M&A

We advise companies on strategic mergers and acquisitions.

We have significant experience in leading M&A processes for both public and privately-owned businesses – providing guidance on valuation, bidding tactics and negotiation with shareholders.

As well as this, we actively support clients to develop their acquisition strategy. Our deep sector knowledge and extensive networks across public and private markets and research capability, means we are ideally placed to identify potential acquisition targets and evaluate the benefits of a transaction.

Where appropriate, we assist our clients to finance acquisitions, through raising both equity and debt funding. This draws on our relationships across many UK private equity funders, public market investors, banks, credit funds and family offices.

Our experience covers a range of transactions, including the acquisition of private businesses, public company offers and the acquisition of distressed businesses through an administration process.

In addition, we can identify and access potential overseas buyers through our global M&A network of over 50 leading independent corporate finance boutiques.
 

We manage all aspects of the process, including:

  • Providing upfront, clear advice around potential valuation, with detailed analysis of comparable businesses and transactions supported by the specific sector insights of our team of research analysts;
  • Advice on pre-sale grooming of the business to help maximise the value achieved;
  • Preparing a sales memorandum, highlighting the key value drivers for the business and provide support on preparing financial projections;
  • Approaching and negotiating with potential buyers on price and other key deal terms.

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