Disposals

Deal negotiations to achieve maximum shareholder value

Our team of disposal specialists have a wealth of experience in selling private companies on behalf of financial institutions, entrepreneurs and family shareholders.

Having led on a significant number of disposals in recent years, our team has considerable experience in successfully negotiating deals that achieve maximum shareholder value and driving completions to realistic timescales.

As is the case for many shareholders, selling your business is a once-in-a-lifetime event. An optimal deal is achieved via a combination of price, form of consideration, deal structure and compatible purchaser, within an agreed timescale. Our team will lead the transaction for you, working alongside your other stakeholders and advisers to deliver the best outcome possible.

The ideal moment to engage our team is before you begin to consider and plan the next phase of your business, and certainly before the decision to sell has been crystallised. Often an exit strategy is agreed after a business readiness review has taken place. During this time, we will take you through all the available options. These can include a full or partial exit, be that via a trade sale, sale to management, institutional sale (for example, to private equity) or simply, restructuring your business to unlock some of the embedded value.

Our disposal specialists pride themselves on delivering outstanding results, following establishment of a clear assessment of value, potential buyers and anticipated timescales. Always supported by extensive market research of potential buyers and market conditions, our appraisals are honest and straightforward. They provide you with a comprehensive review of the business and its prospects. As an entrepreneurial business ourselves, we understand the drivers and pressures that you as an owner/manager may face, and we value the trust our clients place in us to help them deliver successful outcomes.