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1 Selling Your Business Eric Castonguay Managing Director
Canadian Association of Movers December 2007 Selling Your Business Eric Castonguay Managing Director PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Inc.

2 Agenda I. Overview of a “Typical” Sale Process II. Preparing for Sale
III. Finding the Right Buyer Getting the Deal Done Case Studies

3 Overview of a “Typical” Sale Process

4 Phase One – Setting the Strategy Phase Two – Executing the Strategy
The Sale Process Phase One – Setting the Strategy Phase Two – Executing the Strategy Define Shareholder Objectives: Price Structure Timing Contact Potential Purchasers with Confidentiality Agreements Engage in Final Negotiations. Consider the unique positioning of your Company for each potential purchaser. Initial Value Analysis. Create competitive environment and respond to queries Final Detailed Due Diligence Provide preliminary due diligence. Preparing for the Sale Marketing the Company Selecting the Purchaser Closing the Transaction Market Strategy Develop list of potential purchasers. Finalize the go-to market strategy Solicit and assess expressions of interest. Negotiate letters of intent. Advise on structure: Tax & accounting ramifications Prepare a Confidential Information Memorandum Select final purchasers. Coordinate Management Presentations. Ensure all closing matters are dealt with promptly. Prepare “teaser” document that summarizes acquisition opportunity. A sale process should have two distinct “phases” - setting & executing the strategy. The critical steps of this process will be discussed in our presentation today.

5 Preparing for Sale “Getting your house in order”

6 Preparing for Sale Getting your house in order
A successful sale process requires a disciplined approach: Address management succession issues Tax planning and structuring Develop value expectations Real estate appraisals Updating business documents Board of Director minutes Compliance filings Website material Key contracts Business plans and procedure/quality manuals Engage advisors Vendor due diligence

7 Preparing for Sale Getting your house in order
A successful sale process requires a disciplined approach: Develop marketing strategy and prepare marketing materials ‘No-names’ information teaser Confidentiality agreement Confidential Information Memorandum (“CIM”) Management presentation

8 Finding the Right Buyer “How to focus the sale process”

9 Finding the Right Buyer Possible Acquirers
Target potential acquirers based on your objectives: Strategic Acquirers Financial Acquirers (Private Equity) Management Buyout Creating and validating the potential acquirer list: Financing capabilities Acquisitiveness Cultural fit Strategic and competitive risk

10 Finding the Right Buyer Strategic Acquirers
Strategic Rationale Complementary product or service Access to new customer base Purchasing synergies SG&A synergies Ability to rationalize locations and unlock real estate value Access to new geographic markets Vertical integration Leveraging brand name and reputation

11 Finding the Right Buyer Financial Acquirers
Private equity investment continues at record levels Private equity has accounted for 24% of overall transaction volume for the first nine months of 2007 Funds are getting larger and more numerous Blackstone Group recently closed a US$21.7 billion fund The number of private equity funds in North America has more than doubled in the past five years Due to the large amounts of capital invested in private equity, these funds have become a significant factor in mid-market M&A

12 Finding the Right Buyer Financial Acquirers
Typical Acquisition Criteria $5 million of EBITDA with sweet spot of $10 million or more Smaller funds and individuals focus on companies with less than $5 million of EBITDA 20-30% IRR threshold Clearly defined exit strategy Strong management team Growth potential to meet return expectations 3 to 7 year hold period Typically prefer control investments

13 Finding the Right Buyer Financial Acquirers
Other Considerations Typically not involved in day-to-day operations Attractive opportunities for management through equity incentives Provide flexibility for retained equity stake Provides access for growth capital or industry consolidation strategy Generally less concern sharing sensitive information with financial acquirers

14 Finding the Right Buyer Management Buyout
Viable alternative where high comfort levels exists between management and ownership Eliminates risks associated with sharing confidential information with competitors Can be staged over time or combined with a recapitalization to increase cash proceeds to the selling shareholder May require VTB financing due to limited management financial resources Owners can be placed in a difficult situation negotiating against management if advisor is not used Can have a negative impact on the business if deal is not completed

15 Getting the Deal Done “Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight…”

16 Getting the Deal Done The Importance of Planning
Selling your business will likely be the most significant financial transaction of your career Most often the acquirer will have significantly more deal-making experience than the seller A poorly planned or unsuccessful sale attempt can have a lasting negative impact on your business Creating competitive tension and preserving options for the shareholders throughout the sale process is fundamental to achieving a superior result

17 Getting the Deal Done Why use an advisor?
Expert and independent advice Market credibility to process Maximize value through structured process Allows management to focus on the business Provides a “buffer” between management/shareholders and investors Established contacts with strategic and financial buyers Global reach Integrated tax, accounting and corporate finance advice

18 Getting the Deal Done Approach to Common Deal Issues
Sell Side Issue Sell Side Approach Confidentiality. Rifle vs shotgun Staged approach Confidentiality agreements Controlled information dissemination Getting the right people to the table. Identify financial wherewithal, acquisitiveness and potential strategic fit prior to contact. Use of PwC network to identify international buyers. Use of PwC relationships to introduce opportunity to appropriate level of management. Maximizing value. Ensure seller’s value expectations are reasonable up front. Create Confidential Information Memorandum and sales strategy that plays to acquirer’s strategic rationale. Maintain competitive tension and options for shareholders.

19 Getting the Deal Done Approach to Common Deal Issues
Sell Side Issue Sell Side Approach Losing focus on the business. PwC leads process and acts as information conduit. Meetings and due diligence review held offsite where possible. Leverage PwC knowledge if existing client. Last minute “surprises”. PwC pre-sale due diligence to identify and mitigate possible deal issues before the sale process commences. Anticipating the buyer’s next step is a key to successful negotiations. Assumption of a buyer’s perspective.

20 Getting the Deal Done Managing Deal and Business Risks
Competitive Tension Demonstrating the potential of the business will be key to value Cross-selling Overhead Elimination Consolidation Opportunities Experienced Management + PwC CF’s role is to maximise value through focus on positive issues Service Lines Customer Relationships Strong Market Position Current Business Proforma EBITDA Stakeholder value Labour Cost Increases Competition Threat Foreign Exchange Sensitivity …and to minimise impact of potential risks _ Management Succession Customer Concentration Opportunities / Threats = Buyer specific

21 Case Studies “Creating Value by Targeting the Right Buyer”

22 Case Studies Non-expedited Transportation Company
Company Overview Non-expedited parcel delivery company focused on business to business deliveries with sales of approximately $145 million PwC Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor in the sale of the Company to a large, publicly traded trucking company Acquirer Rationale Stable, consistent cash flow Strong management team Cross selling opportunities Momentum for Income Trust Conversion

23 Case Studies Beverage Company
Company Overview Manufacturer of private label and branded fruit juices and drinks with sales of approximately $65 million PwC Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor in the sale of the Company to a leading, publicly traded beverage company Acquirer Rationale Facility rationalization Access to new brands Increased presence in the Ontario institutional market Increased PET packaging capabilities

24 Case Studies Precision Manufacturing Company
Company Overview Manufacturer of precision molded plastic components with sales of approximately $30 million PwC Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor in the sale of the Company to a private equity fund Acquirer Rationale Strong management team Highly profitable with attractive growth opportunities Consistent cash flow Consolidation platform

25 Case Studies Automotive Parts Manufacturer
Company Overview Manufacturer of highly engineered automotive components with sales of $80 million PwC Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor in structuring and financing a Management Buyout of the Company Transaction Rationale Met shareholder’s desire to provide management with an opportunity to acquire the business Refinancing met shareholder’s short-term cash requirements Provided structured income stream for shareholder while maintaining appropriate safeguards Avoided disclosure of sensitive information to competitors

26 PwC Eric Castonguay Managing Director (416) 815-5094 Thank you.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance Inc. (416) © 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Canada. “PricewaterhouseCoopers” refers to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Canada, an Ontario limited liability partnership, or, as the context requires, the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity. *connectedthinking is a trademark of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. PwC

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