What to check for when buying into a business
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What to check for when buying into a business
What to check for when buying into a business.
Many experts are predicting that a huge wave of businesses will become available over the next decade or so as baby boomers look to sell. As the economy continues its apparent recovery, there is more activity in the selling and buying of trading businesses.

However, there are a number of considerations that should be made prior to progressing with an acquisition or even an offer. These include, though are not restricted to, the following:
  • Do the numbers add up? In other words, what is in the 'right' price, let alone a fair price, to pay for the business
  • Is it the right time to buy the business (including if it is the right time for you)
  • How will the staff and clients react to your prospective acquisition?
  • How does the business make clients return / web orders keep coming in / the phone keep ringing etc?
  • Why are the current owners selling?

R A Valuation Services Limited specialises in providing valuations for small businesses in the UK and Europe for the purpose of business purchase and sale, partnership or shareholder change, litigation, matrimonial and legal separation, incorporation, tax settlements, borrowings and business development.

An accurate and independent assessment of the value of a business is an essential tool in any form of business change or development. Our Valuation reports are an important, if not vital, aid to business owners, prospective purchasers and their financial and legal advisers.

Generic Business Valuations
Can R A value any type of Business?
The valuation process can be applied to all types of small business provided that the business has a suitable trading history .... more >>

How does R A value a Business?
The valuation process is concerned, primarily, with an assessment of a justifiable value for goodwill .... more >>

What is RA Valuation Services Ltd?
Established in 1991, the focus was originally on opticians and goldsmiths .... more >>

Reasons for a valuation
A Business Valuation supported by a professionally prepared valuation report from an independent and authoritative source is an essential aid to:
  • Management or internal buyout
  • Business sale / Business purchase
  • Partnership and shareholder change
  • Litigation e.g. legal separation
  • Incorporation
  • Tax agreement
  • Borrowing and funding
  • Business development
  • Benchmark / Performance indicators for business
  • Report is definitive & realistic in the market place
RA Valuation Services Ltd
Recognised Authority
Valuation reports produced by RA Valuation Services Limited are acknowledged to be the authoritative form of business valuation for many small and micro business sectors and are accepted by:
  • HMRC
  • Bank managers
  • Other lenders & providers of finance
  • Accountants
  • Tax specialists
And an RA Valuation Services' valuation report is tailor-made for their purposes. Indeed, such is their authority that an RA Valuation Services' valuation report is normally insisted upon in support of negotiations.

The report itself is detailed and informative, professionally presented and smartly bound.
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Accredited by the AOP

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