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Sale and purchase of companies

The sale of a company in the SME sector is expedient when there is no successor in the family or when subsidiaries and holdings no longer fit into the portfolio for strategic reasons. The opposite case is also conceivable: You may wish to buy a company in order to expand more quickly or to obtain access to new technologies, for example. We have advised many clients in mergers and acquisitions (M & A) in our capacities as tax consultants, auditors and business consultants.

With regard to the sale of companies, we proceed as follows:

  1. Preparation: Clarification of objectives with the sellers, valuation of the company, drafting of a company profile, selection of potential buyers.
  2. Approaching potential buyers: Establishing an interest in buying the company among potential buyers, signing of a confidentiality agreement, exploratory talks.
  3. Auditing: Preparation and overseeing of the due diligence process for potential buyers.
  4. Conclusion: Negotiations, draft contracts, signing and handover.

This typical transaction process takes a similar form from the buyer's point of view. In the context of the sale of a company it is also to be clarified whether the previous owners are to retain shares and whether they may wish to maintain ties with their present company by way of advisory contracts or seats on the supervisory board.

Interested? We look forward to hearing from you.




NICKEL GmbH | Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Steuerberatungsgesellschaft l Alfredstraße 154 l 45131 Essen

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