Company Disposals

Sunaxis can help you sell your business

Selling your business is probably the most important financial transaction any business owner will be involved in, and can be a challenging and emotional experience, so it is crucial to choose the right adviser to accompany you through the process.

As the Nottingham office of Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide (CFAW), Sunaxis is part of a global network which enables us to search for potential buyers worldwide.

Before deciding to sell your business it is important to consider your reasons for doing so, as you will need to demonstrate a convincing approach to any potential purchaser of your business.

An example of the kind of things you should consider prior to a sale are as follows:

  • what are your goals as the owner of the business? (eg. a full or partial sale if you are contemplating retirement now or over a defined period)
  • what are your goals as a director of the business? (eg. the sale of a non-core trading division or subsidiary could be a good strategic decision or a sale to a larger organisation may take the business to the next level)
  • and who else will be affected by a sale and what will their requirements be? (eg. this may include other shareholders, directors and employees, as well as key customers, suppliers and finders of the business).

If, after careful consideration of these aspects you decide that you wish to sell your business, then we can help you as you require, to include some or all of the following stages:

  • grooming for sale (review of your financial and commercial information, identifying process improvement and changes to revenues and costs under different ownership)
  • preparing a sales document (Information Memorandum) for release to potential acquirers, including an overview of the company and its commercial and financial potential
  • identifying potential acquirers and facilitating introductions
  • conducting a desktop valuation of your business and advising on the exit options available in order to maximise shareholder value
  • leading detailed sale negotiations with potential acquirers and agreeing headline terms with your preferred bidder
  • advising on the financial structuring of the transaction
  • working alongside your chosen lawyers for the legal documentation of the deal
  • and final negotiations and project managing the sale (including all due diligence requirements) through to completion