MAKING EXTRAORDINARY EXITS POSSIBLE
We help entrepreneurs maximise the value of their organisations and then achieve an extraordinary exit when they come to sell their business.
This is likely to be your "first time at the races", when it comes to selling your company. Whereas, it is more than likely that you will be selling to a sophisticated buyer. They will have developed a playbook and the experience to ensure that they have all the cards and the resources to acquire your company on terms that will benefit them the most.
Working alongside our Strategic Exit coaches and M&A experts we will help you to develop, implement and execute a winning strategy that is designed to achieve a successful exit. It is critical to learn the rules, the strategies and the tactics before you get into the game, and then discover how to effectively position your company to achieve the best possible exit
You have spent much of your life dedicated to building and growing your company. 80% of sellers have all of their wealth tied up in their business. Our goal is to help you not only maximise the value of your company by helping you to successfully Scale, but also to achieve the highest possible valuation when you come to sell the business
IT'S NEVER JUST A TRANSACTION - IT'S A JOURNEY
HOW WE UNLOCK TRUE POTENTIAL VALUE?
Helping the business owner ensure that they are emotionally and practically ready to embark on the Exit Journey. How well equipped are you to deal with sophisticated buyers ?
Understanding the fundamental value drivers that will have the most significant impact on the ultimate value of your company. Which of the Value Drivers will accelerate the value of your company?
It takes significant time and planning to ensure that your business is in the best possible shape to achieve a successful exit. Our Readiness checklists are designed to ensure you are fully prepared.
KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN THINKING ABOUT AN EXTRAORDINARY EXIT
WHAT IS DRIVING THE DECISION FOR AN EXIT?
Is there a particular event or need for exit? Perhaps a stage of life, lifestyle decision, or no succession plan? These are some of the common reasons for an exit - understanding yours is key.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE OUTCOMES?
What outcomes are required ( must have ) or preferred ( nice to have)? This includes valuation expectations , exit timing, and plans for the existing management team.
IS YOUR SUCCESS TEAM IN PLACE?
Having the right team in place is essential. This can include the leadership team, strategic exit coach, sell side advisor, wealth manager, lawyer, accountant and deal CFO.
ARE YOUR FINANCIALS IN ORDER?
Are you financial statements in order. Can you provide consistent growth figures? It is critical to have clean financials with straight forward explanations and analysis.
HAVE YOU RECENTLY BEEN APPROACHED BY BUYERS?
If so, who and why they are interested? Knowing your buyers is an important aspect of successfully positioning your business for an exit.
HAVE YOU EXPLORED ALL OF YOUR EXIT OUTCOMES?
Whether selling to strategic or financial buyers, a well planned exit involves evaluating and comparing every option available.
HAVE YOU IMAGINED YOUR LIFE AFTER A SALE?
Legacy is important. Imagine life after an exit: what do you see? What does an ideal exit, and life after an exit, look like to you? Take time to reflect on the future and your goals.
WHO DO YOU BELIEVE COULD BE A STRATEGIC BUYER?
What is the strategic value your business brings to the buyer? What are your "Rembrandt's in the attic" and how does your business improve the buyer's competitive position?
Extraordinary Exits Achieved
Achieving Maximum Value
Stretch objective achieved