Buy your own company. How do I successfully undertake a management buyout or management buy-in?
More and more individuals are aspiring to become owner-managers or entrepreneurs rather than managers in large companies. One way to realise your entrepreneurial potential is to take over an existing company through a management buyout or management buy-in. Given the huge number of company founders who will retire in the coming decade, management buyouts or buy-ins might well be fruitful avenues to entrepreneurial success.
Why this programme
Buying your own company brings along a variety of questions and challenges:
What are the different steps in the buyout process?
How do you find a suitable target?
How do you evaluate a potential target?
What should you pay attention to when negotiating with the sellers?
How to generate value?
How much do you need to pay and how can you best structure the transaction?
What are the common pitfalls?
In his keynote speech at the Buy Your Own Company conference of 2013, professor T. Bovard tackled the essence of entrepreneurial acquisitions.
The Entrepreneurial Buyout Academy organized by The Platform for Entrepreneurial Buyouts (PEBO) offers you an excellent opportunity to prepare your own buyout case.
The program consists of 7 sessions which chronologically handle the steps needed to successfully undertake a buy-out or buy-in. The program is taught in Dutch.
- Session 1 - Why should you buy a company? How to find the right company?
21 April, 19h-22h30, Campus Gent
- Session 2 - The business plan, value creation, and due diligence
27 April, 19h-22h30, Btech NV, Deinze
- Session 3 – Valuation
10 May, 17h-22h30, Campus Brussels
- Session 4 - Financing
19 May, 19h-22h30, Campus Gent
- Session 5 – The transaction
26 May, 19h-22h30, Campus Leuven
- Session 6 - Negotiation tactics
7 June, 19h-22h30, Campus Brussels
- Session 7 - Post transaction: Challenges and pitfalls
23 June, 13h-21h, Campus Gent
Please download the brochure 'Entrepreneurial Buyout Academy' for more information.
Prepare your own buyout case!
The Academy targets individuals with significant management experience who have the ambition to perform their own management buyout or management buy-in. In order to maximize the learning process, all sessions are action oriented and the participants have the opportunity to work on their own buyout case.
This programme qualifies for the KMO portefeuille.
Prime Foundation Partner Platform for Entrepreneurial Buyouts
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BDO equals high level expert advice. Availability, proximity, integrity, a pragmatic approach and our international network are our main strengths. In Belgium BDO has more than 500 Partners and staff spread over the whole country. We work from 9 offices located in Antwerp, Brussels (Airport), Brussels (Centre), Ghent, Hasselt, La Hulpe, Liège, Namur-Charleroi and Roeselare. BDO is part of a strong international network with about 55,000 Partners and staff active in more than 140 countries.