Reasons to Opt for Company Liquidation

Mar 2020

Liquidation is the winding-up of an organisation, the selling of assets to distribute them depending on whether the market is solvent or insolvent. A liquidation typically occurs when a limited company has reached a point where, for one reason or another, it has been decided that the business will not continue.

Insolvency of business can involve a range of factors, but they are always common elements. Capital management, cash flow, and business decisions can all be factors. In some cases, there are “no-fault” issues, and business contract problems or failures of business associates can play roles in insolvencies.

There are many reasons to opt for company liquidation. Few of them are –

1.Lack of Effective Planning

Planning is required in every stage of business. If things are not adequately planned, there is a chance that the results will not come according to the expectations. A primary reason for company liquidation is a lack of adequate planning. When things are not adequately planned, they make no contribution to the progress of a company as a whole.

2.Lack of Adequate Working Capital

Running a company requires an investment that is quite greater than the expected amount. If a business owner wants to survive in the market, they need to have adequate capital for working. It will not be an excellent option to relay on the credit lines that lack the full control of the person. Due to the presence of this issue, the businesspersons must liquidate the company.

3.Excessive Debts and Lack of Stable Sales

When your business is accomplishing well, paying back debts and dealing with the cost of property rental is easy to manage. However, a single month of bad sales is often all it takes to cause your debt-related costs to exceed your monthly income. Borrowing excessively places your company, a single period of low sales lead to its failure. Therefore prepare ahead of time by keeping cash within your business to make up to temporary downturns in sales and revenue.

4.Poor Retention of Important Employees

Just like losing a vital customer can lead to the failure of your business, failing an essential employee can also lead to its weakening. If your business is reliant on one or two key staff members, it is defenceless if it loses them.

5.Cash Flow Crisis due to Limited Fund

When your company earns thousands of dollars in profit every month, it is easy to assume that you can take a large amount of money out of business without affecting its stability. Even if your business is doing remarkably well and generating more substantial profits, it is essential that you keep the cash in your business bank account to cover expenses such as payroll, rent, production, taxes, and other necessary costs.


This is one of the essential causes of the liquidation of the companies. If there is stiff competition for your business, lots of money goes into marketing your product to make it better from the customer’s point of view. And if this fails, you don’t just lose the customer or the market, but you also lose your money. This can cause to the selling of company stakes or liquidation.

Insolvency, when it happens, is instigated by loss of capital, loss of income and loss of credit. A business in the way of becoming insolvent is like “death by inches”. Although many companies are all too well aware of their problems, they fail to deal with the issues correctly.

What exactly happens after the company liquidation? What are the effects of company insolvency?

Business insolvency can occur in degrees of difficulty:

  • Receivership- A receivership is when a bank appoints a receiver to sell the assets it has safety over. This happens when a business is said to be salvageable,
  • Liquidation- If a company isn’t regarded as salvageable, the company is wound up by either apply for an intentional liquidation or liquidation processes directed by a liquidator appointed either by creditors or a court.

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