Simplifying a group structure or dissolving companies that are no longer needed can improve the overall value of a group, allow funds to be returned tax efficiently and increase returns to shareholders.
Whether you’re retiring or selling a business, dealing with dormant companies, merging existing operating companies or looking to efficiently restructure the ownership of assets and trades in an ongoing business, it’s essential to get expert advice.
The right structuring, commercial and tax advice, as well as support in implementing any changes, will enable you to get the best possible outcome when simplifying a corporate structure or extracting value for shareholders.
Meeting your needs
Our clients range from those who wish to close a small business on retirement to listed companies and high street names across a range of sectors including technology, retail, financial services, property and motor.
We understand how important your business is to you, as well as taking an objective view of the interests of other parties. We get to know your operation inside out, pull together all the relevant financial information and help you make critical, commercial decisions in a timely manner.
Our experienced partners and senior personnel provide the board and shareholders with the best possible support to minimise the impact on day-to-day operations.
We offer a safe pair of hands, working directly with companies and individuals – and your other advisers where required – to get you the best possible outcome and help you balance the risk and reward of any solutions.
We will consider all the options available to you to meet your objectives and make sure that these are properly explained so that you can make informed decisions.
How we can help
Corporate simplification: Working with corporate groups to reorganise or rationalise their structure and reduce their administrative and compliance costs including intra-group trade transfers, risk management and dormant company disposal.
Closure management: Supporting an orderly close down of a trading business to minimise liabilities when a business comes to the end of its useful life.
Retirements and special purpose vehicles: Legally closing down solvent companies and returning share capital to shareholders. Group reconstruction and rollovers of investment: Reorganisation of groups in an efficient way to help one or more shareholders dispose of part or all of their interest(s).
A top ten UK accountancy firm, as ranked by Accountancy Age. (Source: Accountancy Age, 2018)
Awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year – Non-Institutional in the CityWealth Magic Circle Awards 2015.
The majority of our work comes from referrals through our established relationships with intermediaries and former clients.
A member of R3: the association of business recovery professionals.
Our partners and directors regularly contribute commentary on restructuring and recovery issues in the national and trade press.
Representatives on the Charity Commission Interim Manager and Proceeds of Crime receivership (‘POCA’) panels.
What lies beneath? - the hidden dangers of dormant companies
Dormant companies, which are hidden from the management’s attention, can often form a large underbelly of corporate history quite separate from the immediately visible and active parts of the business. These companies could pose some very real dangers to the rest of the business or group.