CHA is a business just like yours. It has monthly overheads and employs top class people. Buying and Selling a business can take many months, even years, and it’s a fact that no two deals are ever the same. CHA charges an upfront ‘retainer’ to meet some of our operating costs and demonstrate client commitment to the project. This is a modest sum, typically 10% – 20% of total fees, but is charged to ensure commitment to the process. In addition, CHA charges a success fee which is structured in a way to ensure that our goals are aligned.