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ACF provides Post Deal Services to Thinkfactory


Your deal has closed, the champagne has been served, the initial bank transfer has been received, what happens next?
A vast majority of our deals has a significant element of the consideration deferred or contingent on future events or performance, often referred to as an “Earn Out”.
Each deal has been negotiated on an individual basis, with individual terms and conditions. In order to interpret and advise on these bespoke activities ACF has set up a dedicated team to assist on these matters called Post Deal Services “PDS”.
These specialists will assist you by helping you understand and plan for all the activities that you have agreed to and are required to perform.

Post Close

  • Working Capital / excess cash calculations
  • Revaluation / catch up payments
  • Operating agreement / compliance

Transition Period

  • Reminders of forthcoming measurement periods
  • Calculations / checking of any EBITDA calculations
  • Checking actual results to forecasts previously provided
  • Checking or preparing Earn Out calculations

Earn Out Period

As you approach the end of your Earn Out period you are more than likely going to be approached about extending your deal.

  • Advice on best strategies to maximize a new potential deal
  • Alternatives that might exist in the market
  • There are also a host of other services that we either provide or can bring in externally to help you during this phase.
  • Tax strategies / options
  • Wealth management advisors
  • Incentivization structure for retaining staff long term

 


“ACF advised a UK TV Production Company on a new incentive structure with their incumbent buyer and renegotiated excellent terms”

Thomas Dey Chief Executive Officer