Acquisitions, Disposals & Due Diligence

When planning a business merger or acquisition there are a number of factors to take in to account aside from the deal itself, including a change in management, a change in location, and the psychological effects of change.

At Burgess Hodgson we love to see our clients’ businesses grow, and understand that organic growth is not the only option. A strategic and well timed merger or acquisition is not only one of the fastest ways to grow a business, but also one of the riskiest.

Our experts can guide you through the process of acquisition, starting with a review of your business’s corporate objectives and helping to identify potential companies.
Throughout the process we will effectively project manage the deal on your behalf, from helping you to identify potential targets, to raising business finance and negotiating the final deal.

We will also take into account the implications of a merger aside from the actual deal itself, including a change in management/personnel, a potential location change, and any further psychological affects such a process may have on those involved.

We will handle all areas of the disposal to minimise stress for the owner, and to help to achieve the best possible outcome.

Selling a business could be one of the most important, and potentially valuable, decisions an individual will have to make.

At Burgess Hodgson we understand that a business disposal can often be an emotional experience if the owner has invested years in its development. We will handle all areas of the disposal to minimise stress, and to help to achieve the best possible outcome.

We can help you with:

  • Reviewing your strategic options to consider if selling is the best course of action;
  • Preparing your business for sale to ensure it is ready and properly valued;
  • Researching the market to help identify any potential buyers;
  • Negotiating on your behalf to ensure you have the best deal and no value is lost in the transaction;
  • Providing guidance and advice throughout the deal, including liaising with other professional firms on your behalf.