Our methodology is based on creating quick and easy contacts between buyers and sellers of companies. We work with the entire process from industry analysis, valuation, search to the closing process and contract forms.
We always make sure to get the right market price by creating a market platform with several buyers. We make a valuation that lays the foundation for the negotiation, but it is the buyer’s willingness and ability to pay that ultimately determines the size of a purchase price.
If you are interested in selling you company, please contact us. We can offer you a simple and flexible way to reach the market without having to show your interest for everybody.
To sell discreetly
“I want to be able to go into our local food store without being ashamed”
Yes, that is also what it is all about. This quote comes from an entrepreneur, owner and CEO of a medium-sized industrial company in a small town in western Sweden where his company and the municipality were the largest employers.
If you have built a company throughout your life and the company has become “one” with the place you live, you want the new owner to also understand the social responsibility that the company has taken for a long time.
Selling your company means discontinuing your commitment, ie. the time and money you spent in the company. Therefore, discretion in the sales process is extra careful not to worry about all stakeholders unnecessarily – customers, staff, etc. before the deal is finalized. It may have turned out that the first stakeholder was not the one who could make the company grow further.
Being careful about information management during the process is crucial, so that after the transaction you will be sure that you have both been paid correctly and that you have sold to the right buyer.
Planning the transaction
Selling a business requires planning!
The sale of a business should not be based on a temporary request or a temporary bid. An opportunity that pops up can be good but can also go wrong and hurt the company if you do not execute the process properly.
When buying or selling a business, you must plan. Conducting a business is not just about agreeing on the price. When it is time for a sale, it is often just as much about selling to the right buyer while seeking the highest market price.
Different ways to sell companies
You can sell companies in two different ways. Either you sell the company as a whole or you sell the assets as part of the business.
Sale of shares
You can sell all shares in a limited company or parts of a joint stock company. Then you sell the entire business with assets, liabilities, staff and signed agreements and the buyer continues to run the business in the same name and organization number.
In the event of a transfer of shares or shares, the business continues as usual. All personnel are therefore included in the purchase. Their employment contract also applies when the company is run with a new owner.
The sale of assets and liabilities means a transaction that may include all or selected parts of the assets. Such as inventories, equipment, customer records or trademarks. If the buyer run the business further, employees can also come along.
In an asset deal, it is easier for the buyer to see what he is buying and what obligations it might entail. He can continue the business without any responsibility for past business and commitments. The seller keeps his shares in the limited company but have no assets left.
Enterprise value is a common valuation model
Enterprise value (EV) is the value of the entire company. The net debt plus the market value of the shares. EV = market value including equity + book debt. Enterprise value is defined as the market value of the company (including equity) adjusted for net debt.
What is EV (enterprise value)?
Enterprise value is the value of the entire company. Liabilities and cash plus market value of the shares.
Enterprise value is a way of valuing a company that can help investors compare companies with different capital structures. Enterprise value is often used by investors to give a clearer picture, as it also considers liabilities and cash.
What then is the difference between net asset value and Enterprise value?
If you buy a company, you usually buy a company’s debts. These debts are to be paid back at some point, and you can say that EV shows what the market value is for the whole company.
The net asset value (net asset value + any surplus value in the balance sheet) is only the market value of a company’s equity.