In an uncertain environment, selling your business has become harder – it is therefore critical to understand all your exit options. Management buyouts (“MBO”s) provide an opportunity to secure a business’ ownership and leadership succession, reward the senior management team and preserve its unique culture for the long term. When thinking about exiting their business, how should owners assess their potential for an MBO, what forms can an MBO take, where do you start and who do you need to help you? Why should owners consider an MBO instead of a sale to a competitor?
This course offers insight into the world of management buyouts from a specialist advisor and will equip attendees with the terminology and steps they need to assess whether their clients (or their own business) could consider an MBO as a viable route to long term ownership succession.
Harry Walker covers the following topics during this course:
- What is an MBO?
- What is a typical MBO structure?
- What does a business need for a successful MBO?
- Step-by-step approach to carrying out an MBO
He specialises in advising mid-market businesses and their owners on strategic transactions, including sales, acquisitions and equity and debt fundraising for growth, as well as working with private equity houses as clients and providers of finance.
Harry has a broad range of deal size and sector experience, including aerospace and precision engineering, building products and tools, food and beverage, and consumer products, with deal sizes ranging from £5 million to £125 million.
His team is known for a pragmatic and personable approach to dealmaking and they have been nominated for and won several regional corporate finance awards over the years. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family and travelling to foodie destinations.