Case Study

Advised vendor on a £6m sale of Food Processing business in Lancashire

Advised purchaser on acquisition of £1.5m portfolio comprising residential and holiday home properties in Cumbria.

Advised investor on £1.4m acquisition of conference and banqueting facility in Cambridge area. Negotiated terms and acted as go between on behalf of investor while investor abroad during final three weeks prior to signing the deal.

Raised £4 m equity and £8.25m bank finance for a client development project in Bristol area.

Sale of group of businesses for £part cash part asset consideration. Total value £6 m. Adviser to purchaser.

Acquisition of business for £1.7m. Adviser to purchaser. Deal completed in 7 days!

Acquisition of two businesses for client in six months, including negotiation of price with vendors on behalf of client. Also negotiated bank finance to complete both deals. Total acquisition costs £1.5m.

Negotiated management buy out of business where client already employed. Dealt with all negotiations with vendor on behalf of client and negotiated bank financing to secure the business. Total cost £200k.


Failure to register for VAT
Client referred to us following HMRC visit. Had been in business for a number of years during which he exceeded the VAT Registration threshold but failed to register.

On basis of evidence presented to us client faced a VAT bill approaching £100,000 and potential ruin. Following our intervention including negotiating with a major customer on behalf of the client, we were able to reach agreement with that customer to accept an invoice covering the VAT undercharge covering the previous three years. This alone saved the customer over £40,000 which together with restatement of the client business accounts to reflect the impact of VAT, reduced his year on year profits reducing the immediate cash requirement to a manageable level within the client’s means and gave time to save for known future liabilities as they fell due.

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