As markets develop at an ever-increasing pace, larger companies in particular need to adapt and respond to changing demands. In many cases, an honest analysis of the business will reveal a number of activities that are no longer essential and should be disposed of.
A new owner with the right focus and resources can provide the respective business units - and their staff - with a new and sustainable future. Finding the right partner, who will successfully lead the transformation into a standalone business while respecting the vendor’s intentions, is a complex process.
Through our ability to focus on activities that are peripheral to your business, we can successfully spin off selected business units as independent SMEs.
Benefits for corporate groups:
We understand that multiple stakeholders need to be involved in a sale, so we aim to achieve optimum results for all. We are highly flexible and always committed to finding a viable solution for each party.
Using a small and experienced team, we conduct all due diligence and complete all transactions with pragmatism, speed, and discretion. The entire process is designed for maximum efficiency and minimum disruption.
Independent capital base
Many companies have patchy accounts, which makes lenders very wary. Thanks to our specialist expertise and financial strength, we can put together attractive propositions for acquisitions and follow-on investments without recourse to banks.
Independence as an SME
In many cases, the business unit to be divested is not a standalone company. Usually, a number of missing pieces need to be added very quickly. The starting point may be a single production site, which requires sales, R&D, and management structures before full independence can be achieved. Managing this process is what we do every day.
A clean cut
Before a business unit is carved out, it is often heavily dependent on the parent company in terms of supply chain, production facilities, IT, etc. Our role is to enable a clean cut from the parent company. If desired, we are happy to continue our collaboration in the post-transaction period.
Management teams are typically excited by the prospect of independence, but also mindful of the challenges involved. We have a strong preference for working with the existing management. We provide the support needed, offer protection against the pressures, and facilitate rapid business decisions.
Maximum transaction reliability
This is achieved through our proven combination of experience, financial strength, and flexible decision-making process. We are accustomed to dealing with difficult situations, able to deliver smooth transactions, and always true to our word.