Your best possible exit starts here. 

Our 10x Exit Finder engagement gives you the best possible chance at a strategic exit. 

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The 10x Exit Finder engagement

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STEP 1
EXIT CANVAS

We'll start our work together with our Exit Canvas.

This summary of your business helps us build a selling strategy.

We'll explore your offer, target customers, marketing & sales strategies, growth plans, your reasons for selling, consultant structure, revenue, intellectual property, and other key details.

From this, we'll create a custom selling strategy for your firm.

PAYMENT #1

After completing the Exit Canvas, we will send an invoice for the first $10,000 of the engagement fee.

If you're not fully satisfied with the plan, you can stop the project, pay nothing and the strategy we created in the Exit Canvas are yours to keep.

STEP 2
CREATE PROSPECT POOL

Next, we'll compile a list of potential buyers and align their strategies with yours.

We'll begin with a targeted list of about 100 buyers.

Using a software look-alike tool, we'll create a larger list. This way, we get the best of both worlds: a focused-targeted approach and a wider-reach strategy.

PAYMENT #2

Once we've compiled the prospect list and shared it with you, we'll send the invoice for payment #2. You own the list outright, regardless of whether you choose to continue with our services beyond this point.

STEP 3
MARKET THE DEAL

Next, we reach out to potential buyers on your behalf and keep you updated every step of the way.

We send a ~5-page teaser to anyone who responds. This document summarizes your business but keeps confidential information private.

To learn more, buyers must identify themselves and sign an NDA.

PAYMENT #3

The first NDA marks a key milestone. It signals the move from preparation to selling. Once we get it, we'll send the final engagement invoice.

STEP 4
SEND THE CIM

After the NDA is signed, we'll send a confidential information memorandum or a financial package summarizing your company. We'll make this decision together, based on your specific situation.

At this stage, we aim to be fully transparent. We want to address any weaknesses head-on and proactively turn them into opportunities for improvement. By sharing all relevant information now, we avoid surprises later that could cost valuable time and complicate the process.

Our goal is to present your business honestly, highlighting its strengths while also showing how challenges can be turned into advantages.

STEP 5
MANAGEMENT MEETINGS

Next, we'll arrange a meeting between you, the acquirer, and your management team if they're involved. This gives you the opportunity to pitch your firm and lets the potential acquirer ask questions.

STEP 6
NEGOTIATIONS

Next, our goal is to ignite a bidding war for your firm, and we take the lead in this effort on your behalf. We provide a letter of intent template to streamline the process of comparing offers on an apples-to-apples basis.

Until we sign the letter of intent and accept an offer, the negotiating power remains in our hands. Therefore, we strategically navigate this phase of the process to ensure favorable outcomes for your business.

STEP 7
DUE DILEGENCE

At this stage, we'll begin due diligence, typically spanning a 30- to 60-day period, during which the acquirer will thoroughly examine every aspect of your firm. We take proactive measures to prepare for this phase, ensuring a smoother process when it arrives.

STEP 8
CLOSE

Around midway through the due diligence process, we'll enlist the expertise of an M&A attorney to draft purchase agreements and other essential contracts. Their role is pivotal in ensuring that all terms are legally sound and compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

A reputable M&A attorney offers invaluable guidance on tax implications, potential liabilities, and overall legal compliance. They oversee the closing process, ensuring that all necessary documents are properly executed and that the transaction progresses seamlessly.

 

Engagement details, for your review

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DURATION

You should expect a 6 to 9 month engagement.

EFFORT

Shareholder(s) will be involved in creating the Exit Canvas deliverable. This is approximately 3-5 hours of meetings over the course of 2-3 weeks. Additionally, someone from your team will need to compile the necessary documentation for the data room. This includes financial statements, contracts and any relevant documentation to prove out the business. Depending on your level of record keeping this can be a small or large task.

COST

We have a satisfaction based engagement fee structure. After the completion of three important deliverables we will invoice you $10,000. At that point if you’re satisfied and want the engagement to proceed you pay the invoice. In addition to the $30,000 engagement fee there is a success fee when your business sells. The engagement fee is credited against the success fee.

PAYMENT TERMS

We have a satisfaction based payment model, we do the work before we ask you to send payment. This ensures that we’re tightly aligned throughout our process and more importantly you’re all in the exit strategy that we design together. If you’re no longer feeling it, we’d prefer to stop the project. And if we’re not adding the value you hoped for, we don’t deserve to be paid. Since we’re taking the risk of non-payment, when one of the three stage gates is complete and invoiced, we ask you to pay the invoice within 24 hours. 

 

Why choose Nemawashi? 

Navigating the M&A landscape can be overwhelming, but we're here to simplify the journey and provide you with actionable advice.

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We know the industry.

We exclusively partner with IT consulting firms like yours. With over two decades of industry experience, we understand what potential buyers find attractive and how to capture their attention.

We’re aligned or the engagement stops. 

Unlike traditional investment bankers and business brokers, whose interests often don't align with yours, our unique engagement model ensures your goals are our top priority.

M&A for your benefit, not ours.

The M&A industry often benefits market makers and service providers more than the clients. We're changing that. We provide strategic, thoughtful, and well-prepared guidance to ensure your best interests are prioritized in every transaction.

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