Acquisition and Disposal Planning

Buying or selling a business is not something we take lightly. At Alliotts we blend experience, market knowledge, intelligence and careful consideration to help you get the most from any acquisition or disposal deal.

Talk to us

Tell us you want to buy or sell a business and we will have lots of questions to put to you. What sort of business do you want to buy or sell? How will it fit into your existing structure? What are the plans for this business further down the line?

You may also need to ask yourself some questions. You might want to consider if you will accept different terms depending on whether the payments are made in cash or shares. Or perhaps whether the length of the payment terms will affect any decision making process. Or if you are using earn-outs, you may need to decide how these should be structured. Will your deal be based around shares, loan notes, deferred cash or a combination of these?

As you can see, there is a lot to consider before you make any move, and there will be tax and financial implications of the options available to you.

Seek clarity

No matter how many businesses you already own, getting answers to these crucial questions will help ensure that you are making a move for the right reasons. That the deal is structured in a beneficial way. That it is a good fit with the rest of your business. And that it makes sense in terms of your long-term strategy.

Our Acquisition and Disposal team have overarching experience and are used to advising both vendors and purchasers, making any deal work to your advantage. So whatever your plans, they can advise you on:

  • Sale of assets or shares
  • Immediate or deferred payments
  • Maximising tax relief for goodwill
  • Business Asset Disposal Relief (Entrepreneurs’ relief)
  • Using any losses available

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Contact our experts for advice if you are planning to buy or sell a business

    Acquisition and Disposal Planning
    Dipali Buch | Alliotts



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    Dipali has over 20 years experience in practice and working with a wide variety of clients. Having gained her experience by working in different departments within Alliotts over the years, Dipali has established an all-round experience and is great for offering business strategy advisory which is not only commercially focussed, but is relevant to a business owner’s objectives.




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    In his capacity as a business advisor to fast growing businesses Chris often works in the technology and space sectors.

    Alongside support with accountancy and tax, clients in these sectors look to Chris for high level advice on setting up in the UK, company structuring, tax reliefs and on M&A transactions. Chris is driven by working towards a successful outcome for his clients, and taking their business challenges on as his own, is relentless in finding solutions that will work.

    Chris is regularly invited to present on investing in the UK at events hosted overseas.





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    Luke is a partner within our Corporate Finance and Outsourced Business Services teams.

    Luke’s approach is to invest time in understanding the client’s objectives and uses his expertise and experience to help the client achieve this.

    Luke particularly enjoys working with growing businesses and has experience in dealing with clients of a range of sizes, from large private equity firms to startups.

    Luke is also honoured to have been recognised in the 2021 Accountancy Age ’35 under 35′ awards, which showcases the rising talent in the industry who are making great contributions to both their firms and field.