You’ve decided it’s time to move on to the next chapter of your commercial career and are selling your company. The successful sale of a company can be both beneficial for you and potential buyers. You’re receiving a fair sum for the company and they will be able to reap the rewards of continued profits and growth.
Nonetheless, the sale of a commercial operation is not always straightforward. You’re going to want to take some preparatory steps before your company hits the market. Outlined below are a few things to consider.
Have the paperwork in order
Prospective buyers are going to want to know as much about the company as possible before committing to the sale. This means looking out for your property rights, commercial agreements, licenses, staff contracts and much more. If you don’t have all the legal paperwork readily available, this could potentially put buyers off.
Obtain an accurate valuation
Your company is much more than bricks and water. Valuing a business can be complex. Profitability, market position, expected growth and numerous other aspects will be taken into consideration when coming up with a price.
It’s in your best interests to have someone who really knows what they are looking for carrying out the valuation of your company. Without this, you may not receive what it’s worth and there could be legal disputes further down the line.
Selling your business will be one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. This isn’t something you have to do on your own. Having legal guidance behind you can make the process much less stressful.