Selling your business
Make your business more attractive to prospective buyers and ensure the business sale process is swift, straightforward and sensitively-managed
Whether you see your business as the culmination of a lifetime’s work, a legacy for your family or an entrepreneurial exercise created with the sole aim of an eventual business sale, you need to consider carefully what the future holds.
Business owners don’t always disappear into the sunset once they’ve decided to sell up. There are a number of options available, and achieving the best possible result for all parties takes careful planning and preparation.
asb law’s corporate finance professionals take you through the various routes available, from trade sales to management buy-outs or buy-ins, and sales to institutional investors or private equity. We will also highlight the particular tax, personal and business implications to consider.
Working with us allows you to capitalise on our established relationships with other specialist advisers to ensure all aspects of your transaction are refined. We regularly work with financial advisers, tax advisers and accountants, both regionally and nationally, so we can assure a seamless and well-managed business sale.
We’ll advise you on:
- preparing your business for sale
- managing the sale process
- options for extracting capital
- tax planning and share structures
- planning your finances for the future
- how to invest your money wisely
- post sale integration and transitional arrangements
You might not think a business sale or MBO is something you need to consider in the immediate future – however, as with everything, planning ahead may prove fruitful.
With careful preparation you could be in a better position to take advantage of favourable market movements, or the right deal at short notice.
Supported by all-encompassing legal advice and a little foresight, you can present your business in the best possible light.
For more information on selling your business and to start a conversation on how we can help you please contact Helen Mead, Partner, Head of Corporate Finance.