Whether you are selling a business or buying one, due diligence is a significantly integral part of the process and is often the make or break of the deal. Our due diligence service will be helpful whichever position you are in:

  • For business seller we will prepare all necessary financial documents
  • We’ll provide support and coach you on areas that should be highlighted to the potential buyer as well as provide explanations on any areas that may be a potential concern for them
  • We will calculate your capital gains tax liability; help you submit your self-assessment tax return and help you claim Entrepreneurs’ Relief if eligible
  • For business buyers we will help review all financial documents
  • We will provide comprehensive feedback on any areas of concern or things that will require further consideration
  • We can help provide advice on more tax-efficient ways to run the business if available
  • We will help you calculate stamp duty land tax where applicable
  • For buyers and sellers, we’ll explain the pros and cons of a goodwill/assets purchase compared to a share purchase, and how each result in different tax implications
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Who does Ridgefield Consulting work with?

Ridgefield Consulting is based in Oxford and we’re conveniently located to serve those in Carterton, Watlington, Henley and surrounding Oxfordshire areas. However, we do have full capability to serve clients further afield and regularly visit clients in locations such as Reading, Swindon and Cheltenham.

Our due diligence service is best suited for mergers and acquisitions of small to medium-sized businesses.

How much does Ridgefield Consulting charge?

Ridgefield Consulting does not operate on fixed-fee charges. That’s because we don’t believe anyone should pay for more than what they need. Instead, we’d like to offer you a free introductory consultation where you can discuss your needs and requirements. We’ll be able to suggest ways in which we can help and then afterwards provide you with a line by line quote. Fees for due diligence will be dependent on the size of the business and complexity of business structure.

Check to see if you need this service

No matter whether you’re looking to buy or sell a business, it’s prudent to engage with a chartered accountant. By using chartered accountants to help carry out due diligence you can cross-check that the financial reports accurately reflect the value of the business. Not only that, but we’ll ensure you understand the tax liability that will result from either sale or purchase.

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What to do if you want to use Ridgefield Consulting

The very first step is to get in touch with us! Give us a call on 01865 24 55 11 or complete the contact form below. Let’s arrange a convenient time for you to meet with us and go from there.


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