Restructuring your business

Whether you are looking to maximise efficiencies, downsize or exit a business, taking time to understand the different options before taking the steps that are appropriate for your business can be worthwhile.

Option reviews & contingency planning

When faced with a difficult situation, it is hard to know which way to turn. Our team are experienced in working with management to understand the challenges that they are facing and then providing further guidance as to the options available.

Once we have gone through the options, we work with management, in conjunction with other stakeholders and lenders as necessary, to identify the most appropriate route forward. In doing so, we take into consideration the risks, the timeframe and any additional support required from stakeholders.

Read our latest case studies including companies undertaking independent business reviews, option reviews and contingency planning.

Case studies

Exit strategies

Sometimes a relationship just isn’t working. Whether you are a business owner or a lender that can mean that you need to look at exiting the relationship. We work with business owners and funders (both separately and in conjunction with each other) to look at the best way to exit a relationship, whether that is through a refinancing or through a more formal process.

Our team will work with you to understand the position and your preferred exit route then work together with management and the lender to facilitate an outcome that is suitable and appropriate for all stakeholders.

CASE STUDY

Group reorganisations & solvent liquidations

Members’ voluntary liquidations (MVLs) are a vital means of returning value to shareholders and to bringing limited companies affairs to an orderly conclusion. We work closely with directors and advisors to manage the process to enable the maximum benefit for shareholders.

We are regularly appointed to companies which will shortly dispose of their trade and assets (or a key subsidiary) and will work with legal advisors to assist in the disposal process and to ensure that the subsequent MVL can proceed smoothly.

A S110 reorganisation, a specialist variant of the MVL, enables the division of assets (or subsidiary companies) between shareholders without triggering the tax liabilities that might arise on a disposal. It can be utilised to demerge assets (so shareholders retain the same percentage ownership of all assets via now separated companies) or to partition assets (so that different assets are divided amongst various shareholders).

Read relevant Project House (1) and Section 110 (2) case studies covering details of group organisations.

Case study 1 Case study 2

Get in touch for specialist, confidential help and advice

Mike Kienlen

Mike Kienlen

Head of Restructuring & Insolvency

0808 144 5575

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