Business finance

With the emergence of new sources of funding such as crowd-funding, ever more possibilities exist to finance your business.  There is a dazzling array of possible investment sources, from overseas people seeking visas to business angels, private equity, venture capital, bankers and incubators.  Even angels have an angle, and we can guide you through the maze.  With careful planning you could exceed your funding targets to turn your goals into a reality.

Our experts have a wealth of experience in deal structures, and the tax implications that often lurk in the background, but we do not act as introducers of funds.  This enables us to ensure that we are interested only in the success of you, our client.  We can help you take advantage of Government schemes such as Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed EIS (SEIS).

If you are looking to invest in your own business, understanding the tax implications of the structure used can be critical. For example, you need to consider your long-term plan and how you can extract your investment returns in the future.  No entrepreneur should ignore Inheritance Tax and how that interacts with your plans.

When it comes to selling your business, we typically work with clients over a 3 to 5 year programme.  While more than half of all corporate transactions involve some form of Management Buy Out (MBO), we help evaluate whether this approach is truly right for you.  Our experience goes beyond cash flow projections and due diligence, we can help you build an attractive proposition and smooth the negotiations to a successful transaction.  You can add significant value to your business with a little time and preparation.

And when it comes to valuation of your business, this is not an exact science.  We can help de-mystify this area and show you how to maximise value without over-pricing your expectations.

To find out more, call us on +44(0)330 024 3200 and speak to one of our ​​business finance experts.

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