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What is Value-Vault?
Value-Vault is an online tool designed to help businesses prepare for a successful change of ownership. It highlights areas of risk in current business practices and suggests possibilities for improved commercial management.
We have taken our experience of successfully conducting multiple company sales and combined this with input from a range of corporate advisors, lawyers, accountants, business owners and investors. The output is a checklist which we believe addresses the key areas that potential corporate buyers or private equity investors would focus on.
By working through this checklist, even several years in advance of an approach to market, you will improve the chance of selling your business at maximum value. And even if you are not contemplating a sale, our checklist will give you pointers on areas to work on to strengthen the business for the current owners.
Who is Value-Vault for?
- Companies seeking an exit at some point in the future.
- Companies seeking to raise funds from an investor.
- Companies that may be passed on to management or family.
What are the benefits to you?
Reduced risk of failure – helps you to avoid the pitfalls and deal-breakers that can cause a transaction to fail
Increased value – over a longer term period by addressing key commercial aspects like customer dependency, predictability of revenues and succession management
Level playing field – helps you to prepare for negotiations with investors or acquirers who will likely have more transaction experience
Reduced costs – be able to brief specialists such as tax advisors and lawyers in the most effective way and avoid expensive professionals having to spend time on items that could already have been resolved – by providing the context and a broader, single perspective, Value-Vault will ensure that the right answers are provided to the right questions
Ensure that no time invested is lost later on – our system ensures that you can focus on an area and lock in your progress step-by-step
A saleable business is a great business – the features which are important to new, incoming shareholders are equally beneficial to the current owners and their families when trying to create a valuable, robust, great organisation
Stand-alone – our online tool is distinct from your corporate systems and can be used on an anonymised basis, allowing you to explore the challenges and opportunities facing your business more freely
If you are new to Value-Vault, please create a log-in ID and password on Client Registration.
If you already have a user ID and password, please go to Login.
If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here.