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How much is my business worth?

Experience suggests that prescriptive valuation techniques based on historic trading performance do not work in the SME marketplace. The value of your business will be determined by a number of commercial and financial variables and the focus should always be on the company’s future worth to a buyer. Camlee will work closely with you to identify the key value drivers of your business, and ensure that you are marketed effectively to the right potential acquirers, so as to deliver values over and above the market averages.

Is it the right time to sell?

In the last 12 months Camlee has witnessed an up lift in M&A activity primarily driven by international cash rich corporate acquirers looking to diversify into different geographies and products/services.
Furthermore, with the continuation of entrepreneur’s relief the tax climate has never been better for owners wishing to dispose of their shareholdings.

How long will it take to sell my business?

The extent of buyer due diligence has increased in recent times which had led to the sales process becoming more elongated. On average transactions are taking between eight to fifteen months to conclude from the point of instruction.

How will I be updated on the progress of the sale of my business?

We guarantee a fully managed director led service. Not only will you be constantly updated by one of our directors, but you will also be provided with tools to access real time updates on the progress of your sale. We are accountable to you every step of the way.

What other advice will I require?

Camlee’s ‘one stop shop’, including deal management, accounting and optional tax advice, means that other than legal support we provide all the requisite skills to successfully sell your company.

We have a panel of national law practices who will provide legal advice to our clients on a ‘no deal, no fee basis’ due to our excellent reputation in the market for getting transactions done.

What type and size of business do you sell?

Camlee has sold and bought businesses across a variety of sectors from traditional industries, such as engineering and construction businesses, through to new media and IT companies.

Typically we are engaged by businesses with values ranging from £3 million to £30 million.

What costs are involved?

Camlee has a two stage fee structure; a retainer fee as a contribution to the industry leading marketing and advertising techniques used to sell a business, plus a transaction fee payable only upon successful completion of a transaction. The transaction fee is designed to incentivise Camlee to achieve a sales price in excess of your value expectations.