I wrote an article at the beginning of this year stating why now is a great time to sell your business. The vast majority of owner managers have never exited a business before, and many generalist business brokers exploit this with promises of high multiples or valuations and many potential interested parties. However, the reality for most UK businesses (or read ‘owner managed SMEs’) is that at the time they want to sell, there may not be many buyers or acquires around at the right stage. Also to get the best price, an owner manager needs to ensure a maximum valuation for the on-going business. For every sale, we need to think about an acquirer, and getting your business into their target sights.
Phil works with owner managers to drive business growth; plan for exit and succession; improve underlying efficiency and competitive advantage through use of technology. This is coupled with a pragmatic style and practical approaches to assist his clients meet their own personal and commercial objectives.
Phil is an experienced director and business advisor with over 30 years’ experience gained in senior roles with a variety of UK and European based companies. During this time he successfully grew a financial software trading company which went through three rounds of private equity investment before being sold as a trade sale to a USA company.
Phil brings to his clients his technology skills coupled with strong commercial and project management focus to deliver real results and value. He is based in Twickenham and works with businesses in West London and Surrey.
Phil is a mentor for The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) which helps people over the age of fifty set up in business for themselves. In addition he also mentors for the SMILE (Selected Mentors and Interims for London Enterprises), a project which is facilitated by UCL Advances helping London-based SMEs overcome barriers to growth.
For more information or to arrange an initial appointment, contact Phil on 07720 397040 or 0208 8920228, or email him
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