You should always be looking to exit your investment; not because your business is in a good or bad place but because it is a smart business decision. Having an exit strategy in mind will make you more prepared and flexible for those inevitable changes in your life.
No matter what is the size of your business, once you decide to sell it, we will help you through the whole process. Each business for sale becomes a project for us and at every stage of the sales process, we aim to achieve results for you. We sell businesses from various Sectors, specialising in:
Although we act for you, the seller, we very much believe in a win-win approach for both parties. Our experience, negotiation skills and a clear vision are key elements to seeing the deal over the line for you.
Are you, personally, ready to exit? It’s an easy question to ask, but it can be difficult to answer. In most cases, there are a combination of factors that are either “pushing” you away from your business or “pulling” you to something else. Take a short PREScore™ 8 minute questionnaire to find out if you are ready to exit.
PREScore™ (or Personal Readiness to Exit Score) is an 8-minute, online questionnaire that evaluates a business owner’s readiness to exit their company on a personal level. Using an exclusive algorithm – developed by analyzing more than 40,000 business owners and conducting more than 200 in-depth interviews with owners who have recently sold – PREScore™ calculates an owner’s readiness by identifying their status on each of the 4 drivers of a satisfying exit.
The 12 questions that make up PREScore™ are often overlooked by business owners, leaving them unprepared and in a state of crisis after the decision to exit is made. PREScore™ helps identify the at-risk areas and provides personalized recommendations for improvement, helping owners create a personal plan that ensures a happy and lucrative exit.
Grow & Sell Services
More often than not, most companies and businesses placed on the market are not ready to sell, and very few can achieve the best possible price.
As exit strategy specialists, we understand what acquirers are looking for and how to maximise the value of your business. We can help you re-structure your business and make it “ready for market”.
If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you assume the value of your company will be determined by your industry and its size. While size matters, there are actually seven other factors that impact the value of your company. In fact, after analysing more than 50,000 businesses, The Value Builder System™ has discovered getting these seven factors right can lead to acquisition offers that are more than twice the industry average. Likewise, we have seen examples of companies getting less than half the industry average multiple because of a weakness in one or more of these seven areas.
To see how your company scores, you can complete the Value Builder questionnaire and get a report on how you’re doing in each area.
Have you found an acquirer for your business or are you selling your shares to a partner or employee? We offer a full Negotiation Service where we can put together and negotiate a deal on your behalf and take it to completion. Our fees include taxation advice and in most cases all legal costs. For a Free Consultation to see if we can help please book a telephone appointment.
Accounting & Due Diligence
Ridgefield Consulting is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. Having worked with various different types and sizes of businesses since 2010, they’re advice and expertise is invaluable to a business at any stage whether it’s start-up, growth or exit. Read their article on Entrepreneur’s Relief to see if you could qualify for reduced capital gains tax.
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