Cantwell Corporate Finance | Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland

By: Cantwell Corporate Finance  05/12/2011
Keywords: Corporate Finance, Raising Funds, Business Valuations

• Sale and purchase of companies
• Management buy outs (MBOs)
• Preparing company for sale
• Business valuations
• Raising funds

We provide a full range of corporate finance services to business owners. On the sale side we’ve helped owners to prepare their business for sale, through finding a buyer, negotiating sale terms and managing the transaction through to completion.

We’ve also helped purchasers to identify potential targets, negotiate purchase terms and source finance right through to helping them complete the deal and integrate the target with their existing business.

Transfers of family business bring additional complexities such as extracting cash for the retiring parents while ensuring the buyer and the business isn’t burdened with excessive debt. We’ve advised on many family succession cases and know how to tackle the complexities involved.

If you’re thinking of selling, transferring or buying a business we can help you through the process.

Case study
We were contacted by the owner of a large West of Ireland based distribution business who had an interest in selling his company. We identified the following key issues to a successful sale:

  • The owner was the key driver in the business and his continued involvement would be required;

  • The financial and management side of the business needed to be strengthened;

  • A sale to a competitor carried the risk of increased competition; and 

  • If the owner could continue to grow the business, then the selling price could be maximised.

We identified an experienced manager with knowledge of the sector as a potential buyer for the business. We facilitated the sale of the business to the manager over a three year period for an upfront sum and additional consideration based on the performance over the period.

We managed the entire transaction, from negotiation through due diligence and legal agreements in just 4 months.

Keywords: Business Valuations, Corporate Finance, Raising Funds

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