There are many reasons for selling a business, the most common of which is to release capital for financial security or to fund new projects. Other reasons may include the business having peaked in value or growth, retirement or ill health of owners, conflict between owners or a lack of succession options.
Whatever the reason for sale, there is never a guarantee of success once an exercise has commenced. It is also a complex transaction with many points to consider, such as: the timing of the sale, the valuation of the business & how to maximise the value by grooming it for sale, identifying & contacting potential buyers, negotiating the sale and the completion of legal documentation.
For these reasons the appointment of an experienced and qualified adviser is essential to ensure a disciplined and concise approach is followed, thus increasing the chances of a successful sale.
We are able to assist with:
- Advising on a valuation of the business
- Production of an Information Memorandum
- Identifying and making approaches to prospective purchasers
- Negotiating with purchasers, which could include managing a “bidding process”
- Advising on commercial and tax efficient deal structures
- Managing the legal and due diligence process
- Overall project management
Other Transaction Support Services available include:
- Succession planning
- Business planning and financial modelling
- Business valuation
- Transaction tax
Lead Advisory Services are provided by our dedicated team of full time corporate finance professionals who have experience of handling transactions from £1 to £100m across a wide spectrum of business sectors. Other Transaction Support Services are provided by an experienced team drawn from within Dains Corporate Finance and other specialist departments.
We are delighted to consider proposals of any size and if you have an enquiry, we offer an unconditional and informal discussion of your plans and requirements. Depending on the individual circumstances of each case we are able to negotiate a flexible basis for charging our services which can be tailored to suit your needs and requirements.