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Buying and Selling a Business

Buying or selling a business can be a stressful process and, often, it takes longer than expected. But with reliable, quality guidance, navigating the complexities and challenges needn’t be a hassle.

Whether you’re buying or selling a business, responsive and accurate advice specific to your circumstances is crucial. To maximise the value of your purchase or sale, you need holistic advice that considers the health of the business, the direction of the market, and the complexity of the structure of the sale.

As one of the top Ballarat Accountants, we pride ourselves on providing a service that delivers strong outcomes for our clients who are buying or selling a business. We work with the bigger picture in mind at all times, ensuring that you move into the next chapter of life confident about whatever comes next.

Accounting for Anyone Buying or Selling a Business

Buying a Business

  • Business Valuation
    Work with us to consider your business viability and future profit projections, so you can make measured decisions based on data.
  • Optimising Operational Systems
    Selecting the right operational systems for your business increases efficiency, removes friction, and frees you up to focus on what matters.
  • Strategic Planning
    Let us gather and analyse the data and information you need to make impactful decisions to grow your business.
  • Financing and Debt Funding
    Established businesses have easier access to financing and investment. Work with us to assess your options and intelligently structure your debt.
  • Business Planning & Advisory
    Place our experienced and multidisciplinary team at your disposal with our business advisory services and benefit from our wealth of insight.

Selling a Business

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    You want our experienced accountants on your side when considering a merger or acquisition to aid with due diligence, financial negotiations, and tax minimisation.
  • Tax Planning and Minimisation
    Planning ahead for your capital gains tax can help you effectively minimise your tax obligations to only what you must legally pay.
  • Exit Structuring
    We help you determine whether a sale (whether outright, partial, or vendor financed), merger or alternative exit structure is your best option.
  • Exit Planning
    Prepare for both a planned and unplanned exit from your business to minimise risk, maximise value, and streamline the process.

FAQs about Buying and Selling a Business

How can we help if you’re buying a business?

Whether it’s your first business purchase or you’re buying a business to expand, it’s important to choose an accountant who considers the big picture. We can help. 

If you are looking to buy a business, we can assist you in the following:

  • Business evaluation.
  • Reviewing financial statements.
  • Business planning.
  • Obtaining financing.
  • Structuring the purchase. 
  • Business structure and registrations.
  • Taxation matters.
  • Employment obligations.
  • Outline opportunities for growth. 
  • Advise on property and equipment leasing and purchasing. 

At Sharp Accounting, we offer more than just accurate numbers. We share our insights gleaned from decades of experience helping businesses grow, ensuring you can navigate existing challenges with confidence. Acting as a sounding board for ideas, we’ll work with you to optimise your position today and to build a better, more profitable future for your business.

How can we help if you’re selling a business?

Selling a business can take years of thought-out planning to maximise your business’ sale price. It can be a difficult process and often a disheartening time. We can help. 

The services we provide in relation to organising the selling of a business include:

  • Business valuation
  • Establishing a realistic sale price.
  • Taking the business to the market.
  • Ensuring your financial statements are up to date.
  • Negotiating with potential purchasers.
  • Minimise taxation obligations. 
  • Structuring the purchase. 

Our friendly and professional team will help you maximise the return for your business while minimising the stress of selling a business. With us on your team, you can create a valuable and saleable business. More than this, you’ll receive advice that sets you up for whatever comes next – whether that’s retirement, a new business, or something completely different.

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