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Navigating Company Valuations: A Comprehensive Guide

With finance and investment, one of the most critical tasks is determining the value of a company. Whether you’re an investor seeking lucrative opportunities or a business owner aiming to understand your worth, company valuation is the compass that guides decision-making.  Related Links: Share Valuations Related Links: DC Valuation Services Related Links: The Share Valuation Implications for Employee Share Scheme Understanding Company Valuation: At its core, company valuation is the process of determining the economic value of a business. It’s akin to peering through a multifaceted lens, considering both quantitative metrics and qualitative factors to arrive at a fair and
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Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs): What They Are and How They Work

In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, traditional ownership models are facing increasing scrutiny. Employees are yearning for greater involvement, businesses are seeking sustainable growth strategies, and communities are demanding shared prosperity. Enter Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs), an innovative model that offers a compelling solution to these aspirations. What is an EOT? An EOT is a legal structure that allows a company to be owned by its employees for the benefit of all. This means employees become the shareholders, collectively holding the majority ownership of the company through a trust. Unlike traditional employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), where ownership ultimately rests
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Employee Share Schemes: The Impact of Inflation and the Cost-of-Living Crisis

David Craddock is a recognised authority in the UK and worldwide on employee share schemes and cash profit-sharing schemes and is the author of Tolley’s Guide to Employee Share Schemes. In this article, David Craddock offers a prescription for the British Government on how to tackle the cost-of-living crisis through the application of employee share ownership economics. The Cost-of-Living Crisis The practical manifestation of the seriously harmful effects of inflation is the cost-of-living crisis that increasingly dominates the news cycle and, at the present time, shows little sign of abating. This focus from the television and radio stations in a
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The Employee Ownership Trust and Other ESOP Exit Strategies

The Employee Ownership Trust, (“EOT”), has become a very popular method for existing shareholders to exit their company. At this time when trade buyers have largely retreated from the marketplace, the EOT offers a seriously tax-efficient, commercially effective, and comparatively painless way to sell the company. The headline tax point: The capital gains tax on sale is zero and there is no exposure to income tax either. The sale proceeds, linked to the whole company value of the company, can be taken all in one payment if the company can afford or, alternatively, as a series of deferred consideration payments
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