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You need the best M&A solutions.
We’ll hunt down and deliver them.

We are eager to find new, different and unusual angles to business problems. This energy is a key ingredient in successful M&A, ensuring that transaction solutions are not just financially sound but a good social and cultural fit. 

We could stop at adequate, but we won’t.​

Yes, proudly so.

We’re compelled to get outstanding results. This means never taking the easy way out and ‘settling’. Our clients don’t just need a satisfactory result. They need support and guidance. We express these qualities in all of our interactions.

We could stop at adequate, but we won’t.​

We don’t hide behind a corporate façade.

We openly think out of the box, we find sparks of insight, we dare to think differently. This creative approach pushes the boundaries of the possible, in every stage of the M&A process.

Having a strategic vision — however left-field it may be — and exploring the ramifications of it, is a central part of what we do.

We could stop at adequate, but we won’t.​

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Others don’t have skin in the game. We do.

We take our work personally — it is precisely because of this that it really matters. We are emotionally involved in what we do, ensuring not just that we get our clients results but that we get the best outcome that no one has ever considered. This personal element draws on our reserves of courage, tenacity and patience, but it pays off in what we are able to ultimately achieve.

Simon has a killer instinct when it comes to reading the buyer landscape and setting negotiation strategy to maximise both value and deal certainty. I look forward to seeing him in action on the next one!

Mark Cook Executive Chairman of Stirling Dynamics on the sale to Assystem (Expleo)

With her extensive deal experience and insights, Claire was instrumental in securing us the right structure on our sale of our engineering business to a Norwegian multi-national.

Engineering group owner

Simon and Hamish helped prepare and expertly position Send for Help and my management team for our sale of the business to ECI. Not only was it fun working with them, they delivered an exceptional outcome when it mattered most.

James Murray Founder of Send For Help Group

We really enjoyed working with Claire, who drove the sale of Pactiv’s European operations to Sirap Gema in Italy. It was an excellent result for Reynolds Group Holdings!

Andrew Liddell M&A Director, Rank Group Limited

Simon achieved something quite remarkable that I hardly thought was possible. I was delighted to be the seller on this occasion and not the buyer!

Mark Beaumont Regarding his sale of Claremont School to ISP

When we sold Fusion Provida and UPS to Wolseley plc, Claire was instrumental in getting a great deal for us, so when AVK made an offer for Fusion Group a few years later it just made sense to use Claire again for what was a technically complex transaction.

Steve Hamshaw Managing Director Bridgstock Limited

During the period when we made three acquisitions simultaneously, Claire provided sound advice and tremendous support!

Rod Ainslie Managing Director, Cepac Limited

We put trust at the heart of what we do.

We surpass expectations in terms of customer service, the M&A process and the final result. We achieve this by prioritising meticulousness, using our sector-focused knowledge, embracing bold approaches, thinking both creatively and strategically, and bringing our seniority to the table. Taken together, these ingredients form the deep personal partnership that we enjoy with our clients and that leads to success.

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