Resources

Resources

At the Business Sale Report we are always on the look out for interesting news and views in relation to the buying and selling of businesses. As such, we have compiled an extensive resources section to help keep you informed of current developments in the business for sale market and to help demystify aspects of the industry.

Resource sections

Now is the time to buy a business
All industries are bound by rules and regulations. Under this section we look at the rules of listing on markets, employment regulations, but most significantly tax changes
Legislation and Regulation
All industries are bound by rules and regulations. Under this section we look at the rules of listing on the public markets i.e. AIM and main market, employment regulations, but perhaps most significantly relevant tax issues relating to the buying and selling of businesses.
Business Valuation
There is no 'correct' price for a business. Valuing a business is always an imprecise science, even with large-cap public companies. The right price is one that a willing buyer is prepared to pay and a willing seller is prepared to receive. In this section you can read about some of the different methods of valuing businesses.
Funding
Once you have decided on a target business the next step is to fund a purchase. There are many sources of funding including banks, private equity, vendor finance. In the following section you can find articles showing how to secure the best funding for your requirements.
Post Merger Integration
Following a merger or acquisition it is important to understand how to incorporate a new business into an existing corporate structure. In the following section you can read about how to incorporate IT services, Culture and even brands.
Selling a business
If you are selling a business there is a mass of information in this section covering all aspects of selling a business. You can view articles on grooming a business for sale, planning for retirement and exit strategies.
Buying a business
Buying a business is a major commitment. You can find some useful articles in this section to ensure that you don't make an expensive mistake, for example - How to negotiate and how to buy distressed businesses.
Distressed Businesses
During difficult economic times it might pay to look at distressed business sales. Find useful information on how to buy businesses that are in difficulty as well as guides on how to buy businesses out of administration.