What are the timescales of an MBO?
An MBO will take anywhere between 3 and 6 months, but there are many reasons why it may take longer than this, often beyond the control of either vendor or the MBO team.
However, if both sides are willing to expedite the transaction and the funding is debt finance from one provider (rather than equity), a transaction can be quicker.
An outline timetable for a typical MBO is as follows:
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The MBO team must also appreciate that all work on an MBO can be significant in time commitment, which needs to be done IN ADDITION to running the business.