Management Buyouts & Latest News for December 2019 You Need to Know on Business Loan To Buy A Business
Financing a business purchase in Canada requires both a strategy doesn't have to be as hard as you think if you have the right information. What sometimes makes buyout financing or a loan strategy complicated is the good news; there are a variety of options available that make sense to you the purchaser, and the owner.
Business people and mangers looking to orchestrate a management buy out or business acquisition wants one thing: A solid simple strategy for both valuation and financing! The goal should be quite clear: agreeing on price and value, and then rising the right mix of debt finance and owner equity capital that suits the asset and capital base of the business going forward.
Of course valuing the business is often the first and largest challenge. That is complicated by the size of the firm, whether it’s a service or an asset / product based business, and whether the firm is a going concern, or heaven forbid, in dire straits.
What should be a good starting point in valuation - no surprise to us, its one of our favorite terms - ' CASH FLOW '! That means taking a look at what cash flow has been, and what it could be. That requires a solid handle on revenues and a proper forecast for those sales.
Asset valuation is a good step # 2. That naturally involves some method of appraisal of asset types such as equipment, real estate if there is any attached to the sale , vehicles, and those all important ' current assets ' , Receivables and Inventory .
We often find ourselves in the middle of a valuation issue when assisting clients with a business purchase - suffice to say there is an occasionally a huge difference in value as placed by the owner or the purchaser. We're often reminded of the old saying that best deal is often when both the purchaser and the seller both feel they didn’t get the best deal!
Taking a good hard look at how the seller presents financial statements is key to financing a business purchase successfully. Here's where the majority of clients we speak to need some good experienced assistance. Areas of focus are:
Collectability of receivables
Revenue recognition policy on sales, contracts etc
Lease obligations - (premises/equipment)
Fixed asset list value
One time losses i.e. why/what happened
With reference to the last point, ' COMPENSATION' we see numerous cases where a hard look at current compensation can save thousands of dollars to the new owner/manager. And that includes the strategy of taking the previous owners kids and family members off the payroll!
If we had to summarize an all inclusive strategy in looking at the business financials we would say it involves simply a solid hard look at:
Easier said than done though, right? But a lot easier with some experienced assistance for an advisor, etc.
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When it comes to actually financing the purchase this can be through bank term loans, asset based lending deals, unsecured cash flow loans, and even for smaller business purchases (under 350k) the Govt SBL loan.
Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor on assistance for financing a business purchase and a buyout financing loan / finance strategy... that works!
7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
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7 Park Avenue Financial provides value added financing consultation for small and medium sized businesses in the area of cash flow , working capital , and debt financing .
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.