Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM)


What is a CIM?

A Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) is the document an investor receives after signing a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) in the process of buying a private company.

Five Standard Sections in the CIM

The five standard sections in the CIM include:

  1. Executive Summary - Highlights of the deal
  2. Industry Overview - Details of the market
  3. Company Overview - Details of products and operations (management and key employees)
  4. Growth Opportunities - Main opportunities the seller will use to entice the buyer
  5. Financial Summary With Projections - Past financial information and projections for the future

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