Selling Your Business

Turner Butler has over 30 years experience in selling businesses. Turner Butler successfully sells businesses quickly, confidentially and for the right price.

How can we help you? call us free on 0333 1234562

Selling your Business

Turner Butler successfully sells businesses quickly, confidentially and for the right price.

All conversations are strictly confidential. Your satisfaction is assured through our no risk, 100%, iron-clad guarantee.

No Cancellation Fees

We will not charge you a fee for cancelling our agreement. Your decision to sell your business is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. To secure the best possible outcome for yourself, it is of paramount importance that you work with a team dedicated to your best interests.

Achieving the Best Value

With nearly 40 years experience of selling thousands of businesses we are the acknowledged experts in business sales. We know what we are doing and will achieve the best price for your business because of our professionalism, experience and high level of service and resources.

Maintaining Confidentiality

We know how important confidentiality is. We ensure that your business sale is completed confidentially and for the best value.

Expertise, professionalism and experience

There is only one way to achieve the levels of experience and expertise we have and that’s by spending nearly 40 years specializing in business sales. As a client of Turner Butler you get the full benefit of all those years of market knowledge.

What next?

All you have to do is call us free on 0333 1234562 for a high level of professional service which is confidential, personal and friendly.

We would be pleased to carry out a free market valuation of your business. Simply telephone us free on 0333 1234562 to arrange an appointment with an experienced business valuer or simply click on the free business valuation button to complete a form and we will contact you in confidence.

How to Sell your Business

Prepare to Secure a Sale

By using our free business valuation services here at Turner Butler, we can dramatically increase the chance of you securing a deal and a decent price. If you decide to go to market prematurely, you will give potential buyers more reasons not to buy and increase the risk of a painful deal collapse further down the line.

Here are some tips and advice that we offer to help our clients secure a sale:

  • Organise leases, contracts and other legal documents
  • Settle litigation and employee disputes
  • Push cash flow to bottom line (reduce personal expenses)
  • Prepare up to date accounts
  • Reduce owner dependence and increase responsibilities of managements
  • Liaise with professional advisers to discuss best deal/tax structure
  • Apply a lick of paint
Create a One-Page Business Sales Profile

Another service we prepare for our clients here at Turner Butler is utilising a one-page market “teaser” with headline information about your business. Include the following within the document to successfully advertise to buyers and advertisers:

  • What you do and where you operate
  • Differences to competitors (location, customers, contracts)
  • Growth potential
  • Reason for sale
  • Contact details
  • Headline financial information
Select & Use the Right Marketing Channels

Being able to find a buyer for your business is often a numbers game. Thankfully, here at Turner Butler, we can direct you in front of potential buyers that will be adequately suited to take over your business. We will push your business via social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin and conduct market research so understand who is buying advising and commentating in the current market.

Keeping Confidentiality

Our team understand that leakage about the sale of your business can unsettle different stakeholders such as employees, customers and suppliers. As part of our service, we will ensure that buyers are provided with an NDA (Non-Disclosure-Agreement) and request they sign before you release detailed information. If the buyer is genuine, they will not refuse an NDA.

Converse With & Qualify Potential Buyers

We will make sure that there are quick responses to buyer enquiries with an emailed copy of your headline profile and if required, an NDA. Quick responses are essential as buyers with have a lot of opportunities to choose from. Within the response, we will request information about their motivations:

  • Why do they want to buy your business?
  • Where are they from and how long have they been looking?
  • Do they have any experience in your sector?
  • How will they fund the purchase?

Additional desktop research will also be completed on our behalf through Google, Twitter and Linkedin as this is all free company/director information. We will also encourage an initial meeting via Skype to help build a relationship with the buyer.

Preparing For a Negotiation & Closing a Business Sale

If it’s your first time closing a sale, then the whole process can seem quite daunting. Here are some questions that we will assist in providing to ensure that the negotiations run smoothly.

  • What is a good price?
  • Without a business market valuation, how do you know if the price being offered is acceptable?
  • Is this the only buyer in the frame?
  • If you have multiple buyers, can you create an auction process?

When you receive an offer it is great news and should not be dismissed lightly. Our team will ensure that you are as flexible as possible and that you don’t dismiss out of hand, even if your instinct is hostile. You need to understand the justifications behind their offer and if the gap is unbridgeable, what can be done to help address and alleviate their concerns.

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Ickenham House,
2-4 High Road,
UB10 8LJ

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