A rewarding exit strategy that motivates employees and is 100% tax-free
Many owners are now choosing to sell their businesses to their employees via trusts. The process can be vendor-led, thereby not requiring employees to drive it. Valuations are a commercial discussion with no 3rd party involvement.
Due diligence is light and the EOT can be funded over time, enabling sellers to both reward and hand over to the team. There is also a 100% tax-free aspect, which is highly attractive.
Immediate, light due diligence and 100% tax-free
We believe that employee ownership can really help make the UK more productive and create more purposeful businesses. EOTs can both reward the shareholders and motivate employees.
Avondale do all the lifting from viability, structure, valuation, clearance and delivering trustees. This is an exceptional business model which is incredibly flexible to suit you.
Proven, we deliver simply the best EOT strategy and structure
Valuations are at the usual multiples, subject to HMRC clearance. EOTs are encouraged as the Government actively seeks to promote employee-owned businesses with their proven increase in productivity.
Funding is straight forward, usually through reserves, 3rd party debt and vendor loans. Avondale arrange the funding structure and run the sale from start to finish.
Valuations at the usual multiples and straight forward funding
Sellers can exit and reward employees gradually, securing commercial terms and saving tax. From the start, all employees get to be stakeholders and can have a reward of a £3,600 tax-free bonus per annum.
Typically, once the seller pay-out is achieved, key managers end up in the upper pay grade for their sector. All this, in turn, means greater staff retention and better quality customer service.
Retain and reward employees with up to £3,600 tax-free bonus per annum
Maximise your business sale through an employee ownership sale. Book a meeting or call us in confidence on +44 (0)20 7788 8250.
Read our Quick Guide to Employee Ownership Sales
This quick guide to employee ownership sales is written to address the key questions around Employee Ownership Trusts, such as the sale approach, valuation, funding and the future of employees. READ HERE
Download our in-depth Employee Ownership Trusts Guide
This guide to employee ownership is written to help business owners and management teams better understand how an EOT may help shareholders create succession and secure shareholder value, whilst creating the legacy of a sustainable business working for the benefit of all staff members. DOWNLOAD HERE
Watch Our Latest Webinar
Latest Employee Ownership Client Stories
Talk to the people who are working on Employee Ownership Trusts today.
Their insight and knowledge is invaluable and you can find out exactly what it takes to structure an EOT.
Preferred provider of Business Sales, Acquisitions and Strategy Services
Members of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association