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Business Advisory

At McAvoy & Associates we understand that organisations must be able to act swiftly and efficiently to meet the challenges of today’s demanding business environment. Our business advisory team has developed high level experience in providing quality business advice to both small and medium sized organisations in a timely manner.


The team provides a comprehensive service supporting clients in all stages of their development from start-up to consolidation and expansion. Our range of services includes accounting and outsourcing, payroll management, budgeting and financial forecasting. We also offer expert corporate finance advice ranging from acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs (MBOs), valuations, financial modelling and finance-raising.


Our advice is always tax-effective. Our business advisory team will consist of personnel from both our business advisory and tax units. In this way, we are able to we work with clients in a proactive way on every aspect of their business issues. At all times, we strive to develop long-term relationships with our clients, acting as ‘trusted advisors’ rather than just accountants.


Sale of Business

At McAvoy & Associates we understand that the sale of your business is a time-consuming and emotional process. Many owners will only have one opportunity to sell their business so good planning and careful timing is essential if an optimal sale is to be achieved.


Our experienced business advisory team will help guide clients through the sales process, always with one eye on how to maximise the value of the business.


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Management Buy-Outs (MBOs)

At McAvoy & Associates we understand that a management buy-out (MBO) can be a great opportunity for an existing management team to either own a stake in their business or own it outright. However, while a MBO can lead to financial success, it is not a venture for the faint-hearted. It takes courage to leave the security of employment as a manager and face the challenges that business ownership will bring.


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Mergers and Acquisitions

At McAvoy & Associates we understand that for companies to achieve growth and expansion they may have to consider a merger or an acquisition.


Our Business Advisory team has a particular specialism in mergers and acquisitions for both small to medium-sized organisations and can advise clients through all stages of each of these processes.


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Raising Finance

Whether a business needs to raise finance to fund a start-up, increase working capital, purchase essential plant and equipment, or grow the business through acquisition, access to adequate funding is essential.

Our Business Advisory team can advise on the different finance options available in the market


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Business and Share Valuations

There are many different situations where you may wish to obtain a valuation of your business or a commercial asset which include:

  • Planning and evaluating a business acquisition or disposal
  • Raising finance for a management buy-out
  • Engaged in shareholder restructuring and corporate reorganisation
  • Succession planning
  • Involved in a dispute such as a marital dispute or litigation


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Business Consultancy

The quality of information that is presented to management will have an important bearing on the success or failure of a business.  To be able to react to the opportunities and problems that continually arise in business, a management team will need accurate information that is delivered on a timely basis.


Our experienced business advisory team can assist with the:

  • Preparation of business plans with detailed financial projections
  • Cashflow management and reporting
  • Preparation of management accounts
  • Margin analysis
  • Financing assets and working capital analysis


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Accounting & Outsourcing

Maintaining proper books and keeping your records up to date is important. Business information will form the basis of any financial decisions you make. Moreover, if you do not keep your records up to date and file your returns on time, penalties can be imposed by the CRO and the Revenue Commissioners.


Whether you are a sole-trader, partnership or limited company, you can benefit from outsourcing your book-keeping and payroll function, allowing you to get back to the business of doing business.


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Stephanie Kirby, tax director
Business Advisory

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