A project plan for divestment typically consists of the following phases and steps:

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1. Preparation
  • Planning
  • Optional: contacting potential buyers (company name kept anonymous) 
  • Valuation
  • Company profile
  • Longlist candidates / Selection shortlist candidates
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2. Transaction
  • Approaching candidates
  • Signing non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Negotiations
  • Letter of Intent
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3. Completion
  • Due diligence
  • Contract documentation

A project plan for divestment typically consists of the following phases and steps:

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1. Preparation
  • Planning
  • Analyzing company information (including working capital analysis)
  • Valuation
  • Information memorandum
  • Targeting and selecting potential buyers
  • Optional: utilising international network
  • Divestment strategy and conditions of sale
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2. Transaction
  • Approaching selected candidates
  • Signing non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Introductory meetings
  • Indicative proposals
  • Optional: management presenations
  • Optional: revised proposals / indicative offers
  • Negotiations
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
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3. Completion
  • Organising data room
  • Due diligence
  • Drawing up transaction documentation

A project plan for divestment typically consists of the following phases and steps:

1. Preparation

  • Planning
  • Valuation
  • Optional: coordinating vendor due diligence
  • Information memorandum
  • Targeting and selecting potential buyers
  • Divestment strategy and procedure/conditions of sale
2. Transaction
  • Approaching selected candidates
  • Signing non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Introductory meetings
  • Indicative offers
  • Optional: coordinating drawing up concept transaction documentation
  • Management presentations
  • Optional: providing additional information
  • Optional: providing concept transaction documentation
  • Optional: providing vendor due diligence report
  • Receiving revised indicative offers
  • Negotiations
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
3. Completion
  • Organising dataroom
  • Due diligence
  • Evaluating results due diligence
  • Drawing up transaction documentation

A project plan for family succession typically consists of the following phases and steps:

1. Preparation

  • Assessing starting points
  • Valuation
  • Conditions of sale: purchase price, conditions and (future) deal structure
2. Transaction
  • Optional: presenting conditions of sale to the tax authorities by your accountant/tax
  • Optional: meetings with individual family members
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
3. Completion
  • Drawing up business plan
  • Optional: supporting deal financing arrangement
  • Drawing up transaction documentation

A project plan for divestment typically consists of the following phases and steps:

1. Preparation

  • Signing non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Defining agreements and timeline 
  • Collecting and analyzing company information
  • Indicative valuation
  • Providing selected relevant company information
2. Transaction
  • Receiving indicative offer
  • Optional: targeting other potential buyers
  • Negotiations
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
3. Completion
  • Due diligence
  • Coordinating drawing up transaction documentation

A project plan for divestment typically consists of the following phases and steps:

1. Preparation

  • Signing non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Defining agreements and timeline 
  • Collecting and analyzing company information
  • Indicative valuation
  • Providing selected relevant company information
2. Transaction
  • Receiving indicative offer
  • Optional: targeting other potential buyers
  • Negotiations
  • Letter of Intent (LOI)
3. Completion
  • Due diligence
  • Coordinating drawing up transaction documentation

A project plan for divestment typically consists of the following phases and steps:

1. Preparation

  • Collecting and analyzing company information
  • Indicative valuation
  • Quick scan financial feasibility
2. Transaction
  • Advising on and drawing up deal proposal to MBO team
  • Meetings with (advisors of) MBO team
  • Negotiations
3. Completion
  • Assisting in organising dataroom
  • Coordinating due diligence
  • Coordinating negatiations buy-sell agreement

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