Q: How do we engage Greentree Partners?
A: Contact one of the partners and we will discuss your goals and objectives. Based on mutual interest, we will arrange a meeting to determine probable success. We will then define a fee structure and begin work.
Q: How long does it take to sell a company?
A: The range is from 3 months to 9 months depending on the stage of the company, market and number of potential buyers.
Q: How are your fees structured:
A: We utilize a standard industry formula that is comprised of an engagement fee, monthly amount and success fee based on total consideration.
Q: Does Greentree Partners get paid in full at the close of the transaction?
A: Our payment is in the same form and pro rata as yours. Therefore we have to believe in the deal too.
Q: When and how do we get our funds?
A: At the closing of the transaction (much like a house closing) the buying company will wire funds into every shareholders account. Or issue stock certificates if part is in cash.
Q: What is an escrow account?
A: It is customary for a buyer to withhold a percentage of the deal for a period of time to cover any contingencies that may not have been discovered or disclosed in due diligence. Time periods range from 12 months to 18 months.
Q: Will Greentree Partners work with non-venture funded companies?
A: We do work with select, high-quality technology firms that are not venture funded.
Q: Why should I use Greentree Partners instead of another firm?
A: Because if you fall within our target profile of potential clients, then you are getting the best possible representation.