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MANAGEMENT BUYOUTS

our track record of successful mbo's speaks for itself

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'a significant opportunity for ambitious management teams'

A Management Buyout (MBO) can present a significant opportunity for a management team and an appealing alternative to a trade sale for the vendor. MBO's allow ambitious management team to take control of the business they are in and drive it forward.  

For a strong management team, the prospect of taking control of the business represents a life-changing opportunity to determine their own destiny.

​Our specialist Corporate Finance team has significant experience of buyouts as well as buy-ins.  We can spot the key issues for both sides and structure a deal, using professional diplomacy and objectivity without creating an adversarial situation.

We manage the MBO process from initial feasibility through to proposals, negotiations, fundraising and completion.

mbo feasibility

We work with management teams to appraise the feasibility of the MBO considering both the opportunity and the risks before they commit to the MBO process.

'OPENING UP' THE MBO

Assessing risks of opening initial dialogue with the business owner and addressing important critical issues early on in the process. Initial approaches are made at this stage.

valuation

We produce an indicative valuation of the business, to ensure that the price expectations of the vendor and structure of the deal are viable.  Next, we apply our expertise to create a presentation to potential funders.

fundraising

An MBO requires funding to buy the business, as well as for working capital and we use our solid relationships with banks and equity providers to progress negotiations smoothly and transparently.  

some of our completed transactions...

Law

Legal

September 2019

MBO of Jackson Lees Group by MAPD Ventures

Advisory on transaction and on £12m Secured Facility for Buy and Build Strategy

Mobile Phone

Telecoms

September 2019

MBO of Challenger Mobile Communications by Jeff Eamens

Advisory on transaction and on £1.4m Secured Facility

dog food

Retail

February 2021

MBO of a Specialised Retail Chain

On the Scales

Health

December 2018

MBO of Bodyline Slimming Clinics by Sally Ann Turner

Advisory on transaction and on £1m+ Equity and Mezzanine Facility

WHAT SOME OF OUR CLIENTS SAY...

This was a particularly difficult and protracted transaction. I don’t have enough praise for Brian McCann and the rest of the team. They supported me throughout with step by step guidance and made it as stress-free as possible, given the circumstance. What I feel was particularly invaluable is that they genuinely care, it wasn’t ‘just another’ deal, I had a call from Brian pretty much everyday with an update. They have worked tirelessly to get over numerous challenges and were just brilliant! I know I can call them anytime and they will have the solution. I honestly feel if I’d of been working with a different adviser, they would have abandoned the deal as it was so difficult at times.

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Sally Anne-Turner

CEO of Bodyline Slimming Clinics

is an mbo right for your business?

Get in touch with us to understand if an Management Buyout could be suitable for your business.

Our experience and track record of completed transactions across a range of sectors will allow us to quickly establish whether the MBO process could be an effective method of exiting your business.

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