SERVICESOur advice covers company exits and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins (MBOs/MBIs) and comprehensive exit planning.
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About UsA Comprehensive Approach
Our combined partnership approach, from corporate lawyers and corporate finance professionals, forms 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
- Independent Financial Advisors (IFA’s)
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.
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.
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”
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.
ArticlesOur Insights 2017
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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.