Corporate services

RDA’s corporate finance team offers our clients advice that helps them achieve their goals and grow their business.

RDA offer the following services:

  • Valuing your business
  • Business acquisition
  • Business sale
  • Buy side financial due diligence
  • Vendor financial due diligence
  • Raising finance
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Restructuring

Valuing your business

It’s often said that a business is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, but there are several methods you can use to reach a sensible figure. Valuing a business isn’t only useful for business owners and entrepreneurs looking to buy or sell a company. A company valuation can help when:

  • securing investment– think of Dragons’ Den, where investors want to see a realistic figure and value in the deal you give them;
  • setting a fair price for employees– if your employees want to buy and sell shares in the company;
  • growing or expanding your business– an annual valuation helps to secure funding and focus your energy on areas for improvement.

Ultimately, you want to reach a valuation that doesn’t sell the business short. It also shouldn’t overstate what the business is actually worth.

Business sale

      At RDA we can;

  • assist you to plan the sale and prepare your business
  • perform a valuation of your business and advise you of a realistic selling price
  • ensure the value you realise is optimised by selecting the most appropriate approach to selling your business
  • prepare an information memorandum providing a detailed understanding of the business
  • provide tax structuring advice
  • project manage the entire transaction process.

Vendor financial due diligence

When a company is up for sale - or selling off one of its parts - it needs to show an in-depth report on its financial health to potential buyers. This is called vendor due diligence. RDA provides comfort to both buyers (acquires) and sellers (vendors) with an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects.

Vendor due diligence aims to address the concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding purchaser. For vendors undertaking a disposal or selling off a part of their own business, vendor assistance provides bespoke solutions to assist you in successfully completing your divestments.

Our vendor assistance specialists work alongside company management and their lead advisers throughout the process, ensuring that opportunities and issues are understood and the correct steps are taken

Business acquisition

     At RDA we can;

  • help you identify and approach prospective acquisition targets;
  • perform a valuation of a target company and advise on a sensible price as well as the return you are likely to generate;
  • assist in negotiating terms with the seller.

Buy side financial due diligence

Any organisation considering a deal needs to check all the assumptions it is making about that deal. Financial due diligence provides peace of mind to both corporate and financial buyers, by analysing and validating all the financial, commercial, operational and strategic assumptions being made. It uses past trading experience to form a view of the future and confirms that there are no 'black holes'.

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