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Private equity

Find the right private equity buyer for your company

Successful private equity investments require a strong understanding of the market landscape and direction of industry trends. We can work with you to find the right private equity buyer for your business.

Discover the growth potential of your business

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Superior knowledge will get you a better deal. See our sample report to find out what you're missing. We will create a customised valuation report worth $5,000 for you.

To create your report, we will contact you and get an understanding of your business. We can give you the insights you need.

  • View a sample report
  • Understand what you are investing in
  • Set your sights on growth

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"Our approach to engaging with private equity on behalf of our clients is to move quickly and decisively to identify, engage and ultimately secure high-quality investors and buyers for our clients and their business."
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Global map of buyers and investors

We find you qualified investors, in Australia and overseas

Finding high-quality investors is a complex task. We understand the factors required for successful investments, and use our global network of contacts to find private equity buyers that are suited to your business.

Our team of advisory professionals

We have a strong global network of private equity funds and investors, so you can be confident we will find the right buyer for your business.

We can find the right private equity buyers for your company.

Our process for selling your business to Private Equity

Education

Education

4 - 6 weeks

We take the time to learn about your business so we can understand how to best position it for sale and find the best right buyer.

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Prepare a valuation report about the business
  • Create a score card on the business and areas where it may need improvement

Preparation

Preparation

4 - 12 weeks

It is essential to prepare a business for sale. A well prepared business will always receive more interest and, typically, a higher valuation. Additionally, a Private Equity buyer will value a strong management team so ensuring this is in place now, or hiring the right people to fill the gaps is an important step. The process is complex, but we can guide you through it.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or limited areas of weakness
  • Executing strategies from the valuation report
  • Assessing the level of normalisations
  • Getting financial data and customer data, covering 50 areas of data we need
  • Creating a 'kick off pack' including NDA, One Pager, and IM
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need

Research

Research

4 weeks

We do extensive research to understand the buyer pool and how your business is positioned in the market.

  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an 'early view' of value from them
  • Understand how your company can fit in with the existing assets of a Private Equity buyer
  • Research who is buying in Australia and globally
  • We use our proprietary method to ensure our buyer pool is strong and competitive
Marketing

Marketing

6 weeks

Selling a business for the best possible return requires finding the right buyer.

  • Contacting the most relevant buyers in the buyer pool
  • Sending proprietary documents and marketing materials to potential buyers
  • Managing enquiries from potential buyers
  • Site tours with owners and management

Negotiation

Negotiation

4 weeks

The terms of your business sale need to be favourable for you. We can negotiate effectively with all relevant stakeholders to ensure you get the best result.

  • Buyers send through Term Sheet and conditions attached to the deal
  • Nash Advisory and buyers exchange data and modelling
  • Signing of the Term Sheet

Education

Diligence

6 - 10 weeks

Buyers need to take a close look at your business. This is a complex process which needs to be managed.

  • RFI sent by interested parties
  • Lawyers engaged and contracts are sent through
  • Further Q&As and site tours

Finalise

Finalise

2 weeks

We ensure that you get the most out of a sale when it really matters – signing and cash flows.

  • Signing of key documents
  • Management of cash flows

See our process in more detail. Download now

See our process in more detail.

Download now
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Our process for selling your business to Private Equity

Education

Education

4 - 6 weeks

We take the time to learn about your business so we can understand how to best position it for sale and find the best right buyer.

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Prepare a valuation report about the business
  • Create a score card on the business and areas where it may need improvement

Preparation

Preparation

4 - 12 weeks

It is essential to prepare a business for sale. A well prepared business will always receive more interest and, typically, a higher valuation. Additionally, a Private Equity buyer will value a strong management team so ensuring this is in place now, or hiring the right people to fill the gaps is an important step. The process is complex, but we can guide you through it.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or limited areas of weakness
  • Executing strategies from the valuation report
  • Assessing the level of normalisations
  • Getting financial data and customer data, covering 50 areas of data we need
  • Creating a 'kick off pack' including NDA, One Pager, and IM
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need

Research

Research

4 weeks

We do extensive research to understand the buyer pool and how your business is positioned in the market.

  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an 'early view' of value from them
  • Understand how your company can fit in with the existing assets of a Private Equity buyer
  • Research who is buying in Australia and globally
  • We use our proprietary method to ensure our buyer pool is strong and competitive
Marketing

Marketing

6 weeks

Selling a business for the best possible return requires finding the right buyer.

  • Contacting the most relevant buyers in the buyer pool
  • Sending proprietary documents and marketing materials to potential buyers
  • Managing enquiries from potential buyers
  • Site tours with owners and management

Negotiation

Negotiation

4 weeks

The terms of your business sale need to be favourable for you. We can negotiate effectively with all relevant stakeholders to ensure you get the best result.

  • Buyers send through Term Sheet and conditions attached to the deal
  • Nash Advisory and buyers exchange data and modelling
  • Signing of the Term Sheet

Education

Diligence

6 - 10 weeks

Buyers need to take a close look at your business. This is a complex process which needs to be managed.

  • RFI sent by interested parties
  • Lawyers engaged and contracts are sent through
  • Further Q&As and site tours

See our process in more detail.

Download now
,

Our process for selling your business to Private Equity

Education

Education

4 - 6 weeks

We take the time to learn about your business so we can understand how to best position it for sale and find the best right buyer.

  • Educate clients about the process
  • Prepare a valuation report about the business
  • Create a score card on the business and areas where it may need improvement

Preparation

Preparation

4 - 12 weeks

It is essential to prepare a business for sale. A well prepared business will always receive more interest and, typically, a higher valuation. Additionally, a Private Equity buyer will value a strong management team so ensuring this is in place now, or hiring the right people to fill the gaps is an important step. The process is complex, but we can guide you through it.

  • Working with your management team to find areas of growth or limited areas of weakness
  • Executing strategies from the valuation report
  • Assessing the level of normalisations
  • Getting financial data and customer data, covering 50 areas of data we need
  • Creating a 'kick off pack' including NDA, One Pager, and IM
  • Preparing a secure data room to provide buyers with everything they need

Finalise

Research

4 weeks

We do extensive research to understand the buyer pool and how your business is positioned in the market.

  • Speaking to buyers early in the process to get an 'early view' of value from them
  • Understand how your company can fit in with the existing assets of a Private Equity buyer
  • Research who is buying in Australia and globally
  • We use our proprietary method to ensure our buyer pool is strong and competitive

See our process in more detail.

Download now
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The Nash Advisory advantage

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Diligent research

We conduct extensive research into industry and economic factors, and identify the likely beneficiaries. This helps us to prepare questions a private equity buyer will have.

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Experience you can rely on

Through our extensive M&A experience and our own investments, we have unrivalled expertise when it comes to private equity buyers and how they think.

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Long-term focus

Understanding the long-term trends and potential risks associated with your company ensures we can effectively communicate to buyers. We can also mitigate concerns and highlight the strength of the underlying growth trends.

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Work with our directors

As one of our clients, you'll work closely with our directors. Their expertise will be at your disposal, and they will work to achieve your desired outcome.

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Get advice from private equity experts

Finding the right buyer can be challenging, especially when targeting Private Equity, and we're the experts.

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Your questions answered

What is important to a private equity buyer?

As an investor in our own companies, we are know the ins and outs of what a private equity buyer is looking for. We use a broad set of metrics to understand and assess whether your company is a good fit for a buyer before we engage.

A range of factors can dictate a buyers' investment thesis, which include:

  • Financial position
  • Customer spread
  • Supplier information
  • Type and number of contracts
  • Industry landscape
  • Macroeconomic conditions

Which sectors are private equity buyers looking at?

Some of the best conditions for investing are in the healthcare, tourism, and education sectors. These continue to show a lot of promise and have strong economic tailwinds supporting the longevity of returns. Outside of these core sectors, Private Equity are continuing to seek investments for their portfolio companies and for expansion. Talk to us to understand how you might be the right fit for a private equity buyer.

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