Divestitures, Acquisitions, Management Buyouts and Financing

Leading Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Boutique with Global Reach

 

Objectivity, integrity and independance: We build our relationships for the long term by closely protecting and defending your interests.

34 years
of Investment Banking Experience

400 +
Completed Transactions

$5 B +
Accumulated Deal Value

Selling a business can be one of the most stressful events a business owner will ever encounter. The business sale process is complicated and disruptive. The process can be challenging because there are many unknowns: What is my business worth? Who should I contact? How should I contact them? How much information should I provide? How do I keep things confidential? How will my employees and customers react? How can I prevent my competition from finding out? Cafa has the answers to these and many other sale-related questions.

A well-executed and integrated acquisition can help your company make a giant leap forward from where it is today. Based on your criteria, we use proprietary databases to identify ideal acquisition candidates. Once the perfect target is found we will help you structure the best possible offer and work towards closing a successful transaction. Cafa can also help you acquire the business you currently work for. We have conducted a number of very successful Management Buyouts (MBOs).

A successful financial structure establishes a proper balance between debt and equity ensuring optimal shareholder returns without endangering the company with too much debt.

Cafa provides practical, down-to-earth advice in several financial and corporate aspects to business owners, shareholders as well as company boards.

Our latest transactions

Financing Advisor
has obtained project financing from
$341,800,000
Industrials

Cafa assisted Chantiers Chibougamau with their project to relaunch the shuttered Lebel-sur-Quévillon kraft pulp mill.

Sellside Advisor
has acquired
 
Healthcare

Cafa advised the shareholder of Grimard Optique, a Canada-wide chain of 22 eyewear stores, in the sale of the company to Calgary-based consolidator FYI Doctors.

Sellside Advisor
has acquired
 
Industrials

Cafa advised the shareholders of Megatech, a high precision machining operation, in the sale of a majority interest to the Montreal-based private equity fund ALFAR Capital.

Buyside Advisor
has acquired
 
Business Services

Cafa advised 11473921 Canada Inc.’s shareholders in the acquisition of financing of M.O.M. (Montreal Office Maintenance), a commercial cleaning franchisor.

Our latest publications

Selling a company
Benefits of a Vendor Due Diligence (VDD)

Mandating a vendor due diligence prior to launching a sale process can show the company with its best foot forward and initiate the sale process with foresight into the concerns that may be raised by the buyer.

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Selling a company
Representations and Warranties Insurance in M&A Transactions

In an M&A transaction, the vendor must typically indemnify the buyer (subject to certain limits and exclusions) for any violations of the representations and warranties made in the sale transaction. The representations typically …

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Acquiring a company
Minimum Net Working Capital Threshold in M&A Transactions

When a business is bought or sold it is understood that the assets and certain liabilities shall include a minimum amount working capital at closing (the “Minimum Working Capital”, the “Working Capital Threshold” or the “Working …

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Management Buy-out
Management Buy-Out (MBO) – Takeaways

Cafa Corporate Finance has been involved in several Management Buyouts (MBOs) acting either on behalf of the senior management team or on behalf of the seller.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some detailed answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

No, Cafa does not lend or invest money.

As an independent investment banker, Cafa acts solely as an intermediary to facilitate your company obtaining the best-suited financing it requires without any conflicts of interest. We typically arrange funding from $5 million upwards. You can contact us to assess your needs, whether for project financing, debt financing or equity financing. Here are some of our newsletters related to financing:

Depending on your industry and the size of your business, there are many go-to-market strategies to prepare your business for sale and maximize your value. The first step would be to reach out to an investment banker, who will be able to provide an initial valuation range and go-to-market strategy for your business. Look at our “The Investment Banker …the benefits of using one…” and “The Process of Selling Your Business” newsletters to prepare prior to your first meeting. Then, contact us here.

We’ve successfully executed many Management Buyouts (“MBOs”). Oftentimes at the onset, neither the company owners nor the employees actually believe the transaction is possible. Although each situation has its own challenges, an experienced advisor can help you realize your goal. See our Newsletters on the “Key Elements for a Successful Management Buyout” and their takeaways. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss the feasibility of your MBO project. And if you’re a company owner interested in selling to your employees, we can help you orchestrate that too.

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