M&A Glossary: Confidential Information Memorandum

A Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) is a summary of your business used to help pre-screened buyers determine their interest. A CIM contains overview information about your operations, financials, industry trends, and growth prospects.

As your investment bank, we’ll prepare the CIM for you, with your cooperation and review. You approve all material before it’s presented to a buyer. The CIM is only distributed to a select group of vetted, qualified buyers who have signed a nondisclosure agreement.

It is a critical component of the M&A process as it shares your growth story and helps potential buyers see the value in your business.

For advice on exit planning or selling a business, contact Al Statz, CEO of Exit Strategies Group, Inc., at alstatz@exitstrategiesgroup.comExit Strategies Group is a partner in the Cornerstone International Alliance.