30 August 2023

Exploring Post-Summer Reflections: Should I Sell My Business?

#Reflective  #Selling A Business  #Shareholder  #Succession Planning  

Summer holidays often offer a much-needed break for business owners and managers, providing an opportunity to recharge and gain fresh perspectives. It is not uncommon for an owner-manager to return from vacation with a different outlook on their business and contemplate the idea of selling it.

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21 June 2023

How to Find a Suitable Exit Route - An Introduction to a Feasibility Study

#Selling A Business  #Succession Planning  #Shareholder  

In this vlog, CEO Poonam Kaur shares how a feasibility study may help business owners have clarity on their exit routes and options when starting their succession journey.

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21 June 2023

How To Successfully Prepare To Exit Your Business

#Succession Planning  #Selling A Business  #Shareholder  

Succession planning doesn’t have to be as cut-throat and relentless as the hit TV show made it out to be, but understanding your options and ensuring that your chosen route will deliver exactly what you hope to achieve can be a daunting process.

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23 June 2022

Hearing a lot about Employee Ownership Trusts? Learn Why This New Kid on the Block is Increasing in Popularity

#Employee Ownership Trust  #Succession Planning  #Selling A Business  

The Government introduced Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) back in the 2014 Finance Act to encourage more shareholders to transfer shares to a corporate structure (like the John Lewis model) which offered indirect employees share ownership.

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10 June 2022

Exit Options: From a Trade Sale to an Employee Ownership Trust

#Employee Ownership Trust  #Succession Planning  #Selling A Business  

There is no doubt about it that a trade sale will, by and large, generate a larger consideration than other exit opportunities, and the reason is mostly related to the usual obvious synergies in a trade sale, either a vertical buyer or a horizontal one.

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5 July 2021

A Business Owner's Dilemma – Trade Sale vs Employee Ownership Trust

#Employee Ownership Trust  #Selling A Business  #Shareholder  #Succession Planning  

For an owner-manager selling your business can feel like parting with your child, I know this for a fact, as not only have I been involved in over 400 transactions over the last 30+ years but I have also conducted a few personal ones.

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7 May 2021

Uncovering The Stepping Stones To Success

#Reflective  #Shareholder  #Selling A Business  #Succession Planning  

There is something that occupies the mind of every entrepreneur at some time in their business journey and that is, "what am I going to do with my organisation in the future?".

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3 August 2020

Succession Planning and Business Exit - What Is The Best Solution For You?

#Business  #Development  #Selling A Business  #Succession Planning  #Management Buyout  #Employee Ownership Trust  

Exiting your business as an entrepreneur is a serious and heartfelt task. It will bring on a huge series of mixed emotions, as for most entrepreneurs it’s a once in a life time exit.

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23 April 2020

Deal Fever Insights For Buying & Selling Businesses - IoD Academy Podcast

#Corporate Finance  #Selling A Business  #Valuation  

In this IoD Academy podcast, IoD course leader, Jo Haigh, offers practical insights into the key factors you’ll need to consider when buying or selling a business – from valuation approaches to due diligence, from effective negotiation to knowing when to walk away.

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16 April 2020

Predicting Future Activity in Business Sales, Disposals and Fund Raising - Post COVID-19

#Business  #Corporate Finance  #Reflective  #Selling A Business  #Video  

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the devastating effect it is having on the world, Jo Haigh, CEO of fds, reflects on how it has had an effect on business sectors and what the future could hold for business sales, acquisitions and fundraising.

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