Project Description

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Fealty Exit Planning and M&A

Bruce McGechan is the founder and managing director of Fealty Exit Planning, and the NZ Partner of ONE to ONE Corporate Finance, an international M&A firm. He appraises business value, advises and executes exit plans, raises equity and debt, and sells exit ready businesses.

Fealty provides exit planning advice to help prepare a business for exit and/or grow a business before exit. ONE to ONE Corporate Finance is an international M&A firm that helps clients sell businesses, and raise debt and equity.

Exit Planning

Exit Planning is about maximising the value of your business and being personally and financially prepared for your retirement (or next stage of life). Research shows only 1 in 5 businesses sell because most business are not ready for the sales process. Of those business owners who exited their business, 75% profoundly regretted the decision within 12 months of exiting because business owners are not ready for retirement.

This international association EPI formally defines exit planning as,

“Exit Planning combines the plan, concept, effort and process into a clear, simple strategy to build a business that is transferable through strong human, structural, customer, and social capital. The future of you, your family, and your business are addressed by exit planning through creating value today.”

It uses a process called the Value Acceleration Methodology© with the outcomes of
• make more money now
• give you independence from your business
• reduce risks
• increase your wealth by more than 100%
• and empower your teams or children to take the business to the next level.

Business Sales or M&A

Bruce McGechan in the New Zealand Partner of One to One Corporate Finance. ONE to ONE is based in Spain and has a global network of 100+ advisors from London to Dusseldorf, Shanghai to Tokyo, and Chicago to Sao Paulo.

ONE to ONE Corporate Finance assists business owners with:
• 100% and partial sale of mature businesses
• equity raising for fast growth businesses
• intergenerational transfer (family businesses)
• management and employee buy-out (MBO, ESOP)
• recapitalisation

It specialises in mid-market investment banking and has extensive private equity and corporate contacts around the world. It utilises its technology expertise to manage the sales process and find the best international or domestic buyers.

Business Valuation

Three types of service:

1) Business Appraisal—standard way of assessing business value
2) Business Valuation—comprehensive valuation of a business
3) Enterprise Value Assessment—the exit planning approach to valuation.

Book, “Selling a New Zealand Business with No Regrets”

Bruce McGechan is a New Zealand thought leader for exit planning and business sales, and author of Selling a New Zealand Business with “No Regrets” which can be purchased at