Selling a business

Our team of specialists have successfully sold hundreds of businesses and are vastly experienced. If you’ve decided to sell, Shorts are here to help you achieve your objectives.

Selling a business the right way

Selling your business is one of the most important transactions you will undertake. It is the payoff for years, perhaps decades of dedication and investment. This is why it’s crucial that you chose the right advisers to help you sell your business the right way.

Our multi-award-winning Corporate Finance provides an exceptional, personable service. We apply the broad knowledge that we have gained from years of advising on business sales.

How Shorts can help

If you want to sell your business, our team will design and lead you through an efficient and precise disposal process that both maximises the interest in your business and aims to achieve the best valuation possible. To do this, we will:

  • Conduct detailed and through worldwide market research using all the databases and technical tools available to us
  • Ensure we leverage appropriately all of our UK and international corporate finance contacts, and
  • Utilise our international reach through our membership of the Praxity Global Alliance.

Finding the right buyer

Our team will match your business with the most appropriate buyer. We will help you maximise sale value and ensure a smooth transaction for all involved.

This is often a complex process. It can sometimes involve significantly more time than expected, which is why a DIY approach is often not realistic. Our team has access to the very latest tools and data to ensure you find the best possible buyer at the right time.

Ensure your business is ready for sale

The Shorts team will help you with readiness for sale, ensuring it passes the seller’s due diligence checks and can be sold for the best possible valuation. Throughout this transactional readiness process, we will help you:

  • Get the best possible price for your company
  • Ensure all legal obligations are met
  • Ensure your financial and taxation positions are clear, and
  • Ensure your corporate structure is optimal before the sale

Try our Business Valuation Calculator

For business owners, the current value of your business is vital information – particularly in helping you decide if it is time to consider your exit planning options. Use our free business valuation calculator to gain a rough idea of what your business may be worth.

Tax when selling a business

Tax is an inevitable factor in the selling of a business. We will ensure that a robust tax strategy in place for you before purchase. This helps avoid unexpected tax bills on completion of the sale. We will help you with tax planning on selling a business by:

  • Minimising tax penalties
  • Ensuring the company’s tax position is as attractive as possible for buyers
  • Reduce, where possible, the Capital Gains Tax payable, and
  • Structuring the sale to minimise tax liabilities

Shorts will combine its business tax and corporate finance knowledge to ensure your company’s tax position is as strong as possible before the sale.

Read more about tax when selling a business in our blog

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