Selling a business can be a complex and challenging process, but it’s also an opportunity to realise the full value of your hard work and investment. Whether you’re thinking about selling your business now or in the future, it’s never too early to start preparing.
Preparing your business for sale
Preparing your business for sale is a crucial step to ensure a successful sale, and there are several considerations you must take into account.
The first step is to ensure that your financial records are in order, as potential buyers will want to see how your business has performed financially in the past and how it’s likely to perform in the future.
Streamlining your operational processes, identifying and mitigating potential risks, and reviewing contracts and agreements are also essential steps to increasing the value of your business. Ensuring legal compliance and resolving any pending legal disputes are critical components of the sale process. Assessing the strength of your team, including staffing needs and addressing HR issues, is another important consideration.
Finally, developing a well-planned exit strategy and identifying potential exit strategies are key factors to optimising the value of your business. Seeking the assistance of experienced professionals can help you navigate the complexities of the sale process, optimise the value of your business, and ensure a successful sale.
We’ve written a comprehensive guide on the process which provides a checklist to work through, which you can read here.
Why Choose Braceys Accountants
Properly preparing your business for sale is critical to achieving a successful sale, and that’s where Braceys Accountants comes in. Our team of experienced business accountants has a proven track record of helping clients successfully sell their businesses. From small startups to large enterprises, we have the knowledge and skills to guide you through each step of the process and ensure a successful outcome. Braceys are able to assist you with your tax advice helping you to navigate the complex tax issues involved in the sale process and provide guidance on how to optimise the value of your business and importantly how to retain as much as possible after tax.
Consulting with Braceys from the beginning and throughout the process can help ensure that the transaction runs smoothly and that you achieve maximum value for your business.
What we can support with
- Exit Planning
- Exit Strategy
- Financial Accounts
- Management Accounts
- Systems and Procedures
- Corporation Tax
- Capital Gains Tax
- Personal Tax
Work with us
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Peter Bracey, the founder of Braceys Accountants, has helped numerous clients successfully sell their businesses and achieve their visions for the future. He has a deep understanding of the complexities involved in the sale process and what exceptional preparation looks like, whilst being committed to providing personalised attention and service for everyone he works with. Peter’s passion for helping business owners achieve their long-term goals is what has driven him to create a team of like-minded and talented experts.
If you’d like to learn more about how Bracey’s can help you and your business we offer a free 30-minute online consultation for us to better understand your situation. This 30-minute free consultation gives you time to let us know more about your needs to see if our services are right for you.
What our clients say
« Bracey’s have provided us with a whole host of advice – personal tax, PAYE, R&D claims, Corporation Tax, payroll & pensions. As with a lot of businesses, we have randomly been selected for a VAT enquiry from HMRC. This can be quite a daunting occasion for a small business but the team from Bracey’s attended our offices to offer HMRC any information they needed and they conducted themselves in a capable, unfazed manner «
« Bracey’s have dealt with a number of areas as part of my tax return including foreign exchange income, online sales, buy to let income, VAT registration, advice regarding companies house and everything else in between. Nothing has been too much trouble or too complicated. «
« Bracey’s have been instrumental in streamlining my invoicing procedure, they are speedy with their responses, friendly and always extremely patient; which if you knew me, is really needed! Braceys have provided me with accounts/tax/invoicing and all the usual; but on top of this, advice on a whole manner of situations that arise in my business. «