Maximise The Value of Your Growing Media Business
You’ve created great products. You’ve built a loyal, high performance team. Your customers love your business, and profits are growing.
If you’re thinking about exit, have you made the investments, resourcing decisions and organisational improvements that will maximise the value of your business?
If you’re planning to scale up, how will the decisions you make today impact on the value of your business in 18-36 months’ time?
Dedicated to entrepreneurs. Trusted by buyers.
Since 2006, Collingwood Advisory has been working with media, events, subscriptions and data entrepreneurs on strategy, scaleup, value creation and exit planning.
Our directors have centuries of experience in publishing, events, digital media, memberships and business intelligence, and have worked on numerous deals for major acquirers as well as entrepreneurs raising funds or selling their businesses.
We work exclusively for entrepreneurs, and have personally invested in several media businesses at startup stage, supporting MBOs and inhouse M&A, and through to exit.
“You ensured we got the best possible deal from the best possible buyer... My only regret is not asking you to help us 12-18 months before our target sale date, when we would have had more time to implement your value adding ideas”Kieron Osmotherly, CEO, TowerXchange (sold to Euromoney, December 2017)
We are changing the way entrepreneurs grow and sell their businesses
We know that you aren’t just doing this for the money: you want to build a great company, create value and legacy, and achieve your life goals. Our process takes your company from startup to scaleup, prepares it for sale from 18-36 months out, and creates competition to maximise value.
We know the buyers
During our careers, we have worked on a significant number of transactions as acquirers of independent media brands and businesses. We know the buyers: how they think, what they’re afraid of, what creates competition.
We are entrepreneurs like you
We have founded, invested in and helped to build many media businesses, and we have to make the same difficult decisions you’re facing today.
Whether you are looking to enhance your Board, build a three year strategy, plan for exit or align your company’s growth with your life goals, we have the experience, contacts and know-how to support you.
“I have worked with Piers Bearne for almost a decade. His vast consultancy and M&A experience give him an excellent eye for maximising value. Within two years of the launch of one of our businesses, he secured us a 7-figure exit.”Alex Williamson, Founder & CEO, Bio-Based World Founder & CEO, SmartRail World Managing Director, Tank World Expo (sold to Easyfairs)
Working with the Collingwood Advisory team was a breath of fresh air. Their involvement with the board of one of our investments during a global restructuring brought a high level of energy and a whole new perspective to our deliberations. I echo the comments of other Collingwood clients when I say, I ardently wish we had found and engaged them two years earlier.Gordon Mackenzie Husbands, Partner, Four Seasons Ventures UK LLP
7 Ways to Maximise Your Company’s Sale Value
Preparing your business for sale starts before you even begin trading. If you keep value creation and exit at the heart of your business planning, investment and scaleup decisions, you will reach your financial and personal goals more easily.
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