Selling a specialty chemical distribution company is an important event that requires detailed planning and experience with previous deals in the distribution industry. It is crucial to have the latest info on current buyers in the markets, the type of chemical distribution companies these buyers look for and the valuations they pay. The CFIE M&A people have this knowledge as we work constantly on the sale of distribution businesses. We track the deals done in the chemical distribution market. If you are interested in an overview of chemical deals in the European market please follow this link Recent M&A deals.
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You need to determine if you want to stay after you have sold your distribution company or not. Mostly the owner doesn’t want to stay after the sale as that is often the reason why he or she is selling its specialty chemical distribution company. We know which distribution buyers are looking for management to stay or prefer a distribution company without management. Without a managing director cost saving synergies can be realized and the profitability of the acquired distribution company can be improved.
Normally the people think that there is only one way to sell a company. We mostly think of a sale of the whole company to one new owner. A good advisor will explain you the several options and gives you insights in the most profitable option. The main options are:
Other options are available, let the CFIE advisor inform you
The business sale of a specialty chemical distribution company is a critical project. It is important to know which principals a specialty chemical company possesses. These principals need not to contradict with the ones of the buyer. Further, it is important that the industries you service are interesting for a specialty chemical distribution buyer. When you leave as little as possible should depend on your personal relation with your company. The less your company depends on you the more it improves the value for a distribution buyer. A specialty distribution company is asset light so you normally receive mainly goodwill for your company. This is especially the case when a distribution company is very successful and highly profitable. Hence, it is important to know what current valuations are and what the sales price is you can achieve for your company. This is what the European distribution M&A team of CFIE can help you with.
If your plans for selling your business are serious you can list your company anonymously in the companies for sale in chemical section. We make a concise and anonymous profile that will be approved by you before we post this. Contact us to get your company listed. It might be possible that buyers are looking for your type of company. Maybe your type of business is already on our wanted list as we know a large number of buyers for distribution companies. Find out which buyers we are in touch with in business brokers chemical.
The team of Corporate Finance in Europe has large experience in chemicals and has a team on the ground to help with company sales and purchases in the chemical industry. Our people have each decades of chemical experience themselves. The cfie team is very well suited to help you with buying and selling chemical companies.
Feel free to contact us for information about buying a company in specialty chemical distribution. We know your industry and speak your language. We know the business buyers that are considering buying a chemical distribution business and the ones that are already actively on the market looking for chemical distribution companies to buy. The advisors of CFIE are there to help you to get the deal done when selling a specialty chemical distribution company.