How to pull off a successful MBO in 4 easy steps

A MBO is the closest to a "win-win" in business as you can get. Considering it? Here's what you need to know to get it right.

by Jeremy Hazlehurst

A management buyout can work well for all parties involved in the transaction. If you are considering it, here's a quick run through of the key stages to help plan the process.

Stage one: Shape the deal

Carry out an analysis of the existing business, its strengths and weaknesses – and start to form a view of whether an MBO is feasible and, if so, what it might look like.

Create a rudimentary deal structure, understanding whether the vendor wants to remain involved – and, if so, what this will look like in terms of shareholding and involvement in running the business in future.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8121



  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Get 30 days free access

Sign up for a 30 day free trial and get:

  • Full access to
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine

Join today