Whatever the transactional event that is being considered, or other advice sought, there are many common aspects to the advisory process. The fundamental building blocks of good advice are, firstly, a full understanding of your business - its market position, business drivers, challenges and development potential; and secondly a full understanding of you – your personal ambitions, objectives and timelines.
Midicorp always takes the appropriate time to ensure that these two building blocks are in place before progressing with any advisory process. An advisory plan will be developed, tailored to fit your objectives and the circumstances of your company. Midicorp will work closely with you through ALL aspects of the appropriate process as illustrated in Selling your Company.
Advice given by Midicorp is usually focused on the ultimate objective of a business or company exit by shareholders. This may involve a fairly immediate company sale, or this may be a longer-term objective. So, to facilitate the timelines and requirements of business owner-managers in each given situation, Midicorp provides help with other aspects of business development along the way.
· Shareholder exit – Selling your Company You may feel now is the right time to exit your company, because, for example: ·your personal priorities are such that this is the right time · strategically, now is the right time because of market conditions in your sector ·you have been approached by a potential acquirer and this has prompted you to start thinking about an exit, or · you believe its future development will be better realised within a company with greater resources
If so, it is likely this will be the most important business and financial decision you will ever make. It is particularly important that you have someone to advise you at all times throughout what is a specialised, complex and time consuming process, and that all matters are properly dealt with.
We can help you optimise your outcome and we will always be available to deal with issues arising, talk through your thoughts or concerns at any time, dealing with the acquiror, and help manage liaison with lawyers, accountants and other third party advisers.
· Buying or selling a business You may have the ambition to expand your company more quickly than organic growth allows. Or you may see the opportunity to enhance or complement your business offering in combination with other products or services We can help you find and acquire the right company. Alternatively, you may be planning to sell a part of your company, for example, in order to focus on your core activities; we can assist you in optimising that sale.
· Corporate grooming and mentoring The purpose of corporate grooming is to best position a company looking to a future sale, fund raising or seeking a strategic partner.
You may have plans to sell your company, raise new funds or seek a strategic partner at some future point – for example, when your products/technology have been developed further or your sales traction has increased. If so, we can help you to develop and position your company, to then progress your longer-term intentions when the timing is right. · Finding and securing a strategic business partner You have a business and products which might appeal to acquisitive companies, but the time might not be right to maximise value by exiting the company. Or, you might have decided that the best way to accelerate the growth of your business is to find a strategic partner who can, for example, help generate additional sales, provide technology or marketing advice and / or be a source of additional financing.
We can help you find a strategic business partner and help you ensure that any ensuring deal focuses and is structured on what’s right for you, including the ability to grow and create further value for your remaining shareholding in the company; and to have a clearly defined ultimate exit route for all shareholders.
· Fund-raising We assist in identifying and introducing you to well-informed investors that specialise in your sector.
This provides a focused approach to this specialised requirement, in determining relevant potential investors and addressing the needs of investors as well as you and your company; freeing you and your senior management from this time-consuming process, enabling management to concentrate on your business, rather than researching, exploring and filtering likely investors; and then dealing with the ensuing process and appropriate structuring of any investment.
If you wish to progress matters…….. For an initial discussion, contact David Jones or Mike Stackpoole on +44 207 125 0116 or, in the first instance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All discussions are, of course, entirely confidential.