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Selling a business

Selling a business

KPMG’s team of specialists guides 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 maximize 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:

  • Analyze your business portfolio to maximize shareholder value
  • Assess exit strategies
  • Prepare the business for exit
  • Execute an efficient divestment process
  • Mitigate transaction risks
  • Enhance your retained business.

Our integrated team of specialists helps you ask and answer the key questions with confidence through the critical stages in planning and executing divestitures.

 

Portfolio strategy: How can I maximize shareholder value?

Analyze the current and potential value of your portfolio and develop divestiture approaches with and assessments of internal and external business contexts in addition to potential scenarios that can support your exit options.

 

Exit options: What are my strategic exit options to help maximize shareholder value?

Understand and develop a powerful and effective story for buyers based on qualitative and quantitative benchmarking of the asset and through upside improvement potential for revenue and costs. Assist you in selecting valuation approach, targeting and screening the right buyers, contacting them on your behalf, aligning your valuation with buyer’s expectation and help ensure you have the information needed to satisfy potential bidders and support the sale process.

 

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

Ensure investors have the information they need and minimize value leakage during separation. Analyze the best deal structure and outlining the required steps that help bidders understand potential cost and revenue synergies.

 

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

Manage the deal strategically by planning the separation thoroughly and articulate information required by bidders as well as relevant regulatory documentation. Assess the offered prices and support to secure favorable deal value. 

Pre-close: Am I ready to close?

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

 

Post-close: How can I capture the value created?

Close the deal efficiently to achieve real results by assisting to prepare closing documents, helping the investor exit the transition service agreements (TSAs) and implementing the stranded cost mitigation plan in the retained business.

Our Deal Advisory professionals are forward-looking specialists who helps our clients make the right decisions throughout the process to maximize shareholder value through combining deep sector knowledge and the foresight that comes from experience. From early options assessment of portfolio value to understanding the potential risks and rewards of a divestiture and helping with minimizing value leakage, we support our clients to maximize shareholder value and execute the deal with minimal disruption to the remaining business operations..

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