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Company Divestments

Thinking of selling?
Do it right
Don’t follow
the crowd


Have you thought about selling your business? If you have already entertained the idea of divestment on more than one occasion, you need to realise that it is vital to do it at the ideal moment when your company has built the highest value. This will depend on a host of criteria: business, macroeconomic and even personal. In any event, we will help you to determine the perfect moment.

Many wait to put up the “for sale” sign when business is going badly, which is clearly a mistake. The aim should not be to sell your company haphazardly, but rather to do so in the best possible way with the benefit of our help.

If now is not the right time, don’t worry, we’ll let you know.

What is in your interest
is also in ours.

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Get the most
out of the deal
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Our goal is for you to strike the best deal possible; in every respect. We’ll help you get the best appraisal and the best price. However, there are many other factors to bear in mind.

What structure is the most suitable? What about taxes? What happens with the staff? Relocation? How can I make sure payment completes? Will I need to stick around after selling my company?

No matter what the situation, we will keep your aims, priorities and goals in mind,

To ensure that the divestment of your business does not make the end, but instead leads to a new chapter where opportunities abound.

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Fly with us
under the radar


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It is only natural for you to be concerned for negotiations or the day-to-day running of your business to be impacted if it gets out that you are thinking of selling your business.

For this reason, you can rely on the most stringent procedures assuring confidentiality and discretion throughout the entire divestiture process: from screening to selecting buyers, through the gradual disclosure of information and digitally controlled settings, to standards at international investment banking level.

Your journey with us
will give you peace of mind;
and make you feel safe.

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outside the box


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They do not necessarily appear in newspaper headlines; nor are they the subject of conversations in coffee shops. The best divestment opportunities are not always the most apparent.

Accordingly, since the company belongs to you, we shall identify the best options so that you can be the one who selects the best candidates, bearing in mind the value that each one can offer you.

Whether overseas, among your competitors or in a sector unrelated to yours,

if the ideal candidate is out there, we’ll pick it out.

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You are in
the driver’s seat


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We want you to travel in first class. We want you to enjoy every mile, every visit, and every stop along the way. Above all, we want to make sure you always have the situation under control; you hold the reins.

We have a track record spanning more than two decades devoted to divestments, and working for clients just like you. We will always consider your priorities, we will respect your deadlines, we will keep you up-to-date on the project’s developments, and we will engage with you in order to agree on the next steps to take and what to say at each stage.

You will always benefit from our most honest opinion in order to meet your goals. You will benefit from having all the information at your disposal to allow you to make the best decision at all times.

Enjoy the feeling
of being fully in control.

Whenever you need us,
we are by your side


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Selling a business can be a long-drawn-out process, so it is welcoming to know you can always find someone on the other end of the phone whenever you need it the most. Someone who will have your back throughout the whole divestiture process.

We the partners of ArsCorporate will be a great friend; one who is always ready to listen and advise you; one you can always rely on.

Anytime. Any place.

We are on hand to provide you with a boutique experience 24/7.

It’s now your
right time
to buy


not stirred


Improvisation is for jazz,
not for you


We are on the same
wavelength as you


You’ll have that
extra something


You know what you want,
we too
Any questions about divestments?

Find out what you always wanted to know.

What is the meaning of divestment?

Divestment is a synonym for selling a business. This is the professional term used by the companies that provide professional advice so that our clients can sell while obtaining the best possible conditions in the transaction.

What is a divestment strategy?

A divestiture strategy is a plan designed to facilitate and guide the sale or liquidation of an existing business. It consists of a set of decisions and actions that we consider necessary to maximise the company’s rank and optimise the sale process, ensuring that we achieve the objectives of the divesting owner.

How is the divestiture process of a company?

Any divestment involves several steps. First, the buyer and seller agree on the basic terms of the transaction, such as the sale price and payment terms. Next, a due diligence or legal, financial and operational audit of the company is conducted to assess its current situation, risks and opportunities.

Once the due diligence is completed, the final terms of the deal are negotiated and a divestment contract is drafted. This contract sets out the details of the transaction, including the assets and liabilities to be transferred, the warranties and representations of both parties, and the closing conditions.

Finally, the closing of the transaction takes place, where the assets (usually the shares in the company being sold) are transferred and the agreed payment is made. Depending on applicable laws and regulations, it may be necessary to obtain additional approvals from regulatory or competition authorities before completing the divestment to the interested buyer.

Methods of divestment: how to calculate the value of a company?

There are different ways of calculating a company’s rank, but the most effective way is to use the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) method of divestment.

It should also be noted that, when making the bid or offer, the buyer expresses the final purchase price with ratios or multiples, to be protected from variations in the magnitudes considered (EBIT, EBITDA, net debt, …) between the date of the offer and the closing, which can be many months away in time.

The offer is expressed using multiples, but the company valuation is made using the DCF method. Hence, the valuation and the price in the offer are determinable, not determined. Moreover, in the end, the absolute figure is determined at the time of sale or purchase, which is when you can really calculate the multiples implied.

Reasons for divestment: why to sell your business?

The divestment or sale of companies is a strategic decision that owners of different businesses make for a variety of reasons, including the search for liquidity and investment diversification, changes in business strategy, taking advantage of growth or acquisition opportunities, or maximising value, among others

However, every situation is unique. Whatever your primary objective, we recommend that you seek expert advice from experts like us to follow the basic steps, make informed decisions and maximise the benefits of divestment.

How much time takes the divestiture of a business?

Timelines for business sales can vary significantly, depending on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the business, the market in which it operates and economic conditions, among others. In general, the process can take from several months to more than a year.

This period may also be influenced by activities such as preparing the company for divestment, valuing the business, identifying and negotiating with potential buyers, conducting due diligence, drafting legal agreements and finalising the transaction.

Which is the impact of a divestment?

For the shareholders, it is the way to capitalise the efforts made in and with the company for many years, generating a liquidity event that allows them to fulfil personal goals, including getting the funds for other businesses.

For the target company, a divestment from its shareholders, i.e., a sale to a new owner, is the right time to re-focus on its core operations, honing in on its fundamental strengths.

Shedding non-core assets, if that is in the divestment equation, empowers the business to allocate resources, management attention, and capital to areas that align with its long-term strategy.

This heightened focus can lead to improved efficiency, increased competitiveness and, ultimately, growth, driven by the new owner, that will get the return of his investment from the acquired company (the sole source that justifies the investment).

Furthermore, a divestment can trigger organisational changes. Employees associated with the divested entity may experience workforce restructuring, relocation or even redundancies, although in SMEs and non-listed companies is quite unusual.

Skilful management of these changes is vital to minimise disruption, maintain employee morale and ensure a seamless transition for all parties involved. For the employees of the divested company, it is an opportunity to advance in their careers many times.

Advantages and disadvantages of a divestment

For groups or conglomerates owning several businesses, the programmatic or regular divestiture of non-core or non-performing assets can unlock a range of advantages that pave the way for growth and success.

By shedding non-core assets or underperforming units, companies can focus on what they do best, amplifying their expertise and efficiency. This laser-like focus on core competencies allows for streamlined operations, increased productivity and a competitive edge in the market.

Divestments offer strategic alignment, enabling companies to align their actions with long-term goals. By divesting non-strategic assets, businesses free up valuable resources and capital to invest in areas that promise higher growth potential. This strategic realignment positions companies for improved financial performance, empowering them to flourish in their chosen niches.

Furthermore, divestments act as a catalyst for capital release. Selling off a business unit or asset injects a substantial cash infusion into the company’s coffers, in the holding company or at shareholders’ level. Also, these operations serve as a risk mitigation strategy, because companies can reduce exposure to potential risks and uncertainties.

On the other hand, divestments are not without their challenges. A significant disadvantage lies in the potential loss of revenue. And there is also a potential loss of margin, but the contrary is also true: many divestitures provide a way to get a liquidity event and to increase the group’s margin, getting rid of inefficient assets.

Be aware, on the other hand, that mishandling these transitions can disrupt operations, impact employee morale and maybe lead to customer dissatisfaction.

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