What is an indicator that it is the best time to sell my business?

One of the most common questions I am asked as a corporate finance advisor is, “What is an indicator that it is the best time to sell my business?”.  In business, as in comedy… timing is everything. Many a good story features the phrase, “in the right place, at the right time,” somewhere in the [...]

Don’t underestimate the value of giving back – how CSR creates synergy with acquirers

There are many reasons why business owners engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, and absolutely none of them involve increasing the value of your business to an acquirer. But, your CSR track record may be more than something for you to be justifiably proud of - don’t underestimate the value of giving back!  As [...]

Deal-making bouncing back in 2021

The recent announcement that the economy is expected to bounce back this year to its pre-Covid level is good news. It will naturally lead many to wonder if they can re-visit their plans to sell their business and move into the next phase of their life – whatever that might be. However, at Entrepreneurs Hub, [...]

5 strategic reasons your business is worth more in someone else’s hands

It can be a bitter pill to swallow for an entrepreneur who has worked hard to build a business they are rightly very proud of, but let’s be honest – if your business isn’t worth more in the hands of a new owner, why sell it? You will only achieve a premium price for your [...]

2021-05-11T11:50:32+01:00By |News|0 Comments

How do you select the right adviser? Three key questions to ask…

You have decided to sell your business, but how do you select the right adviser to help you prepare and sell? There is usually no shortage of options – from your friends and family, to accountants and lawyers, to the specialist advisers (like us). All of them will claim to know how to find you [...]

Whose sale is it anyway? What is the role of an M&A adviser?

For many business owners, the role of an M&A adviser is seen in very similar terms to an estate agent. After all, both are selling large assets on your behalf. This is a fair comparison for the way that some M&A advisers operate – although, we would argue, none of the good ones. It may [...]

2021 Roadmap – 4 growth strategies you need to consider

If 2020 was a journey, it was a frustrating one for many businesses! The stop/start nature of successive lockdowns made planning for future growth very tricky. Into 2021 and the wider narrative has been dominated by talk of a roadmap, a more positive journey out of lockdown and back to growth and recovery. So as [...]

2021-03-18T22:20:24+00:00By |News|0 Comments

M&A Myth Busting: Do you need to meet face-to-face to sell a company?

For many very good reasons, deal making has traditionally been thought of as something that requires at least one, if not more, face-to-face meetings. In a world that is increasingly moving online, the size, sensitivity and nature of a company sale still draws the question; do you need to meet face-to-face to sell a company? [...]

2021-02-25T19:11:26+00:00By |News|0 Comments

M&A Myth Busting: Is 2021 like 2008, and a bad time to sell?

I am sure you all remember the financial crisis of 2008 that became known as the ‘Credit Crunch’. Like the past year, it was a tough time for UK SMEs, and many didn’t come out the other side. Companies were still being bought and sold, but it was widely acknowledged to be a challenging time [...]

2021-02-21T14:46:26+00:00By |News|0 Comments

Three more questions you must be able to answer before deciding to sell your business

A few months ago, we posted a blog that posed “Three important questions you must be able to answer before deciding to sell your business”. There are, of course, many questions that entrepreneurs need to get to grips with before they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Here are three more questions, [...]

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