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Commercial & Asset Finance Brokers Association

The national peak professional body of the equipment finance industry.

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Advocacy

Representing you. CAFBA advocates for the equipment finance industry to federal and state governments and the regulators on issues that affect our industry
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Training and events

Network and learn. From professional development days to web-based programs, CAFBA provides you with the knowledge and resources to help you succeed.
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As a professional commercial equipment finance broker, joining CAFBA will provide you with the skills and backing that only the peak national association can provide
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Preparing to Sell

Whether you’re just starting off, in a growth phase or winding down towards retirement, it’s important that you consider the following areas to ensure your business is in its best possible shape when the time comes to sell. In July 2016 we sold 50% of our brokerage group, and as a business we were certainly not ‘sale ready’ when we were approached by our purchaser. We learnt many lessons along the way and if we had our time over, would definitely have been better prepared. The whole process was completely foreign to us at the time and upon reflection almost 2 years post sale, there are 2 main areas I believe all businesses should devote some time to, even if an ultimate sale / exit is many years away. 1. Structuring advice: My business, like many current brokerage firms was set up a long time ago and whilst the Pty Ltd structure of our main trading entity was ok, some of our individual shareholders held shares in companies rather than trusts. This had CGT impacts for some of our shareholders and the potential to lead to higher than expected CGT costs. The correct advice years ago would have made things a lot easier but often at the time you’re not thinking about the ultimate sale of your business. We were referred to an excellent specialist tax lawyer who was able to advise us on restructuring options prior to committing to the sale. These same specialists were also able to advise the best way of dealing with all of the costs associated with the sale (accounting, legal, consultants etc) to... read more

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