Everything is rising, but for how long? Will the merger and acquisition market tilt?

Despite the effects of COVID-19, the merger and acquisition market has shown stable growth in recent years. The economy in the Netherlands is also still strong. Will this change with the recent developments in the energy market?   Rise in Dutch takeover market in early 2022 The Dutch economy still shows a positive picture in [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:36:34+01:00October 1st, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Everything is rising, but for how long? Will the merger and acquisition market tilt?

Clifton Finance joins Het Nederlands Gilde van Familiebedrijfsspecialisten 

NGFB accession Clifton Finance has joined the recently established Nederlands Gilde van Familiebedrijf specialisten (Dutch Guild of Family Business Specialists) (NGFB). Advisors and specialists from various disciplines and fields have united to form the NGFB. The objective of the NGFB is to develop and combine knowledge and expertise. In this way, family businesses in need [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:36:06+01:00September 29th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Clifton Finance joins Het Nederlands Gilde van Familiebedrijfsspecialisten 

Don’t skate on thin ice

ICE Utility Professionals joins Value8's interim professionals. This was preceded by a careful and intensive process partly prompted by the corona crisis. The sales process was actually initiated as soon as there was a prospect of market recovery.  Due to the rapid market recovery, it was important to map out the company thoroughly so that the eventual [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:35:30+01:00September 6th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t skate on thin ice

The innovative power of the next generation in family businesses; what role does sustainability play?

In more and more family businesses, the children are succeeding the post-war generation and a new generation is taking over. This new generation has a different mindset than the older generation and has grown up in a different time, often more digital and with a different attitude to life and "work-life balance". The older generation [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:34:55+01:00May 13th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The innovative power of the next generation in family businesses; what role does sustainability play?

Family business or private equity: two different worlds

Many transactions in the merger and acquisition market are driven from the widely available capital of private equity funds. Money that should generate returns for the underlying equity providers in a relatively short period of time - about 5 years or so. For many family businesses, then, private equity is a far cry from their [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:34:20+01:00January 14th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Family business or private equity: two different worlds

Balans Schoonmaak acquires Berko Schoonmaakdiensten

Patience is a virtue   After working in cleaning for almost 40 years, the DGA was eager to hand over the business. Together with his spouse Brigitta and several loyal employees, he built up a reliable company. There was great interest in the market for the company, which had a nice customer base. "We explicitly [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:33:45+01:00December 8th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Balans Schoonmaak acquires Berko Schoonmaakdiensten

Succession in a Family Business

8 lessons from practice A successful business succession within a family business by the next generation, is never guaranteed. Fortunately, the owner can properly prepare for the acquisition of his business and increase the chances of success. While working as an advisor to family businesses over the years, We have learned the following eight valuable [...]

By |2021-12-02T15:32:50+01:00December 2nd, 2021|Blog, Blog|Comments Off on Succession in a Family Business

The time is right for new forms of succession in family owned businesses

The impact of business succession on the work-life balance of the next generation is obviously considerable. Within this theme, however, some nuancing has taken place over the past two years. We discussed this with Maarten Vijverberg, partner and specialist in business succession and acquisitions at Clifton Finance. We talked about the increased role of sustainability, [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:33:07+01:00October 26th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on The time is right for new forms of succession in family owned businesses

Will the merger and acquisition market break records in 2021?

At the beginning of the year, we wrote in one of our blogs that 2021 would be a good year to sell the company. The figures for the first half of the year very much confirm this.   Market to € 4000 billion in 8 months The figures recently presented by Refinitiv show that the [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:32:23+01:00September 17th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Will the merger and acquisition market break records in 2021?

Family business Gooskens Wood is successfully holding onto its stock. Especially now.

Talking about a successful decision in hindsight is always easy. But reading about it in hindsight can also be instructive. This also applies to the choices made by family-owned Gooskens Hout during the corona crisis. The spruce lumber supplier did not tack on a sell-off. In consultation with its all-new supervisory board (SB), it relied [...]

By |2022-10-21T09:27:34+01:00March 16th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Family business Gooskens Wood is successfully holding onto its stock. Especially now.