Management Buy-In sale

A Management Buy-In (MBI) means that you sell your business to an entrepreneur from outside the business. This entrepreneur will often be motivated by a desire to take up a new challenge. As far as you are concerned you will probably not consider the option of selling your company to an MBI candidate until later in the process. Only when a sale to a strategic party or the incumbent management turns out not to be feasible and there is no one in the family either to take over the business, will the MBI candidate be considered.

The advantages and disadvantages of an MBI transaction

There may be various reasons why a sale via an MBI is usually not preferred by you as an entrepreneur. Banks are also reticent about financing such a transaction. Despite this, selling to a MBI candidate can also have advantages for you:

  • Your company details are well protected during the process because you are only dealing with one person, namely the MBI candidate
  • You can make specific agreements which are tailored more to your wishes.
  • The number of MBI candidates is growing all the time.

Sophista will find you the right MBI candidate.

We can also search our network to find the suitable MBI candidate. Would you like to exchange ideas on the matter? Please contact us for more information or to arrange an informal introductory meeting. You can also call us on +31 (0)72 540 80 10 or e-mail us at

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