Exit Planning involves two important aspects – the first being an analysis of your company, the second being the resulting work that is undertaken prior to a transaction.
Our initial analysis is based upon the questions and due diligence exercises that we have undertaken over the past 20 years. The analysis can be considered in 2 parts:
- Discovering potential Risks that may be perceived by a buyer or investor. These may be real and therefore worthy of resolving, or imagined in which case the focus should be on how to effectively present and explain them.
- The second area is Value Maximisation. What can be done within the business, beyond simply increasing profits (which we assume you are trying to achieve already), in order to increase value? This may, simplistically, lead to a higher ‘multiple’ or may create value in another way via the structure of the transaction or the approach to your company’s balance sheet. There are as many factors affecting the value of your company as there are that effect its trading performance; there is therefore always an opportunity to make improvements.
The resulting actions can either be undertaken by your team internally or, where appropriate, we can undertake workshops, template building, systems improvements etc on your behalf.