Buying and Selling a Business
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Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, we can help identify your goals and make sure your decision is a good fit with your goals, finances, lifestyle and family. If you do decide to purchase or sell, we can help you prepare all the necessary paperwork, and ensure a smooth transition.
Buying a business
It can make good financial sense to buy an existing business – you gain customers, an established brand, staff and a premise.
But running a business can be challenging and time intensive so, before deciding, you need to research all the legal and financial implications and make sure it’s a sound decision that will yield a good profit. We can guide you through the process and help you assess, profitability and cash flow forecast, staffing levels and the value of the business.
Selling a business
To get the best return, you need to make sure your business is in the best shape for sale.
We can help you prepare your business for sale. We can prepare an information memorandum which outlines to potential buyers everything they need to know about your business and why it is an attractive investment. We can also take care of:
- finances – make sure your business looks attractive to potential buyers
- business plan – we can help you prepare a business plan, showing your business has good systems and processes in place, and potential for growth
- succession plan – put a succession plan in place to ensure the business will retain its expertise and knowledge without you at the helm
- risks – identify potential risks and mitigate these for potential buyers.