Selling your business

Understand your options and how to deliver the right outcome

We advise and deliver for owners and shareholders that wish to sell a company. There are many reasons for selling your business, our role is to get to the heart of what you want to achieve. We’ll help you understand your options and navigate the process successfully.

Why are you selling your business?

You might want to realise the value of your company or retire. Perhaps you feel the time is right for someone else to take the company forward. Maybe there are synergies or performance improvements that could be delivered by a different owner. Whatever the reason, our aim is to do the right thing for your business. We find that doing so delivers the right outcome for its owners.

Optimising the process

Preparing your business for sale is a vital process. Not only is it crucial to maximising the value for shareholders, it can also help to minimise disruption to its day-to-day operations. Transactions can be completed quickly, of course, but there is usually a balance to find between price, competition and timing.

If you’re considering your options, talk to Heligan Partners as early as possible so we can help give you the full picture in terms of selling your business. Even if you feel that it might be two years in the future, having some strategic input and understanding your options will help you achieve your long-term goals.

How we approach the process

Understanding your company and your personal and business objectives is always the starting point. It will guide us as we explore the options available to you.

  • What are the strategic drivers?
  • What outcome do you want to see from the transaction?
  • Are you clear on what you need personally and as a business and your plan to achieve it?

We’ll work with you and your team to assess your options, explain their relative merits, and outline what would need to happen to achieve them. Then, we’ll work up a business plan and define what’s required to deliver it. We make sure we tailor our approach to each party in the process. For example, what a trade buyer wants to know is different from what we would present to a private equity investor.

If you want to find out what your options are, use the briefing form to arrange a confidential, no-obligation conversation.