For Sellers

The Sage of Omaha on why people want to sell businesses to him


Couldn't resist repeating the latest comments from Warren Buffett about the reasons people want to sell their businesses to him and his Berkshire Hathaway investment vehicle. "Think of the business as a work of art. You can ...continue reading

Methods of Valuing a Business


Methods of Valuing a Business There is no correct price for a business. Valuing a business is always an imprecise science, even with large-cap public companies. In this first part of a two part article on valuation methods, we lo...continue reading

Sell your business


The New Year is traditionally a time when many of us take stock of our lives and make plans for the future. If you are thinking of selling your business, you need to consider how you are going to maximise the purchase price and at...continue reading

Selling a Technology Business


Getting the best price when selling a technology business In an ideal world you would start up your business and build it up to become a highly profitable, successful and well known company which someone will want to buy. However...continue reading

Retirement Sales


Retirement Sales - by Peter Dodgson of Diverco Business Brokers Parting with one's baby can be a heart-searching and often painful experience. It is something most owners of family businesses do reluctantly and invariably on...continue reading

Preparing a business for sale


Businesses are so often sold at values beneath their potential, allowing buyers to achieve additional benefit by identifying hidden values and eliminating unnecessary costs. However, with a little help, business owners can make s...continue reading

Selling Your Business: The Need for Documentary Evidence


Selling Your Business: The Need for Documentary Evidence You've done the hard work and built up a business - now you're thinking of selling it. You only get to sell your business once; and a well-prepared sales document...continue reading

Planning an Exit Strategy


Planning Your Exit Strategy Many owner-managers put in a lifetime of hard work building their business only to throw away some of the rewards by failing to consider properly how they will exit from the business both financially a...continue reading

Company Exit Multiples


Private Company Exit Multiples Set to Overtake Public Company Comparables The PCPI, produced by BDO Stoy Hayward, tracks the relationship between the current four month rolling average FTSE Non-Financials price earnings ratio (p/...continue reading

Chancellor announces CGT changes for business owners


Alistair Darling today issued a major concession to the forthcoming capital gains tax changes due to come into effect on 6th April. A new 10% Entrepreneur's Relief is to introduced (similar to the old Retirement Relief), for...continue reading

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