Liquidation

CLOSING DOWN A COMPANY

Liquidating a Business

Unfortunately, sometimes liquidating a business is the appropriate solution, but this should always be done orderly and efficiently. Once the directors realise that their company is in an insolvent position (i.e. it’s unable to pay its debts) they legally must seek appropriate advice and, if required, take action when it comes to liquidation.

The liquidator will then attempt to sell any assets of the company and distribute any cash proceeds to the creditors according to their appropriate rankings. Critically however, speaking to FD Business Rescue as early as possible is the best way to avoid getting to this point. As you’ll read elsewhere on this website there can be other solutions, but only if we get involved early enough. So, get in touch now to discuss your situation.

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Quick and efficient way of closing a business
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Liquidator takes control and sells off assets
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FAQ

Liquidating a Business

The best answer to this question is to contact us as early as possible – as it could be that there is an alternative solution for your situation. We often speak to companies who contact us too late.

The liquidator has a responsibility to raise as much money from the sale of business assets as they can – however, this can mean that Directors are able to buy assets back (such as equipment or even a brand name / website).

We live in a country that encourages entrepreneurs, therefore there is nothing to stop directors starting another company if a previous one fails. However, there are specific rules around the re-use of company names which must be adhered to ensure there is no confusion between the new company and the previous company. Our advisors can keep you right and advise on how best to re-start.

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How can liquidation help you and your business?

FD Business Rescue Manager, Rob Hardie gives an introduction to how liquidation can help rescue your business. Get in touch to speak to a qualified advisor, our team would be delighted to help and explore the right options for you.

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Sometimes liquidating a business may seem like the only way forward, but we can resolve in time. Even if the outcome does result in liquidation, we can help make the process as stress-free as possible.

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CASE STUDIES

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other business owners

Our company was founded in 1902, so we have many years of experience helping business owners turn-around their companies, or where required, close them down efficiently and for maximum returns. See below just a few stories, and what our clients say about the service we provided.
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“Just wanted to thank French Duncan for the sterling service provided by yourself and your colleagues with regard to my company’s CVL. The process was smooth and swift, with excellent communication which eased a stressful time greatly.” An anonymous company director who recently utilised the

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Testimonial

“I had an excellent experience working with French Duncan in managing the liquidation of my company. The team are very experienced and knowledgeable with an excellent understanding of the issues faced by businesses in financial distress. Rob Hardie handled my affairs with professionalism and was

Read More >

Renewables

This was a great outcome for the directors, the project and creditors. French Duncan’s Restructuring team was approached by directors and shareholders of a small renewables company.  The renewables company was in the “build phase” of its development and had ran into difficulties with its

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Drawer tab saying Liquidation on it, business advice

Testimonial

“Just wanted to thank French Duncan for the sterling service provided by yourself and your colleagues with regard to my company’s CVL. The process was smooth and swift, with excellent communication which eased a stressful time greatly.” An anonymous company director who recently utilised the

Read More >
Handshake

Testimonial

“I had an excellent experience working with French Duncan in managing the liquidation of my company. The team are very experienced and knowledgeable with an excellent understanding of the issues faced by businesses in financial distress. Rob Hardie handled my affairs with professionalism and was

Read More >

Renewables

This was a great outcome for the directors, the project and creditors. French Duncan’s Restructuring team was approached by directors and shareholders of a small renewables company.  The renewables company was in the “build phase” of its development and had ran into difficulties with its

Read More >
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