Exit Planning

You’ve made the decision to exit your company - what next? Our trusted advisors are here to help, guiding you every step of the way for a smooth exit and a seamless merger, partnership, or succession.

Exit planning for SME and large enterprises

We’ve helped owners of both SMEs and large organisations plan for the exit from their companies. We sometimes refer to this as “starting with the end in mind”. In every case, we maintain to deliver a strategic approach, considering every aspect of your exit to drive a smooth transition with minimal business disruption.

Devising your personal exit plan

Every business owner should have a personal exit plan. Creating and putting into practice appropriate strategies is essential if you want to secure the maximum reward for taking the risk of being in business. Some of the key issues we consider when helping you to define your business exit strategy include the following:

  • Passing on your business to family members or a family trust

  • Selling your share to your co-owners or partners

  • Selling your business to some or all of the workforce

  • Selling the business to a third party

  • Public flotation or sale to a public company

  • Minimising your tax liability

  • What you will do when you no longer own the business

  • Whether the new owners will need or want your involvement after the sale

  • Winding up

Download our fact sheet on exit and succession planning.

Your business exit strategy will drive a seamless transition

Whatever thoughts you have concerning the future of your business, it is important to limit disruption while you begin the process of exiting. This is where a pre-planned business exit strategy helps, enabling the business to continue running smoothly during a change in ownership or partnership, or make the process of winding up much clearer and less complicated.

“Clark Howes have been our accountants for over a decade, providing unparalleled accounting and general business advice. The team not only takes care of our financial requirements but has supported the business over the years in its successful growth and development, always understanding the bigger picture and our end goals. From business structuring; to corporate and personal tax advice; and now exit planning strategy too, the expertise we gain from working with Clark Howes is invaluable for both the business itself and ourselves as business owners.”

Colin Woodhams, Founder Inside Out
Juliet Gillett

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