Robert Spenceley talks to us about life post sale, and gives advice to business owners looking to sell

What is life like, post sale?

I’ve got involved in property development. I’ve got three different businesses: one is my own; one is with two friends; another is with a business partner. It’s still too early to do nothing. I’ve got a daughter who was 13 and a boy who was 14 at the time, and I’ve been able to have three solid years with them at quite an important time of their lives.

What advice would you give to someone looking to sell?

Take your time. If you’re in the fortunate position of being able to plan the sale of your business, don’t rush. A business needs to be prepared for sale. Make sure you can easily access any data that a seller’s going to want, putting your fingers on contracts or warranties. It is a case of being able to present yourself professionally. The cleaner your business is, the more you will get for it.

Read the full case study here


November 2016
South Lincs Foodservice


iDeal M&A magazine summer 2018

NEW iDeal magazine

How is 2018 shaping up for business sales? Our latest free-to-download interactive online magazine is out now, and it’s full of transaction news, market insights and current deal trends. There’s commentary from entrepreneurs and M&A professionals alike – making iDeal your essential guide to the world of business sales. In this issue:

  • Moonpig.com founder and former Dragon’s Den investor Nick Jenkins talks selling, buying and investing in business
  • Big deals! Key themes in deal-making that could affect your company
  • Training organisation Dale Carnegie explains how to develop your management team
  • The acquirer’s eye: how buyers analyse your financial performance
  • Focus on the fast-growing events and exhibitions sector

* Publish Online documents can be viewed in any modern web browser on any desktop or mobile device. The reading layout of the document adjusts for the device to provide the best viewing experience

Read now