Business Sale & Acquisitions

Getting the best deal

Whether you’re selling a business that has taken years of hard work to build, or are considering buying an existing one, it can be an exciting but complex and sometimes stressful experience. So, as well as adding value from a tax perspective, we’ll take the time to guide you through the deal process and help you understand the key technical points so you can make fully informed decisions.
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We appreciate that a business often represents a lifetime’s work and just how critical a sale, or acquisition, can be.

Jon Miles

Tax Director

How we can help

From the initial valuation and marketing, through to sale negotiations and finalising the deal, we will work hard to ensure you get the very best return from your business deal.

And, whilst we are mindful that a deal needs to complete, we will always highlight any tax risks and explain how they can be managed so you’re aware of all the facts.

Our Expertise

Our specialist areas include pre-sale succession & exit planning, fundraising, Management Buy-Outs (MBOs), Management Buy-Ins (MBIs) and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).

 

THE DEAL PROCESS

If we are instructed early enough, we can provide a realistic business/share valuation to aid negotiations. Our team has lots of experience in this area and can work on a one-off basis if you already have advisors in place.

FINALISING THE DEAL

Whether you are selling or acquiring a business, we can also support you and your legal team in reviewing the Sale and Purchase Agreement/Asset Purchase Agreement, Tax Covenants, Tax Warranties and Loan Note Instruments.

 

SPECIALIST TAX PLANNING

We can provide specialist tax planning advice, including Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Business Asset Disposal Relief (formally Entrepreneurs’ Relief), acquisition structuring, Inheritance Tax (IHT) and your post-sale tax position, as well as identifying any other issues that need to be addressed ahead of the transaction.

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