Corporate Finance

Key Contact

Paul Knights

Paul Knights
01284 701 300

What is Corporate Finance

Corporate finance encompasses a number of different services. It is traditionally seen as only the sale and purchase of companies, but also involves producing business plans for existing companies looking for additional funding for working capital or asset purchases, producing cash flows, share valuations for tax purposes, retirement planning and developing exit strategies for owners of companies, among other types of work.

It is not only large limited companies that benefit from corporate finance work, as it is relevant to all people running any size of business.

Understanding Your Needs

Our service to you starts with an initial free consultation in which we get to know you and what you require from us. This meeting is entirely without obligation and enables us to understand your position and how we can help.

Depending on the particular service you require from us, we will produce a strategy for you to follow and our input can be as much or as little as you would like. We pride ourselves on providing advice and action that is practical with using technical jargon relied upon by many others in our industry.

In the case of business sales and purchases we can provide the initial valuation and then stay involved in all aspects of the process from marketing through to finding a purchaser and negotiating a deal with an interested party.

A Unique Approach

The most important reason for choosing Knights Lowe to help with the future of your business is that we have significant experience and expertise in this area.

We are a local firm that has taken a key role in business sales and purchases over the past few years and are well aware of the issues that face owner managers of businesses such as yours. We are interested in taking the time to get to know what you want and will provide a solution that maximizes the value of your business in the most tax efficient way.

We will not blind you with jargon but will advise you of all issues to consider and will help you to make informed decisions.

We have a wide database of contacts within many different industries that has proved to be useful in many areas of corporate finance.

Above all, we are approachable in an area of the accounting industry that is highly technical. We appreciate how stressful these issues are to owners of businesses and our aim is to alleviate this wherever possible by providing technical but practical help and advice.

What can we do?

  • Set tax efficient exit strategies for owners of businesses.
  • Groom your business for sale.
  • Help you find a buyer for your business, set a realistic price and negotiate the deal for you in the most tax efficient way.
  • Assist with purchasing a business including due diligence work to ensure that you know about any potential problems that may exist.
  • Business and share valuations for many purposes.
  • Produce business plans for maximizing or monitoring future performance, or for raising additional finance.
  • Help to produce cash flows for monitoring a business's performance using up to date software.

If you would like to discuss how we can help, please contact Paul Knights on 01284 701 300.

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