MBOs & MBIs

Getting the deal done, pain free

We have extensive experience of arranging management buyouts (MBOs), where the existing management team acquires the business from the owners, or management buy ins (MBIs) where new incoming management take control.

Whether it is a Management Buy Out or Buy In, we can work with either the MBO team or the vendor, but in reality, we often act as an independent broker of the deal and our role is to raise the funding and get the deal done as painlessly as possible. The typical stages in the process are as follows:

  1. Feasibility– assessing the likely valuation and deal structure, funding options and any tax clearances that will be required.
  2. Funding – we have funded MBOs through all possible combinations of debt, equity and vendor finance. We have a broad network of contacts within the banking and private equity communities and a track record of identifying alternative sources of finance where traditional sources have failed to deliver.
  3. Negotiation: We work with all parties, including the funders, to negotiate and structure the best possible deal that works for all stakeholders.
  4. Project management: we will project manage the transaction through to completion, working with you and your other advisors to ensure the deal completes in a timely and efficient manner, and allow management to get on with running the business.

 

We have produced a helpful guide on Management buyout financing and Management buy in finance, but there is nothing better than sitting down and chatting it through so get in touch with Tom Gallop and the team.

Our Guide to MBOs

Written by Tom Gallop, Partner and Head of Corporate Finances

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