Selling a company

Trigentis always acts strictly confidentially when assisting in the sale of a company. (Strategic) candidate buyers are selected and the entire process of the sale is supervised, from market study, valuation, setting the price and negotiation through to the final purchase documents.

The sale of a business is an important event. Investments have often been made in the company over many years and personal involvement has been intense. The decision to sell a company is therefore a major event. Once the decision to sell has been made, seller wants to achieve the most favourable possible transaction that does not harm the continuity of the company in any way.

Trigentis works closely with its client, directing the entire process of the sale and working closely with the client’s own advisors (e.g. accountant)

Before the sale of the company can be initiated, the owner’s plans have to be assessed to see if they are feasible. Trigentis will assess whether the timing is correct, whether there are any legal or fiscal bottlenecks and whether the company is actually ready to be sold.

A concrete picture is created that gives a fair value for the company, based on a thorough business valuation. A realistic asking price is then determined in consultation with the seller.

After the requisite company documentation has been drawn up, an active but extremely discreet search for suitable (strategic) buyers will be initiated. The anonymity of the seller will of course be assured until it is clear that the candidate buyer has a genuine and serious interest.

Trigentis works closely with its client, directing the entire process of the sale and working closely with the client’s own advisors (e.g. accountant). This allows the selling party to stay focused on its normal business operations throughout the entire process.

  • “Professionalism of the Trigentis advisors has led to an optimal structure for our MBO transaction. Sound preparation, a healthy dose of creativity and good teamwork were the most important building blocks of this result.”

    Steven de Jong, Director Intercol BV
  • “Right from the outset Trigentis has shown a good understanding of our aspirations for the MBI/MBO transaction. Together we can look back on an extremely efficient and effective process, implemented satisfactorily for all parties involved.”

    Diederik Fetter, CEO Hotraco Group