Corporate finance - selling a business

Business disposals – selling a business

Over the past 12 months we have worked on assignments for companies across the UK and with international businesses. We have demonstrated our expertise in advising clients in buying and selling businesses, raising finance, carrying out financial due diligence and dealing with complex tax matters arising on transactions.

Please click here to see a selection of case studies and tombstones of our recent deals.


Our trusted approach

For many, the sale of a business is the culmination of a lifetime’s work. More often than not, this will be a once in a lifetime transaction – with only one opportunity to get it right and achieve the maximum reward.

Our role in the disposal process is to manage the transaction on your behalf so that the best possible terms are achieved for you. We have a considerable amount of research material and contacts available to us and can assist in the identification of an appropriate buyer. We will present your business in a professional manner and negotiate the best price and terms for you. We provide proactive advice on commercial and tax issues.

We recognise that every assignment is different and by adopting an approach tailored to the specific needs of each individual client we are able to add commercial value to your transaction. With a wealth of practical experience and technical skills we will work with you every step of the way to successfully complete the transaction.

Additionally, through our HLB International network we have access to corporate finance opportunities and high quality corporate finance advice in more than 100 countries.


How we can help

  • Key early-stage valuation
  • Research and identification of potential purchasers
  • Valuable advice on preparing the business and the owners personal tax affairs for disposal
  • Assistance in preparing the Information Memorandum
  • We have specialists in managing the distribution of information to potential acquirers
  • Assistance in negotiations with the acquirers
  • Advice on legal documentation
  • Maximise the after tax disposal proceeds

Our specialist Corporate Finance team provides practical, proactive advice throughout the process, starting from a strategic review of potential purchasers, through to post-disposal completion.

Contact us for a free initial meeting

To find out more about how one of the leading firms of accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton can help you, please contact one of our specialists. We believe in long-term client relationships and understand the importance of meeting to establish that you like us and we like you. This is why we offer all new clients a free initial meeting which will enable you to have a discussion about you and your business issues.

Benefits of working with Hawsons


Take time to get to know youyour business and your aims


Partner-led service tailored to your specific needs


Responsive and available when needed


Tax planning and advice


A one stop shop of specialist services available as needed


Efficient and effective use of technology


No unexpected bills

Pete Wilmer

Senior Partner & Head of Corporate Finance, Sheffield
0114 266 7141
Jack Ware, Corporate Finance Director

Jack Ware

Corporate Finance Director, Sheffield

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