Conduct a feasibility study
Decide on the most suitable sources of finance - personal capital, bank overdraft, long-term commercial loans and mortgages, national and regional agencies, venture capital, or equity capital
Prepare the necessary business plan, forecasts, prospectuses, etc.
Present proposals to chosen finance source
Arrange a disposal, merger/acquisition, or management buyout/in
a. Mergers & Acquisitions
1. Acquisition Strategy
2. Acquisition Screening
3. Merger Integration
4. Joint Ventures & Alliances
b. Grant funding
During difficult financial times funding a new start up business, growth in an existing business by capital expenditure or acquisition may require a combination of various forms of funding and essentially professional advice and guidance. The balance of this funding will be vital and regional grant assistance would need to be considered.
Our dedicated corporate finance team can provide tailored advice to your needs regarding the following grant assistance:
• discretionary grants for capital investments
• a scheme to help create new products or processes
• grants to launch or expand firms
• a capital grant to build new premises or extend existing property
• a capital grant to help refurbish, extend or fit-out existing or new premi
c. Corporate recovery
The key to preventing business failure is to have the right controls in place to help identify areas of poor performance or early signs of distress in a business and to take appropriate remedial action if and when such signs appear.
Even where a business is in a relatively advanced state of distress, we still regard insolvency as a last resort and prefer to explore all possibilities of restructuring the business and setting it on a path to full recovery. Often this will involve refocusing on core business activities, introducing stringent cost controls, and setting clear profitability goals.
This approach, we believe, is in the best interests of all the stakeholders - shareholders, directors, managers, employees, customers, and suppliers.
If all else fails and the business has to go into administration, receivership, or insolvency, we can recommend one of our strategic alliances to advise and assist with this process and guide you through the financial, legal and regulatory implications of such a course of action.