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Top things to bear in mind when selling a business

Selling a business is one of the most significant events in the life of an entrepreneur and getting it right is not easy. Below Cavendish Partners Peter Gray and Caroline Belcher review the key stages of selling a business and how to navigate them successfully to maximise the price on sale.                              

Selling a Business: Understanding the different deal structures

Done deal?: Selling a business is a complex process

Selling a business can be one of the most complex processes any entrepreneur will face: so how can you make sure you are armed with all the information before taking the leap?

Family business – time to exit?

Richard Hughes, a commercial lawyer in Burges Salmon’s family business team, outlines the options for a successful business exit

Using the auction route when selling a business

Hammer time: Auctions can be an effective way to sell a business

Rob Shakespeare, corporate lawyer in the London office of global firm Squire Patton Boggs, examines the strong trend towards auction sale processes in the current market and how such approaches to selling business can benefit sellers

The hows and whys of selling a family business 

For those weighing up what kind of future their family company might have, Gary Laitner, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, explains what needs to be done if a sale process is ultimately picked.

Building a business with an exit strategy

Exit planning means a business is ready when an opportunity presents itself

From day one entrepreneurs need to be thinking about how they will ultimately cash in – but what are the most important factors involved?

An entrepreneur turned corporate financier's unique insights on selling a business

Joe Stelzer, managing partner of Cavendish Corporate Finance, shares his experience as an entrepreneur who sold his own business and now advises others on doing the same.

Selling your company or business: Are your commercial contracts in order? 

Existing contracts can often drag out the process of due diligence

Sam Jardine, partner at commercial law firm Watson Burton, looks at how customer and supplier contracts are factored into a company sale.

From fledgling start-up to big-ticket exit in one year

When most entrepreneurs start out on their journey an exit is the ultimate ambition – a feat achieved by SaaSID founder Ed Macnair after one year.

Making the right transaction happen

Sooner or later, nearly all entrepreneurs will be interested in seeking some form of exit or capital investment. Paul Cooper, partner at media and technology corporate finance advisory firm Clarity, gives his advice on what buyers are looking for and how sellers can best position themselves for a successful exit. 

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