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Selling a business

If you are considering selling a business then read our tips and advice on how to get the best from your business sale.

Selling a business questions

Asking yourself the question – how can I sell my business? Worried about the finding a buyer for your business? Or want to know how to value your business for sale? Haines Watts can help.

Selling a business: what things should you consider?

Here are a few things to ask yourself when selling a business:

  1. How do I value my business? 
  2. Will your business attract interest?
  3. Who might be interested?
  4. Is everything ready for a ‘smooth’ sale?
  5. How can you increase the value of your business?
  6. When is the right time to sell your business?
  7. What are the tax implications of your business sale?

What’s my business worth?

Interested in knowing what your the value of your business? With our business valuation calculator you can value your limited company online instantly.

How to find a buyer for my business?

Finding the right buyer for your business is the key to a smooth transaction which will contribute to the continued success and growth of the business. We can act on your behalf by marketing your company to potential buyers, and handling all ongoing contact with potential buyers.

 

Should I get help selling my business?

The HW Corporate Finance team has helped sell small businesses, limited companies and large corporations across many sectors. Take a look at some of the businesses we’ve sold.

Our team views every business sale as unique and is skilled at working with individual owner managers to get the best from selling your business.

 

 

 

What are the tax implications of your business sale?

There are many tax implications when selling a business. These include consideration of Capital Gains Tax, deferred consideration, earn outs, proceeds and income tax and inheritance tax.

At the end of the day, what would generally be the most tax efficient solution might not meet your lifestyle or cash needs. Seeking expert advice before you’re committed means that Haines Watts can help you arrive at where you want to be.

Can Haines Watts help sell my business?

We provide business owners with advice on selling a business, maximising value, preparing for sale and getting the right buyer. Here are some of the other ways we can help you sell your business:

  • Creating an exit plan
  • Business valuation services
  • Creating a compelling sales document
  • Identifying buyers
  • Obtaining & managing offers
  • Selecting a preferred buyer
  • Project management from start to finish
  • Advice on the tax aspects of sale
  • Preparing for due diligence

So what does all this mean? It means that by using HW Corporate Finance, you can be positive of getting the best possible price for your company when you decide to sell.

It’s all about getting the right deal done – and in the best and most profitable way for you. To find out how Haines Watts can help you buy, or sell a company see our Business acquisitions & disposals services.

Looking to sell fast?

Typically, selling a business can take months to prepare for an exit date. However if time is not on your side there are various fast exit strategies which can be taken. Contact us today if you need help with a fast business sale.

Want more help on how to sell your company? Contact Us or find your local Haines Watts office

 

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