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December, 2013
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  Focus on Business Transfer Services  

You naturally think of a corporate management services company implementing and managing structures for clients for their businesses. Amicorp has done precisely this for over two decades. We number approximately 900 specialists and operate out of more than 40 offices in over 25 countries. We speak English, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Russian, Afrikaans, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa Indonesia.

However, in addition to these services, Amicorp also provides Business Transfer Services. We help current business owners successfully plan and execute a transfer of, or exit from, their business or business assets by finding new owners – whether successors, MBI/MBO, buyers or investors.

We also help future owners by finding the appropriate company, business or assets for them.

At any given time, there are many companies and businesses up for sale. Reasons for selling range from the owner approaching retirement to lack of capital.  If there is no successor to inherit the company, the owner must look for a buyer. The search for serious buyers or investors is complicated and time-consuming. We can identify buyers or investors better than any other organization. We believe planning how you exit your business is just as important as how you start it. The goal is to maximize the value of your company before converting it into cash, and to minimize the costs and time involved.

Selling your business is a process. The time required to successfully complete this process is directly related to the complexity of the business as well as the circumstances underlying your decision to exit the business. It may vary from one week for a sole proprietorship to several years for a corporation forced into involuntary bankruptcy. Disputes and litigation often add another (unpleasant) dimension to the process.

We act as an intermediary between owners and future owners of small and medium-sized businesses or business assets, and assists them during the process of the transfer of ownership. Therefore we also intermediate between sellers and buyers of tangible business assets, such as industrial plants and large machinery, and intangible assets like trademarks.

We identify opportunities in a variety of markets: our Business Transfer Services have always had a particularly strong focus on Latin America and South East Asia, but we have a considerable presence in Europe, (including Eastern Europe), and the Middle East.

For business owners we define and implement their exit strategies. An exit strategy is a comprehensive road map that helps owners to successfully sell their privately held business. An exit strategy asks and answers all the critical questions that business owners and their advisors must consider when the time has come to exit the company.

For future business owners (buyers or new investors in the case of a business – or family members in a succession) we assist during the transfer period (entry strategy). We make the transfer of ownership as smooth as possible and allow current and future owners to focus on the business itself, by overseeing all the necessary steps to realize the transfer.

Sale of Business
Sale of Business
Buying a Business
Buying a Business

The reports and analysis we produce will give you the desired leverage in a sale or purchase and strengthen your position while negotiating a transaction. The next step is, together with financial and legal experts, to develop a tailor made solution to ensure the transaction is facilitated in the most tax efficient manner. We will draw up the necessary contracts and protect all parties involved against unforeseen events, future claims and contingencies. It is truly a “turn-key solution”, where we evaluate the business and/or business assets, estimating its value by establishing a MPSP (most probable selling price) for the business, and preparing and offering it for sale, or presenting it directly to the future owners.

Our specialist team handles everything from the initial interviews with potential buyers or sellers, the exchange of documentation (including comprehensive information memorandum), the negotiations, the due diligence investigation and finally the sale or purchase of a business. In the case of a sale we actively market the business to prospective buyers.  We not only conduct buyer searches but also screen buyers for ability to complete a purchase. It goes without saying that confidentiality in maintained throughout the process.

As well as addressing all the issues above, Amicorp also coordinates the legal and fiscal support before, during and after a deal, provides business process outsourcing services where appropriate, implement estate planning structures where needed to make effective investment decisions, and hold payments in escrow from the buyer until the closing.

  For further information please contact:  
  profile photo Elia Nicolaou
Managing Director

Amicorp (Cyprus) Ltd
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Managing Director

Amicorp Uruguay SA
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This document is prepared for general information purposes only. Amicorp Group does not provide tax or legal advice to its clients. Any opinions contained herein should not be construed or interpreted as advice provided by Amicorp Group.