Corporate Finance Services for your Business

Preparing your business for sale for your business succession

Business For Sale

Businesses for Sale are shown in our current Opportunities Register. This register may give you some Business ideas on both Selling and Acquisitions. These appear in detail to be found on this link…

In the past a company was either for sale or not for sale. Once the owner made a formal decision to take the company to market, they would appoint someone like Assynt to help in the process.

Today, especially after the effects of the pandemic, all companies are “on the market” all the time, even if they are not for sale as such.

Mystery Shoppers

Beware of mystery shoppers. One of the ways for a buyer to assess whether a business is worth buying is to “send in” a mystery shopper. How would your business be if that happened to you?

Why have Standard Operating Procedures?

Do you have Standard Operating Procedures? How does your business handle customers and potential customers? I find most business owners are pretty good at selling – indeed they enjoy doing it.

The trouble I see is they find it difficult to train others how to do it the way they do. If you are looking for a Succession Plan, then to achieve this in a satisfactory way you must have something in place. Otherwise, when the time to move on comes, the business will be you and a buyer will not offer a full price.

Business for Sale and Acquisitions

Please would you look through it for opportunities that may be of interest to you. This may include you, your own clients, contacts or other business people you know.

if this is the case, please forward the inquiries to me

Furthermore, the register contains businesses wanted and Investment Opportunities from within The Corporate Finance Network.

Business for Sale

Moreover, I have sold businesses such as accountants, lawyers, manufacturers, pest control and other professionals for owners. Above all, these owners have decided they no longer want to work in their businesses.

Please see the page on the website showing some of the successful outcomes.

According to a recent Royal London survey, 64% of over 55s are planning to travel more once the pandemic is over.  While others are hoping to tick off once in a lifetime experiences.

They want to do something different. Sailing in the West Indies, starting another business, playing golf or looking after the grandchildren are just some of the choices.

Most find that at their age the risk of the investment to grow the business is best suited to a younger generation. Had they been in their early 30s they would have made the investment. Now is the time to pass these opportunities onto others with an appetite for growth.

Likewise, to read more about what I do go to this page on my website

Moreover, I am the exclusive representative of The Corporate Finance Network (CFN) in this area.

The Corporate Finance Network

Since 2011, Assynt Corporate Finance Limited have been an exclusive member of the Corporate Network (CFN). The CFN consists of corporate finance experts who are initiative-taking.

We help small and medium sized business owners to buy and sell their businesses.

The Network provides access to like-minded advisers across the country looking for opportunities for their clients. We have shared research resources and opportunities to compare information. These provide a wide base for our services.

With links to entrepreneurial buyers, private equity, and high-net worth individuals we can provide avenues for marketing your business for sale. While data and analytics platforms provide independent assessments of value and help us generate better ideas. The CFN gives us a national presence when it comes to marketing your business.

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Andrew Watkin

Andrew is the director of Assynt Corporate Finance Limited and an Accredited Member of the Association of Crowdfunding experts.

Previously a partner and head of corporate finance at Baker Watkin LLP, Andrew has more than 40 years of experience in all forms of corporate finance across many business sectors.

Andrew was the Chair of Governors at a local school for six years retiring in December 2020 and continues to be an Assessor of Expeditions for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

You can find out more and connect with Andrew over on LinkedIn.

Need Help? Contact Andrew at Assynt:

If you are serious about selling your business, contact Andrew to arrange an informal chat, in person or over the telephone to assess the options open to you.

You can also contact Andrew by email at: or by completing the form on this page.

Call today on 07860 898452

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