Major transactions without the sleepless nights? With our support, it’s perfectly possible.

Business Transaction Services

We help our clients maximise the return on their business transactions. We’ll work with you to make the deal process as smooth as possible, providing clear, effective advice throughout. We offer an experienced, personal, expert service and are dedicated to delivering results. With strong attention to detail and a problem-solving mentality, we focus on speedily resolving any issues as they arrive and are always driven to deliver the best possible outcome for you.

Having confidence in your transaction is crucial. We will undertake the financial due diligence for you, providing a written report on the historic financial information of the target company and its projections.

We provide full support throughout your transaction, offering a Quasi FD who will be available to guide you throughout the process, whether it’s a sale or IPO.

Transactions involve significant sums. Our experienced team can help you achieve the best value for money and put your business in the strongest financial position.

Services


Buy

We work with businesses on every aspect of the transaction. Our team will evaluate the opportunities through extensive due diligence, lead your business through price adjustments and advise on the financial aspects of the sale and purchase agreement, highlighting issues that may lead to negotiation of a better price or identifying matters for which warranties and indemnities should be sought. We can also provide an understanding of the ongoing working capital requirements of the combined entities. Our approach is both practical and commercial.

Our team can advise on developing the most tax-efficient structure for your business and will deal with any tax clearances. We have the advantage of being able to bring in all areas of expertise needed for a transaction through our one office.

Quasi FD

Whether you are undertaking a listing, sale or acquisition it is essential that your finance function has the resources to deal with the requirements of external advisers and other stakeholders. Every corporate transaction means a period of high pressure for the directors and management team. Our knowledge of the listing and sales processes, together with our technical and commercial expertise, ideally places us to provide a hands-on service in providing practical assistance with information gathering and organising, preparation of key documents, liaising with other professionals to ensure smooth running of the timetable, as well as providing strategic advice.

We aim to make every transaction as simple and stress-free as possible for management by ‘hand holding’ management through the process. We sit alongside management and have the expertise and experience to offer as much or as little support as is required. We are not simply advisers; we are always happy to “roll up our sleeves” to ensure a transaction completes.

Our key services include

  • Preparation of financial reporting procedures
  • Preparation of financial model
  • Analysis and segmentation of financial data
  • Population of data room
  • Preparation of accounts or historic financial information
  • Tax optimisation strategies for the corporate and its shareholders
  • Share incentive schemes advice & implementation

We can also provide post-IPO support, including the preparation of financial statements and other services an auditor is unable to provide due to ethical constraints.

Reporting & assurance services

We offer Initial Public Offerings support where we can act as reporting accountants for Standard (LSE), AIM or NEX listings.

We assist the advisers in their due diligence and advise you of any matters of concern or issues that need to be addressed prior to the listing.

Our team ensures that clients have direct access to the key members of the reporting accountant’s team, including partner level, to minimise delays, reduce management team pressure and create an effective working relationship. Our team prides itself on its commitment to meeting deadlines set by other advisers and our clients.

Sell

We advise on all aspects of business sales, from identification of suitable targets through to final negotiations and completion.

We spend time with you and your team to understand your business, its strengths and weaknesses, so we can not only help you market those positives, but help manage and address the negatives. Our focus is on providing support and advice while seeking to optimise value for the shareholders.

Key contacts

Caroline Hazard HW Fisher

Carolyn Hazard
Partner - Corporate Finance

020 7380 4901
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Helen James HW Fisher

Helen James
Partner - Corporate Finance

020 7874 1163
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