Preparing the sale of the company

In order to sell the company in optimal conditions and thus to maximize the selling price, we recommend the shareholders to carry out an exit review prior to the sale. Therefore OMNICAP developed the Exit Review Scan. Although the decision to sell and the effective start of the sales process briefly fit together in many cases, it is useful to start the exit review already 2-3 years before the start of the sale process so that there is sufficient time to execute the proposed measures.

Especially for family SMEs, an exit review is very helpful because there is often an interdependence between the family business and private assets. The complete unraveling of this interdependence usually requires some time.

In preparing the company for sale, following elements will be examined and, where necessary, be refined: