When you open a company, you definitely want to get the best returns from it. However, sometimes things do not go as expected. Both internal and external factors can leave your business with many debts.
There are various options you can pursue to get your organization on the path to financial recovery. A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is one of the options you can pursue. When you implement a CVA arrangement, you can pay off your creditors over an agreed period of time. Through a CVA, you will also have a chance to overhaul your company’s management as well as operations.
Before opting for a Company Voluntary Arrangement, it is important to seek support from financial business advisor. The advisor will help you understand how a CVA is implemented and its impact on the business. You should inquire about the advantages and disadvantages of a CVA to find out whether it would be the right option for your business.
The major advantages of a CVA arrangement are:
i)The directors remain in the company
Sometimes, your company’s financial woes may have been contributed by the management style. However, despite this, the management can play an important role in making the CVA successful. 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. Your company can quickly overcome its financial challenges when a financial advisor is brought on board and the directors are retained during the CVA implementation.
ii) Lower restructuring costs
When your company is undergoing some financial trouble, the last thing you want is to implement expensive recovery options. Compared to other restructuring options such as receivership and insolvency, setting up a CAV arrangement and managing it is affordable. A CVA does not require a cash lump sum to buy business assets, like is the case with a pre-pack administration.
You will have to pay an upfront fee to set up a creditors’ meeting. The advantage of a CVA is that the costs you will incur in meeting the creditors will be deducted from the monthly premiums you would have to pay back your debt. For this reason, your business will end up with more working capital and operational cash.
iii) Keep the matter private
The public nature of insolvency can affect your organization’s efforts for recovery. On the other hand, CVAs can be kept private. For example, the process does not have to be indicated in the company’s communications.
The above are some reasons why you may want to implement a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).