Share valuations and negotiation
Funding review and structure
Immediate sale with no complex third parties
Independent lead advisory team
Company Buyback of Shares
Delivering Successful Company Buybacks
A company buyback of shares is a popular and attractive route for shareholders to realise value and exit the business. The payment on the buy-back can qualify for capital treatment and is therefore taxed at lower rates than dividends, providing significant tax savings for the exiting shareholder. It is also a win for the shareholders as it uses the company’s existing reserves rather than having to pay personally with income that’s already taxed. Avondale have significant expertise and a history of delivering successful and sensitive share buyback negotiations.
- Valuation and negotiation to create shareholder alignment on the buy back
- An independent lead advisory team, saving you time and money and acting in the interests of all parties
- Understanding and handling any shareholder disputes which may arise, whether broad and complex, commercial or personal to ensure shareholder alignment
- Reviewing and structuring the funding from distributable reserves, or finding alternative funding if necessary
- An immediate sale with no complex third parties, apart from ensuring correct filing at Companies House
- Tax and legal specialists to ensure compliance
Latest Deal Completions
“After deciding to sell our ecological consultancy business, which my wife and I had built from scratch almost 20 years ago, we approached a number of agencies to assist with the sale. We selected Avondale as it was clear from the start that they understood our business and what we were hoping to achieve with the sale. We could not recommend Avondale highly enough.”
“Sally and the team at Avondale made a complex and difficult process as smooth and painless as possible. Whilst we had to kiss a few frogs to get there, we are very happy with the fit found with EMW. This was only possible due to the volume of interested parties brought to the table. Sally was proactive and contactable throughout and the Avondale team were a pleasure to deal with every step of the way.”
“The team at Avondale, ably led by Simon Baldwin, have just been excellent from start to end. Having never sold a business before I was completely in the dark but having Simon at hand 24/7 to guide and advise was invaluable. I cannot recommend Avondale more highly if you are thinking about selling your business.”
“I had been fortunate to work with Avondale in a previous transaction, so when thinking about the next step for our business felt confident in seeking their guidance. I have been impressed by the Avondale team’s professionalism and their expertise was shone through when working throughout the pandemic. As a team, we felt we could trust Sally; she took the time to understand our priorities and, with a good sense of humour, supported us to feel confident during all stages of the negotiation.”
“I am delighted and excited for the Tyrefix team, as I believe with the support of Literacy Capital, the business will now have the resources required to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities available in the marketplace.”
Our technical guides provide deep insight and practical advice across a variety of essential topics, such as valuations, business sale preparation, exit strategies and company buybacks. Visit our Knowledge Base for further guides, articles, podcasts and webinars.
In our Valuation Methods and Multiple Arbitrage guide, we look at how you define value. Is buying cheap a sure way to create value and what should you look for over and above business financials?
In our Exit Strategies by Design guide, we examine the main types of exit, the types of buyers, and bring to the fore some of the timing considerations around an exit strategy to assist shareholders.