Our Appraisals are extremely thorough – we fully assess the current strengths and weaknesses of a business, understand the future opportunities and then develop plans to maximise the potential of these.
We look at all aspects including, property location, trading style and the operational capabilities of the management/owners.
Whether you are a property agent, insolvency practitioner, solicitor, financial institution or investor, LSS Group can deliver comprehensive business appraisals to suit your requirements.
Often, we are asked to advise insolvency practitioners prior to them being appointed over a business. This allows them to formulate a trading strategy based on expert industry knowledge giving a much greater chance of maximising returns to creditors.
Creditors take a huge amount of comfort when a credible and efficient trading and exit strategy have been carefully planned. LSS Group can create a comprehensive support plan to ensure a maximum return, along with tried and tested systems which will help and support the overarching goal of insolvency practitioners.
Anybody can write a business plan, however, it needs to be viable. Do the operators have the required experience to achieve the targets? Is the property suitable to reflect the business plan and is it located in an area to reflect the aspirations of that plan?
Our primary objective of a pre-investment appraisal is to place a value on the benefits of a possible investment so that the costs the business will incur can be justified. With our in-depth industry knowledge, we can conduct a thorough review of proposed plans prior to investment and give an unbiased opinion of its viability.
Independent Business Review (IBR)
It is critical for lenders to get an informed view on potential borrowers prior to any re-finance, restructure or agreement to grant waivers and amendments to existing finance arrangements. Our independent business reviews deliver a common information platform between lenders and borrowers to support the decision-making process regarding debt restructuring. Our IBR service:
Gives an insight into the risk versus return impact of any proposed deal for lenders
Provides full clarity of how robust and viable a borrower’s business plan is
Enables lenders to assess their options and plan for potential enforcement
Maximises the chances of a consensual deal among all lenders