Hawsons launch new exit planning service

The service is aimed at owner managed businesses looking to realise the maximum value of their business as they exit the business in the next 5 years. It puts a structure to the advice and guidance that we have been providing to clients through our corporate finance function.

Pete Wilmer, Corporate Finance Partner at Hawsons, said: “Our expert exit planning service is designed for businesses of all types and sizes to help them ensure their business is ready for sale, at the best possible value.”

“The advantage of our successful exit planning methodology is that it looks at the full spectrum of business functions – from processes, to marketing and intellectual property – to add real value to the business. Sometimes the true value of a business lies with an individual, rather than the business itself, and this is where we can work closely with business owners to set out a proactive plan to lower the risk for the prospective buyer and, in turn, increase the value of the business.”

“Typically, selling a business is a once in a lifetime transaction – one shot to get it right – and, whilst the majority of business owners recognise that exit planning is an essential part of any business, it can be quite a daunting task. Our exit planning service is all about executing a plan over a period of time, looking at finances in advance and preparing the business for sale.”

As part of our new exit planning service we are also launching a business attractiveness test.

The test uses a series of tools to see if there are any areas that could improve the value of your business.

Business Attractiveness Test Exit planning MAUS