The presence of investment firms in business acquisitions has grown considerably in the past few years. There are several reasons for this. Think, for example, of the lack of succession, a shortage of growth capital or no proper guidance in the process of further internationalisation. Furthermore, it has become increasingly difficult to get financing through a bank. In parallel to this, the current low interest rates play a part, which makes investing in companies an attractive way to make your capital pay off.
For you as an entrepreneur, this means that a private equity firm is a good option when considering the sale of your company. By selling your shares to private equity, your capital remains level and you profit from a wider network of knowledge, expertise and experience. Quite often, it also affects the expansion of the range of services and geological coverage. Private equity offers a solution to achieve the desired growth; either by selling 100% of the shares at once or by creating a growth plan together to make your company stronger. A pre-exit allows you to cash out part of your equity and sell your shares in parts.