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Where to look to buy Businesses

Hi,

A friend of mine is interested to move into Switzerland. He plans to invest at least CHF 2 mill in a couple of businesses. Is there is any website exclusive to Switzerland, where he could find businesses for sale or businesses which are ready to sell a stake?

Thanks for any input.

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Hi,

A friend of mine is interested to move into Switzerland. He plans to invest at least CHF 2 mill in a couple of businesses. Is there is any website exclusive to Switzerland, where he could find businesses for sale or businesses which are ready to sell a stake?

Thanks for any input.

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http://www.nextmarket.ch/g3.cfm/s_pa.../1/setnavrec/1

KMUnext http://www.kmunext.ch/ is an organization helping retiring founders to sell their small companies.

Disclaimer: Apparently a non-profit organization. But, I know too little and am in no way connected with it.
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Thank you very much
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Re: Where to look to buy Businesses

What industries is your friend looking to invest in? I could think of a couple businesses looking for investors. Contact me via PM if that's interesting for you.
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Re: Where to look to buy Businesses

You should also consider contacting kantonal banks, since they also get information about businesses where the original founder is retiring.

A good way to leverage the CHF 2 m would be to get the bank in the canton where the company is located to provide a loan. They would consider this at favourable terms since it also helps them in keeping jobs within the canton. It is also not uncommon to get the person selling out to keep some equity or loan in the company, which may be paid over the coming years. Of course, the person needs to have a high level of comfort about the new owner's credibility since he has no control over the company once it is sold but still has equity (or loan) provided to the company.
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You should also consider contacting kantonal banks, since they also get information about businesses where the original founder is retiring.

A good way to leverage the CHF 2 m would be to get the bank in the canton where the company is located to provide a loan. They would consider this at favourable terms since it also helps them in keeping jobs within the canton. It is also not uncommon to get the person selling out to keep some equity or loan in the company, which may be paid over the coming years. Of course, the person needs to have a high level of comfort about the new owner's credibility since he has no control over the company once it is sold but still has equity (or loan) provided to the company.
I am with a cantonal bank, true, contact the Corporate Finance part of the organisation. End of the day, there is no easy way to find a good business unless it is going under and there is a distressed sale. I would be very wary, due dilligence is everything in this market that has capitulated globally.

Best wishes, PM if you need

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Re: Where to look to buy Businesses

There are a lot of things to invest in and some companies that can give your friend financial advice. I can help your friend.
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There are a lot of things to invest in and some companies that can give your friend financial advice. I can help your friend.
Would you care to elaborate please, maybe some references, you could also send me a PM if you wish
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thanks for the info.

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Re: Where to look to buy Businesses

With that kind of investment any bank would be pleased to help you out, because they have their own connections/departments specialised in companies on lookout for capital/takeovers/partnerships etc.. You may contact any bank and they will route you through. Else you could always contact the local commercial chamber. I would be wary of internet approach (not all businesses look serious enough, although there are exceptions to the rule).
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Re: Where to look to buy Businesses

I have been searching recently (maybe I am crazy) to potentially buy a business in Switzerland (central switzerland preferably), I have lots of interests, tend to be a people person, who enjoys to travel especially to Switzerland.

The country has pulled at my heart strings for a long time, I have been there twice in the past two years, and decided that I would like to spend more time there after working 30 plus years here in Canada. But like many posters on the forum, I cannot seem to successfully obtain temporary/part time/full time/contract work in the administration field. So, recently I have been checking web sites, one in particularly www.swissgetaway.com Can anyone tell me over there if this is a safe company to deal with?

My husband and I would like to either manage a small hotel/restaurant no larger than 8 rooms, and would do so on a temporary basis or to fill in for those who own their own establishment and would like to take a holiday themselves. We would like to try this endeavour before age becomes too big a factor (my husband is 60 and I am 55). Please pass this message along if anyone knows of hotel owners looking for relief of duties or would like to show the ropes of ownership of small hotel business in Central Switzerland, real would be a real plus. Thanks everyone for replys, really appreciate it
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