Longcroft House 2-8 Victoria Avenue London EC2M 4NS UK
+44 (0)20 7375 3797

Buying and selling businesses

We assist clients with both buying and selling small and medium sized privately owned businesses and seeking investment for growth.  We have worked with early stage technology start ups as well as established family businesses, mainly in UK but also Eastern Europe.

Our experience in the construction industry and hospitality sectors enables us to target potential acquisitions where we already have background knowledge.  Research into potential targets is also carried out using company databases and speaking with our many contacts, including lawyers, accountants and insolvency firms where it can be possible to make a potentially higher risk investment, in an established business, at a low price.  We generally approach business contacts, many developed over more than 25 years to source financial and trade investors.

Confidentiality is of paramount importance and as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, we can approach companies for investors, on a strictly confidential basis.

Financial problems
Construction and property

Stakeholders seeking to sell privately owned companies, engage us to help them prepare for a sale and our role embraces:

  • enterprise valuation
  • reviewing business structure
  • testing and presenting financial information
  • carrying out preliminary due diligence
  • considering deal structures
  • reviewing or developing corporate strategy with the management team
  • preparing teasers and information memorandums

Our services include carrying out financial due diligence on target companies and responding to due diligence enquiries on behalf of selling companies.

Setting up business in Great Britain
Setting up business in the U.K

o Company formations and secretarial
o Annual statutory accounts and filing
o Payroll, VAT and Corporation Tax returns
o Reporting abroad to HQ
o Forecasts and strategy

Financial problems
Financial problems

o Unable to pay bills and taxes
o Pre insolvency planning
o Refinancing and debt restructuring
o Business continuity

Tax compliance and planning
Tax compliance and planning

o Subcontractor tax reclaims
o Personal tax returns
o Enquiries and investigations
o Family business tax planning

Case study
Case study

This is our initial review
service which in this case
took around three hours.

Construction and property
Construction and property

o CIS: main contractors and subcontractors
o Longer term contract accounting
o Budgeting and cost control
o Retention control and recovery

Outsourcing
Outsourcing

o Accounting and bookkeeping
o Register Payroll, VAT and Corporation Tax
o Credit control
o Business advice

International business
International business

o Expanding abroad
o Lower cost procurement
o International group reporting
o Accounting

Services
Services

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and contact us

Forensic Accounting and Investigation
Forensic Accounting and Investigation

o Forensic accounting
o Working with Insolvency Practitioners
o Cash and other asset tracing
o Bulk data analysis

Buying and selling businesses
Buying and selling businesses

o Business appraisal and valuation
o Sourcing target companies and due diligence
o Sale preparation; teasers and IMs
o Sourcing investors

Pubs, Bars and restaurants
Pubs, Bars and restaurants

o Accounts outsourcing
o Consolidating results across locations
o Internal audit and control systems
o Finance and leasing

Accounting and Systems
Accounting and Systems

• Quickbooks online and desktop
• Xero
• Exchequer
• Sage online and desktop
• E-commerce and system integration

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