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Business Sales

 

Business Acquisitions

 

Fundraisings

 

Business Sales


Sale
SOFTWARE £5.6M

Business Sale valued at £5.6m to an AIM listed group; managed a rapid deal timetable to avoid competitive issues complicating the deal.
Sale - MBI
AUTOMOTIVE £5M
Loss making VC backed business which was turned round, refinanced and then sold for £5m; involvement included being part of the MBI team.
Sale
TELECOMS £13M
Thorough preparation for sale by improving margins, identifying KPIs and reducing customer delivery times led to the £13M business sale.
Sale
SOFTWARE & SERVICES £13.5M
£13.5M sale to a public company despite complicated negotiations involving an unusual vendor share structure.
Sale - MBO
RETAIL CONSESION
Loss making business turned round via re-negotiation of concession and supply contracts and resulting margin improvement.  Business sold to the management team as an MBO for the value of debt.
Sale
RETAIL MAIL ORDER
Retail mail order business breaking even sold for an undisclosed sum to  manufacturer wanting entry to retail sales.

 

Sale
FINANCIAL SERVICES £9M
Break even business re-engineered through budgetary control, delegation of responsibility to the management team and refocused IT system to deliver timely key performance indicators.  Business sold for £9m + earn out.
Sale - MBO
SOFTWARE & SERVICES £1.25m
Sale of a foreign subsidiary of a UK group to the local Czech management as an MBO, following a confidential auction process.
 

 

Business Acquisitions

 

Acquisition  
RETAIL £200K
Early stage business funded through acquisition bank loan to make £200k business acquisition.  Our involvement was through drafting the business plan, negotiating the acquisition and post acquisition integration.
Acquisition & IPO
SOFTWARE £13M
Preparation and project management of an IPO raising £6m used in part to make a £13m acquisition, paid for in cash and shares.
Acquisition
SECURITY SECTOR £500K
£500k Acquisition of a CCTV security company in October 2003, funded by Business Angel funds. The funding was secured under the tax efficient Enterprise Investment Scheme.
Acquisition
IT SERVICES £750K
Acquisition of an IT services business for £750K, funded through bank finance.
Acquisition
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR £3.7M
£3.75m Acquisition of a Danish division of a private company. Acquisition subject to Danish law. Efficient tax planning ensured a £1.75m tax shield for the first 2 years of trading.
Acquisition
SOFTWARE SECTOR £1.3M
£1.3m acquisition of a privately owned software company. Detailed earn out clauses were negotiated, aligning the vendor and acquirer interests.
Acquisition
DEFENSE & TRANSPORT SECTORS £3.3M
£3.3m acquisition of a VC owned Defence and Transport electronics company. Original price was £9m, eventually acquired from Bank who received the bulk of the consideration for their £5.5m indebtedness.
Acquisition
IT SOLUTIONS SECTOR
£1.1m
£1.1m acquisition of a division of BAE Systems Plc. This was an assets and people deal, negotiated over 9 months, giving a 12 month payback. Intellectual Property issues were key.
Acquisition
WATER SECTOR £2M
£2m Acquisition of a privately owner managed water cooler service company, acquisition funded by Venture Capital and Bank facilities. Consideration phased by secured loan notes to spread tax burden for Vendor.
Acquisition
WATER COOLER £500K

£500k Acquisition of a partnership owned water cooler service business, funded by Venture Capital and Bank facilities. This was an asset purchase deal and with less complete Vendor records .
Acquisition
WATER SECTOR £3M
£3m Acquisition of a branded service company, funded by VC and Bank facilities. This company was part of a group of three companies trading under the same Brand. Options to acquire sister companies negotiated.
Acquisition
WATER SECTOR £1M

£1m Acquisition of a branded service company. Acquisition of sister company to an earlier acquisition. Tricky negotiation with Vendors, declining 'option to purchase' for 3rd Ltd Co.

Fundraisings

 

Angel
TRAVEL £675K
Angel fundraising of £675K raised, qualifying for EIS tax relief, together with a commitment to further required funding.
IPO FLOAT
SOFTWARE£6M

Preparing and project managing this IPO flotation raising £6m, giving the Plc funds to pursue acquisitions, including one agreed pre IPO.
Equity & Debt
TECHNOLOGY £6M
£2.5m Fund Raising via institutional funders completed in late December one day before the Christmas break. Bank Debt facilities of 3.75m arranged.
Equity Placing
TECHNOLOGY £3M

£3m Fund Raising via institutional funders.

Equity Placing and IPO

TECHNOLOGY £4M
£4m Placing with institutional investors, part of the funding qualifying for Enterprise Incentive Scheme tax status. Open Offer document to all shareholders, subject to Public Offer of Securities legislation (equivalent to IPO).
Venture Capital
WATER COOLERS £6M

£6m Fund Raising from Venture Capitalists. Preparation and review of information pack; presentations and meetings with Venture Capital funds resulting in Funds invested and Board representation.
Bank
OVERDRAFT & LOAN £300K
Development of business plan and sensitivities: Comparison of alternative banks: Securing £300k working capital, invoice discountings and loan facility.
Bank
WORKING CAPITAL FACILITY
Advice to early stage client: Review of style, content and presentation to bank: Bank overdraft achieved.


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