UK based market-place scale-up with strong global / US presence, 4 yrs old, bootstrapped, annualised turnover rapidly approaching £2m pa, growing fast, huge global scope and coverage already in growing market. Strong team, partnerships, very positive global PR, growing market and market leader disrupting very attractive consumer sector, award winning business, capital efficient, fantastically rewarding profitable business, top 40,000 Alexa rating, just want to assess options (due to personal circumstances) and consider strategy for the end game - not necessarily there at this stage, but want to know how best to work towards exit and glean the best advice to optimise options for that. Also whether that would be best targeted in UK or US. Any pointers would be very much appreciated.
Having been active in the industry of online acquisitions for half a decade I would strongly recommend you to consult with a broker who specialises in online properties, as bricks and mortar M&A firms typically don't have the necessary knowledge to provide you with an accurate valuation, or the contacts to find your business a qualified buyer when the time comes to sell it.
You're welcome to speak to either my team (I run the brokerage division of Flippa.com called Deal Flow - http://dealflow.flippa.com), or other reputable brokers in the industry, such as Quiet Light Brokerage and FE International.