Selling a business

We specialise in selling unquoted owner-managed businesses. We help our client to maximise the price of their business and negotiate favourable deal terms.

Think of everything you’ve done to make your business a success. We’re talking late nights and long meetings. Risks and investments. Seeing it through thick and thin.

You deserve a business exit worthy of that; one that rewards you fully and secures a good future for your company. That’s where PEM Corporate Finance comes in.

How we’ll sell your business

At a time when stakes and emotions are high, we’re by your side for every step:

Initial call: we’re on your team from the very first call. We’ll be honest and practical about your options – whether you’re looking to market the business, negotiate with a single buyer, or sell your company to management. You can rest assured that every call is confidential.

Getting to know you: if 50+ years in corporate finance has taught us anything, it’s that no two company sales are the same. So we take time to listen and learn. Tell us how your business works, what makes the market tick, and what you want from a sale – we’re all ears.

Setting a price: it’s tricky deciding how much to sell your company for, especially when you’re so close to it. Our valuation experts will help you set a fair price, and our thorough research will give you the confidence to ask for it.

Finding buyers: we’ll use our extensive network and M&A (merger and acquisition) databases to spot the best opportunities and draw up a shortlist. If you already have a buyer in mind, we’ll do some digging to ensure they’re right for you.

Approaching buyers: at this pivotal stage, it’s important to attract buyers without showing your hand or advertising your plans. That’s why we personally vet and contact each company (unlike business brokers, who often use call centres and a scatter gun approach). Next, we’ll have sensible conversations with senior staff, who’ll need to sign a confidentiality agreement to know it’s your business for sale.

Negotiating the company sale: you’ll have no nerves or uncertainty with us on your side. We’ll be as involved as you like, whether that’s leading the discussion or simply coaching you beforehand. We’ll arm you with facts, figures and clear goals, as well as helping you assess offers.

Structuring the deal: we love this bit – it’s when our expertise really gets to shine. You’ll have some serious brains on the job, advising on everything from commercial terms to capital gains tax on the sale of your business. But you needn’t worry about translating corporate finance jargon: we’ll explain everything in practical terms.

Completion: this is a critical time in a company sale – but we know you need time to run your business too. So we’ll do the project management for you, from keeping the buyer on-board to controlling due diligence . We can also bring in trusted partners for legal advice on selling your business. Once the deal is complete, we won’t disappear: we like to check in and help the transition go smoothly.

Let’s chat about your exit plans

Speak to a member of our team about selling your business. We’d be happy to discuss your ideas and options. And remember, your call is completely confidential.

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