The product or product range must be sufficiently unique and must be
developed as well as owned by the company itself, allowing the company to
achieve outstanding growth rates
The specific markets the company is competing in must have a significant size
and enjoy above-average growth prospects over the foreseeable future.
The companies must have the proven potential to become one of the top players
in their markets.
The management must have thorough experience in the specific industry the
company is competing in as well as an accurate knowledge of its specific
The companies must already be active on a global basis or must have the
potential to become a global player within two to five years.
The financial situation of the company must be transparent and reasonably
The company must demonstrate a proven business and financial strategy.
A joint understanding with both the company's shareholders and the management
on the divestment by means of an Initial Public Offering or a trade sale can