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Apr 20

Exit strategy and planning – Getting the most for your company when you decide to sell – Part 3

Part 3: Enabling issues which should be in place before a sale  These issues will not necessarily provide a premium valuation, but the absence of them could lead to some discount in the valuation or might hold up a sale. Shareholders agreement regulating the rights of all shareholders and ensuring that minorities can be included […]

Apr 03

Exit strategy and planning – Getting the most for your company when you decide to sell – Part 2

Part 2: Getting to the highest valuation   Valuation The valuation of your company is not a science, but is driven by market forces and your ability to present your business as a significant investment opportunity. To some extent this depends upon the buyer, but it also depends upon the wider economic environment, the state of […]

Mar 07

Exit strategy and planning – Getting the most for your company when you decide to sell – Part 1

Part 1: Why planning is vital and the route to exit Exit planning is perhaps the most difficult yet most important period in the life cycle of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is an event that probably only happens once, yet has a profound effect upon the future life, particularly in retirement, of the owners. Research clearly […]

Jul 30

Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog in your acquistion

The newspapers are full of stories about tax cheats of one kind or another, and recently about acquisitions of UK listed businesses in “tax inversion” deals proposed by US businesses. The tax inversion works by reducing the tax payable by the US business. Through the acquisition of the UK business, their headquarters moves out of […]

May 27

CBIMBO

  The last couple of weeks I have been advising my client on a somewhat unusual transaction. His business distributes software, word-wide, through a network of company owned outlets, resellers and distributers. The owner of one of his distributers approached him a few weeks ago, asking if he wanted to buy her out so that […]

Feb 20

Assisting with £4m sale of business

Background and requirements Meriden Animal Health, founded by Steve Harris and Pamela McLaren in 1992, is a global company, dedicated to improving animal health through developing natural feed additives. We were introduced by Douglas Iles of Friday Legal to review an unsolicited offer from Anpario Plc in 2011 to acquire Meriden. What we did Once […]

Feb 13

Exit Planning in practice – from zero to £1m

There’s a lot of information about exit planning available on our site and others, but here is a real life, practical example. My client is the owner of an engineering / installation business. They have been in their sector for more than 20 years. When I assessed the business (the first stage) they had been […]

Feb 11

So you want to buy the business you work for & do an MBO?

Many people dream of running their own business and sometimes you’ll be in a position to think about ab MBO or buying the business you work in. There’s a whole raft of things to think about along the way but here are a few to consider. If you are successful in buying the business, that’s […]

Feb 11

Assisting with business sale

Business Sale Background and requirements Black Mobile Solutions was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Peter Bryant and had developed a reputation as an innovative developer of enterprise class mobile applications, optimised for all devices. The owner was looking to become part of a larger company, with an enterprise class client base, to assist it […]