Corporate finance encompasses a number of different services. It’s traditionally seen as dealing only with the sale and purchase of companies.
Corporate finance experts can also assist with 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.
We are renowned for being 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 and easy to understand help and advice.
We also have a database of useful targets and professional contacts which can be tailored to your industry requirements.
One of the most common questions we are asked as business advisors is – ‘What is my business worth?’ We can assist with capturing the true value of your business and have experience of dealing with many sector valuation types so we can apply the most appropriate to your individual needs.
If you are thinking of selling your business or you are looking to do so in the near future, there are a number of ways we can help, to ensure you secure the value your business deserves. We can review your business currently and suggest changes you can make now to prepare for a future sale.
We will provide the initial valuation and, if you wish, then stay involved in all aspects of the process from marketing through to finding a purchaser and negotiating a deal with an interested party.
If you are thinking of purchasing a business there are as number of ways we can assist you, from the initial phases through to post completion and embedding. We can provide help with valuation opinions, negotiations, structuring a purchase, high level due diligence procedures and general advice along the way.
We can also provide support and advice post purchase.
A business should always have a business plan in place which should be updated regularly, at the very least every 5 years. Business plans can be used to obtain finance, secure and return existing finance deals, be used as budgets and performance indicators and focus areas for management and key staff.
Some business even share their business plans with staff members to boost staff morale and drive performance.
We can assist with business plans, whatever your needs and can review these as part of our advisory services to you, with measurable results.
Succession planning is an important consideration for any business owner. It’s something that we ask our clients to consider every year, to help us understand long-term goals and objectives.
Over the years, we have assisted many clients with the completion of successful management buyouts involving both family members and third parties. Our experts have the expertise to guide you through the entire process.