The secrets of selling a business will be discussed at an exclusive event in Manchester next month.

International mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm Marktlink, who are headquartered in the Netherlands and were involved in an impressive 150 deals in 2022, will be holding a masterclass in the North West.

The company opened a Manchester office in 2022, headed up by UK managing partner Jonathon Parkinson, and boast a 95 per cent deal success rate.

On June 22nd, Marktlink will be holding an invitation-only masterclass at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground entitled ‘Optimising your business to be sale-ready’.

The event will be hosted by award-winning journalist and executive editor of BusinessCloud, Chris Maguire.

The event is free to attend and without any obligation and is aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs thinking about selling their business within the next five years.

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The afternoon session will include interviews with two high profile entrepreneurs, who have sold their companies, as well as current market trends.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Getting your business ready for sale;
  • Maximizing the value;
  • The process of the sale;
  • How valuations work; and
  • Exit scenarios
  • Life after exit.

Gert-Jan van Holten, associate partner at Marktlink, said: “Selling a business is often the biggest decision an entrepreneur can make.

“Marktlink was founded by real entrepreneurs so we recognise that and the importance of talking in a language that business owners understand.

“People put their life and soul into building a business but often don’t maximize the true value because they fail to prepare properly for the exit.

“That’s the purpose of the masterclass. We know the North is a hotbed of flourishing businesses and we look forward to meeting some of them and sharing our experiences.”

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Founded in 1996 in the Netherlands, Marktlink advises SMEs on mergers, acquisitions and succession planning, representing companies on the buy or sell side.

With an original focus on the Benelux region, the company is now active in Germany, Scandinavia and the UK.

Numbers for the exclusive event are capped at 20 and places are invitation-only. If you want to know more details email

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