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accountants & business advisers

Executing deals with attention & efficiency.

Whether you are looking to re-structure your existing borrowing, or are looking to acquire or sell a business, our dedicated corporate finance team can achieve successful outcomes, no matter how complex the transaction may be.

Successful outcomes on complex transactions

Core services

  • Acquisitions

    When acquiring a business, it is essential that you engage specialist advisers who will remain objective and practical throughout the process. Acquiring a business can be a turbulent process, one which can become contentious if not managed correctly.

    Our team will make certain that the business acquirer is guided through the process, and remains fully informed throughout the transaction offering:

    • Target company identification and approach
    • Negotiation of terms of the acquisition and contracts
    • Due diligence assurances
    • Advice on appropriate tax efficient structures
    • Appropriate financial arrangementsDeal management and completion.
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    Our team will make certain that the business acquirer is guided through the process, and remains fully informed throughout the transaction offering:

    • Target company identification and approach
    • Negotiation of terms of the acquisition and contracts
    • Due diligence assurances
    • Advice on appropriate tax efficient structures
    • Appropriate financial arrangementsDeal management and completion.
    Book a Meeting
  • Disposals

    A business is worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it.

    When looking to sell a business, it is in the best interests of the seller to make sure the business is groomed for sale to achieve the best possible price. A deal involving a well-groomed business will complete quicker and with fewer complications. Many disposals fall over due to bad housekeeping by the seller.

    Due diligence will uncover any skeletons in the closet and any inadequacies in the business' recording, management information systems and procedures. It is much better to rectify any internal failings prior to the business being marketed for sale and disclose from the outset those which cannot be resolved.

    It is our role at Shaw Gibbs to capitalise the value of your business whilst mitigating any risks during transactions.

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    Due diligence will uncover any skeletons in the closet and any inadequacies in the business' recording, management information systems and procedures. It is much better to rectify any internal failings prior to the business being marketed for sale and disclose from the outset those which cannot be resolved.

    It is our role at Shaw Gibbs to capitalise the value of your business whilst mitigating any risks during transactions.

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  • Valuations

    We take a comprehensive approach, researching the M&A market as a whole, as well as specific transactions and sector information that relate to the industry the business operates in, to arrive at a reliable and well informed valuation for your business.

    Where valuations are necessary for the purposes of court proceedings or HMRC requirements, we also have a team of specialists with substantial experience in acting as expert witnesses, or preparing valuation cases to present to HMRC.

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    Where valuations are necessary for the purposes of court proceedings or HMRC requirements, we also have a team of specialists with substantial experience in acting as expert witnesses, or preparing valuation cases to present to HMRC.

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  • Due Diligence

    When acquiring a business it is critical that you gain full knowledge of any factors that may affect the value of the business now and in the future. 

    You need to feel confident that there are no hidden issues, and that the business you are buying is what you believe it to be. Our team conducts a thorough and robust investigation into any potential target companies, giving you the assurance needed to complete a successful deal.

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    You need to feel confident that there are no hidden issues, and that the business you are buying is what you believe it to be. Our team conducts a thorough and robust investigation into any potential target companies, giving you the assurance needed to complete a successful deal.

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Added value services

Capital and financial restructuring

A thorough review of a business debt and capital structure can often identify opportunities to make the business more financially efficient. Too often, existing borrowing facilities are renewed without a robust review of their sustainability, suitability and the benefits they deliver.

In periods of growth and recession, companies often require an injection of funding. This may be to restructure, relocate or invest in plant and machinery. At such times, you need access to a pool of funders that can match your requirements.

Raising finance

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a business, restructure or refinance, finding the right funder and type of funding is complex, time-consuming and a potential minefield.

We will introduce you to the right type of funder and structure a deal that meets your individual requirements, whether that’s by bank finance, private equity, venture capital funding or business angel funding.

Management buyout (MBO)

Management buy out (MBO) is where the management working within an organisation feel they would be in a position to raise the necessary finance to purchase the business and take ownership.

There is a danger that the management becomes distracted during the deal process to the detriment of the business. Our corporate finance team has years of experience managing deals, so you can remain focused on the day-to-day, with the assurance that the deal will progress efficiently.

Management buy in (MBI)

Management buy in (MBI) occurs when a manager or a management team from outside the company raises the necessary finance, buys it, and becomes the company’s new management.

Our corporate finance team has years of experience managing deals, so you can remain focused on the day-to-day, with the assurance that the deal will progress efficiently.

Your Corporate Finance Team

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    Charlie was professional, calm and reassuring throughout, and was excellent at patiently talking us through all the key steps and decisions. Peter kept a watching brief on proceedings, and proved invaluable on a number of occasions with his pragmatic and forthright manner.

    Andy Clarke - LTI Metaltech

    The support of the Shaw Gibbs Corporate Finance Team in finding opportunities and helping us through the complexities of the process to completion was magnificent and took a huge weight off our shoulders.

    Graham Orriss-Chairman of The Revival Group Ltd

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