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Exit Review

Are you Exit ready?

Are you Exit ready?

To assist shareholders who are planning a potential future exit strategy, Cavendish has developed its Exit Review Process.

Take our simple survey to see whether you are Exit Ready.

1
Have you thought about your exit strategy (trade, private equity, IPO, full sale, partial sale….)?
2
Do you have an idea of potential purchasers for the business; understand their acquisition criteria and what you need to do to make yourself more attractive to them?
3
Do you know how much your company is worth based on comparable trading companies and transactions? Do you know what you need to do to position your business for a higher multiple?
4
Have you structured the business in the most tax effective manner to maximise personal wealth?
5
Do you have detailed, reconciled management and financial accounts for the last 3 years and a robust budget for year of sale, supported by efficient financial systems?
6
Do you have a three year business plan based on organic growth and acquisitions, together with operational improvement?
7
Do you have an incentivised, competent management team that will stay with the business?
8
Have you selected a target date for exit and devised a program to maximise EBITDA up until then?
9
Have you carried out your own internal due diligence check on the business (contracts, key employee dependencies, IP, property, litigation…)
10
Have you prepared for a sale process by collecting data for a data room, developing KPI’s to monitor and selecting corporate finance advisers?
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The "Are you Exit ready?" questionnaire does not constitute investment advice, nor is it an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity.

If you wish to find out more about our services please contact:

Caroline Belecher S
Partner & Head of Exit Planning Practice