Business Disposals (including preparing for sale)

Business Disposals

Grooming a business for sale
There comes a point in the life cycle of every business where the current owners will require an exit strategy. A common issue amongst business owners is that while they focus on managing and developing the business, they often do not invest sufficient time in planning an exit strategy. By effectively grooming a business for sale, we can help formulate an exit strategy to maximise the owner's wealth from a business upon sale. 

Developing an exit strategy
We will work with you to establish your possible exit options, ascertain your goals and objectives and decide on the most effective exit route for you.

Grooming the business for exit
This involves assessing the business's current position and identifying possible opportunities to improve its value and includes: 

  • Assessing threats to the business.
  • Identifying future prospects.
  • Increasing the value of the business by making it attractive to potential purchasers.

Establishing an exit strategy can start at any time, but the sooner the better. The longer an owner has to groom the business, the greater the benefit.

Selling a Business
Beever and Struthers has helped many business owners sell their business, allowing them to pursue their next chosen objective. 
Working one to one with you, we will help you in achieving the following: 
  • Maximise sales proceeds.
  • Minimise the tax liability resulting from the sale.
  • Complete the sale in the shortest possible time frame without damaging the business.
  • Protecting management and employees’ interests as far as possible.

Leading your transaction, we will employ a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure you get the optimum result that works for you with the least fuss, leaving you time to run your business throughout the process.

Our assistance can cover all stages of the sales process including:

  • Developing an exit strategy.
  • Grooming the business for exit.
  • Identifying potential purchasers.
  • Corporate valuation.
  • Marketing the business for sale.
  • Evaluating offers and preliminary negotiations.
  • Managing the due diligence procedures.
  • Project managing the transaction through to completion.

If you would like to discuss our services in more detail please contact our Corporate Services team on 00 44 161 832 4901 or email

Our offices

St George's House
215-219 Chester Road
Manchester M15 4JE

T: 00 44 161 832 4901


15 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8LP

T: 00 44 203 478 8400


Central Buildings
Richmond Terrace
Blackburn BB1 7AP

T: 00 44 1254 686 600


We are registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Charles MacMillan is licensed to act as an Insolvency Practitioner in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at for the UK and at for Ireland (reference number 5386251). Our statutory audit work is subject to the Audit Regulations and Guidance issued by ICAEW, International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards promulgated by the Financial Reporting Council of Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN.

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