AMC Can Support In Preparing a Business For M&A or PE Investors

When preparing a business for sale, the Owner/CEO needs to approach the exit strategy with the same focus and drive that helped build the business. Unfortunately, statistics show that the majority of businesses that go to market don't sell, leaving those businesses without solid options. However, an Owner or CEO who is “ready” with an attractive business greatly increases the odds that the business will find a serious buyer. Yet, preparing a company for sale may be a long and complex project, taking up to two years of preparation. Then, once a buyer is found, the sale process can take over six months.

The basics assessment AMC will do

  • Assessing a business’s competency across functional categories, including planning, leadership, sales, marketing, people, operations, finance and legal.
  • Identifying and prioritizing a business’s specific risks that are depressing value and obstructing long-term sustainable growth.
  • Providing management with visibility into outcomes and return on investment (ROI) for any contemplated initiatives, motivating management to take action to implement specific improvements.

Preparation AMC Can Support In

Our Deal Readiness Methodology of an initial assessment, value creation, and risk mitigation positions the business for sale or investment. Buyers and or investors such as corporations, private equity firms, and family offices will quickly recognize any attempt to hide issues, conceal problems or quickly stage the business, so adequate preparation is essential.

Below are the steps for preparing a business for sale:

  • Conduct a Business Operations/Risk Assessment
  • Prepare a Detailed Business Strategic 5 year Plan
  • Determine a Range of Value
  • Implement Action Plans to Optimize Value and Reduce Risks
  • Project Manage the Optimization Process
  • Consult an M&A Advisor or Investment Banker
  • Compile Due Diligence Information (prepare data room)
  • Prepare the teaser and pitch book

This process enables a business Owner/CEO to avoid a situation where at the 11th hour they realize that they’re accepting an amount for their business which is less than what they could have received by optimizing operations and reducing the business’s intrinsic risk before going to market.

On the other hand in case a company decide to divest AMC can also support with the preparation and implementation until final de-registration.

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