The Perfect Trade Sale

The “Perfect” Trade Sale in 2022

8.5 minute read The “perfect” trade sale – is a fuss-free, maximum value, strategic trade deal with buyers that just “get it”. Yes, this is great in theory, but how can you achieve it? The Right Stuff Preparation, timing, and process all have a bearing on achieving the “perfect” trade sale, however, strategic buyers will be…

Employee Ownership Trusts – In Search of Best Practice – Article

This article is contributed by our lead professional trustee firm, Independent Directors and Trustees (IDT). Any opinion expressed or advice is IDTs. The content is considered useful Continuous Professional Development material for owners considering an Employee Ownership Trust. If you have any questions or enquiries, please email us at av@avondale.co.uk or contact IDT directly quoting…

Financing

Financing – Guide

If carried out correctly, acquisitions may be the best route to achieving competitive advantage and return on capital employed. However, as with so many elements of mergers and acquisitions, there is an art to financing the deal, including questions like ‘where do we best raise the money and which type and structure of debt is…

Acquisitions

Acquisitions – Guide

Acquisitions can propel companies to competitive advantage faster than organic growth can deliver. Carried out well, they can grab headlines and secure ‘CEO saviour’ or ‘leader’ reputations. Carried out badly they can also destroy value and create ‘CEO scoundrels’ as we saw with the UK’s Sir Fred Goodwin’s ABN AMRO purchase; poorly delivered and overpaid…

Employee Ownership Trusts

Employee Ownership Trusts – Guide

Different people start companies for different reasons, which invariably influences their exit strategy. Trade sales catch the headlines, but family succession, private equity sales and management buy-outs are all commonly used exit strategies. There is however, a developing approach which is creating significant interest. In the last six months (Summer19) Arbuckles Restaurants, Aardman Productions (the…