Achieve the highest value possible with good conditions and an effective sales process
Our dedicated team focuses on helping you to get the highest value possible when selling your company. We project manage and support you in every step of the sales process, so that you can focus on your daily operation.
With Grant Thornton's team for M&A services, we create a transparent and efficient sales process where we understand your goals and challenges through a close dialogue. We identify the best sales strategy and our valuation experts form a common view with you about the company's value. We also work closely with our tax lawyers and industry specialists. Thus, you´ll have an expert team with a high senior presence at your disposal.
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When it comes to owner-managed companies, the sales decision is often related to a generational change, or that you as an entrepreneur lack capital and resources to reach the next step in your growth journey. The transfer can be made to an industrial or financial buyer. Both categories often offer continued commitment and co-ownership so that the deal will lead to a successful result for both parties.
Pre-sale, it is important that you as a entrepreneur prepare the company in advance. Organizing is central to a successful transfer. This includes, among other things, an efficient finance function, a reduced dependence on individual business-critical parts - for example a very large customer or supplier, and that all customer agreements are in writing. About two to three years before the planned transfer, it may be appropriate to start getting help from us.
Your partner in the sales process
At M&A services, we collaborate with you to fully understand your company and the opportunities and risks it faces. We are your partner from start to finish, which also includes follow-up after the transaction has been completed. You will receive suggestions for possible value-creating measures in the company, and help choosing the best structure for the business.
We have extensive experience in identifying and evaluating potential buyers. Through our large international and local network Grant Thornton International, your opportunities for successful sales to the right buyer increase. The presentation material we use is professional and structured to clearly describe your business, its financial history and future opportunities.
We lead the negotiations with the buyers from the time the market is contacted until the transaction is completed. In this way, we ensure good sales conditions. Our internal transaction statistics show that we often exceed our customers' expectations of the sales price.
Values, negotiation support and financial models
Grant Thornton's knowledge of owner-managed companies means that we can act clearly and proactively in the challenges and issues you may face in a corporate transaction. This can, for example, be about the complexity of the transaction, tax issues regarding the management of the purchase price, advantages and disadvantages of a financial versus an industrial buyer, value expectations and other valuation issues.
In addition to taking on a project management role in the sales process, we perform valuations, act as negotiation support, develop financial models and so on. We have deep experience of the conditions in various industries, such as IT, healthcare, technology consulting and industry.
Of course, we adapt the process to your business. A smaller company has different needs than a large group with operations in many countries. Contact us to start discussions about what a future sales process could look like for your particular company.
We offer, among other things, the following within M&A services:
- Sales mandate
- Purchase mandate
- MBI/MBO (management buy-in/management buy-out)
- Strategic advice
- Negotiation support