Completion Mechanisms

Many firms are keen to do a deal (whether buying or selling) but find that the differences between the deal value and the  “cash-free/debt-free” value is much harder to quantify, especially with limited financial support in-house. It’s more important than ever to instruct professional advisors who can understand the variables and calculate the actual cash effect of your negotiations.

It can be quite easy to agree the conceptual value, but how do you make sure the final deal value is comparable, and that it is all done in a timely manner?


Firms who have agreed a deal but need accountancy support in finalising the transaction.


I will produce calculations of both target and final working capital as well as process any adjustments to consideration allowing for either “cash like” or “debt like” items as required.


To help you calculate enterprise and equity value.


Timelines vary depending on the complexity of the Sale and Purchase Agreement. Most calculations take between 2 and 4 weeks.

How Much?

Costs vary depending on the size of the transaction and the level of adjustments or alternate variables required.

As a guide, a very simple scenario with minimal contentious points or significant follow-up would be approximately £4,000 and a very complex one with hours of discussion backwards and forwards would be £15,000. Most clients budget £6,000-12,000.

Discounts are available for prompt payment and for those already enrolled in the outsourced FD service.

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Completion Mechanisms

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