Family business succession is not the easiest exit option!

Research for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, published in May 2014, estimated that there were over 850,000 family businesses in the UK – 71% of all SME’s. Whilst there are differing views on the precise definition, and consequently number, of “family businesses,” they are undoubtedly a major component of the UK business economy. […]

Business For Sale – Successful Marketing and Print Services Business

The business is focused on the growing market for out-sourced marketing activities. In addition, it provides a full suite of design, print and fulfillment services to a wide range of clients, providing clients with a one-stop shop. In recent years, the group has invested heavily in people and technology to extend its portfolio into more […]

Case Study – A Successful Business Exit Strategy Through Planned Succession

The majority of business owners approach their company from an income perspective, with little regard to long-term exit strategy. Even when they approach other professionals, such as accountants and brokers, with a view to selling or exiting their businesses, the feedback they receive is not holistic or based on their personal goals. With CPL, a […]

White Paper – How to improve your chances of a successful exit

Business owners are likely to make mistakes when selling their business. This is no surprise since many have not sold a business before. Avoid learning on the job for this important stage in your career. Download this 10 point checklist to help improve your chances of a successful business exit This 10 point checklist includes: […]

Case Study – Prosperous Sale Positioning with Proper Planning and Preparation

Industry: Professional Services Issue/Objectives: Company exit with early due diligence preparation Our CMC partner was intrigued in late 2010 to be introduced via a network contact to a company whose owners had heard of CMC’s bespoke approach to providing tailored exit plans. After a relatively short meeting it was clear that the owners wished to […]