In association with Armstrong Watson

CONSIDERING selling your business?

The sale of your business can be an opportunity to fully realise the value of your lifetime’s investment. A chance to redress the balance and reap some of the rewards for the sleepless nights, long working days, missed family occasions and the many other sacrifices you’ve undoubtedly made on this roller-coaster journey called entrepreneurship.

Navigating the Sale Process:

The sale of a business can be unchartered terrain and the key question is how do you make it an attractive proposition whilst optimising shareholder value? Some careful planning and structuring can help and working with Armstrong Watson’s corporate finance and tax teams can make the difference.

Here at Armstrong Watson we take the time to understand your business, the likely synergies that your business will have with strategic purchasers and agree a carefully targeted marketing strategy designed to maximise value and help ensure a successful completion. We will work with you every step of the way.

Planning is Critical:

The sale of a business is often emotional, time consuming and can be stressful but having the reassurance of working in partnership with you, we are committed to helping you navigate through the complexities of the process.

Early planning and seeking the advice of specialists can improve the efficiency of the sale process, make your business as attractive a proposition as possible and, ultimately, lead to a more valuable return on your investment. Time constraints and a lack of preparation can suppress value.

When preparing to sell, you should try to analyse your business through the eyes of a purchaser. What are your strengths (e.g. great product, great service) and what are your weaknesses (e.g. over reliance on certain customers)? It’s all about adding value and ensuring that your business is ‘skeleton free’.

By working with Armstrong Watson, you can leverage on our experience to guide you through the process. We will help ensure your business realises its true value.

If you would like any advice in relation to your business or selling a business, you are welcome to get in touch with Chris Wright. You can call Chris on 07824 552817 or email him at