How to maximize your earnout

How to maximize your earn-out

Having founded, built, and sold many companies ourselves, we know exactly what it’s like. More often than not, the entire sale process proves a critical distraction from business as usual and this can severely hamper post-deal growth. You now need to turn your attention to maximizing your earnout.

We have been helping companies get the most value out of their sale since 2015. We use the 2Y3X framework through the deal process and to plan and execute post-sale strategies. We have also worked on the buyer’s side, performing due diligence projects for listed companies prior to acquiring target firms. This gives us a deep perspective from both sides of the table.

Planning for continued rapid growth post-deal is incredibly important. After all, it is to both parties’ advantage to meet or exceed your maximum targets: the multiplier escalator works in your favor as well as that of the new owners. The buyer wants a solid profit engine long after you have left the company or moved up into the acquirer’s management ranks.

The Earnout Maximizer Program is designed specifically around meeting ambitious targets while building a resilient and capable succession team. It is perfectly suited to planning the post-sale earnout rebound. As such, we offer short a four-month kick start process. This develops the structured roadmap required to hit the target and onboards the team who will deliver each element to reach it.

We also work with companies to deliver the whole program over the course of two years leading up to the final year. This provides a more robust execution path as we are on hand to hold the team’s feet to the fire all the way to completion.

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