What’s next: should I grow or sell my business?

You may find you’re at a stage where you wish to seek finance or investment to grow your business, or you may be considering exiting the business in the near future. Either way, knowing where to begin can raise a number of questions.

The typical options available to you are:

  • Trade sale of your business to a third party
  • Transition to Family
  • Transition to Employees
  • Private equity investment
  • Debt Finance
  • Management buyout

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to each approach; the process can bring associated risks and complexities, as well as affect others within the business.

To begin, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are my business objectives? What matters to me personally?
  • What do I do if I need to source funding or investment for growth?
  • What type of funding or investment option is best for my business?
  • Is now the right time to sell or transition the business? Do you have an exit value in mind?
  • If I do choose to sell, how do I prepare for sale?
  • What is my business worth right now, and could I increase its value?
  • What type of sale should I go for?
  • If I choose to exit or invest, what are the tax implications?
  • Do I have a personal financial plan for the proceeds of sale?

We understand that these questions can be a challenge, so we want to make sure that any decision you do make, is an informed one.

To help you assess these options, we have created a guide on the different types of sale and finance options available to you.

To get your copy of our guide click here.

What’s next?

Over the next few months, Mazars will be sharing a range of articles and webinars that will provide you with further insight on areas of business exit, your options for financing growth, the tax landscape and maximising the value of your business.

In the meantime, should you have any questions regarding your business growth or exit, our team of corporate finance, tax and financial planning advisers are happy to help. They can assist you to understand your objectives followed by providing bespoke advice and guidance that ensures confidence in your future. Please use the contact form below. 

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