Case Study #1

Case Study #1

New Orleans Event Rental Business

Acquired by:

Strategic Buyer

Total Value of the Transaction: $1,100,000

Key Deal Terms

  • seller’s Retirement Age – 62 years old, ready to retire at 65
  • Process start to finish took 18 months
  • Created Confidential information memorandum (CIM)
  • Multiple offers received
  • strategic buyer identified
  • Full Price Offer received
  • buyer financing arranged by M&A advisor
  • key man employee contracts put in place
  • Purchase price structured to minimize taxes
  • Sellers discretionary earnings: $250,000
  • Sale Price: $800,000
  • transitional employee contract: $300,000
  • Total value of the transaction to the seller: $1,100,000
  • FINAL VALUE: 4.4X Multiple of Net cash flow

Client Story

The seller and his wife were ecstatic at the final results of the transaction. The net proceeds from the sale were higher than anticipated. The seller was able to take his chips off of the table while the business was still able to command a premium. He was then able to run the business under the new owner who wanted to retain all employees for the long term. The seller was allowed the freedom of continuing to do what he loved for as long as he would like with a growing company all while reducing his workload and responsibility. He was able to achieve his goal of spending more time with his new grand children. Our favorite client situation is when we are contacted early enough to stage the company for sale.