Shield Corporate Finance Launches New Website

 07/Apr/2011 09:45:20

International M&A specialists, Shield Corporate Finance Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of its new improved website, developed in conjunction with its renowned web marketing partner Intergage Ltd.

The sleek new website, with richer content, improved navigation and enhanced visuals has been designed to readily guide Shield’s prospective clients to the service that they are looking for, whether they are considering selling their business now, preparing their business for sale in the future or are looking to take steps to build the value of their business.

From the website’s homepage visitors can also directly view a remarkable Video Case Study, find out more about Shield’s Business Valuation service, complete the Shield Sale Readiness Test or undertake Shield’s unique Free Business Health Check.

For most people, selling a business is a once in the lifetime experience. On the website you can read more about the sale process and how appointing the right advisor could be the most important business decision you ever make. With the right M&A advisor by your side, a smooth, confidential sale process can be undertaken with minimal disruption to your business. Running the right type of process and engaging the best potential buyers for your business can make the difference between selling your business for a premium, and not selling your business at all. Sellers therefore need an experienced advisor, such as Shield, which has done this successfully many times before, achieving excellent results time after time.

Equally as important as choosing the right advisor is properly preparing a business for sale. Shield’s website explains how running a sale process for a business that has not been properly prepared can be disastrous for shareholders; either the business fails to sell and shareholder value can be destroyed by market awareness of a failed sale process, or the value achieved will fall far short of the value that could have been achieved by properly preparing the business for sale in advance. Having extensive experience in selling businesses, Shield understands precisely what actions can and should be taken in advance of running a sale process in order to maximise value for shareholders and ultimately ensure a smooth sale process.

To help sellers assess how ready they are to begin selling their business, Shield's Sale Readiness Test is an online questionnaire on the topic of sale preparation. Having answered 30 multiple-choice questions, the results are scored and appropriate feedback is sent to the prospective seller by email.

For those clients who are looking to build the value of their business, Shield offers the Business Improvement Programme, a cost-effective consultancy support for growing a business, building its value and surviving the downturn. Following a comprehensive diagnostic questionnaire, the focus is on action plans in 3 areas; operating improvements, risk reduction and growth avenues.

Shield has also developed an in-depth diagnostic tool which assesses the scope for increasing the value of a business in the year or two prior to sale, the Full Business Health Check. In response to its popularity with our clients, Shield is now preparing to make it available online. By way of introduction, the new website offers a free 15 question online taster which offers immediate feedback, Shield's Business Health Check.

Other exciting features available through the new website include a Video Case Study, which demonstrates how Shield tripled the initial offer for a company by introducing competition and putting in place a disciplined negotiating process, while Shield’s business valuation service will tell sellers what their business is currently worth and why.

David Young, Shield’s CEO, commented “Our new website is great step forward. As well as being visually more appealing, the new website makes it easier for visitors to find out about the services that Shield offers and to access features such as a video case study and free online tools such as the Sale Readiness Test and The Business Health Check.”   

Shield Corporate Finance was founded by David Young in 2001, with a determination to deliver remarkable results for sellers of businesses, in a world of financial advice increasingly biased in favour of acquirers.

This has taken their Merger & Acquisition team into fertile new territory, working with clients for a year or two prior to sale, in order to achieve best possible outcomes.

In addition to considerable expertise and success in handling business sale execution mandates and the commercial aspects of contract negotiations, Shield delivers unique consultancy services in Business Improvement and Recession-Proofing. 

They will guarantee senior professional attention and total confidence throughout the whole the process. Shield works with companies with operating profits of >£500k, and offers a free indication of value if a business fits this criterion.

For more information and advice on selling a business, contact Shield’s Founder & Chief Executive,  Dr. David Young +44 (0) 20 7031 8265

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