Joint valuation retirement founding shareholder

Client: private limited liability company

Industry: ICT – (B-to-B) servicing and support

Over the years, two young entrepreneurs had become not just business partners but friends as well. One of them now wanted to try his luck elsewhere, and they decided to severe their business ties. Commercially not an easy feat as one of the company’s mainstays would be lost, leaving behind a small team of less experienced co-workers. The person who was to continue the business was pessimistic and considered the value to be nil. The retiring party begged to differ. Their friendship was put to the test.

Although neutrally worded, Nederhof’s report also considered the consequences from the company’s point of view. The two gentlemen and their advisors used the report as the starting point for their negotiations and the parting of the ways.