Australian Franchise News – 24-01-11
Formerly known as Scan Business Brokers and established in Brisbane in 1986, Scancorp offers high quality services in corporate strategy, business sales, company share sales and buyer-to-seller matching.
As well as traditional business broking, Scancorp is well practiced in the field of franchise marketing and brokerage and provides both transactional and advisory services to small to medium enterprise businesses.
Scancorp’s transactional services include business sales, company share sales, buyer and seller matching especially where the seller intends to retain some measure of equity or involvement in the business, and early stage ventures and capital raising for qualified companies.
The company’s advisory services include assisting clients to construct ‘finance friendly’ business plans, helping clients ready their businesses for divestment and acting as a guide for clients throughout the sale process. Scancorp offers the business buyer post acquisition support and business performance consulting for new owners.
Scancorp offers corporate advisory services to a diverse range of clients who are chiefly involved in either the purchase or sale of small to medium enterprise businesses with a trading value of between $2 million and $50 million AUD. The company has a strong transaction history and longstanding association with many respected banks, accountants and legal firms.
Scan Corp Director Marcus Salouk has over 20 years experience in providing consulting and commercial advice to clients. He was previously a partner in a global corporation for 15 years and has successfully led major campaigns valued in excess of $500M.
His advisory responsibilities have spanned Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei as a Partner with Andersen Consulting and a Senior Executive with global consultancy firm Accenture.
In addition to his work with established corporates, Mr Salouk has also successfully advised and developed early stage businesses.
Mr Salouk recognised the need for broking and consulting services in the small and medium business sector and invested in Scan with the vision of providing small to medium enterprises with top-end corporate advisory services.
Mr Salouk can provide useful insight into the following topics:
Small business sales: including preparing a business for sale, business valuation and finding the right business for the buyer.
Small business from an investment perspective: such as shares in a syndicate offer an alternative asset class for investment.
Small business ownership trends: including part-ownership and/or buying business under management offers an alternative to full-time retirement (there is a general trend away from full-time retirement to longer term balanced work/lifestyle).
The need for top-end corporate advisory services to support the small/mid market and fact that this sector of the market has been largely neglected to date.
Qualifications: Master Applied Finance (Finsia), Bachelor Engineering – Computer Systems Engineering (UQ), Diploma Company Director’s Course (AICD), Diploma Technical Analysis (ATAA), Certified ASSOB Sponsor, Licensed Real Estate Agent (Queensland). Memberships include: Chartered Professional Engineer, Fellow of Finsia, GAICD.