Selling a Business

You can only sell your business once, so it's vital you get it right. Our partners are business people in their own right and between them have bought and sold numerous companies. Our experience can help you through every step of what can be a difficult and stressful time.

Helping you sell small, medium-sized, and large enterprises

Whether you’re a start-up, a growing SME or a large corporation, we have prepared a wide variety of businesses for what can be a complicated sales process, so you can be sure our chartered business accountants have experience in your area.

Guiding you through the selling process

The sale of a business is influenced by a huge range of factors, from personal decisions and business developments to the current economic climate. There are important questions to consider, such as “how much of your business do you want to sell?” and “who do you want to sell your business to?” The process is intensive but, when managed correctly, it can deliver generous rewards. Drawing from our extensive expertise, we can advise you on the following:

  • How to get your business in shape for a sale

  • How to structure the sale of your company or business

  • How to maximise the sale price of your business or company

  • How to minimise your tax liability on the sale of your business or company

  • How to negotiate the terms of the transaction including warranties and tax indemnities

  • How to complete a management buyout (MBO), including help with funding MBOs

  • How to sell your shareholding in a company to another shareholder

Download our fact sheet on exit and succession planning.

Expert advice every step of the way

We will work closely with you throughout the selling process, from our initial analysis and in-depth recommendations to ongoing advice as and when you need it. Your business will be expertly valued, ensuring the maximum sale price at the minimum tax liability. We’ll anticipate typical hurdles and plan for the unforeseen ones, so you feel in safe hands throughout the transaction, from start to finish.

"The team at Clark Howes were both diligent and patient in working with us on our recent purchase of London Creative. Although on the face of it this transaction should have been relatively straightforward it proved not to be. Their analysis of the situation, in-depth prognosis and straightforward response to issues as they arose was the glue that kept this deal together. We have every intention of using Clark Howes for our next transaction."

Stephen Fox, Managing Director FCK London
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Juliet Gillett Director of Business Services

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