Hawsons Chartered Accountants
Hawsons has a dedicated team of experienced Corporate Finance specialists in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton. Hawsons provide the full range of deal advisory and transaction support services. We have extensive experience and contacts in the local market which we draw on to add value to your transaction.
Growth by acquisition continues to be an attractive option for ambitious businesses. Hawsons provide practical transaction advice throughout the process, starting from a strategic review of acquisition targets through to post-acquisition integration.
Our role in the disposal process is to manage the transaction on your behalf so that the best possible terms are achieved for you. We have a considerable amount of research material available to us and can assist in the identification of an appropriate buyer. We will present your business in a professional manner and negotiate the best price and terms for you. We provide proactive advice on commercial and tax issues.
Development and expansion capital
Access to funds in order to finance acquisitions and expansion is a key feature of the growth and development of a business. We are aware of the alternative sources of finance that are available and are well known to the providers of venture capital, development capital, project finance and working capital. We can assist in the preparation of financial forecasts and business plans and present these to potential funders on your behalf.
We adopt a risk-based approach to due diligence investigations so that our work is directed to those areas that are considered to be high risk. The output of our work is a focused report that addresses the issues that are relevant to the investor.
Buy-outs tend to be once in a lifetime transactions for the managers concerned, and they are unlikely to have experienced the issues associated with such a transaction. We have advised on numerous buy-outs and are able to bring this experience to your particular situation.
Share and business valuations
Valuations are often required as part of a corporate finance transaction or for taxation purposes. Our specialists have extensive experience of valuing shares and businesses on both a commercial and taxation basis.
Tax planning and the effective structuring of a transaction from a tax perspective is an important aspect of any transaction. We have dedicated tax specialists who provide first class advice, so that the tax burden on a transaction, both corporate and personal, is minimised.