European Enterprise Award 2020

36 EU BUSINESS NEWS / 2020 European Enterprise Awards , Best Boutique Business Brokerage - SouthEast England Capital Exits International Ltd is a boutiqueUKbusiness broker that serves as a trusted advisor to shareholders looking to sell a business. The highly experienced teamof advisors, lawyers and accountants collaboratewith a few select businesses to deliver client-centric service focused on selling their clients’ companies to achieve results.We take a closer look at theHampshire business broker and its fresh, educative approach to valuing and selling companies. Nov20354 Established in 2014, the Fareham business broker, Capi tal Exits International, constitutes a small, dedicated team of professionals who are committed to finding solutions for shareholders looking to value and sell their company. Working with a select group of businesses across the UK, Capital Exits boasts a high success rate in managing exit strategies and sale of business processes. Serving as trusted advisors who are committed to actually selling a business, rather than simply putting it through the movements, Capital Exits employs the insights and knowhow of high calibre corporate lawyers and chartered accountants to support the skills and expertise of the firm’s small but passionate teams of business sales agents in Mergers and Acquisitions. Director Mark Venables has profound insights on the mechanics of selling a business, having started his own career as a small business owner producing fine bespoke furniture to prestigious clients, before making the decision to sell his company. He went on to begin a career spanning twenty years that included corporate sales and marketing and real estate, before establishing Capital Exits in 2014. His vision was to offer boutique service for a small number of hand-picked companies whose shareholders were looking to achieve an exit or acquire another business for growth. Today, Capital Exits works predominantly alongside clients in the technology sector, as well as in engineering, manufacturing, printing and publishing, recycling, waste management and renewable energy, and services. Regardless of their industry, Capital Exits’ highly experienced corporate team employs the same, efficient processes that can get clients in front of potential buyers within four to eight weeks of an initial consultation, and a business sold within six to eight months. Thus, the firm’s Exit Success: Company Sales Process is designed to run seamlessly from start to finish, encouraging clients to ask questions such as, ‘is my business ready for sale?’, ‘how can I sell my business?’ or ‘how much is my business worth?’. With insights garnered from global research networks that cover Global M&A and Propriety databases, historical transnational data, professional contacts and industry champions, Capital Exits can provide answers and solutions to these questions and guide clients towards successfully selling or exiting their business. Moreover, Capital Exits seeks to remain at the cutting-edge of developments in its constantly evolving industry, staying aware and up to date with changes so that the broker can deliver the best, most relevant guidance. By tracking and observing companies in acquisition mode and listening to its network of clients and colleagues, Capital Exits is able to stay abreast of challenges, opportunities and trends within the industry. The research carried out on international buyers is a vital element of Phase One of the firm’s Company Sales Process. The first phase also includes the setup and management of a secure Data Room for protecting conf ident ial i ty, prepar ing marketing documentation and carrying out a financial review to adjust and prepare the financial performance of a business. In this stage, Capital Exits also begins generating interest in a business with various types of potential buyers, whilst also managing the dissemination of confidential business information. Phase Two of the Process follows the business valuation and confirmation of details such as whether the sale will be a management buyout or management buy in. From this point, Capital Exits oversees the meetings between buyers and sellers, structuring a two stage offer deadline process in order to create a more competitive bidding environment. The team will then lead on all ‘offer’ negotiations with buyers, before fully project manging from the ‘Heads of Terms’ to a successful conclusion in the sale of a business. Thus, as trusted advisors bringing together almost a hundred years of shared corporate experience, Capital Exits is on hand to guide clients through an exciting period of transition. Having been recognised as the Best Boutique Business Brokerage in South- East England at the European Enterprise Awards 2020, the small, highly skilled and passionate M&A team is being driven onwards to a bright future of success for itself and its clients. We look forward to seeing what lies ahead for Capital Exits. Company: Capi tal Exi ts International LTD Contact: Mark Venables Website: