Catalan Employers Association (Cecot), with support from a private foundation promoting self-employment in Catalonia (Autoocupació).

A non-profit business transfer marketplace for SMEs that connects enterprises in the process of closing down with prospective buyers. Offering a professional matchmaking tool, verified and accurate information about companies and consultancy services to support the negotiation process, it works as an instrument to give long life to viable businesses.

Impact indicators


  • Over 80 information points throughout Catalonia. 

  • 1,250 successful business transfers have been facilitated up until 2017, thus safeguarding 3,700 jobs



  • 87% of transferred businesses continue operation after three years.

Implementation progress

In 2017, the initiative was presented in Lisbon within the framework of the Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion (ACSI) project to explore its local implementation.

Última actualización 2020