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Exit Review

Maximising value for exit

Maximising value for exit

The Exit Review has three key objectives:

  • To conduct an external assessment of the business to ensure that the client is focusing on the key drivers that will increase its exit price.
  • To position the business in the most appealing way to potential buyers.
  • To identify any weaknesses a buyer would highlight during the due diligence process.

It is focused on:

  • Obtaining the highest EBIT level in the time-frame.
  • Providing an indication of valuations based on comparable EBIT multiples.
  • Assessing how different buyers will value the business and position it accordingly.
  • Manage risks so that they do not affect price

Its key output is a top level action plan aimed at increasing valuation which includes:

  • Strategic plan (organic growth and by acquisition) and operational improvement plan.
  • Plan for positioning business to fit buyer's strategy including the valuation of potential synergies.
  • Actions to reduce risk factors.
  • Strategic framework review, etc. A review process to ensure actions are implemented.

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Are you exit ready?

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

“We wanted the experts’ view on a number of companies we were looking to purchase. Caroline and her team provided detailed analysis on current valuation, a sector and competitor analysis, an overview of how the company would have to change its positioning to increase multiple, an evaluation of the growth strategy and financials’ strengths and weaknesses, together with a review of exit options. This invaluable input into our PE model helped us with price negotiations and our final decision on the investment.” Jane Crawford, Managing Partner, Chamonix Private Equity