SERVICESOur advice covers company exits and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins (MBOs/MBIs) and comprehensive exit planning.

ExitPre-Exit Planning
Sale Process
Strategic Consultancy

AcquireAcquisitions
Fund Raising
Management Buy-Out (MBO)
Management Buy-In (MBI)

GrowthExecutive Recruitment
Marketing/PR

Specialist Sector Expertise Deep Technology Experience

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Visualisation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Cloud Services, Data Centres
  • Social 
  • Gaming
  • Big Data
  • Cyber Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • Hardware
  • Information Services
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Systems Outsourcing
  • Managed Services
  • Software & SaaS
  • Mobility
  • Storytelling 
  • Online
  • Machine Learning
  • CRM / ERP
  • Automation 

We approach our clients businesses from a buyers perspective, allowing us to position and maximise our clients business value

Partner Ownership & ResponsibilityIntegrity - Confidentiality - Expertise

Pre-Exit Planning & Sale ProcessA comprehensive exit strategy for Shareholders

Pre-Exit Planning

Pre-Exit Audits

Document Creation

International Research

Market Approach

Deal Negotiations

About

About UsA Comprehensive Approach

Our practice is fully inclusive, from corporate lawyers, chartered accountants and M&A analysts who form the cornerstone of a small, highly skilled, passionate, and dedicated team.

  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Specialist Tax Professionals
  • Corporate Finance Professionals
  • International Researchers
  • M&A Analysts
  • Chartered Financial Planners

The Problem

Having spent years in other M&A companies who service shareholders and management teams, it was clear that this sector was being seriously undervalued with them paying large upfront costs to ‘Business Brokers’ who do little more than market the company for sale. Our advisory was born from the observation that numerous professionals are needed to work in collaboration to ensure success, in contrast to the common ‘stack them high’ model which puts your company competing for attention among hundreds of clients per year. Disappointed clients and numerous complaints are common, with extremely low conversion rates being the guaranteed end result.

Our Solution

We are not ones to sit back and do nothing, so we self-funded our own boutique M&A advisory. Our approach is to simply remove the parts that don’t work and add a high degree of analysis, planning and a structured sales process to ensure all our clients achieve an exit. We bring mid-market full consultancy using a network of collaboration partners across all disciplines. For us, high standards are not reserved for large companies, we use the best corporate finance practices and apply them to individual requirements. By aligning our business with yours, we have implemented a manageable fee structure that eliminates high upfront costs and rewards success.

No Sales
Staff

International
Reach

Full Service
Offering

100 yrs
Experience

International ResearchHow we find acquirers

“We have a dedicated and highly skilled research team with access to leading commercial databases and propriety market data. This offers an unrivalled advantage to our clients by providing them with up-to-date, in-depth, market research, transaction data and the unique ability to identify potential acquirers, targets and financial investors. Our personal relationships with multiple serial trade buyers and institutional investors has grown over many years of M&A experience.”

“I can confidently assure you that we can put multiple buyers in front of every business owner or shareholder we engage with, and, we will not stop working with them until a satisfactory result has been achieved”

Mark Venables
Partner

FAQ'sCommon concerns

When is the best time to sell?

Although it is often quoted, it’s true that the best time to sell is when you don’t have to. A forced sale due to financial difficulties is unlikely to achieve the best terms or highest price. Plan your exit 1-2 years ahead.

How do I maximise the value of my business?

To maximise full value of your business, you should undertake a comprehensive business review at least 1-2 years prior to a sale. This should cover all Legal, Financial & Commercial aspects.

How do you ensure confidentiality? 

There is always a risk that news of an intended sale will leak to your customers, suppliers or staff. To minimise this risk, only send Information Memorandums to parties known to be interested in acquiring companies such as yours and bind them in with a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement.

ArticlesOur Insights 2017

Exit Considerations

The first step of any exit or succession plan should always be a clear outline and alignment of an owner’s….

A Buyers Viewpoint

Quality businesses have a well-thought-out and documented strategic plans….

Timing Is Everything

You’ll reap maximum return on the sale of your business when planning, preparation and timing….

Top Value Distinctions

What exactly drives business valuation? A valuation is not about identifying what an enterprise….

OfficeFareham, Hampshire. PO16 8AB

We are situated just off the A27 between the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, and with unhampered access to nearby Junction 11 of the M27.

Motorways link us to London and the international airports of Heathrow and Gatwick, as well as to the regional airport of Southampton. The rail station at Fareham provides regular commuter and intercity train services.

Our Storyhighlights so far....

Founded
2014
Deals £1m-£5m
2015
Award Winners
2016
Recruitment
2016
£15m Deal
2016
Office move Fareham
2017
Deals £3m-£7m
2017