A change of ownership process can take several years. There are typically three stages in a change of ownership process:
The interest arises and issues related to change of ownership are explored.
Preparation and decision-making can take a long time, from months to years.
Once the decisions have matured, it is time to shift to the implementation stage.
In order to ensure a controlled change of ownership, advisory services should be used. In the national Enterprise Finland Telephone Service, business advisors provide general counselling in the early stage of change of ownership, and will refer you further to experts specialised in the topic.
At the first stage, you need basic information, which you can best obtain in locally organised events In each province, public business service organisations also provide personal counselling services, which focus on the special characteristics of your own case. By selecting your location at enterprisefinland.fi, you can view the services provided in your region for issues related to change of ownership.
During the change of ownership process, you may also need support from private expert services. You can find experts on change of ownership, for example, via the Enterprise Finland expert search.
Yrityspörssi (“Business Exchange”) services offer you the opportunity to explore the situation on the acquisition markets. The Yrityspörssi service maintained by the Federation of Finnish Enterprises is a good place to start getting to know the markets. You can find links and guides below in the section Other useful information.