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

Joe Stelzer took his Polaron business through an IPO before selling it in 2007

Joe Stelzer took his Polaron business through an IPO before selling it in 2007

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

Right approach: Paul Cooper says a lot can be learnt from the bigger players

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. 

Preparing for payday

James Caan and Paul Herman explain that while a business may appear to be in rude health, cracks beneath the surface may prevent even the most optimistic of buyer from pressing the button.

Sale time

The right time to exit your business

Howard Leigh, senior partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, looks at whether the current climate presents a good opportunity to exit a business.

Life after exits

What do you do when you’ve signed the deal, said goodbye to your business and, hopefully, become a multimillionaire overnight? GrowthBusiness speaks to those that have made the move.

M&A failings and types of suitors

M&A deals - evaluating success & failure

Having looked at the reasons for, and pitfalls of, selling a company, business mentor Colin Turner examines why most M&A deals fail to complete.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Business mentor Colin Turner looks at the reasons for selling a business, as well as some potential pitfalls.

Going global 

planning an exit

For an owner-manager planning an exit, looking beyond the traditional buyer markets may now be the way forward. 

Everyone on board?

Once the sun has set on a company’s growth market adventure, there are a number of challenges that await those looking for an exit.

Extra firepower

For businesses looking to leave the public markets without putting their growth plans on the back burner, a take-private deal could be the answer.

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