Supporting a Not-for-Profit’s Purchase of a Publishing Business
The Business Issue
Faced with ambitious targets for its fledgling publishing programme, our client turned to us for advice on valuing and structuring a purchase of a small but highly regarded publishing business with a strong overlap of authors and mission/cultural fit. Our client has no in-house experience of buying a publishing business.
A collaborative open-book approach was agreed between the parties, with must-have, minimum, practical information identified by Bertoli Mitchell to enable a supportable offer for the Target to be framed by our client.
Key inputs from Bertoli Mitchell included:
- Valuation modelling of the Target
- Strategic advice on structuring a transaction which bridges the personal and financial objectives of all parties
- Assessment of the likely total professional costs of the process for our client
- Communication to constituencies throughout the process
A transaction has completed.
Client name not given for reasons of confidentiality.
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