Selling a software company is a once in a lifetime experience that requires detailed planning and experience with previous deals in the software industry. It is crucial to have the latest info on current buyers in the markets, the type of software 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 software businesses. We track the deals done in the software and ICT market. If you are interested in an overview of software and ICT 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 software company or not. Sometimes the owner doesn’t want to stay after the sale. However, you need to be aware that for a certain type of software buyer it is important that the seller keeps on running the company at least for some years. Smaller buyers with limited local activity often don’t have local management and hence need to find replacing management. Good preparation for a business sale is important as it is a once in a life time project. We help you in preparing well for the sale of your business.
The business sale of a software company is a critical project. It is important that the software company can function without you after you have sold the business. Hence, it is important that you, as the seller, have transferred the client contacts to your employees so customer contacts stay within the company after you leave. When you leave as little as possible should depend on your personal relation as this improves the value for a software buyer. A software company is asset light so you normally receive quite some goodwill especially when a software 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. We also help you to position yourself well and speak to the right European buyers that value your company best. This is what the European Software M&A team of CFIE can help you with.
If your plans for selling your business are serious you can be listed in the companies for sale in ICT 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 your company is on our wanted list as we know a large number of buyers for Software companies. Find out which buyers we are in touch with in business brokers ICT.
The team of Corporate Finance in Europe has large experience in ICT and has a team on the ground to help with business sales and purchases in ICT. Our people have each decades of ICT experience themselves and are able to help with buying and selling ICT companies.
Feel free to contact us for information about buying a business in the software space. We know your industry and speak your language. We know the business buyers that are considering buying a software business and the ones that are already actively on the market looking for software companies to buy. The advisors of CFIE are there to help you to get the deal done when selling a software or ICT company.