Anyone running a company is usually focused on generating profits for its investors. However, you are likely to experience various challenges that can have a negative impact on your revenues. Both internal and external factors can leave your business with many debts.
You can get your business back on the revenue path by considering various options. Among the various options you can pursue is a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). When you implement a CVA arrangement, you can pay off your creditors over an agreed period of time. A CVA also gives you an opportunity to carry out structural changes in your business to strengthen its operations.
Before opting for a Company Voluntary Arrangement, it is important to seek support from financial business advisor. The advisor will help you understand the impact that the CVA will have on your business. It is crucial to know the pros and cons of a CAV to determine whether it is a suitable arrangement for your company.
Three of the main advantages of CVA include:
i) The top management is retained
Sometimes, the company’s management style may have contributed to the financial woes. Despite this, the management should be allowed to run the company during the CVA process. You will need the directors to ensure the continuity of the business processes as the restructuring is going on. The management knows the “ins” and “outs” of the organization and their support will be important in the recovery of the company. The CVA implementation is likely to end up being a success when the management is retained but a professional is brought on bought to guide various organization processes.
ii) Keep costs down
High costs can impede your company’s quest to get back on its feet financially. It is quite affordable to set up and maintain a CVA arrangement compared to other restructuring options like receivership and insolvency. With a CVA, no large cash sums are required to purchase business assets, as a pre-pack administration requires.
There are some fees you will have to pay, for example, for meeting with the creditors. However, the costs incurred in a CVA are usually deducted from the premiums that the creditors would advise you to pay. This means your business will have more cash flow and working capital.
iii) Keep the matter private
The public nature of insolvency can affect your organization’s efforts for recovery. On the flipside, CVAs do not have to know by the public. For instance, there is no requirement for the disclosure of the debt restructuring efforts in the company’s communications.
The above are some reasons why you may want to implement a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).