Most entrepreneurs usually only sell a business once, so it is important to have the best professional advice when you do.

Alliotts have a vast experience in selling companies in a wide range of sectors. We provide a dedicated service to ensure that you are in the very best shape to negotiate the very best deal.

Getting Ready to Sell Your Business

It's never too early to start planning the sale. If you don’t plan, you could end up getting less for your business and paying more to the taxman.

We will undertake the preparation process while you carry on running the business.

Our Sales Preparation Process

We make sure:

  • Budgets and projections are meaningful and reliable as a marketing tool.
  • Your business plan puts your company on the right course for good trading.
  • All employee contracts are compliant and up to date
  • Your organisational structure is clearly defined
  • Key employees are identified and that the company is protected if they are lost
  • Your budget and accounts are up to date.
Finding the Right Buyer

Rather than wait for a buyer to make an approach, we will actively seek out potential acquirers, so you can achieve the best market price for your business.

Identifying Potential Buyers - Our Process
  • Research the market
  • Creatively suggest strategic buyers who are likely to pay a premium for your business
  • Deal with Confidentiality Agreements and Information Memoranda
  • Promote the strength and potential of your business
Overcoming Obstacles to a Successful Sale

Alliotts will help ensure that there are no "skeletons in the cupboard" that could stand in the way of a successful sale when you are selling your business. After all there's no second chance to go back and renegotiate a better price if the buyer has picked up on a fundamental weakness within the business.

Maximising the Sale Proceeds

We will seek to

  • Minimise taxation
  • Increase your business' sale value
  • Ensure that the sale goes through smoothly and efficiently.


Focused, he just doesn't let go, he was as committed to my goals as I was. He understood not just the numbers, but the core business, people, its customers and our aims to achieve. Such focus took us to greater levels than one could have hoped for. I wouldn't be sat here on a Friday, with a great tan, long hair and optimism for the future without Alliotts help in sealing the deal.

Richard Affleck, (Sale of Business - Drinks sector)

To speak to one of our specialist corporate finance advisors if you are considering selling your business please contact Ian GibbonChris Cairns or Dipali Buch

Dipali Buch
Dipali Buch
Luke Bath
Luke Bath
David Gibbs
David Gibbs
Chris Cairns
Chris Cairns
I wouldn’t be sat here on a Friday with a great tan, long hair, and optimism for the future, without Alliotts

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