Buying a business

Looking to buy or sell your business? We're able to support you all the way.

What sets us apart

  • Experts in succession with a strong track record
  • Dedicated, local team
  • Loans and equity available
  • Established network of co-investors and advisers
  • Succession fund to back business owners and management teams

How we can help

What is a management buyout?

A management buyout, or MBO, is when an existing management team or workforce buy a business from its owners. It can offer the vendor a quicker completion, give MBO teams the opportunity to capitalise on their knowledge of the business and is usually the least disruptive type of succession.

  • We have years of experience structuring finance for management buyouts
  • We understand the 'art of the possible' when it comes to funding options
  • Flexible loans and equity to fit your needs

If an external management team buys into a target company it is known as a management buy-in, or MBI.

It's often an alternative route for experienced managers or management teams to become a majority stakeholder of a business.

  • We understand no deal is the same and tailor our finance to fit it
  • We have a wealth of experience helping new managing directors buy into a business
  • We can support deferred consideration transactions

 

A buy-in management buyout, or BIMBO, is when the existing management team buy a business alongside outside investors, who eventually join them as owners and often sit on the new management team.

This type of transaction is ideal for companies with a strong operational management, but lack leadership with the exit of the selling owner

  • We have experience of structuring finance where there's a mix of internal and external managers
  • We can talk confidentially to companies and management teams about their options 

Vendor-initiated (sometimes vendor-induced) management buyout, also known as a VIMBO, means a business owner wants to sell their company to the current management team. 

It can carry the benefit for the company owner initiating the deal on their terms and getting a quicker realise of cash. 

  • We have experience of structuring VIMBO transactions over £1 million
  • We can help management teams understand their funding options

 

An acquisition is the purchase of one business or company by another company or other business entity. It can be a vehicle to allow enterprises to grow, shrink, and change the nature of the business or competitive position.

  • We have supported a range of small and large scale acquisitions 
  • We can provide flexible loans and equity to support the transaction

An employee buyout, or EBO, is when the employees of a company buy the business from its owners.

It can be a way of preserving jobs and ensuring the future of the company, with an incentivised workforce to take it forward. 

  • We provide flexible loans and equity to support employee buyouts
  • We can help employees understand their funding options

 

What is a management buyout?

A management buyout, or MBO, is when an existing management team or workforce buy a business from its owners. It can offer the vendor a quicker completion, give MBO teams the opportunity to capitalise on their knowledge of the business and is usually the least disruptive type of succession.

  • We have years of experience structuring finance for management buyouts
  • We understand the 'art of the possible' when it comes to funding options
  • Flexible loans and equity to fit your needs

If an external management team buys into a target company it is known as a management buy-in, or MBI.

It's often an alternative route for experienced managers or management teams to become a majority stakeholder of a business.

  • We understand no deal is the same and tailor our finance to fit it
  • We have a wealth of experience helping new managing directors buy into a business
  • We can support deferred consideration transactions

 

A buy-in management buyout, or BIMBO, is when the existing management team buy a business alongside outside investors, who eventually join them as owners and often sit on the new management team.

This type of transaction is ideal for companies with a strong operational management, but lack leadership with the exit of the selling owner

  • We have experience of structuring finance where there's a mix of internal and external managers
  • We can talk confidentially to companies and management teams about their options 

Vendor-initiated (sometimes vendor-induced) management buyout, also known as a VIMBO, means a business owner wants to sell their company to the current management team. 

It can carry the benefit for the company owner initiating the deal on their terms and getting a quicker realise of cash. 

  • We have experience of structuring VIMBO transactions over £1 million
  • We can help management teams understand their funding options

 

An acquisition is the purchase of one business or company by another company or other business entity. It can be a vehicle to allow enterprises to grow, shrink, and change the nature of the business or competitive position.

  • We have supported a range of small and large scale acquisitions 
  • We can provide flexible loans and equity to support the transaction

An employee buyout, or EBO, is when the employees of a company buy the business from its owners.

It can be a way of preserving jobs and ensuring the future of the company, with an incentivised workforce to take it forward. 

  • We provide flexible loans and equity to support employee buyouts
  • We can help employees understand their funding options

 

Looking to buy a business?

Whether you're a businessowner looking to acquire a competitor, or an entrepreneur looking to buy their next business, we can provide loans, equity or a mix of both to give you the capital you need.

Ready to sell?

If you're looking to sell, have you considered your management team? We can support both management buy-outs and vendor initiated management buyouts with bespoke financial packages.

Key information

  • Loans and equity provided
  • Interest is fixed for loan terms and is based on each businesses' individual circumstances
  • When you apply you need to provide a structured business plan explaining how you’ll run the business and repay the finance
  • When writing your plan you might want to consider involving a specialist accountant or corporate finance adviser
  • Financials, statements and forecasts will be required to progress your application

Empowering management teams

Management teams often have the misconception they can't afford to buy out a business owner when the opportunity arises.

However, we can support both management buyouts and buy-ins with loans and/or equity to cover the vast majority of the finance, so you only need to provide a small level of personal investment.

Key information

  • Loans and equity provided
  • Interest is fixed for loan terms and is based on each businesses individual circumstances
  • When you apply you need to provide a structured business plan explaining how you’ll run the business and repay the finance
  • When writing your plan you might want to consider involving a specialist accountant or corporate finance adviser
  • Financials, statements and forecasts will be required to progress your application

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