Selling a company is certainly not an everyday business decision. It is a complicated and demanding process that requires careful preparation. That is why company owners are not and could not possibly be experts at selling companies.
We, however, do happen to be experts in this field. Selling companies has been our bread and butter for over 20 years and we will be happy to share our expertise with you.
We have prepared a list of FAQs and answers regarding the sale of companies. If you don’t see the answer here to a particular question that you have, contact us and we’ll get back to you right away.
What’s the most common reason for selling a company?
Today, it is also common for younger owners to sell a company if they have reached the goals they have set or are bothered by stereotypical routines. This group of owners generally wants to immediately invest money from the sale into a new entrepreneurial project.
When and at what phase of development is it best to sell a company?
There are, however, exceptions where an investor buys a company because of its employees, assets or unique know-how, and not primarily because of profitability.
How can a consulting company help when selling a company?
That way, company owners can fully devote themselves to their business so that it is sold in good condition.
On the other hand, it is sad to watch some business owners try to sell their company on their own for several years. They aren’t able to focus on their business, so the company often ends up in bankruptcy and no longer has any value.
What kinds of companies are in the greatest demand?
With respect to sectors, there is currently high demand for operating engineering and toolmaking companies, companies in the medical field, and companies with high value added. But this doesn’t mean that there is no demand for companies in other fields.
In which segment are the greatest number of companies sold?
How do you get a company ready to sell?
If an owner knows, for example, that he will retire in 2017, then the company should be prepared to maximize the sale price within this time frame. Generally, before selling a company it should be running at full capacity.
What determines the price at which an owner can sell a company?
What do owners do after they sell their company?
After the sale or the transition, they usually take six months or a year off to relax, travel, etc. But after some time, many of them use their new capital to start another venture (usually in a completely different field). Older owners often just enjoy their family and a well-earned rest.
Can you sell a company that is going bankrupt?
Would you, on the other hand, like to buy a company? Read the FAQs and answers for buying a company.
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