Exiting your Business

16th July 2016

When the time comes, we can advise on the following business exit options:

  • Succession to the next generation (as a gift or for consideration),
  • An IPO flotation.
  • Trade sale:
    • MBO,
    • Industry related,
    • Private equity related,
    • To the workforce, via an Employee Ownership Trust,
  • Trade cessation, followed by company liquidation or dissolution.

As well as reviewing the options, and making recommendations, where appropriate, we can also assist with the process:

  • Exit preparation, including tax planning, to maximise value and fit in with personal goals.
  • Advising on asset or share sale.
  • Business valuations.
  • Preparing a business sale Information Memorandum, researching potential trade and private equity purchasers and contacting them to try and generate an offer.
  • Looking after your best interests in advising you on structuring the deal and throughout the offer, heads of agreement and share purchase agreement stages.
  • ‘Tidying’ up the business, pre completion.
  • Dealing with due diligence enquiries from the purchaser.

 

Why choose us?

  • Proactive in looking for opportunities to add value and protect you.
  • We have access to an internal database of EBITDA earnings multiples, used on numerous previous transactions, so that you can gauge how the market will price your business.
  • Specialists in providing services for SME’s and OMB’s (particularly in the <£10m valuation range),
  • Access to extra resources, support and services as members of the Corporate Finance Network,
  • As well as transacting, we can help create a business sale.
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