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Why all good business owners need a strong exit plan

Most business owners put everything they have into growing their businesses. Blood, sweat, tears, hours of time and effort, and of course, plenty of cash.

So if the time comes to sell your business, or your shares in it, you need to make sure that all your physical and financial investment is properly rewarded.

The best way to do that is by formulating a strong business exit plan.

The earlier you do this, the better. Because the sooner you have the right structures, processes, and value-driving factors in place, the easier it is to be strategic with your timing, and only sell when the market conditions are right.

Types of exit planning strategies

  • Initial public offering (IPO)
  • Outside sale
  • Strategic acquisition
  • Management buyout (MBO)
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Transfer of ownership to family

How The Finance People can help

Whether you’re selling your business at the height of its powers, or hoping to limit your losses at a struggling company, The Finance People can help you formulate the right exit strategy for you.

We do this by:

  • Establishing your aims, objectives, and KPIs in selling your business / stake
  • Maximising the sale value of your business, by capitalising on opportunities and increasing your multiples (e.g. property, pensions, intellectual property, contracts)
  • Attracting potential buyers
  • Understanding tax implications
  • Devising a rigorous due diligence process and timing strategy

Why outsource your business exit planning?

Outsourcing your exit planning to The Finance People is a great way to prepare for a future sale, without breaking focus on your day-to-day operations.

While you concentrate on growing your business, our professional team will offer independent, discrete advice, and help you get the right buyer over the line, at the right time:

  • We’re experienced, having helped business owners through hundreds of exit plans
  • We know what your buyers are looking for
  • We have a network of tried and tested professionals at our fingertips, including lawyers, tax specialists and more
  • We’ll support you every step of the way, from planning and preparation, to deciding next steps after your sale

"The sooner you have the right structures, processes, and value-driving factors in place, the easier it is to be strategic with your timing"

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