What are the timescales of an MBO?

What is the typical timeline for an MBO?

An MBO typically spans 3 to 6 months, although numerous factors can extend this timeline, often beyond the control of both the vendor and the MBO team.

However, when both parties are motivated to expedite the transaction, and the financing primarily involves debt from a single provider (as opposed to equity), the process can move more swiftly.

A general timeline for a standard MBO might look like this:

MBO Funding Timeline

The MBO team must recognise that all the tasks associated with an MBO demand a significant time commitment, and these activities must be managed in addition to the regular responsibilities of running the business.

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