Due Diligence as Part of the Business Sale

Any organisation negotiating a business sale or purchase must challenge the assumptions being made about the deal. The purpose of due diligence is to provide comfort by reviewing and validating all of the financial, commercial, operational and strategic assumptions. It confirms that buyer and seller agree to what is being traded as well as giving […]

A Family Affair: Ensuring Successful Succession

A Family Affair – Hand Over Amongst the most significant challenges in the lifetime of any business is when the baton is passed from the current leader to their successor. Succession naturally comes with complications and an inevitable, but hopefully temporary, sense of instability for all parties.  Employees, current management, previous management, buyers, suppliers and […]

Preparing a business for sale – what needs to be done?

Preparing a business for sale will get it into the best possible shape for an eventual sale and will help a business owner to maximise the proceeds. This isn’t about window dressing, but making sure that the business has reached its true potential and will stand the scrutiny from potential buyers. Some golden rules for […]