Professional Support for Divestitures

Exit Preparation

Maximize the sales price with thorough exit preparation: Convincing equity stories, efficient factbooks, and management briefings.

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Maximizing the sales price

A successful exit requires a straightforward equity story, meticulous planning, well-prepared factbooks and data, and a management team ready to go through a thorough DD process. With our experience from more than 360 due diligences, we help you prepare for the questions that a potential buyer is likely to raise – ensuring a smooth divestiture and maximizing your return on investment.

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Equity Story

A well-rounded and consistent equity story significantly contributes to a high company valuation. We support sell-side advisors and shareholders in telling such an equity story. In doing so, we combine our business model expertise and technological pragmatism with many years of M&A experience on both sides of the negotiation table.

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Exit Readiness

In a gap analysis, we clarify which goals must be achieved until the start of the sales process to obtain a credible equity story. To this end, we clarify the necessary measures and prepare the organization and the management team for the demanding due diligence of the buyer side.

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Exit Dashboards

“Better be safe than sorry.” Before starting the sales process, we clarify which KPIs are relevant for potential buyers – and which questions regarding data and KPIs are to be expected in the sales process. We prepare all relevant data in convincing exit dashboards, providing the buyer security and transparency concerning the business model and performance.

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Vendor DD / Factbook

A successful exit process requires much time and resources from the parties involved. With professional sales documents, the process dynamics can be relaxed and a better valuation can be achieved. To ensure a successful exit, we prepare a vendor due diligence or factbook, help to build a structured data room, and coach the management teams on the sell side for the DD process.

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IT Factbook

Transparency about the IT, a comprehensive transition roadmap, and an indication of TSA services promote confidence on the buy side and support the valuation, especially in special situations such as a necessary carve-out. With the experienced view of the “other side”, our exit preparation experts develop a comprehensive IT factbook, outline the way out of overarching IT structures, and prepare TSA service catalogs and contracts. From accompanying IT due diligence sessions to supporting internal resources in the provision of information, we accompany the seller side through to the successful completion of the transaction.

Your Contacts for Exit Preparation

Daniel Krzyzak

Partner & Managing Director

  • Enterprise IT
  • IT Infrastructure
  • IT Carve Out
  • IT PMI
  • IT DD
  • IT Security
  • ERP & Applications
  • Vendor & Exit
Christoph Nichau Partner Transaction Services wdp gmbh, a valantic company

Christoph Nichau

Partner & Managing Director

  • Commercial DD
  • Product DD
  • Technology DD
  • Value Creation
  • Exit Readiness
  • Vendor DD