High-quality, independent corporate finance advice delivered by specialists

WilliamsAli offers a tailored and intelligent service to help businesses and their shareholders realise their ambitions. With many years of experience and success in business sales, MBOs, acquisitions, private equity and fund raising, we build close, lasting and rewarding relationships with our clients.

Selling your business

There can be many reasons for seeking an exit and it is essential that the process is carefully and professionally managed throughout, from planning, to identifying buyers, to negotiations and structure, and finally, completing the deal.

We offer objective and independent views on transaction issues and will always provide open and honest opinions at every stage. We are highly skilled at managing and driving a transaction process, ensuring the optimum outcome is delivered for our clients within an efficient timetable. We adopt a proactive, hands-on approach, controlling and managing all risks, particularly at critical moments in the process (e.g. due diligence) when slippage can otherwise occur.

We place significant emphasis on effective planning and preparation:

  • Helps manage expectations;
  • Reduces transaction risk;
  • Builds greater control and confidence in the process; and
  • Ensures a focused approach.

Focused on successful outcomes

Your adviser needs to be an experienced corporate finance professional with wide experience in advising owners on exit strategies and a proven record at selling businesses in all sectors to all types of investors.

As one of the only specialist corporate finance boutiques based in the North East, WilliamsAli is ideally placed to take business owners through the whole sale process from initial planning to successful exit.

The sale process is a collaborative exercise between us as the corporate finance lead adviser and you, our client. Our role is to embed ourselves closely alongside you and your deal team in order to drive forward the planning, execution and management of the key steps in your sale strategy.

Our clients receive a partner-led service and we are with them every step of the way on their journey to achieving their objectives. We thrive on building close, long-term relationships and a detailed understanding and insight into our clients’ plans and needs.

The decision to sell

There are numerous reasons why shareholders may decide the time is right to exit.

Whatever the reason for selling, the shareholders should have clearly defined objectives and should fully consider all alternatives. The most common objectives when selling a business are to maximise sale proceeds (net of tax), complete the sale as quickly as possible and with as little disruption as possible, and to protect the interests and reputation of the business.

The sale process can be time consuming, stressful and challenging. Therefore, it is important to receive advice from experienced and specialist professionals to help you to achieve your objectives. Our advice is designed to ensure that the objectives which we agree with you at the outset drive the agreed strategy throughout the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your exit options, either now or in the future, and how WilliamsAli can help you to deliver your plan.

Our Deal Credentials

An independent, tailored approach for businesses, delivered by experts

WilliamsAli is committed to building close, long-standing relationships with our clients. We want to talk to business owners, management teams and entrepreneurs about their ideas, plans and what comes next. It is never too early to have those conversations about the future, and we are always happy to talk. What’s your plan?

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