Indexation Relief

The Autumn Budget for 2017-18 delivered by the Chancellor on 22nd November was a fairly uneventful affair as far as ...
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Where angels fear to tread

Being in business is like life itself: there can be so many twists and turns that the planned route map ...
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Company separation

When breaking up is hard to do

No, I am not a divorce lawyer, but I do become involved in valuing ...
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How to spot a good sale broker

Imagine you've made the decision to sell your company. After a while you become impatient, because nothing seems to be ...
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Shaping your Company for Sale

Although you want to show the best possible trading results prior to sale, these are matters of fine tuning as ...
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Selling the Business as opposed to the Company

Many companies reach a stage in their life, where the management needs reviving and the products are fast becoming obsolescent ...
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Keeping it in the family...or not

Mr and Mrs Limited

In the SME market, ownership of a company is normally held by a single shareholder or by ...
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How to choose the right team to sell your company

Like Claudio and Eddie, you need to choose and manage the right team of players.

Now you might ask “What has that ...
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Entrepreneur's Relief

Will you be taking full advantage of tax reliefs when you sell your company?

A number of opportunities in saving tax ...
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How to improve the sale price of your business

In the beginning...

Many of us start a business and happily plough our furrow without thinking long-term as to what needs ...
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Painting an exit plan!

What has painting & decorating to do with selling a company?

No, I “have not gone off my rocker”!

You see, if ...
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The right buyer at the right price

You’ve put your all (and then some) into building up a successful business and now you’re looking forward to reaping ...
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A Share Valuation has to be realistic

Did you see the first Dragon’s Den programme in 2016?

It beggared belief in the stance adopted by most of the ...
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Selling company due to poor ROI

Making an opportunity out of a problem

If I am approached by shareholders who wish to sell their company due to ...
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Raising funds to purchase shares

Avoid killing the goose that lays the golden eggs

The killing of the goose that laid the golden eggs in Aesop’s ...
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How to have your cake and eat it!

Benefits of increasing pension contributions prior to company sale

There are not many occasions in life when you can ‘have your ...
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It is not only what but also to whom that matters

Share price negotiation

Have you heard the story about two starving artists? Both are extremely talented, but one of them is ...
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Sometimes life does not unfold as you may expect

A case study in tax planning in relation to shareholdings.

It is sound tax advice that where the business starts to ...
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Reducing the tax charge on the sale of your company

Can you really reduce the tax charge from 28% to 10% (and possibly more!) on the sale of your company?

I’m ...
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Look before you leap!

The value of a share might not be all it seems

Recently, an accountant referred me to a successful sales manager; ...
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The positive effect of a share valuation

When a purchase or sale transaction has to be done how do you get there?

Sometime ago, I was introduced by ...
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Private company share valuations and the taxman

Capital taxes liability on private company shares arising in a person’s estate

Although there are a number of tax reliefs on ...
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Share Buyback

Share buybacks are a way to finance a share purchase.

Imagine the time has come when you wish to realise the ...
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Do you want to be judged as a life style business?

It’s a common dilemma that you’ve probably thought about but decided to deal with at a later date. Trouble is ...
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Private Company Share Valuation

How do buyer and seller reach agreement?

There is a ready market for shares quoted on the London Stock Exchange. Therefore ...
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An Unexpected Offer

If you are approached by a company wishing to make an offer for your business, what would your reaction be?

Here ...
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Welcome to the Blog

Welcome to the blog.

Lots of interesting articles will be posted here in the future.

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