You may be starting out in business by investing in a new venture. Or perhaps your enterprise is growing and needs to expand. In these situations, one option is to buy or merge with another business.
Because you may only deal with such a transaction once or twice in your business life, it makes sense to seek advice from experienced professionals to guide you through what can be a complex process.
An acquisition or merger is a big step. Because we get to know our clients, their businesses and the sectors in which they operate, our team of experts will help you consider all the implications of such a transaction in advance, profile the kind of business you are seeking to buy, or merge with, and identify potential targets.
We can produce financial projections to help assess the viability of the project, advise on valuations and assist in negotiations to achieve the right price, and in drawing up business plans to support funding applications. We can also carry out with due diligence work – the process of examining the seller’s business and records to identify key issues – so that you know exactly what you are buying.
And we’ll use our tax expertise to advise on opportunities to maximise the tax efficiency of the deal and on the appropriate structure to pay for the transaction – for example, the mix of cash, delayed payments and equity – and the most appropriate corporate structure.