Strategic growth decision-making.

Globalisation and company growth ambitions are driving an increase in M&A activity worldwide as businesses look to establish a footprint in countries beyond their own. Even within their own regions, many businesses feel the pressure to acquire to establish a strategic presence in new markets, such as those being created by rapid technological innovation.

We work with various businesses, their owners and management teams in various markets to help them understand the true commercial potential of the business they plan to acquire or sell and how the transaction might serve their strategic goals.

From exploring the strategic options from the perspective of the business or its shareholders to advising on and project 
managing the chosen solution, we provide a truly integrated corporate finance offering. 

Our specialists provide expert advice in the following areas:

Buying a business

For businesses looking to grow by acquisition, our team will take a hands-on approach to helping you find the perfect match to achieve your business objectives.

Selling a business

If you are considering selling your business, you want to be sure of achieving the highest possible value and a smooth sales process.

Our team draws on the expertise of other technical specialists within our firm wherever necessary to deliver a complete service that covers every aspect of the sales process.

Exit strategy services

We apply a tailored methodology and fully project manage and implement the sale or closure of underperforming or non-core corporate entities at maximum value. As well as ensuring the smooth completion of the transaction, we ensure it is structured correctly to deliver the desired strategic outcome.


Whether you are contemplating a merger, acquisition or restructuring or need support for a proposed financial structure, we can provide an independent view on value. We ensure that you receive robust advice within the constraints placed by your deal deadlines.

Raising finance

We are experienced in helping management teams, corporates and private shareholders raise private equity and/or debt finance to support growth, release value or refinance.

Capitalising on our strong connections within the finance sector, we help you explore the options open to you in terms of raising finance and ensure that 
your chosen approach is structured for maximum benefit.

Private equity advisory

Our integrated approach brings together our corporate finance, taxation and industry specialists to provide bespoke solutions, from the initial investment, performance improvement and growth to exit.

As well as acting for private equity houses, we advise private equity-backed companies, and management teams seeking private equity investment.

Performance improvement

Our multi-disciplinary operational and financial restructuring specialists provide support to develop significant business process improvement, implement new business strategies, divest non-core businesses and design new capital structures, all with the goal of enhancing value.

Tax structuring

Our transaction and international tax specialists work closely with our M&A team to ensure you have a full picture of the tax implications of your deal. 

Our team is highly experienced in understanding deal dynamics and establishing effective tax structures. Our extensive work with mid-market clients means we understand the personal tax planning needs of business owners and reflect these in our tax solutions.

Financial reporting

We draw on our extensive financial reporting expertise to consolidate newly acquired businesses into your group accounts, including breaking out recognisable intangible assets from goodwill, in accordance with the latest accounting principles.

Vendor due diligence

When selling a business, multiple due diligence investigations can be disruptive and intense for you and your business. You will benefit from our open and collaborative approach - working with you and your advisors to produce a vendor due diligence report that is independent, robust, and valued by prospective investors.

Monitoring services

We act as divestiture trustees on large mergers on behalf of the Competition Commission. We also assume various other trustees and monitoring roles.