Expert advice and tips for selling your business

We have been engaged in the sale of businesses in the corporate sector with annual sales of generally between £250,000 and £20 million.

We are generally instructed in the sale of private companies for business owners and retiring directors as well as group company subsidiary disposals and on occasions the sale of whole group company interests on behalf of the shareholders.

No upfront fees required and no sale means that there is no cost to you.

Success is results-driven

We recommend you manage the sale process from concept through to completion and organise the following steps:

  • An initial meeting to review the company and discuss shareholder options and disposal aspirations including value.
  • On instruction, the preparation of a detailed sales information memorandum, outlining the company, its products, management, key staff, assets, intellectual property and financial performance together with its market place prospects.
  • Discuss the marketing plan and business timescale for disposal.
  • Your business broker will engage in a proactive marketing strategy using up to date business research software facilities as well as marketing through our network of professional contacts including confidential strategic advertising were necessary.
  • Handle management of all enquires and confidentiality undertakings, and also the evaluation of potential buyers suitability, financial profile and their financial backing for the acquisition.
  • Arrange meetings off-site where necessary prior to shortlisting suitable buyers to go forward for a business site viewing.
  • Handle all negotiations and offers to purchase received, including any conditions precedent.
  • The preparation of a preferred bid list from offers received keeping you fully informed and acting upon your instructions.
  • Selection of the preferred offer prior to the heads of terms preparation.
  • Assistance with legal representative selection if required.
  • Coordination of the sale process through to completion. More

Selling your business - All you need to know

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What to do with your commercial property when the business is sold

There are many things that get left behind when planning to sell a business. The most common being what to do with the premises once the business is sold.

If you are the owner of a commercial property that you no longer use, here are some ideas to help you overcome this obstacle. 

Develop The Property – When people buy a commercial property, they often end up re-developing it into residential property. At Ash Books, we think that you could make an even bigger profit from selling your business by developing the property you are looking to sell yourself.

In order to do this, we recommend applying for property development loans where you can transform your commercial property into a residential one and make a profit.

Sell On – If property development is not for you, you could choose simply to sell the property, whilst you may end up making more from development, it is a quick and safe option just to sell the property on

Rent It – If you are looking to still make an income from your old business, you can rent the old property in order to continue an income.

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