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South Africa is an Entrepreneur's Playbox

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Congratulations Andrea

Congratulations to Andrea Reinecke on her recent graduation from The GIBS Business School and her list of accolades, being awarded top student of the MPhil Corporate Strategy, for the research project, the subject Building Brands, as well as in Strategy for Private Equity. The Deal Leaders team is incredibly proud of her hard work, dedication and commitment to personal growth. We are excited to see these skills and knowledge applied to her role as a deal associate at Deal Leaders. 

South Africa has a rich history of entrepreneurship, with many independently owned businesses being at the forefront of economic growth and job creation. However, South Africa has also experienced its fair share of challenges. From high unemployment rates to political instability, crime, power issues and economic uncertainties, it is easy to understand why many might view the country as a place of doom and gloom.  


This begs the question: What is the secret sauce of successful businesses that sees them succeed despite the challenging environment? 

In the Media

When mergers fall short of delivering the expected value, it's often due to conflicts arising from the human factor and potential clashes between corporate cultures. Listen to the latest episode of Due Diligence with Michael Avery as he sits down to discuss this issue with Deal Leaders Corporate & Advisory CEO Andrew Bahlmann.

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Why do business owners sell? 

In our recent webinar, The World of M&A, we talked about the drivers behind business owners being ready to sell. Find out what these are by watching this short clip. 

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Click on the button below to watch the full webinar.  

Building a Business of Value with Value Builder

Our focus at Deal Leaders is on selling businesses with a pre-tax profit of R15m+. Our experience shows us that smaller businesses can be challenging to sell. Such businesses often fall into a category where they are too big for small-scale buyers but too small for the bigger players, making it difficult to find the right buyers.  


We understand what the market demands and what sellers usually need. If you are a business owner just shy of this threshold, it would be more beneficial to improve your business's worth to sell it for maximum value rather than selling right away. We aim to assist you in achieving this goal, which is why we are thrilled to announce the launch of Value Builder, a powerful interactive framework specifically developed to help businesses grow and increase their value, ultimately preparing them for a potential sale in the future. Value Builder is tailored to businesses that are not yet ready to sell but want to take the essential steps to get there. 

The Freedom Point: A Financial Planning Guide for Business Owners 

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If you’re like most business owners, your desire for freedom is hardwired into your psyche. As a business owner, you typically face two difficult choices: when to sell your business and at what price. Selling your business may seem far off into the future, but if exiting your business now would give you the financial resources to do whatever you want, it may be worth considering sooner than feels natural.  


This eBook will help you calculate your Freedom Point, which is when work becomes a choice, not a necessity. 


You'll discover: 

  • How to determine if you've passed the Freedom Point

  • A step-by-step process for calculating your Freedom Point

  • The 3 financial options faced once you’ve reached the Freedom Point

If you want to discuss your exit strategy options or find out more about Value Builder, don’t hesitate to contact us. Simply click on the CONTACT US button below.


We hope you enjoy this packed issue of The Deal Leader

Warm regards,

Rick, Andrew & the Deal Leaders team


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