Ever wondered what an investor looks for in a business? An exit strategy is fundamental, according to Supper Club partner Inflexion Private Equity.
Your business may be your whole life right now, but what happens with you exit or retire? Here’s how to build a robust financial plan for your retirement.
Real Business asks five leading entrepreneurs for their best piece of advice if selling your business is objective number one for 2018.
Some five years ago the government would not contemplate it, companies were not planning for it, and no-one was seriously predicting it. The ?it? in question is Brexit. Alongside Donald Trump as president, the once unthinkable referendum result made 2016 an unpredictable year. This has led to some considering a business exit.
In 2015 UK M&A boomed, leaving UK firms in strong demand as demonstrated by the acquisition of ARM Technologies. Whilst the rise in deal flow reveals bosses are clearly capitalising on this, they spend more time planning the firms’ exit rather than what they will personally do once they achieve an exit.
Growing a company to sell for profit is one of the most guaranteed ways to achieving wealth. However, the time will eventually come when a business owner will decide it’s time for them to shut up shop and move on from the business they helped shape.
With personal legacy and succession planning high on the agenda for many business owners, the magnitude and complexity of the decision, as well as the variety of options that are available, can leave business owners feeling perplexed.
A 2014 CNBC study revealed that most small business owners have 70 per cent of their wealth invested in their businesses. So what if you could take considerable cash from your business to live your life the way you want to now, instead of waiting for retirement?
Making the decision to sell your business because of health, retirement or purely for a change in direction can be a challenging one. However 2016 is shaping up to be a good year for selling a business.
Specialist in corporate and commercial law, Emma Ladd, senior associate at Gardner Leader solicitors, discusses why it's never too early to plan your exit strategy and steps to preparing your business for sale.
From failing to make sure you own your own logo to not inserting an "anti-embarrassment" clause, Real Business rounds up the most common mistakes made when exiting your company – so that you don't do the same.
The M&A process is about marketing the company to its potential buyers based on its value. That’s why being able to prepare in advance for an M&A transaction is a prerequisite to its success, says Simon Peace, a Numitas FD with considerable experience of M&As.