We support you in the planning and execution of investment opportunities, acquisitions, selling a business or parts of it.
Get ready for transaction
You have to deliver what is needed to conclude the intended transaction to the best terms without causing issues and delays.
A good starting point is a suitable legal and operational structure with transparent and detailed historical and actual reporting and a well-structured access to relevant information.
In practice, this is seldom the case, especially for small and medium companies. Once you thus consider a transaction, your team has to perform different task in a relatively short time. These include such as updating business and financial planning, cash flow modelling, risk-management, legal and structuring, data access, and possibly securing adequate finance sources.
Selling a Business
Once you have defined your objectives, you will need a solid business proposal to start contacting researched and selected investors and negotiate structures and terms. If during the due diligence process, interest and an agreement in principle is found, parties review and consider all known details to consequently define the structure of the transaction. A comprehensive legal documentation will then substantiate the closing of any major financial transaction. This will be followed-up by such as the fulfilment of conditions precedent.
Know what you want and make sure you are transaction ready, study the industry’s environment and its dynamics, search all players in databases, platforms, networks, etc. get specific, select many potential buyers, analyse them, filter them, understand them, contact them, motivate them, convince them and close the deal.
The process is quite time consuming and assumes access to specific resources. If you do not have an internal M&A department you might decide to professionalize the process with a mandate to external specialists.
A professional adviser helps you preparing a solid business proposal, documents and presentations, individuating and selecting targets, performing due diligence, negotiating, getting financing, closing and following-up. Such tasks take lots of time.
Being guided and supported through the transaction increases success and saves time. You can probably use your time in a more productive way.