Financing Available?
10% of business
Company Structure
S Corp
Facilities
Buildings are detailed in the memorandum
Reason for Selling
The owners are looking for an exit strategy, as they have decided to retire.
Market Outlook Competition

The Company’s selling efforts rely primarily through word of mouth. They have a great reputation and are known for their custom cakes. Some direct mail ad campaigns are used and they also run ads in several local publications. It has no direct sales force and is not proactive in generating new customers, except through referrals and its website.
The Company’s hallmark is their custom cakes. The bakery uses its own recipes and is known for the quality of their products. The Company sells locally in their retail facilities and will ship certain specialty items to past clients who have moved out of the area.

Approximately half of the Company’s sales are derived from special order items. The balance is primarily retail sales with a small percentage of wholesale sales.

Management Support
The President of the Company is prepared to work closely with the new owners to accommodate an orderly and seamless transition.
EBITDA
$400,000
Real Estate Included?
Yes
Real Estate Value
$4,000,000
Equipment Included
Yes
Equipment Value
$0
Inventory Included?
Yes
Inventory Value
$200,000
FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment)
$1,560,000
Cash Flow Comments

SDCF $400,000.00

Gross Revenue Comments

The Company serves three primary markets:
Special Order Items – 50%
General Bakery Items – 30%
Wholesale Items – 20%

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Todd Cushing
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