acquisition finance

Acquisition Finance

There’s a reason why Dragon’s Den is consistently one of the most popular and most viewed programmes on television. 

With a bespoke funding package, your business can expand through purchasing another business or creating a startup.

Apart from the characters, everybody wants to see if the entrepreneurs can finance their dreams and work with one of the dragons.

Viewers with a business or finance background are watching with envy and seeing which of the Dragon’s are going to make a killing by acquiring a winning business or idea at an affordable and early stage.

There are many ways to business success, whether creating a startup and natural expansion but the most profitable and sensible way can be through a merger or acquisition of another business.

Deals and financing may be complex for a company that is looking to expand through purchasing another business but we can help provide a bespoke funding package to cover every aspect of the deal and help two become one quicker and easier than through traditional financial routes.

Contact us to arrange a meeting where we can discuss your plans in more detail and look into the structuring of the deal, where you need the most help and advice, what timescales you are working towards, whether you need any additional funding at future stages and any other advice our business and financial professional staff can happily impart.

The bespoke financial package can be made up of various portions of different ratios including a mix of secured bank loan, unsecured loans, utilising any local or national government funding available and deferred considerations based on certain conditions.

In business and in life, sometimes a once in a career opportunity comes along when you 100% ready for it. We can move swiftly and efficiently to help you make sure that your chance to secure the deal of a lifetime doesn’t get away and you can use your business acquisition to launch your company to even great successes than the ones that got you here.

management buyout

Management Buyout

When it’s time to sell the business there are many options available to the owner but the most romantic and sentimental one can often make the best business sense too. 

This type of finance allows experienced people working in a company to buy out the existing management.

A management buyout (MBO) is when the existing management team of a company combines resources or raises funds to acquire a controlling interest or all of the company they manage. Usually the team takes full control and ownership of the business and uses their expertise and enhanced motivation to grow the company and take it forward as a going concern.

There are many advantages to a management buyout over other forms of ownership transfer. A well executed MBO allows for a smooth transition of ownership, the new owners know the company and literally arethe company in some cases. There is greater trust and less risk of failure and misunderstandings on both sides, there will be a minimum of disruption to employees and existing clients and suppliers can be reassured that it will be business as usual and don’t need to change their terms or get used to new methodologies. Of course some internal changes and transfer of responsibilities will occur and have to remain confidential and due diligence has to be completed but this will be handled quickly by two motivated sides.

If you are considering taking part in a management buyout of your company then speak to us.

There is a specific type of finance available for experienced MBO members. While it is more common in larger corporations, MBO’s can occur in small businesses too. Lenders in these circumstances tend to focus less on security and more on available cash flow for debt servicing or CFADS.

There are also other methods available including management contributions or private equity but we can discuss all available options with you.  If you have always dreamed of running the business your way then we can help you make that step from employee to owner.

To find out more, call now on 01204 556 300.