It is a special moment for entrepreneurs when they hand over their managerial role and shares to the new owners. Such a generational change is more than a financial transaction: it is about the continuity of the company and also about the impact on the immediate environment. NOM is happy to contribute to business succession and the continuity of beautiful northern companies with funding and knowledge.
For many entrepreneurs, the so-called buyout is a one-time event in their career. Such a business transfer requires good preparation and attention: What does this change mean for the organization? How do we use the knowledge of the current DGA(s) in the new structure? Do we have the right people within the company? What will the new generation bring? What opportunities are there once the transfer is complete? And of course: what are the interests and wishes of the entrepreneurs involved? Plenty of things to figure out, think about and discuss.
NOM is more than just a financier. We like to think along at an early stage about the (im)possibilities, openly discussing the pros and sometimes cons of choices. For us, maintaining the identity and continuity of the company is very important. The organization and impact on the region is important. Of course, the case must also be attractive in terms of risk/return, but that is not the primary focus. As NOM we strive for a healthy economic North Netherlands and successful business transfers are part of that. We are therefore ready for entrepreneurs in various sectors, whereby we attach increasing value to the themes more sustainable, healthier and smarter.
In a buyout process, we discuss team, strategy, structure, conditions and finances. In doing so, we choose the route that best suits the company and the business. Does the company operate in a stable market or is there peaks and troughs? Is the team ready for the change? We match the dynamics of the organization and the entrepreneurs involved as closely as possible. Always keeping the longer term in mind. We look explicitly at potential, but also at risks and room to absorb them. After all, there will always be challenges in the future. From NOM we know the tricks of the trade and we like to use that experience during a business transfer.
Space and time
In a buy-out process, but also in the 'management phase' afterwards, the availability of knowledge and a broad network within NOM is very useful. Here we have a lot of market knowledge and access to other parties, and where necessary we call in external specialists, for example in the legal or tax field. We are also used to handling things carefully, to take the space and time necessary for the transfer process. The approach is always to arrive at a structure that suits both buyer and seller, with the continuity of the business as the starting point. We offer customization and do what is necessary: from researching the business and working out options to assisting with contracts, being a partner towards bank financiers and providing equity, possibly supplemented with subordinated loans.
Passing the baton
When is the process successful? A buyout is more than a share transaction: the baton is passed on for the future. The challenge is to lay the foundations for future growth and development in the transfer, where both buyer and seller are satisfied with the agreements made. The next step is to continue to develop and respond to opportunities and challenges. That is why NOM is also available after the transaction. We are a sparring partner and like to think along about relevant themes or the use of our network. Always with the aim of making the company grow.
Wiertsema & Partners
Curious about the "smart exit" at Wiertsema & Partners, where succession is in stages? Then read their story here. You can also discuss your own situation and wishes. Please contact Ruud van Dijk, T. +31 6 215 185 09 or E. email@example.com.
In this white paper you will learn:
- What you have to deal with when you start working with investors
- Differences and similarities between bank funding, subordinated loan and equity capital
- In what ways NOM as an investor can help you
Please note that this whitepaper is only available in Dutch at the moment. We are in the process of translating this whitepaper.