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Selling a business

Selling a business

Guiding you through your divestiture, from developing an exit strategy to enhancing the value of your retained business.

KPMG can guide you throughout a divestiture, helping to develop an exit strategy...

If you are considering selling a business, KPMG’s integrated team of specialists works with you to ask and answer the right questions throughout the divestment process, from developing an exit strategy that helps to maximise value to enhancing your retained business.

When it comes to selling a business, a successful strategy requires active portfolio management and a well-planned divestment process. As an objective third-party advisor, we can help you:

  • Analyse your business portfolio to maximise shareholder value
  • Assess exit strategies
  • Prepare the business for exit
  • Execute an efficient divestment process
  • Mitigate transaction risks
  • Inhance your retained business

Focusing on the key questions

We  help you ask and answer the key questions with confidence through the critical stages in planning and executing divestitures.

Portfolio strategy: How do I maximise shareholder value?

Analyse the current and potential value of your business portfolio and assess the risks, benefits and feasibility of selected divestiture options to develop your strategic approach.

Exit options: How do I maximise shareholder value through the right exit strategy?

Develop your value story from the buyer’s point of view. Our  corporate finance professionals assist you in targeting and screening the right buyers, contact them on your behalf, and help ensure you have the information needed to satisfy potential bidders and support the sale process.

Preparing for exit: How do I prepare the business for exit?

Make sure investors have the information they need and minimise value leakage during separation. Analysing the best deal structure and outlining the required steps will help bidders understand potential cost and revenue synergies.

Deal execution: How do I get the deal done at the right price?

Manage the deal strategically by planning the separation thoroughly and anticipating questions from the buyer before you are ready to sign.

Pre-close: Am I ready to close?

Stay in control of the closing process by identifying regulatory requirements, firming up your separation plans, and verifying what support the buyer needs.

Post-close: How can I deliver the deal value?

Close the deal efficiently to achieve real results, taking care to mitigate separation risks, help the investor exit the transition service agreements (TSAs) and implement the stranded cost mitigation plan in the retained business.

How can we help

Our Deal Advisory professionals are forward-looking specialists who combine deep sector knowledge with the foresight that comes from experience to help you stay in front of the issues and avoid loss of value. From helping you understand the potential risks and rewards of a divestiture to supporting you in minimising value leakage, we assess your situation and support your negotiating position to maximise the sales price and execute the deal with minimal disruption to business operations.

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