Selling your Business
Business owners generally sell a business only once. This is a momentous event and usually a result of many years work. We help business owners position the business for a sale and guide them through the process of achieving the maximum value for their business. We help with;
initial market research,
devising an appropriate sales strategy,
leading commercial negotiations
Project managing the legal and other advisers to the successful completion of a deal.
Debt and Equity Financing
Gallagher Keane has advised on debt and equity deals with an aggregate value in excess of €750m.
We advise clients on the optimal capital structure of their business and have vast experience raising finance ranging from private equity for early stage and mature businesses, project equity for real estate transactions to senior debt to fund MBO’s or capital expansion projects.
We have excellent relationships and a strong network of contacts with:
Private equity funders
Venture capital funders
Other institutional and private investors
Selling a business to the existing management team can be an attractive proposition for a business owner to exit as there is generally less diligence required and less disruption to the business.
There are still many hurdles to navigate to ensure a successful deal such as financing structure, funder expectations, price and ensuring minimum business disruption during the process. We advise management teams throughout this process so they can keep focussed on the “day to day” operations, maintain a good relationship with the business owner.
We will strive to create the optimal capital structure to ensure the business is financed robustly while maximizing the economics for the management team.
We can offer strategic advise for clients including