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Corporate Finance

Funding for Business
Business Valuations
Acquisitions & Disposals
Tax Efficient Capital


Funding for Business

Whether yours is a new or a mature business, ensuring that you have the necessary finance is essential for achieving your objectives. Indeed, one of the most common causes of business failure is badly structured or inadequate financing. We can help you:

  • Conduct a feasibility study of your projects
  • Decide on the most suitable sources of finance - personal capital, bank overdraft, long-term commercial loans and mortgages, national and regional agencies, private equity or venture capital
  • Prepare the necessary business plan, forecasts, information memoranda, etc.
  • Present your proposals to appropriate sources of finance
  • Arrange a disposal, merger/acquisition, or management buyout/in
  • Our expertise and contacts will help you open doors that may otherwise have remained closed for you.


Business Valuations

Business valuations can be required in a number of situations:

  • In commercial transactions when buyers or sellers are looking for a guide price
  • For capital gains tax purposes, when businesses or shares in businesses are transferred between connected persons
  • For inheritance tax purposes when shares or assets in a business are not subject to relief from tax

We are specialists in valuing unquoted shares and businesses and have helped buyers, sellers and taxpayers with their negotiations including successfully with the HM Revenue and Customs. We have access to databases for comparable businesses and use our valuation expertise as part of the process of helping clients fund targets for acquisition or find buyers if they are selling part or all of their business.

If you want to find out what your business interests are worth please .


Acquisitions & Disposals

Sometimes the best way to improve your competitive position in the marketplace is through a merger or acquisition. Not only is this a complex and time consuming process, if it is not well researched and skillfully negotiated it could make matters worse, not better.

This is definitely a situation where you need the support and assistance of trained professionals. We can help you:

  • Identify potential targets for merger or acquisition
  • Screen targets for suitability
  • Prepare a negotiating strategy
  • Help you raise the necessary capital
  • Develop an integration plan
  • Optimise the tax and financial position of the combined enterprise

At other times you may decide to improve your profitability through a disposal. Again, we can help with valuing the assets, finding suitable purchasers, and negotiating the sale.

Don't take risks with your business - let the professionals help you.


Tax Efficient Capital

Apart from the usual forms of business finance, have you ever considered other forms of finance such as a Venture Capital Trust or an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)? We can offer help and advice in raising other forms of finance or investments. We can advise on the merits of different forms of finance, the suitability to your business and the tax advantages that may be available.

Before seeking additional finance be sure to ask us first.