Exit Strategies for Businesses
Alaris Exit Strategy & Planning Service
The Alaris Exit Strategy & Planning Service is designed to assist owners and Directors in preparing their business for a future sale transaction.
In the course of a transaction process, a business is subject to close scrutiny during a purchaser’s initial commercial appraisal and during due diligence. The Exit Strategy & Planning Service is designed to help owners and Directors prepare for this in advance. The service assists with identifying practical steps that can be taken, ideally in the period of 12-18 months before commencing a sale process.
Being well-prepared for a future exit event can contribute materially to its ultimate success.
In overview, the Alaris Exit Strategy & Planning Service comprises three principal stages, as follows:
Stage 1 Business Review Report
A complimentary high-level business review to identify potential planning initiatives aimed at helping prepare the business for a future sale.
Areas covered by the Business Review Report include:
The Business Review includes information gathering and a face-to-face meeting, as follows:
- Completion of an Information Questionnaire on the business;
- A meeting with the Alaris Team at our Central London offices to complete the Business Review.
On completion of this work, the Business Review Report summarising the initial findings will be prepared and submitted by Alaris.
Following completion of Stage 1 and the submission of Alaris’ Business Review Report, the business owners and Directors could consider commissioning completion of the two further stages in the Exit Planning Service, as follows:
Stage 2 Plan Development
Developing a formal plan, with input from the owners and management team, which identifies a shortlist of planning initiatives and sets out the implementation timetable.
Stage 3 Plan Implementation
Execution of the plan by the management team and ongoing consultation, monitoring and reporting on progress and the outcomes achieved.
Basis of Fees
Stage 1 of the Service is provided on a complimentary basis. Alaris would, on request, provide a formal fee proposal for delivery of Stages 2 and 3, for the consideration of the owners and Directors.
All information provided to Alaris will be held in strict confidence and will, upon request, be returned or deleted from folders following completion of the Service. Alaris will provide a confidentiality undertaking to companies applying for the Business Review prior to the release of confidential information.
Terms and Conditions
This Service is intended for UK businesses with an annual turnover of £1 million or greater.
Alaris reserves the right not to provide this Service when requested or to cease immediately its provision in the course of the Service being provided, at any time and at its sole discretion, without liability to the company or its owners. Full terms and conditions for the provision of this Service shall be set out in writing by Alaris prior to commencement.
Alaris also offers a Company Valuation Service to assist company shareholders and business owners in forming a view as to the approach of purchasers to valuation and the value achievable in the event of a sale of their business.
“We found your strategy service very useful indeed, many thanks. Following your report we are in the process of improving our systems to ensure that we have a better company framework for exiting in the future."
Marketing Director and co-Principal
£16 million turnover business