When its time to move on, we make sure value is rewarded
The sale of a business is often the most important transaction in our clients’ lives.
To give an owner the best chance of achieving a high value for all the time and money they have invested in their business, every aspect of it needs to be carefully considered in the context of a likely buyer’s wishes.
We can help owners understand the potential routes available to them and have worked with some of our clients over a number of years to ensure they have the best chance of a successful exit. This leverages both our strategic planning services and experience of similar transactions.
When it comes to the right moment to sell, a tightly controlled process is often the best way to maximise value. This can either be achieved by using our professional and corporate relationships to bring about a controlled auction process or, where appropriate, can be executed with an off-market placement.
Following the initial agreement, there is still a long way to go. A seller will need to defend value during the due diligence process and avoid any unreasonable warranties beyond the deal. We are there at every step to make sure value is eroded, either before completion or in the following years.
A deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and skilful negotiation are at the centre of our offering. We believe that a successful sale of a business has to be more than simply matchmaking, and we pledge to be there beside our clients at every step of the process.
Our other corporate finance services
We are highly experienced in advising our clients on all aspects of an MBO. This includes advising on more challenging deals, such as an MBI or where a business is not on the market but where a management team feel they should have an equity interest of their own.
Throughout an acquisition, we are able to advise on transitional arrangements and always ensure the acquiring business is not exposed to unacceptable levels of risk.
It is critical that companies raise the right sort of finance, at the right moment in their development. We offer our clients a highly professional approach, enabling them to avoid the many potential pitfalls of a process. This includes the ability to introduce the opportunity to a wide base of appropriate investors, helping owners select the right long-term partner and negotiating suitable terms for the transaction.
When available, taking on a suitable level of debt is often the most efficient way to fund a business. However, the legacy of the financial crisis has made this sort of borrowing a far more challenging task.
The valuation of companies is at the core of our corporate finance offering. This real world experience enables us to offer comprehensive valuation reports for businesses of all shapes and sizes.