Time and again as a buyer of companies we’ve seen owner-managers and leadership teams make rookie errors.
We typically don’t undertake sale mandates, but are happy to help prepare owner managers for getting there.
Buyers hate ‘dressed’ companies, but they love disciplined ones.
The difference is critical (and takes time).
We started as principals, buying companies for global conglomerates like Wolters Kluwer and Thomson Reuters, so we know how buyers work, and what they need. We have successfully completed sales of firms such as Perry Scott Nash in safety services and EmpireHR in employment law/HR; we know the sell-side pressures intimately too. We know how to structure Information Memoranda, manage due diligence processes, and frame instructions for lawyers and accountants. We can make you a lot of money, and save you a lot of money.
We have run the best database of buyers and sellers in these GRC markets for over 30 years. We know who buys, why and for how much. We know why the best buyers avoid auctions and bucket shops, and we know a good fit when we see one. Perhaps most important of all, we have been through the last lap arm wrestles and know how to break and reconcile deadlocks.
From global listed companies and EU Competition Commission wrangles to litigating small company shareholder agreements we have unique insights. We know how to structure Information Memoranda, manage due diligence processes, and frame instructions for lawyers, corporate finance teams and accountants. We are not commission junkies, but prefer fixed fees to keep you in control.
We offer a fixed fee service for buyers and sellers. Fees are split between a day rate for preparatory stages and a small contingent fee. Loading all of the cost into a success fee is not something we offer, as it distorts the final stages of a process too much. We are focused on making deals a win-win for both sides; starting early helps.
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