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preparation for sale of a business

Business Purchase & Exit

Business Purchase & Exit

The personal support and range of services to help you when buying or selling a business, or developing strategies for the future preparation for sale of your business.

Buying or selling a business is one of the biggest commercial decisions and challenges you will ever face.

Our ‘Business Purchase & Exit’ or ‘Corporate Finance’ team is headed up by Mark Crossfield who is a qualified banker with over 30 years banking and corporate finance raising experience who ran his own corporate advisory practice for 6 years. Mark identified that one key reason a number of businesses weren’t concluding a successful sale was because they lacked the technical rigour and support that is required (such as having strong, accurate accounts) Attracted by The MGroup’s collaborative way of working, Mark joined The MGroup in 2010 in order to be able to more fully support ‘Business Purchase & Exit’ services when needed.

Our approach also means that exiting and new business owners can be further supported across the range of business, personal finance and taxation services once a successful deal has concluded.

Businesses are so often sold at under their potential market value, or potential buyers are discouraged from proceeding when they encounter unprepared business owners. We can guide you through the entire preparation for sale process in a calm, confident and approachable manner.

Maybe time isn’t on your side and unforeseen circumstances are forcing you to go down this route sooner than you had planned? We will support you to get the best deal possible in the shortest time.

Whether you are in the early stages, or further down the line, our experienced team will explain and advise on your options and how to achieve the very best deal for your business. As you go through the preparation for sale process you may also benefit from improved efficiencies and reduced potential tax liabilities.

Just like preparing your house for sale, there are lots of things that you can do to prepare your business for sale – with the advantage that it makes the business more efficient as you are planning your exit strategy.

As well as financial rigour, we might consider reducing operating costs, due diligence around pinpointing your market position, balancing profit versus capital expenditure for shareholder value and using your financial information to support your management information. If you do this correctly, you can time your sale to properly take advantage of a passing opportunity.

In order to know where to start, a first step might be to undertake a valuation of your business to identify where your true company value lies, the areas for improvement and the nature of your exit strategy. As well as business sales, we support negotiations of Management Buy-ins (MBI), Management Buy-Outs (MBO) and mergers & acquisitions.

From here we will guide you carefully along your chosen preparation for sale route, provide access to an extensive network of potential buyers and supporting professional advisors, help you with a range of funding options and support you until (and after) a successful deal is reached.

The MGroup is a trading name of The MGroup Corporate Finance LLP.


We are efficient and friendly advisers and are always happy to advise you on any business matters.



“Without a doubt, I recommend speaking with The MGroup. They are very knowledgeable, very understanding, have a good feel for our business and accommodate us quickly when we need help. We frequently get approaches from other accountancy firms and I tell them that we have no need to look elsewhere as everything is catered for very efficiently by Peter Smith and his team. I couldn't fault them."

Peter MaceManaging Director, TT Concrete

“We have been working with The MGroup for over ten years and have formed an excellent working relationship where both parties enjoy the benefits of each other’s expertise. We have always found The MGroup’s staff to be professional, courteous and attentive and would not hesitate to recommend their services.”

R Rosser, Chief Executive The In Oxford Group

“Fortunately, when we were ready to expand our company to the UK we were referred to The MGroup. As a North America based enterprise we had little knowledge of UK business and tax matters. The MGroup helped us with everything from compliance and payroll regulations to establishing a banking relationship. The staff members are very responsive and we continue to rely on their support as our UK operations grow.”

Laurie Diaz, V.P. Corporate Controller, Yardi Systems

“Mark has given me excellent Corporate Finance advice and support for 3 years and I would thoroughly recommend him. He is very tenacious in finding suitable companies to acquire and then good at negotiating and putting deals together, including the all important funding. He is also very innovative in finding solutions to issues arising along the way.”

Mark Swaby is a Management Buy In client

“I used The MGroup for the first time to buy another Drainage Company to add services & coverage to my own. Mark and his team give a top rate service from start to end and we achieved the purchase within 5 months – good honest, knowledgeable advice from people who know their stuff.”

Paul Marshall, Unbloc

“The entire, sometimes daunting, process ran on rails from concept to completion thanks to the professionalism of The MGroup.”

Stewart Betts, Director, Houlihan & Co Ltd

“We moved to The MGroup as our business had grown from a small to medium sized one and we needed more comprehensive support on all accountancy matters and detailed support with our SAGE systems. We have been really pleased with the service we have received from The MGroup and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other businesses looking for an all round accountancy service.”

Sarah Steel, The Old Station Nursery Ltd


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