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Company valuation

A central question for the evaluation of possible alternative courses of action is the enterprise value of your own company. We value your company on the basis of the valuation methods commonly used and recognised in international M&A practice.

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Services
  • Company valuation on the basis of standard market methods (discounted cash flow and multiple methods).
  • Plausibility check of an existing or initial preparation of a multi-year, integrated business plan (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, working capital).
  • Preparation in the form of a valuation memorandum including a detailed description of all planning assumptions, the applied business valuation methods as well as the valuation outcome.
Target group
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Shareholders
  • Managing Directors, CEO, CFO
  • Corporate development / M&A departments of groups of companies
Costs
  • € 9,750 plus VAT.
    In the case of complex valuations with several corporate entities to be valued separately or companies with different business activities in different industry sectors, the fee shall be increased according to estimated additional expenses in accordance with prior individual agreement with the client.

Target Screening

For most companies the identification of suitable target companies is a challenge, especially in foreign markets. We support our clients in the structured, worldwide identification of suitable target companies for a takeover or strategic investment within the framework of the development of a “target list” and procure the information and data necessary for an assessment.

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Services
  • Definition of search criteria in a joint workshop with the client for the search of suitable target companies (e.g. industry segment, financial ratios, customer structure, geographic focus technology competence, patent activities).
  • Identification of suitable target companies based on the defined search criteria in Germany and abroad (depending on the client’s preference).
  • Determination of relevant data on the identified target companies via Z&C’s accessible databases and financial information services Standard & Poors CAPITAL IQ, ACURIS Mergermarket, Bureau van Dyk MARKUS.
  • On request, collection of information on worldwide patent activities of companies through the strategic partnership with the Cologne-based patent law firm Kutzenberger Wolff & Partner (e.g. for targeted search of technology competencies or assessment of potential market entry barriers).
  • Involvement of Geneva Capital Group’s international partner network to identify suitable target companies in international target markets.
  • Evaluation and prioritization of the identified target companies according to jointly defined criteria using the scoring tool developed by Z&C.
  • Presentation within the scope of a target list presentation with the desired and pre-defined level of detail.
Target group
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Shareholders
  • Managing Directors, CEO, CFO
  • Corporate development / M&A departments of groups of companies
  • Family offices, Private equity sponsors
  • Management buy-in candidates
Costs

The costs for the preparation of a target list are:

  • Upon request

Workshop “M&A in Practice”

The workshop “M&A in Practice” is aimed at people who are involved in an M&A process for the first time and want to be informed about the essential elements and success factors in a succinct and concise manner.

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Services
  • Preparation and execution of an M&A workshop (approx. 1/2 day) with the following contents (individual adaptation possible after prior consultation):
  • Current trends in the M&A market
  • Motives for company mergers and acquisitions
  • Preparation for the transaction process (“exit readiness”) and optimization measures prior to a transaction
  • M&A process – typical steps of a transaction and their interdependencies
  • M&A project organization and the interaction of companies and advisors
  • Purchase price determination and transaction structuring
  • Options for transaction financing
  • Letter of intent and purchase agreement (SPA)
  • Negotiating in the M&A process
  • The workshop can be conducted via video conference (Zoom, Microsoft Teams).
Target group
  • Managers and shareholders of companies who deal with issues relating to the acquisition and sale of companies
  • Managers responsible for strategy and M&A in corporate groups or medium-sized companies
  • Corporate lawyers
  • Banks
Costs
  • The cost for the Workshop “M&A in practice” including preparation is € 3,900 plus VAT.

Workshop “Company Valuation”

The workshop Company Valuation is aimed at people who would like to learn about the usual methods of company valuation in the transaction business as well as current valuation topics and possibilities for company value optimization.

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Services
  • Preparation and execution of a workshop (approx. 1/2 day) with the following contents (individual adaptation possible after prior consultation):
  • Basics of the DCF method, the capitalized earnings method and valuation with multiples (Comparable transactions, Comparable listed companies).
  • Functioning and application of the valuation methods
  • Determination and calculation of the relevant input factors for the application of the methods(e.g. EBIT, EBITDA, free cash flow, discount factors, cost of capital)
  • Key parameters of a company valuation
  • The difference between price and value of a company
  • Possibilities to optimize the value of a company
  • The workshop can be conducted via video conference (Zoom, Microsoft Teams).
Target group
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Shareholders
  • Managers and shareholders of companies who deal with issues relating to the acquisition and sale of companies
  • Managers responsible for strategy and M&A in corporate groups or medium-sized companies
  • Corporate lawyers
  • Banks
Costs
  • The cost for the Workshop Company Valuation including preparation is € 3,900 plus VAT.

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