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How to mark your startup as Acquire’d

A guide to marking your startup sold and Acquire’d

Last updated: December 18th, 2023

Congrats on selling your startup! Before popping the champagne, conclude the acquisition process by Marking your startup as Acquire’d

You can mark your startup as Acquire’d in one of three ways. 

Completing the transaction through Escrow.com

If you use our escrow builder and complete the transaction through Acquire.com, your startup will automatically get Marked as Acquire'd when the buyer completes all the closing payment milestones.

You'll still have to follow the steps below under About your acquisition. 

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From My acquisition 

1. Under My acquisition, click Mark as Acquire’d

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From Inbox 

1. Click the Inbox button at the top of the screen.

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2. In your buyer chat, click Mark as Acquire’d on the Team Acquire message. 

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About your acquisition

Once you mark your startup as Acquire’d, we’ll ask you a few follow-up questions to confirm your acquisition and update our records. 

1. Confirm you want to mark your startup as Acquire’d. Continuing will permanently disable all listing actions, requests, and documents.


2. Confirm whom you sold the business to:

  • an Acquire.com buyer
  • a buyer outside Acquire.com

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3If you closed with a buyer outside of Acquire, please select a reason why and click next. 

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4. Tell us where you met your buyer and click Unlist my startup.

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Once you unlist, we'll archive your startup, removing it from the marketplace and disabling chat and acquisition actions. You can unarchive it by emailing support@acquire.com.

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4. If you did close with an Acquire buyer, please select them from your list of buyers with approved access. Click Next.

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5. Confirm your purchase price. This anonymous data helps us compile documents like our biannual multiples report, which helps fellow founders value and sell their businesses. 

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6. Choose if you'd like to archive your startup

Archiving disables acquisition actions and the chat function. Once archived, you can't edit your startup or re-list it. 

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Congrats! Your acquisition is now finalized on Acquire.com 

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Still need help?

Please search the help desk again or contact support at support@acquire.com.