• 17th January 2019

    What are the three main barriers to overcome for a successful MBO?

    Succession is a difficult bridge to cross in the life of a business owner. For businesses which have a management team who are not the owners, a Management Buyout (‘MBO’) can become an attractive avenue for all parties involved.

  • 7th September 2017

    MBOs: Structuring the consideration

    In previous blogs published by the Ensors Corporate Finance team, we had discussed the basics of management buyouts (MBOs), preparatory stages of an MBO and the price of an MBO. In this blog, I will be discussing the next step in an MBO process – structuring the price consideration.

  • 6th July 2017

    MBOs: Getting the price right

    Management Buyouts (MBOs) are an efficient exit mechanism for private company owners to retire (or partially retire) by handing over control of the company to the senior management team. In previous articles, I have discussed the fundamentals of MBOs and the importance of preparation to deliver a successful MBO. In the current article, I shall aim to tackle the most thorny issue in an MBO – the price of the MBO itself!

  • 15th March 2017

    Laying the groundwork for an MBO

    Management Buyouts (or MBO’s) are a highly effective way to achieve a controlled sale of a business to a trusted management team. I have written a number of blogs and articles on the basics of MBOs over the years based upon our “real life” experiences advising dozens of sellers and MBO teams.

  • 6th January 2017

    The benefits of an MBO – taking control of your destiny

    Management Buyouts, or MBO’s, are a very popular mechanism for shareholders to achieve a controlled exit from their business. It also provides a great opportunity to reward those employees who have helped grow the business to what it represents today and provide them with a “once in a lifetime” opportunity of taking control of their own destiny.

  • 19th May 2020

    Employee ownership – coming to a business near you

    “How would you like to sell your business for market value and pay ZERO tax?” It is a question that would always have ignited the interest of a business owner.