Matrix recognizes that deciding when to sell a company is one of the most important decisions that a business owner will ever face. Once engaged, we work with business owners to gain a deep level of insight by identifying their company’s strengths and weaknesses; assessing the operations and management team; thoroughly researching the industry; and evaluating the company’s current and future financial positions. We help our clients evaluate exit options and provide an unparalleled level of expertise, guidance, and determination to our clients throughout the entire engagement. Each and every sale process is customized to ensure that maximum value is achieved and the client’s needs are met.
A recapitalization gives business owners the opportunity to sell a portion of their company while still maintaining a significant ownership stake – in essence creating liquidity and risk diversification today, while setting the stage for a second “bite of the apple” down the road. These transactions enable business owners to partially cash out of their investment in the business and capitalize on the enormous amount of sweat equity they have contributed over the years. It is very different from a complete sale of the company. The controlling shareholders continue as partners and managers of the company and the new partners are typically a private equity group that share the ownership’s culture and vision for the future of the business.