SERVICESWhat we can offer

Looking to exit? Exit Success Program™

Looking to grow?Growth Success Program™

Looking to maximise value?Pre-Exit Audit

Looking to acquire?Acquisition Success

Specialist Sector Expertise Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Reality
  • Broadcast Media
  • Cloud Services, Data Centres
  • Communications Providers
  • Computer Games
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Cyber Security
  • Entertainment
  • Hardware
  • Information Services
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Systems Outsourcing
  • Managed Services
  • Software & SaaS
  • Telecom Operators
  • Publishing
  • Online Media
  • Virtual Reality
  • CRM / ERP
  • Film

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

Partner Ownership & ResponsibilityIntegrity - Confidentiality - Expertise

Exit Success Program™For Shareholders looking for an exit

Pre-Exit
AuditPhase One

Planning &
PreparationPhase Two

Research &
Market Phase Three

Meetings &
Offers Phase Four

About

About UsA Tailored Approach

We offer tailored solutions specifically aimed at SME shareholders and entrepreneurs. Our senior partner team have years of experience owning businesses and working at numerous global Mergers & Acquisitions companies.

Our combined approach, from business entrepreneurs and Corporate Finance professionals, forms the cornerstone of a small, highly skilled, passionate, experienced and dedicated team. Every client benefits from a full team approach, allowing a complete 360° process of advice, guidance and counsel.

We work with a small number of clients, typically only 8 – 10 per year, hand holding every one, from the beginning to the end of their exit journey. You will find us honest, knowledgeable and approachable.

The Problem

Having spent years in other M&A companies who service SME clients, it was clear that this sector was being seriously undervalued with shareholders & entrepreneurs paying large upfront costs to ‘Business Brokers’ who do little more than market the business for sale. Our company was born from the observation that corporate finance services available to small companies are of extremely low quality, 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 Consultancy. 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 are able to bring Mid-Market global research, and negotiation strategies to the SME sector. For us, high standards are not reserved for large companies, we use the best corporate finance practices and apply them to SME 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

Multilingual
Team

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 Memoranda to parties known to be interested in acquiring companies such as yours and bind them in with a legal signed None Disclosure Agreement.

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EnquiryStart with a confidential discussion

Partners OfficeFareham, Hampshire. PO16 8AB