The Importance of Getting it Right
For the majority of business owners, shareholders etc… the opportunity to exit a business whether via a trade sale, a sale to a strategic buyer or indeed a sale to a financial investor is often a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Planning for a successful exit often requires an unswerving focus on developing;
The organisation’s strategic plan and ability to scale-up
The organisation’s overall financial performance
The strength of the organisation’s cashflow position
The organisation’s market position, USP’s, and intellectual property
The organisation’s contracted and/or recurring revenues
The organisation’s Net Promoter Score
The organisation’s reliance on key customers, suppliers and staff
The organisation’s reduced reliance on the founder/shareholders
Whilst the challenges of building a highly successful business are considerable, preparing a business for sale in a way that maximises its true value requires a different set of skills and a mindset that is different again from the earlier approaches in the business’ previous growth phases.
Through many years of experience we know that successful deals are a blend of;
- The price achieved
- The structure of the consideration
- The buyer’s future plans to scale the business further
- The timescales involved
For many business owners looking to sell – the absence of any sort of exit plan is a major obstacle and hence it’s not surprising that less than 20% of businesses actually sell.
Learn How To Build A Strategic Exit Plan
What you’ll learn:
Through our exit planning services, you’ll learn how to shift focus towards ensuring that the organisation develops a comprehensive strategic plan to;
✔ Scale-Up both pre and post-sale
✔ Increase its overall financial performance
✔ Improve the organisation’s cash flow position
✔ Strengthening its market position, USP’s, and intellectual property
✔ Grow its contracted and/or recurring revenues
✔ Develop its customer loyalty via tools such as Net Promoter Score
✔ Reducing the organisation’s reliance on key customers, suppliers and staff and minimises its reliance on the Founder/shareholders
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Understand what stage your business is currently at, and get a bespoke report that will help you take it to the next level!
As businesses grow, they invariably face some very specific challenges. Understanding how best to address them, in what order, whilst also identifying the opportunities associated with these challenges is a critical part of unlocking your business’ true potential.
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Successful entrepreneurs that exit their businesses with maximum value recognise the importance of key-value drivers and build the appropriate strategy, structure, systems, processes and teams to allow the business to realise its true potential.
At Chalkhill Blue we have considerable experience of helping clients not only plan but also execute the successful sale of their business.
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