When the deal is done you need to know that value has been maximised
Selling a business is a major decision, particularly for owners that have engineered its success since formation. We understand that there are sensitivities that need to be carefully managed, but also when the deal is done, that you need to know value has been maximised. As a specialist sell side advisor with huge transaction experience this guarantee is core to our offering.
From the outset, we will work hard to understand your business, your objectives and the dynamics that are driving the transaction. Using our expert knowledge we will provide an upfront honest appraisal of value, identify the relevant potential buyers and any issues that may need to be considered ahead of a formal process.
If the decision is then made to proceed, we will craft a sales
strategy with you to minimise transaction risk and maximise value.
Our offering is focused on a highly experienced senior adviser working on every aspect of your transaction from formulating the sales strategy, contacting the buyers, leading the commercial negotiations and managing the legal advisors through to completion.
Through our ‘hands-on’ approach, we can anticipate and prevent many issues before they arise. Equally, when unforeseen issues appear, and they always do, we can draw on real experience to provide innovative solutions, keep the deal on track and ultimately maximise value.
We are experts in structuring acquisitions and know how to get deals done
If you’re a large corporate acquirer or a privately owned company interested in pursuing acquisitions, we partner with you to develop your strategy, identify opportunities and execute transactions.
In addition to Ireland, we can also do this internationally. As part of our offering, we can explore funding options to secure debt and/or equity for a one stop acquisition service.
Like with all our services, we work hard from the outset to understand your business and your objectives in seeking acquisitions. Once a target is identified, we provide advice on approach tactics, valuation, deal structure, lead commercial negotiations and manage the commercial aspects of the due diligence and legal processes to completion.
Through our extensive transaction experience, we know the questions to ask and the information to request. We will work with your extended team of due diligence providers and lawyers to ensure that if a deal is completed it is on a fully informed basis.
We are experts in structuring transactions and advising our clients on the appropriate ways to overcome issues and/or mitigate risks. Our
senior advisors have established, deep relationships and specific sector knowledge which can be leveraged to successfully execute transactions.
We offer unbiased advice with no conflicts of interest. While we will always seek to complete a transaction, we will never advise our client to do a deal at any cost.
We understand the sensitivities that need to be managed, how to secure funding and get the deal done
An MBO blends the skills and experiences of both buying and selling a business. For the existing owner, a deal must represent fair value, but there can be advantages in having a management team as a counterparty, notably more certainty on execution given their knowledge of the business.
There are challenges and conflicts that need to be managed from the outset. Notable examples are expectations between the parties on valuation, deal structure and agreeing reasonable timeframes for the management team to raise the requisite funding to execute a transaction.
Funding is a key part of the MBO process, and we know how to successfully secure funding. We also understand the importance of selecting the right partner that will work with management and allow their investment grow post completion.
We have excellent contacts with banks, alternative lenders, family offices/ultra high net worths and private equity.
Our service is exclusively provided by a highly experienced senior advisors from the initial engagement, agreeing the principal deal terms, crafting the investment story, identifying the appropriate list of potential debt and equity providers, managing the funding negotiations and the legal advisors through to completion.
Our independent status and relationships allow us secure the best structure and terms
We Have excellent relationships with Irish and international banks, alternative lenders, ultra high net-worths, family offices and private equity.
Our independent status allows us to negotiate with all the finance providers to secure the best structure and terms for our clients.
Specifically, we specialise in securing finance for acquisitions, shareholders recapitalisations, MBO’s and growth capital. We also offer a restructuring service for established businesses that are experiencing difficulties through their existing capital structure.
Our approach is very hands-on and by senior advisor only. We will assist with the preparation of the requisite marking materials, selection of suitable finance providers, the running of a competitive process, the negotiation of terms and the management of the legal process through to drawdown of funds.