A career in salaried employment doesn’t always offer the desired prospects for the potential entrepreneur. A management buy-in (MBI) of buy-out (MBO) is sometimes a possible option for realising these ambitions.
In addition to an entrepreneurial mentality, a promising MBI/MBO candidate also has to meet a number of additional criteria such as:
functional qualifications and experience
possession of financing resources
Together with potential MBI candidates, Atlantic Capital can seek out potential businesses eligible for acquisition. Or, similarly, working together with potential MBO candidates (for example within the context of succession or becoming independent), Atlantic Capital can prepare a takeover bid.
For the duration of the investment process Atlantic Capital’s emphasis in all cases will be to focus on realising increased value. During the investment analysis, the factors determining the company’s value will be identified. In collaboration with new and/or existing management of the company, plans and a strategy for the way forward will be drafted for strategic development and for any operational improvements that may be needed. All phases of the execution or adjustment of this strategy will be based on realising the envisioned growth in value.
A few examples of transactions involving an MBI or MBO: