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THE NEXT STEP DEALMAKING PROGRAM

 

Foundation building blocks

At Shurman, we work with ambitious owners, leadership teams, strategic buyers, and reputable investors on their ongoing strategic, financial, and personal ambitions. Jointly we determine the next step business objectives. We build the essential deal-story and the underlying foundation building blocks.


We do what it takes to generate a remarkable impact and value. Shurman provides a radically different approacha three-step and modular program, consisting of flexible foundation building blocks:

 
Brainstorming

1.

VALUE MAXIMIZATION

PROGRAM

Business Meeting

2.

TRANSACTION SUCCESS

PROGRAM

Team Brainstorm

3.

VALUE

REALISATION

PROGRAM

Pre-Deal Stage

To maximize enterprise value based on all value drivers (not just EBITDA)—for all parties involved based on a robust preparation.

Building blocks include:

  • Ambition Foundation

  • Valuation Foundation

  • Message Foundation

Deal-Engagement Stage

To engage in a predictable, purposeful, and beneficial transaction—for all parties involved based on a transparent process.

Building blocks include:

  • Deal Prep Foundation

  • Deal Structuring Foundation

  • Deal Closing Foundation


Transactions include:

  • Exits (trade-sale)

  • Acquisitions, Mergers

  • Management-Buy-Outs

  • Carve-outs

  • Growth/ Alternative/ Pre-IPO Financing

Post-Deal Stage

To support a purposeful value realization—for all parties involved based on a smart integration. 

Building blocks include:

Integration Foundation

Buy/ Build Foundation

Advisory Board Foundation

 

DE-RISK AND INCREASE TRANSACTION VALUE

With our programmatic approach, we de-risk a potential transaction and increase the transaction value.


We believe that traditional M&A and financing, mainly focused on the numbers and conventional EBITDA boosting, are outdated. After all, financial sponsors come and go. Entrepreneurs and management teams stay and must realize their potential by growing and maintaining business beyond the deal.


At Shurman, we are realists and stay away from telling boardroom "multiple" and "synergy" fairy tales. We commit ourselves to unlock value, both in terms of the transaction value and sustainable business value. Today's dealmaking is, in our opinion, about unlocking the value-drivers—as a driving principle, not as lip service.