Business Investments

We are the principals for the deals we complete, NOT brokers. We have the experience and capability to assess and make an offer for your business swiftly, often within days of the first contact. For the right deal we can complete within weeks.
Because we are like you, we fully understand that a business can be the biggest asset that people own and as such selling your business should be treated with caution. It is important to us that we treat each potential acquisition as unique and listen carefully to your wants and needs so a plan can be made to ensure that you are completely happy with the outcome.
If you are aiming to retire then we understand that it may be very important to you for the good name and reputation of your business be kept. This is understandable as you will have worked long hours to build the Business up!

Finance and Deal Structures

We are specialists in acquiring sound, profitable Owner Managed Businesses.
We have access to finance from a wide range of 2nd tier commercial funders and we also have a small network of High Net Worth investors for the right deals.
Our normal process is to make an initial payment normally paid within 3 days of legal completion and then a portion of the agreed sale price on a deferred basis, typically between 12-36 months.
The reasons why there is a deferred portion are:
  • Our panel of funders and investors will not allow us to pay all of the value up front because of the risks associated with private businesses.
  • A deferred portion keeps vendors honest and when a vendor knows he must be honest about future value his interests are aligned with us as a buyer.
We focus on ensuring as much of the cash you have built up in your business is returned to you at the point of completion.
We then look at the historic performance of the business as well as the prospects for a decent return on profit after tax over the next four to five years. If your business sounds like this then we should talk.

Key Benefits of Selling to Us

We believe there are number of important benefits from selling directly to us.
  • No Valuation, Broker or Agency fees and No Hidden Costs
  • We will give you a fair, honest and open valuation for your business
  • Offers within days, completion within weeks
  • Flexible, tailor-made solutions, with time-frames to suit you
  • All offers will be explained in a clear and transparent way, and our final offers will be valid for 30 days
  • No time, uncertainty, stress or hassle wasted compared to selling via agents or brokers
  • Legally binding contracts and written assurances built in for your protection
  • We guarantee a confidential sale

What Might Happen to my Business?

Many business owners are understandably concerned as to the fate of their business after the sale, how valued staff might be treated or how their reputation with clients may change. We know that this can even be the cause of aborting a sale.
Scenario 1 - Business Purchased With A Managerial Role.
Your business is acquired and we provide you, the former owner, a consultative or managerial role over a fixed term contract. This allows continuity within a business transfer, guarantees you an income stream, but frees you from the day to day hassles and responsibilities of the trading entity and allows you to get back to do what you first loved about the business when you started it.
Scenario 2 - Straight Forward Business Aquisitions.
Your business is acquired and added to a portfolio of similar business types, managed and run within our Group. We will apply economies of scale where we group businesses of a similar type together to optimise cost and overhead savings as well as concentrate buying power with suppliers.
Scenario 3 - Business Purchased & Sold On.
Your business is acquired and sold on within a specific time frame. We have a number of private equity partners that also acquire and where suitable (and there is no conflict of interest), we may sell on the business but always ethically and with due care to the staff employed.