When you open a company, you definitely want to get the best returns from it. 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. 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.
Like is the case with all financial restructuring options, it is important to consult a financial advisor before implementing a CVA. You can know the impact of the CVA on your business through the help of the financial advisor. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of a CVA is also important before implementation.
The major advantages of a CVA arrangement are:
i)The directors remain in the company
In some cases, the top management may have played a role in the financial mess that your organization is in. 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. Since the top directors know the “ins” and “outs” of the organization, their support will be critical. 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. Compared to other restructuring options such as receivership and insolvency, setting up a CAV arrangement and managing it is affordable. A pre-pack administration would require large sums of cash to be made available for purchasing the business’ assets, but this does not apply with a CVA.
There are some fees you will have to pay, for example, for meeting with the creditors. However, most of the costs you will incur would be deducted from the monthly payment premiums that would be agreed between the company and its creditors. As a result, the business will have a higher amount of working capital and its cash flow will increase.
iii) Keep the financial issues private
The public nature of insolvency can affect your organization’s efforts for recovery. With CVA, the matter is not as public as liquidation. For instance, you do not have to indicate the debt restructuring arrangement in your company’s correspondence.
The above are three main benefits of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).