How to get the best price when selling your business

Hot to get the best price for your business

Maximising the sale price when exiting your business is a common, and important, goal for company owners. The difference between a high and a low price could be the difference between you living the lifestyle you desire and simply getting by. As business exit strategy consultants, how to sell your business for the highest price […]

How much are your name and face worth to your business?

How much are your name and face worth to your business

When Mr Rolls met Mr Royce in Manchester in 1904 and agreed to go into business together, they decided to use both their surnames in the name of their company, Rolls-Royce. Using their names in their business clearly proved a genius step for Mr Rolls and Mr Royce, just as it did for Walt Disney, […]

Is your business a viable strategic acquisition?

Is your business a viable strategic acquisition

Your business is not for sale right now. But could your head be turned if someone expressed an interest in buying you out? If you were tempted, what would a potential buyer find if they started to explore behind the scenes? Strategic business acquisitions are common in sectors like technology and pharmaceuticals . The possibility could […]

Is the UK economic climate affecting business exits?

Is the UK economic climate affecting business exits?

When preparing a business for sale, it’s advisable to keep one eye on the general economic climate. The external business climate is not something any of us can control, but it’s worth considering some of the variables in your business exit plan. If you choose to ignore it, economic change and uncertainty could impact your […]

What is a Management Buyout (MBO)?

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A management buyout is one of the options available to business owners thinking about exiting their business. As with any business exit, the earlier you start to plan for it, the better chance you have of achieving the sale value you would like. In this post we’re going to cover everything you need to know […]

How to retain staff when selling your business

HOW TO RETAIN STAFF WHEN SELLING YOUR BUSINESS

Retaining staff and key employees is crucial to a successful business exit and achieving maximum value from your business sale. If essential members of staff were to leave your business either before or immediately after its sale, this could destabilise operations and impact business continuity. Something a buyer will be very aware of. When potential […]

How do you know when you can afford to sell your business?

How do you know when you can afford to sell your business?

Think back to your aspirations when you started your business. Was your motivation to escape the stresses of the corporate world? Did you have a burning idea to innovate and make your mark? Or was your ambition to build a successful business that would fund your retirement? Whatever your reason for building a business, there […]

Business valuation methods – the definitive guide

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You’ve put in the hours, the late nights, and missed out on precious family moments to build up your business, and now its time for a change. Perhaps you’re considering retirement, or maybe you want capital to fund a new venture; whatever the situation, you’re considering selling up and moving on. But how do you […]

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