Our Services

Sell Side Advisory (Company Sales)

We have an excellent track record in the sale of private companies for owners, managers and financial institutions.

Our objective is to optimise the combination of price, deal structure and form of consideration within an agreed timescale, whilst minimising the disruption caused by the process to the business.

We strongly recommend owners who are contemplating a sale of their business within the next two years to talk to us now.

The planning and timing of an exit and the preparation of a business for sale can optimise the disposal process and maximise shareholder value.

Together with the client we will identify and agree a short-list of credible trade buyers and private equity investors most likely to be interested and able to acquire the business.

By creating the optimum level of competitive tension, leading the negotiations and proactively managing the sale process through to completion, we aim to deliver the best possible deal for our client in the most tax efficient manner.


Buy Side Advisory (Company Acquisitions)

Working closely with our clients and leveraging our sector contacts, we are able to generate a consistent flow of attractive merger and acquisition opportunities.

Once we have produced and agreed a short-list of relevant targets with our client we initiate contact and a confidential dialogue with them.

We prepare a valuation of the target objectively and professionally, taking into account the financial and commercial benefits to be gained and recommend the most suitable structure and funding for the transaction.

Together with the client we then endeavour to negotiate the most advantageous possible purchase price and if agreed with the target, obtain a period of exclusivity within which to confirm our valuation and understanding of the target.

We will subsequently, proactively project manage the transaction to legal completion and as appropriate liaise with our client’s other professional advisers.


Management Buy-Outs and Buy-Ins

Management buy-outs (MBOs) and buy-ins (MBIs) present an elevated level of complexity and are both time-consuming and potentially risky for management teams.

We mitigate these factors by ensuring management are introduced to the most suitable financial sponsors and assist in the negotiation of the most advantageous equity deal for the management team.

We have an excellent network of contacts within the private equity community and with the leading providers of debt finance.

We will assist management in the preparation and presentation of their business plan and aim to minimise the disruption caused to the business during the course of the process.