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There are many different ways to grow a business, through organic growth, i.e. more business from existing customers, or through expansion by way of merger, acquisition or joint venture. 

At Stafford & Co we help a wide range of businesses at all stages of growth to achieve their goals.  

From start-up, to growth, through maturity or to manage a successful sale or exit, we give guidance, advice and open up our network to support:  

  • Valuations of acquired businesses 
  • Mergers 
  • Acquisitions 
  • Management buy-outs / buy ins 
  • Joint ventures and arrangements 
  • Capital reductions and schemes of arrangement

Maturity & Performance Management 

As you develop your business it is important to monitor and chart your progress.  There is no point in running a business that feels to be making money, but when you come to produce your accounts three months after the year end, you discover it’s not quite as you thought. 

That is why at Stafford & Co we aim to ensure all our clients have a constant fix of how their business is performing. 

As well as the company’s financial statements other tools for measuring performance can be used. We can design a suite of report specific to your business and even dashboards for particular roles. These can be prepared for you or we can work with your team to run them; 

  • Monthly management accounts 
  • Cash flow forecasts 
  • Ratio and variance analysis 
  • Utilisation reporting 

We can then work with you to understand what they are telling you about your performance and where you should focus your time to improve them. 

If you are aware of how your business is performing it makes financial decisions on continued growth and additional capital expenditure much simpler and it’s done with confidence. 

Exit Planning 

When it comes to considering your exit plan, the tax implications can be considerable. 

It is essential that you are well prepared and have planned in advance.  Our team can help you to ensure that you have considered all the options whilst you still have them and have made provision to avoid any last minute surprises. 

By planning correctly, a tax efficient strategy can be created to align with your own plans and with all the necessary clearances. 

At Stafford & Co we are always available to advise on any decisions you need to make at any stage of your business life. Our extended network of advisors can also be brought together to ensure any plans over a period are robust with all options and potential risks accounted for in advance. 

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