Looking to sell your pride and joy?
Whether a partial or full exit, to retire or to start your next adventure; whether you are a seasoned executive, or a founder who has spent a lifetime building your business, an exit transaction is the culmination of journey that has undoubtedly absorbed a huge amount of your energy, and probably involved blood, sweat, and tears along the way.
Succession is not something that can be taken for granted, and many of our clients have very clear views about the kind of buyer they will sell to – not just the highest bidder. Castle is well versed in handling complex and sensitive sales for clients.
For you, this may be a once in a lifetime event. For us, it is always personal.
Learn about your business and your vision.
We need to get under the skin of your business; understand its value and what makes it tick. We also need to be very clear on what you’re trying to achieve. Our investment here enables us to present your business in its very best light and to be well prepared for the process ahead.
Research the market.
We’ve been selling businesses for decades. Our UK and international network of contacts is unique. Combine this with access to the latest research databases and we’re confident we can find the right buyer for your business.
Approach potential purchasers.
This is not a generic selling process or a ‘numbers game’. We take time to match your business to the specific profile of a possible purchaser and, with complete confidentiality, we approach only the senior level of personnel at those organisations.
Negotiate offers and select the preferred bidders.
This is the fun part! Our role at this stage is not only to negotiate the very best price and deal structure for your business, but also to ensure we are working with potential buyers who are credible, earnest and who can do the deal in a reasonable timescale.
Project manage to completion.
The diligence phase is intense for all involved – paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. We know who should be doing what and when and will work collaboratively with your existing accountants and other professional advisers to make sure your potential buyers are getting the information they need when they need it.
Final negotiations and completion.
The end is in sight, but it’s not unheard of for final negotiations to occur at the 11th hour. We are there all the way to continue to advise and defend you and to bring the deal to a satisfactory close. Of course, when the time comes, we are also there to help you celebrate!