Are you seeking growth capital for your enterprise, an equity partner or a successor? Or would you like to participate in business activities under a management buyout (MBO)? Our structured procedures are helpful before, during and after the transaction.
Successful cooperation requires clear structures. From the beginning. That is why we at Abacus alpha have created a roadmap for the transaction process. It has been carefully thought through, and it reliably leads us in stages to the achievement of our goal for the benefit of all participants.
After signing a confidentiality agreement, we get to know one another through a non-binding conversation. This provides us with a first impression: what does your business model look like? How sustainable is it? How well do we fit with one another?
If both sides form a positive impression, we carry out an initial company valuation on the basis of business performance indicators. We draw up a non-binding purchase price offer in the form of a letter of intent.
If our ideas coincide, the next phase involves due diligence: a period of in-depth, careful assessment. In dialogue with you and on the basis of key documentation, we analyse your business’s opportunities and risks, strengths and weaknesses.
If the results of this assessment confirm our positive image, we extend a binding offer to you.
If our binding offer is accepted, purchase agreement negotiations commence and transaction details are specified.
Our shared path begins here.
‘Professionalism and a clear structure form the basis of a successful transaction.’
Following a successful transaction process, the actual cooperation begins: planning for a shared future, new opportunities and continuous growth. In this process, each investment is assigned a permanent contact partner at Abacus alpha. This partner advises existing management, provides support to the company’s strategic orientation and builds promising bridges to additional investment firms.
We rely on cooperation with the current board of directors and will not interfere in the day-to-day running of the business. In addition, we have few requirements concerning standardised control tools. We are comfortable with the individual coordination and assessment tools customarily used in business management. In this process, we schedule monthly status meetings with management. In situations involving succession, we work together with the responsible leadership, making joint decisions regarding the search for suitable executives.
We bring in perspectives and achieve goals by putting together the strategic framework, together with the management of an associated company: we do this by articulating the mission and vision and coming up with concrete action plans for achieving the goals as well as regularly reviewing them.
We drive continued strategic development and use personal dialogue, sound judgement and intuition to create synergies. Our investment managers bring transaction expertise to the table. Their experience often encompasses industry expertise and, in all cases, specialist knowledge in a wide variety of areas, including human resources, marketing and sales strategy, financing, and internationalisation. As coaches and sparring partners, they support management in a systematic and effective manner. Annual impulse meetings and expert workshops in the business community also promote communication between the portfolio companies, which can lead to opportunities to collaborate.