Business Brokers (Exits, Mergers and Acquisitions):
Any business whether successful or less so, from time to time require new investors. This could be to raise new capital or replace existing shareholders. Perhaps even its current shareholder(s)wish to explore outright sale of their equity, realise value, retire. Whatever the reasons may be, an experienced group of professionals, specialising in the SMME segment are available to help you though this process. It may start with an analysis as to the why and only then the how followed by the who. Understanding exactly why current management and shareholders may wish to seek new investors, and their expectations, and to then assist systematically with a preparation phase will ensure maximum value. We will hold your hands through the entire process and not only the actual sale itself which is how so many of our competitors do. Instead we invest much time and effort upfront to help you position the business correctly and perhaps even wait for certain issues within the company to get “cleaned up” or normalised prior to going into the market. Only once the business and its management/shareholders are 100% ready, do we go into the actual marketing and sale or acquisition process.
We will not just advertise your business on a website and list it like second-hand cars or houses. Our is a personalised, bespoke and discreet service whereby we jointly identify targeted potential buyers (or sellers) and we then discreetly approach those individually instead of broad advertising. We are there every step of the way! Totally discreet and confidential of course.
- Any preparatory work to get the company into the best shape possible, time permitting to maximise value
- Assistance with the planning and/or execution of mergers, acquisitions or exits from a business unit, company or selected shareholders
- Formulation of a detailed Investment Memorandum (“IM”), the format and content with which investors will be familiar and include all relevant information typically needed: history, operational, structure, financial info etc
- Planning of Exit strategy; formulation of its exacting objectives and desired outcomes; and then all preparatory work to all business aspects for eventual exit
- Capital raising
- (Re-)negotiating loan instruments
- Due diligence process preparation or execution
- Identifying possible investors or acquisition/merger potential targets
- Deal structuring advisory
- Negotiations assistance and support
- Identifying suitable partners and candidates for M&A opportunities
- Pre-legal advice and input
No doubt there are many accounting and/or legal firms that offer similar services in the M&A field, however they often come at very hefty fees and commission structures, and frequently follow very dogmatic and inflexible in-house processes, procedures and templates, which may not suit you. Traditional brokers are typically singularly focusses on the sale itself, whereas we assist and handhold you through the entire process from start to finish. The Interventionist are much more practical, hands-on and results oriented at very reasonable fees (which are negotiable and success orientated).
Business intervention methods, target the area of weakness in your company. Whether the company is in a downward spiral and needs to be saved, or already successful and trying to reach the next level, understanding how to implement appropriate business intervention strategies can help make the effort successful. We do our work in any area of your business where our help is most needed and we can have a measurable and immediate impact.
An outsider is often better placed to cut through the sometimes emotional implications and can take a more objective view on alternatives available. Ultimately we would never take the final decision on how to proceed. That remains strictly within your domain. But when you feel you need help, and cannot afford the sometimes convoluted and theoretical processes (death by paper and PowerPoint!) of traditional advisors, such as business rescue practitioners, consultants, auditors, lawyers etc. our Interventionists team can assist and get to the answers much quicker and cheaper than anybody else can.
Our services and expertise are transportable across most industry segments, but we have pertinent people on the team with backgrounds in financial services, IT, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, property, etc. Don’t be shy asking – we will honestly tell you early on if we are unable to help you.
Our network of available skills is wide and flexible with literally a combined hundreds of years’ experience in executive and non-executive capacities and roles across almost all industries you can imagine. And the academic backgrounds are equally impressive with several diplomas, degrees and even a few PHD’s! However, The Interventionists do not employ these people on a permanent basis. That would be unaffordable. That is why we refer to our “network of resources”. We call on this network for each challenge we are presented with, so that The Interventionists can identify the correct indivuals or company, on a case by case basis, to come and assist with the task at hand. Sometimes that may be a single person, sometimes a combination of several. The Interventionists will select and advise and introduce, but ultimately contract and ensure the collective delivers on our promise to you and the desired objectives. It is this virtual operating model through contracted resources for specific tasks that makes us so compellingly competent, always able to deliver and, importantly for you the customer, remain affordable.
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