You may be surprised that we as M&A advisor do not shout "WE" loudly at this point but say "IT DEPENDS".
We believe that every profession should do exactly what they are excellent at and practice on an ongoing basis. We are masters of corporate transactions. Your trusted tax advisor will be an excellent partner to you and us during the process when it comes to accounting and tax issues. We therefore maintain a very collegial relationship with him or her in every transaction. As a rule, however, corporate transactions are not his core competence. And brokers, IHK advisors or online platforms are the appropriate partners if your company is not yet big enough or profitable enough to be intensively supported by an M&A advisor.
From a certain company size, a professional M&A advisor is the right choice
You should mandate a professional M&A advisor when your company has reached a certain size. One indication of this could be the operating result (EBIT), which should not be less than 750,000 €. Sometimes, even less profitable companies with an exciting growth story should mandate an M&A advisor to receive the best possible price for the company. Why? For you, the sale of your company is usually a one-time event. When a lot of money is involved or a complex family situation exists, the stakes are high. Nothing should and must go wrong!
This makes it all the more important to generate transaction security and achieving an optimal result with regard to all relevant sales conditions. Therefore, it is important to prepare professional sales documents, to have a good knowledge of the market, to maintain direct and personal contact with potential buyers and to professionally evaluate your company from a transaction perspective, to mention some examples. Negotiating an optimal purchase price is also one of the tasks of an excellent M&A advisor. Keywords here are, for example, the bridge of the enterprise value to the equity value (equity bridge), tax-optimized reinvestments, an earn-out or attractive interest-bearing vendor loans. These are topics that require a great deal of experience to negotiate and can easily account for 50% of the total purchase price. Who will ensure the successful execution of the transaction and all other issues, that may be relevant for you in the future?
Taurus Advisory has a great track record in selling companies
We strongly believe that this can only be done in a meaningful way with the support of a professional M&A advisor. We have specialized in the execution of company sales for more than 15 years and our day-to-day business is to ensure that no critical issue is lost or suboptimally negotiated. We ensure transaction security through our professional project management, a broad market approach adapted to your needs, and by maintaining a bidding competition until the signing of the SPA. This bidding competition enables you to react appropriately to inappropriate request of individual potential buyers. In this way, you never have to accept demands that are not acceptable to you. With our structured M&A process, we increase the probability of a successful deal.
If we have raised your interest, please feel free to contact us and let us plan the perfect strategy for your company sale together. We are looking forward to it!