What does the pound’s historic value against the dollar mean for investment?

pounds value against the dollar mean for investment

What does the pound’s historic value against the dollar mean for investment?

The Pound Sterling’s fall to close to parity with the dollar means that the cost of investing in UK businesses is lower than ever. In particular, for organisations and individuals based in the United States or otherwise primarily trading in dollars.

Simply put, their dollars are now worth more pounds, meaning they get more bang for their (literal) buck!

For UK businesses and their owners seeking investors or buyers, this is potentially good news because it means they may have the opportunity to seek a higher price than they would previously have been able to command. If you are setting up a business in the UK, you can download our free introductory guide here.

It could also open the door for new groups of prospective buyers who might not previously have considered international investments or purchases.

Marketing your business for sale or seeking investment is not straightforward and needs to be approached strategically.

That means you must be clear in advance on what you want to achieve, what you feasibly can achieve, and the steps you can take to obtain the best deal.

The precise timing of marketing your business and securing a deal for sale or investment is a tactical consideration that needs to fit within this broader framework.

It is neither feasible nor desirable to seek an immediate sale to, or investment from, dollar-based businesses or individuals.

However, with the pound currently at historically low levels and few experts expecting any significant upward swing, now is a crucial time to consider the strategic process needed to underpin selling your business.

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