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VIMBO: Vendor Initiated Management Buy-Outs

What are Vendor Initiated Management Buy-Outs?

A variation on the theme of MBOs is Vendor Initiated Management Buy-Outs (VIMBOs). They follow a similar process to Management Buy-Outs, with the difference that in this instance the company owners approach the existing management team and enquire whether they would like to buy the company out.

The management team use the cash resources of the business to finance the deal, which means that no third-party funding is required. The benefit for a business owner is that they are able to minimise their risk whilst still realising the value they have created in the business. Obtaining tax clearance on the structure is the first key step of the process.

How we can help

Our experience gives us the expertise to provide clear, relevant advice to the owner or management team engaged in Vendor Initiated Management Buy-Outs. If you would like to speak to the Corporate Legal team about a VIMBO for your business, please do get in touch.