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How to Buy a Business

The Director at Anderson Shaw returns to share buying a business knowledge

We’re excited to welcome back Peter Wilson to the stage for a session on how to buy a business. 

Most people looking to buy a business will fail because they do not set their acquisition criteria properly or fail to manage the acquisition process; we will cover the key steps in helping you make sure you are successful in buying the right business for you and explain how these really work in practice.

Peter is the owner of Anderson Shaw, a 'boutique' corporate finance business, specialising in selling businesses for SME business owners. Peter’s previous experience includes setting up, running and ultimately, after 15 years, selling his own credit management business. He is a graduate Chartered Accountant with over 13 years in finance and senior roles in SME businesses, including in a specialist computer sales business, a stockbroker business and 6 years as the Group FD and subsequently the General Manager for the UK arm of Europe’s’ largest debt collection business, Intrum Justitia plc. During this time Peter was responsible for several acquisitions and over 50 debt portfolio purchases. With his general management and finance background, Peter brings a very personal set of experiences of both sides of the business sales process and passionately believes in supporting selling clients from start to finish, understanding well the roller-coaster ride that it generally entails. 

A 'boutique' corporate finance business, specialising in selling businesses for SME business owners. Offering a genuinely personal service, working for a limited number of clients at any time ensures a consistent, high-quality service designed to achieve the best outcomes for clients. We have advised on the sale of over 100 businesses. We start with a no-cost realistic preliminary business valuation. Our fees are substantially based on a successful sale.

Peter is speaking at 2pm on Thursday 28th November at Businesses For Sale Live as part of The Business Show. Get your free ticket here.



Jo Thornley

About the author

Jo joined Dynamis in 2005 to co-ordinate PR and communications and produce editorial across all business brands. She earned her spurs managing the communications strategy and now creates and develops partnerships between BusinessesForSale.com, FranchiseSales.com and PropertySales.com and likeminded companies.

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