Entries by petewild

LPA Lasting Power of Attorney… what it is & why you NEED one

Protecting you guys from yourselves has become a mission of mine since a client’s world fell apart when her husband had a disabling heart attack… Terrible for him, his family and the family business… incapacity means legally decisions cannot be made… even by his wife, joint shareholder and driver of the business… without ridiculous, repeated, time-consuming, […]

DSCR what it is and why it matters

DSCR is the Debt Service Cover Ratio required by bankers… typically when they are ‘cash’ lending for an MBO, acquisition etc They want to make sure a company’s annual Cash Flow can cover its annual Debt repayments… and they add a little bit on for comfort So… let’s play numbers If a company has £100k Debt […]

MBO … you know it makes sense

I’m seeing an increasing appetite among bankers to fund an MBO… which is a great thing all round. Owners get to sell all or part of their holdings and realise value… to people who know the company well and are seriously committed to making sure it survives and thrives Bankers get to fund a team […]

R&D tax reliefs and grants work … will Patent Box work better?

Innovation is one of the best drivers of growth for an owner managed business… and luckily the Government really does get it… offering some bonkersly brilliant and accessible help that actually works for companies like yours… As a form of Corporate Welfare (which I’m generally against) these innovation-orientated tax breaks and grants rather surprisingly do what […]

Selling Shares or Assets ? … it matters

I’m currently helping someone sell their business to a huuuuge perfect-fit buyer who popped up out of the blue with a great life-changing offer… BUT … and there has to be one… … the buyer doesn’t want the company… they just want to buy selected assets… OOOPS Below I go into the pros & cons of selling […]

Finance further up the food chain…

I like to think this blog is for scale-up owner managed businesses… so here’s a few aspects of finance further up the food chain that may be useful to know as your capital requirements change as you grow… And since I like to give a few ‘insights & angles’ I’d rather not list all the […]

Audit… hear, hear

I never liked auditing… but I like audits Way I see it there are only two reasons not to have an one… cost & hassle… but here’s a few thoughts on why having an audit can be a good thing Credit Ratings… … the agencies love audits… it means a pro has checked your systems […]