Divestitures

Maximize the Value of Your Transaction

A successful divestiture requires expert advice and guidance through each step of the transaction, from initial planning to a successful closing. We oversee all stages of the transaction through a strategic process, leading to efficient execution and ensuring you receive maximum value. Our team specializes in transactions from $3 million to $300 million.

Divestitures are a Multi-Step Process

Divestitures are complex transactions and every detail matters. By managing your divestiture at every stage, we can maximize your shareholder value, minimize risk and deliver results during this critical time in your business and your life.

  • Strategy Development

    When you’re ready to sell your business or divest an asset, our first step is to establish your personal and business goals. From there, we develop a strategic plan that is consistent with your needs and considers all aspects of the transaction. 

  • Purchaser Identification 

    More potential buyers leads to a better outcome for you. We have an extensive regional, national, and global network, from which we identify, screen, and target potential buyers for your business. 

  • Transaction Management 

    We manage every aspect of the transaction, including valuation of your business or asset, structuring and negotiating the deal, conducting due diligence, and delivering effective tax and financing strategies. 

  • Closing and Post-Deal Support 

    We deliver post-deal transitional management to ensure both you and the purchaser are satisfied with the transaction outcome.

    Insights

    • Progress

      January 25, 2023

      When, why and how to sell your business to a private equity firm

      Partnering with private equity groups can bring unique opportunities and is an option worth exploring when considering a transition of your business. A partnership can enable business owners to build value over the transition period, maintain control of the business, and continue to drive its growth.

      Consider your exit strategy as well as the investment horizon, leverage, and control of the private equity group to determine if this type of partnership is the right fit for the transition of your business.

    • Progress

      January 11, 2023

      Value creation in an unconventional M&A environment

      Due diligence methods that worked in the past may not suffice in a post-COVID world, where protecting against downside risk has become more and more critical. 

    • Progress

      October 07, 2022

      Selling your business during economic uncertainty

      While recession fears have prompted some to alter their succession plans, maintaining a proper perspective will ultimately lead you to sell your business at the right time, for the right reasons.

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    Brett Franklin CPA, CA

    President, MNP Corporate Finance

    Brett Franklin, CPA, CA, is President, MNP Corporate Finance Inc. Based in Winnipeg, Brett develops and implements creative business strategies for clients in all industry sectors and in all stages of the business life cycle.

    Brett’s primary role is facilitating the sale of companies, but he also provides support with business acquisitions, corporate restructuring and transactional due diligence.

    With a diverse background in financial services, including banking, private equity, hedge funds and structured investment products, Brett has the knowledge and ability to resolve challenging financial issues and develop practical solutions to even the most difficult problems. He is adept at guiding clients at any level of the organization, helping them understand complex situations and providing expert business strategy advice.

    Prior to joining MNP, Brett was Director of Hedge Fund Administration at UBS AG in the Cayman Islands. He holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2001, and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Manitoba. In his free time, Brett coaches minor hockey and baseball.