Selling a Business

Our Deal Advisory team has a strong track record selling businesses, delivering outstanding results for our clients – finding strategic buyers that can deliver the most attractive price and structure within the desired timescale.

Selling a business can be a huge and difficult decision – we have significant experience helping our clients through this complex emotional journey and work closely with our tax colleagues to ensure that a holistic approach is taken to shareholder value drivers.

Our four-step approach to success

  • Effective planning and preparation – we don’t want any nasty surprises;
  • Effective presentation of the opportunity – identifying the strategic opportunities for buyers
  • Identifying and accessing the strategic buyers; and
  • Attention to detail – value can be easily lost within a deal process.

We are an international business with significant deal experience across a range of trading sectors. Through years of experience, we have developed a thorough understanding of acquirers’ requirements, and this knowledge is maintained in our proprietary acquirer database. We use this knowledge to produce targeted lists of strategic trade buyers and financial purchasers.

We use the competitive dynamics of auction processes and lead negotiations to find you the best price, deal structure, and most appropriate buyer, managing the entire process from sales through to legal completion.

How we can help

  • Work to gain an in-depth understanding of your business, highlight its strengths to buyers, and address weaknesses;
  • Prepare your company to achieve maximum value - we know what buyers look for when making an acquisition
  • Prepare professional marketing material on your business to promote the opportunity to potential buyers;
  • Identify potential purchasers using our knowledge of the M&A market, and proprietary intermediary marketing contact base. 
  • Market your business internationally through CFXB, our international M&A platform;
  • Manage buyer interest and screen for the most appropriate buyer;
  • Negotiate the best deal – not only on the headline price but the detailed terms & conditions that determine your outcome;
  • Project manage the transaction process on your behalf;
  • Provide you with partner-led advice from start to finish;
  • Liaise with your lawyers and the other parties involved in the transaction to achieve timely completion.

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If you would like to contact the Financial Advisory team, please contact us or use the link below to submit Request For Proposal documents

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