Business & Corporate Finance
Our Business Finance department has assisted clients with all their fund raising needs. Our range of services in this sector, inter alia, includes:
- Commercial Mortgages & Re-mortgages
- Factoring & Confidential Invoice Discounting
- Working Capital
- Bridging Loans
- Property Development Finance
- Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme Funding
Our expertise in this market enables us to ensure a “tailor-made” solution is obtained at very competitive rates. We handle the whole process for you and our team is available to answer all your questions.
We pride ourselves in being able to find a solution for you, no matter how adverse your own personal situation or credit rating. Don’t worry if your accounts are not up-to-date or you have CCJs, we can still help you.
Whether you seek to reassess your strategic options, raise capital for investment purposes, grow your business through acquisition, or realise its value through sale or restructuring, corporate finance advice should be sought at every stage of an organisation’s growth.
These are some of the areas in which we regularly help our clients make the right financial choices. We can help you in raising funds to explore new business ideas, the start-up capital to get them off the ground and the development capital to make sure they thrive. We can enable managers to put together an MBO or MBI. With our wide fund-raising expertise and extensive network of contacts we can put you in touch with investors, banks and venture capitalists. We can help you produce a comprehensive business plan and ensure that it sufficiently addresses the questions of potential backers so as to ensure an early decision on the funding. We can help you explore other alternative and innovative ways forward. We help clients make the right choices when they want to buy or sell a business.
We don’t set a lower limit on funding levels and are happy to talk to you whatever your funding requirement may be.
Before any acquisition it is wise to carry out an investigation into the affairs of the target business. We have wide experience of such investigations which focus on those areas of concern to you.
We can assist by reviewing the share purchase agreement to ensure that it and the warranties it contains protect you.
Selling Your Business
Preparing the business for sale and working through the sale process can place huge demands on your time when you still have a business to run. We can help to alleviate these pressures by acting as project managers.
Management Buy out & Buy in
MBO’s and MBI’s are transactions which need planning, attention to detail and skills in maintaining relationships between the old and new management teams. Our team are able to guide you through the whole process and ensure that your objectives are met.
Business Planning to Secure Funding
If you are looking for business funding, a business plan is an essential document which will help potential funders to understand your vision for the business and will be examined closely to help decide whether to commit the money. Versant Associates LLP can help you to put the business plan together to achieve the outcome you need.
Tax relief on borrowing is not sufficiently exploited by many businesses and our specialists are able to offer pro-active tax planning advice to make sure clients are fully aware of tax efficient funding considerations.