Transaction Support / M&A and other Exit Strategies

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It’s not always about selling your agency to a big firm.  Prosper Group helps you evaluate and determine the right exit path, whether ESOP, merger, acquisition, strategic partnership, or a hybrid.

Prosper Group is with you every step of the way:

  • We start with a preliminary valuation that assesses your firm’s hidden value, as well as an audit that tells you exactly what you need to do to maximize value through any transition
  • Next, we work with you to develop a plan to package your firm that represents full potential value to a buyer or partner.  Only then do we go to the market, approach potential buyers, and field offers.
  • Our work isn’t done when attractive offers come in.  We know from experience that the majority of transactions don’t fulfill expectations.  We complete a full due diligence, map how cultures will fit together, assist with integration, and most importantly, eliminate surprises.
  • Your next generation of leaders holds the keys to your success, whether you sell, merge, or acquire.  We help you position successor management to run and grow the business, protecting the departing owner’s cash-out agreements.
  • In addition to traditional M&A, we support specially-tailored transactions that include spin-off’s, divestitures, stock buybacks, partnership “divorces”, and post-acquisition counsel to maximize earn outs already in progress.

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