All owners exit.
Let's do it right.

Whether we are mitigating risk, growing value, or planning a succession, we help owners plan for an eventual transition.

Contact Us

Exit Plan: a Process, Not a Document.

All entrepreneurs are going to exit their business- the only question is whether it’s on the terms of their choosing.   Exit planning takes time.  The downside?  You find yourself a stronger, more valuable business (sigh….).   We use a rigorous process to  help entrepreneurs prepare to exit- on the best terms, and at the time of their choosing.

How Quantive Helps

The scope of our involvement will vary based on needs, but usually takes the form of one or a combination of: a Certified Exit Planner, Fractional CFO, or Board Level involvement with your company.  We think of all these things together as promoting a single overarching goal: value growth.

A Wholistic Approach

Time and again we’ve seen issues outside the business derail deals.  Most often those can be attributed to: a) a shortfall in sale value (i.e. the proceeds are not enough to fund a retirement) and b) a seller’s concerns about what they are actually going to do after closing.

This is why a robust exit plan considers all three elements – that is: the Company, the Estate, and what we call the “Life After” plan.

Dig Deeper

Certified Exit Planning Services

Fractional CFO

Board Advisory

E-Book: Selling a Company- What Owner's Need to Know.

Implement a formal exit 
planning process 
and understand valuation
to safeguard your retirement. 

What's Next?

Understand Value

Know where you are starting.  Studies show most business owners drastically over estimate their company’s value.  Being honest with yourself is the first step in a realistic run at the market.

Pre-Deal Prep

Get your house in order.  A buyer is going to dive deep in diligence – let’s get in front problems, mitigate issues, and dial up value.  When?  Ideally well in advance of going to market.

Improve

Now isn’t always the right time to pursue an exit.  But a byproduct of a business appraisal is a roadmap to enhancing value.  User your valuation to help focus your improvement efforts.

Exit Right.

Get in Touch

Implement a formal exit 
planning process 
and understand valuation
to safeguard your retirement. 

Our Recent Writing on M&A

  • 2018: Year of the Deal

    2018: Year of the Deal

    As we get to the close of the year we can look back and see – definitively – that it’s been a great year for deals in the lower middle market.  From our point […]

  • State of GovCon M&A: 2018 Sneak Preview

    State of GovCon M&A: 2018 Sneak Preview

    Despite declines in the overall market, M&A activity relating to government contractors has remained quite active. Within the larger trend of agency and military projects adhering to the current president’s priorities, here is a […]

  • Fiscal Fitness Checklist: Get Ready for ’18 Now

    Fiscal Fitness Checklist: Get Ready for ’18 Now

    Running your business requires you to manage dozens of tasks each day, and delivering a quality product or service to your customers is the first priority. Some owners become overwhelmed by daily business operations […]

  • The Unsolicited Offer: What to Do?

    The Unsolicited Offer: What to Do?

    So you’ve received an offer to purchase your business.  Perhaps a competitor asks you to lunch and casually broaches the subject.  Or a vendor makes an overture to purchase your company.  Maybe a business […]

X