Assurance & Advisory
As a business owner, you may find yourself asking this question. Our company valuation service can provide a guide to the potential worth of your company.
Receiving an accurate company valuation is imperative should you choose to put your exit strategy into action in today’s buoyant market. When valuing a business, there are a number of things that the calculator takes into consideration. We help you ascertain any such factors that may apply to you.
Once you have got an idea of how much you can expect from an eventual sale, our team of experts will be able to discuss the nuances of any potential transaction, covering the following:
- Strength of brand
- Future financial performance
- Customer base
- Experience and skills of management team
- Supply chain strengths
- Synergies with the buyer
Mergers & Acquisitions
Sometimes the best way to improve your competitive position in the marketplace is through a merger or acquisition. Not only is this a complex and time-consuming process, if it is not well researched and skilfully negotiated it could make matters worse, not better.
This is definitely a situation where you need the support and assistance of trained professionals. We can help you:
- Identify potential targets for merger and acquisition
- Screen targets for suitability
- Prepare a negotiating strategy
- Raise the necessary capital
- Develop an integration plan
- Optimise the tax and financial position of the combined enterprise
At other times you may decide to improve your profitability through a disposal. Again, we can help with valuing the assets, finding suitable purchasers, and negotiating the sale.
Don’t take risks with your business – let the professionals help you.
In the present economic climate, a meeting with the bank manager can often end with the words “Can you please put together a financial forecast for the next twelve months and how soon can you deliver it?” Or an expansion plan team may ask the accounting and finance department “how can we finance our new project out of existing cash flow?”
All business owners have a “feel” for their business but not all will have regularly updated financial forecasts. We can provide you with regular updated cashflow projections based on rolling forecasts for the next one, two or three years.
We can advise you of the peaks and troughs in your cash flow, monitoring actual results against budgeted performance. We can highlight if and when any banking covenants may be breached so that the business can take fast remedial action. A good year’s results may result in a high corporation tax bill so we can firstly include such payments in the cash flow projection for next year and secondly call in our tax advisory team to see how the tax bill can be minimised.
Any expanding business will have greater demands on cash flow, as more and more cash is tied up in stock and debtors. This is technically called “overtrading” and presents a cash flow management risk to many businesses, especially those that expand quickly after a period of recession. Regular advice and recommendations from our Outsourcing Team will allow you to control the risk as you maximise the returns to your business.
Cash flow management also extends to arranging payment runs for suppliers and credit control services for customer accounts.
Effective and efficient credit control is critical to the success of any business, reducing the wait for payment and improving cash flow. However, not all businesses have the time, resource or expertise to dedicate to successful credit management.
Our confidential credit control service will assume the responsibility for this vital function, allowing you to spend your time focusing on your business, safe in the knowledge that your credit management is in the hands of experts.