We are industry experts and have in-depth knowledge of the market. We take the time needed to learn about the key aspects of your business so we can identify and unlock hidden value and opportunities. Understanding your aspirations is key to ensuring we can deliver on your expectations in the ideal timeframe.
Realising ambitions starts with the right strategy. We tailor our strategic consulting to your needs and expectations. Many clients form ongoing relationships with us in which we serve as an adviser to the board. We can also fulfil short-term projects such as strategic reviews. Whichever way you choose to work with us, you can be confident you will receive maximum value for your shareholders.
What We Do
- Understand and review your current strategy
- Conduct a detailed examination of the business, including a comprehensive SWOT analysis
- Vendor assistance and transaction planning
- Financial and commercial due diligence
- Exit planning
We have strong relationships with a range of funders, including private equity, venture capital, traditional banks, challenger banks and venture debt providers. We will be able to identify the most appropriate source of funding based on your specific requirements.
What We Do
- Minority shareholders’ cash-out
- Founders’ equity release
- Growth capital
- Refinancing and debt consolidation
How we do it
We take time to understand your business and your ambitions to ensure that we can identify the most appropriate sources of funding for you and build an information pack to target these parties.
We assess the interest shown by funders and provide the information documents, which include a deadline for offers. We communicate with interested parties during this phase to drive competition and elicit serious written offers.
3. Heads of Terms
A funding package comprises many factors apart from the quantum and cost of capital. We negotiate with parties to reduce conditionality and help build a detailed set of terms for the funds.
To complete the funding transaction, a business will undergo a due diligence process in which legal, financial, technical and commercial information is checked and verified in fine detail. Alongside this, the Heads of Terms are translated into legal documents. We help our clients by providing disciplined project management, data rooms and negotiation support through to a successful completion of the transaction.
Our industry experience and proven history of M&A in the technology and telecoms sector ensures we can give advice and support across all elements of an acquisition process.
We can provide genuine insight and significant additional value to our clients.
What We Do
- Valuation and deal structure
- Negotiation of key terms
- Due diligence
- Project management throughout the process
- Post-completion planning
How we do it
We utilise our industry-leading experience to provide an indicative value range for your business.
2. Due Diligence and Completion
We will project-manage the due diligence process and can also provide our own commercial diligence services alongside negotiation to a successful completion of the transaction.
3. Post-Completion Planning
Integration is the key to a successful acquisition. We can assist with planning so that key strategies are in place for day one after completion.
The sale of a business is often a life-changing event for its shareholders. As a prolific sell-side adviser in the UK technology and telecoms sector, we know what is required to succeed. We take time to understand the desired outcome for you and your shareholders so we can implement a process that delivers exactly what you want.
What We Do
- Thorough preparation before the deal process begins
- Generate competitive tension by utilising our experience in the sector
- Design a bespoke process to minimise business disruption
- Work to unlock value and exceed shareholder expectations
- Instil total confidence that we will deliver maximum shareholder value throughout a process which typically lasts between five and nine months
How we do it
1. Vendor Assist
Vendor Assist is a due diligence dry run. Our technical accounting team create a detailed report about your business, identifying potential issues that may impact upon a deal so they can be addressed before a transaction commences.
We take time to understand your business to ensure we can identify the most appropriate acquirers and build an information pack to target those parties.
We assess prospective purchasers’ interest and provide the information documents which include everything a buyer needs to make an indicative offer, along with an offer deadline. We communicate with interested parties during this phase to drive competition and elicit serious written offers.
4. Heads of Terms
The sale of a business comprises many factors apart from the quantum and cost of capital. We negotiate with interested parties to deliver a detailed set of terms setting out the key conditions of a transaction. The Vendor Assist report can also be used to extend the period of competition and streamline the due diligence process.
To complete the transaction, a business will undergo a due diligence process in which legal, financial, technical and commercial information is checked and verified in fine detail. Alongside this, the Heads of Terms are translated into legal documents. We help our clients by providing disciplined project management, data rooms and negotiation support through to a successful completion of the transaction.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Through our Group’s dedicated tax division, our specialists have claimed back hundreds of millions of pounds in Research & Development tax credits for our clients. Our teams possess specialist knowledge and senior-level experience over the entire tax spectrum, allowing us to operate across a wide range of industry sectors.
Our buy-side acquisition search team helps private and publicly listed companies, private equity houses and family offices to source deals within specific search criteria, facilitating the professional introduction to businesses seeking acquisition, merger, investment or strategic partnership transactions.
Our Group’s restructuring division works with businesses at their key milestones, delivering a wide array of turnaround solutions including restructuring advisory, financial advisory, creditor services, forensic accounting and pensions advisory.