I have a host of proprietary deals which range from 1.0M - 2.5M of EBITDA. I would like to move them through my funnel but am spending a lot of time educating the sellers on terms and basic valuation principles. 

Have any searchers worked with a buyside broker on a proprietary deal in which a sell side broker was not involved? I’m thinking of someone who could serve as a exclusive ermediary and put it up as a listing if we don’t take a bite at the deal.