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After years of being the driving force behind his successful consultancy, Andrew Stanley asked Avondale to find a suitable buyer for his business.

Stanley Tax Associates Limited are one of the UK’s leading specialist property tax practices, employing experienced tax advisors, accountants and chartered surveyors. Due to the recent changes to fixtures legislation, a large proportion of their work involves capital allowance claims, where expert and timely guidance can result in significant tax savings and can avoid costly mistakes.

The growth of the business led the owner, Andrew Stanley, to the conclusion that the business needed a broader and more experienced board than himself alone. The most attractive solution was to seek an investor, and hence Andrew contacted Avondale Corporate, having known us for a number of years.
We sought a buyer for the business that could offer the best cultural fit and provide support to work alongside Andrew and his team to grow the company.

We generated several offers from a wide range of industry sectors, two of which were particularly promising. After in-depth discussion, EMW Law emerged as the preferred buyer, as Andrew felt it was the organisation he and the team would connect with. The transaction officially completed on the original target date.

“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.”
Andrew Stanley, Stanley Tax Associates