Business exit

Exit Strategies

15% of SME business directors are beyond retirement age

Many entrepreneurs fail to sell before planned retirement, meaning they are trapped running businesses.

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Entrepreneurs make over £108bn from business sales over past 5 years

Sales of UK businesses have generated over £12.2bn in capital gains tax between 2012 and 2017


What can Benjamin Franklin teach us about business exit planning?

Many businesses do not achieve their full potential sale price – here's how to maximise the value for your business.

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The hows and whys of selling a UK family business 

For those weighing up what kind of future their family company might have, here's an explanation of needs to be done if a sale process is ultimately picked.

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A 5-step plan to securing a successful exit

Don't short change yourself, says Not So Blonde's Sandra Palmer. Here are five ways to prepare for a successful exit.

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Are you prepared for a successful business exit?

Only the entrepreneurs who are properly prepared for a successful business exit can attract the best purchasers and handle unexpected situations that may occur in the process. Invenio Corporate Finance founder, Mark Hardwicke writes.

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Exit planning: Essential, or a waste of time?

Rob Smith, director at Price Bailey outlines what makes exit planning crucial for businesses, just like a good round of golf.

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Planning your exit strategy: Why tech businesses need to think ahead

Planning an exit strategy is vital for any business; even if you are thinking it will be some time away. Chris Cairns, Partner at Alliotts Accountants, looks at some of the common exit options for businesses in the technology sector.


Billion-dollar exits dominate proceedings at Investor Allstars 2014

In a year that saw four European businesses sell for in excess of $1 billion, the annual Investor Allstars awards shined a light on the best of the venture capital and entrepreneurial world.

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Making the successful exit transaction happen

Sooner or later, nearly all entrepreneurs will be interested in seeking some form of exit or capital investment. Paul Cooper, partner at media and technology corporate finance advisory firm Clarity, gives his advice on what buyers are looking for and how sellers can best position themselves for a successful exit.


E-Synergy sells Blackstar investment to Foresight

Early stage investor E-Synergy has netted an 8x multiple on its five year investment in Blackstar Amplification.

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Keeping your staff onside in an exit

Deciding to sell a business doesn't only affect one person, it also impacts your staff as well. But how do you keep your employees happy as you make your exit from the business?