Business Sales & Valuations

Maximising the sale of a business can often represent one of the largest transactions of your life, which is why it is absolutely crucial to appoint experienced professionals who know and understand your industry and sector. At Crewe and Nantwich Accountants we have access to business transfer agents, operating across all industries and service sectors:

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Sector strengths:

  • Catering and leisure
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Professional services
  • Computing

Services include

  • Comprehensive valuation of the business
  • Provision of market trends and price comparisons
  • Development of professional sale documentation
  • Identifying potential purchasers
  • Corporate grooming
  • Negotiating
  • Managing the deal through to completion

Understanding the tax implications can also prove to be a minefield when it comes to selling a business, but here at Crewe & Nantwich Accountants we can ensure that the sale of your business is as tax efficient as possible.

Total confidentiality and discretion is central to our operation and involves putting stringent control in place to protect our clients.

Preparing a business for sale

In order to maximise the value of your business, we recommend investing time in reviewing all financial aspects of the business to ensure that the accounts are presented in the best possible light. This may involve cutting overheads, reducing debt and stock levels to enhance and increase profitability.

Once this process has been completed, a more accurate valuation of the business can be progressed to incorporate property and assets. Whilst there are a range of ways to value a business, valuations based on multiples of future earnings and the capitalisation of future cashflows are most common. Up to date accounts and accurate forecasts for the year ahead will also be required, as detailed financial information of this nature will be requested by potential buyers prior to making an indicative offer.