IF OUR SUCCESS RATE WAS 60% OR BELOW – WOULD YOU SIGN WITH US?

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With the market so buoyant, most businesses are being approached constantly and it’s hard to understand who is a good advisor and who is not. Many boast glossy brochures and big corporate finance teams, some say they are market-specific while others say they do the most deals. Really though, what you want to find out about an advisory firm is:

How many clients do you sign-up in a year and how many of those do you sell?

If a broker tells you they do 10 but can only provide evidence on their website of 5, and personal sell-side testimonials from sellers of 3, then you know that they are likely at the lower end of success.

Mergers and acquisitions can never be taken lightly; from reviewing the industry, we know that a 100% success rate is highly unlikely with so many unknown factors before a deal is actually completed. Not only are you asking two corporations to unite under a single corporate mission, but you’re also putting together large numbers of people, each with their own personalities and working styles. When several offices, cross-border IT networks, and financial regulation are factored in, the complexity skyrockets.

As an average, a corporate finance firm should be able to demonstrate a success rate in the region of 85% with positive personal testimonials for those sell-side deals.

To ensure that our clients receive a high quality of service and a deep insight, we start the process a Transaction Readiness Report. A business will move one step closer to being sale-ready by focusing diligence on the key elements of your business. This, combined with the creation and implementation of a strategy to mitigate and/or remediate problems before bringing the company to market, will improve the chances of a successful transaction that maximises value while minimising risk.

Venture Corporate Finance’s Transaction Readiness Report aim to help you to fully understand whether your business can be sold at the valuation you are looking for.

WOULD YOU LIKE A TRANSACTION READINESS REPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

A review session to understand more about the Transaction Readiness Report and how it can help any future decisions on selling your business.

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Venture Corporate Finance is a middle-market M&A advisory firm for clients planning to sell their businesses, raise capital, restructure, or grow with acquisitions. We provide independent advice and bespoke transaction solutions to meet their specific objectives.

For more information on corporate finance and M&A services, contact Venture Corporate Finance.