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Corporate finance

We have a strong reputation in the field of corporate finance, offering a wide range of services to assist businesses in their growth and development.

We have supported numerous companies in expanding through acquisitions and efficiently managing the sale or partial sale of businesses while ensuring tax efficiency. We are a founder member of the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance and a proud member of the UK-wide Corporate Finance Network.

Our comprehensive corporate finance services include:

Acquisitions

If your growing business aims to expand through acquisitions, our team can assist you throughout the process. From identifying potential targets to managing the entire transaction, we utilise our specialised research resources to gather crucial information, conduct analysis, and provide valuable advice on the next steps.

Business planning, forecasting, and projections

Drawing on our extensive commercial knowledge, we can help you formalise your plans, undertake projections, and benchmark your business performance against industry standards. This service is not only valuable for day-to-day business management but also aids in scenarios such as changes in ownership or acquisition strategies.

Demergers and re-organisations

We possess the expertise to handle complex demergers, reorganisations, and solvent restructurings. Our understanding of tax regulations enables us to minimise tax liabilities, ensuring the best path is chosen for your circumstances.

Due diligence

Employing a structured and meticulous approach, we conduct thorough due diligence to verify the claims made by target businesses and identify any hidden liabilities. Our efficient work ensures a quick turnaround and effective feedback to all parties involved.

Exit readiness

Preparing to exit a business can be emotionally challenging, but our corporate finance experts can help make the process smoother. We assist you in exploring your objectives, outlining exit options, and identifying areas that need attention well in advance. We develop a strategy to enhance the business’s appeal to potential purchasers keeping in mind the need to maximise your wealth in a tax-efficient manner.

Management buy-ins/outs

We have a track record of supporting management teams in acquiring the businesses they have worked hard to build. Our expertise lies in finding innovative funding solutions when traditional sources of finance are limited. We provide support in financial modelling, employee ownership trusts, commercial and structural advice, and due diligence to facilitate effective negotiations.

Raising finance

Collaborating with Capitalise and other funders, we offer expert advice on raising debt finance helping you identify suitable options.

Selling your business/your shares

When the time comes to sell, McBrides will guide you through every step of the process. Our experts will assess the value of your business, conduct market research, find potential buyers, negotiate the deal, and recommend solicitors. We also assist with due diligence, advise on areas of the sale and purchase agreement, as well as evaluate your tax position to ensure the transaction is structured in the most tax-efficient way.

Succession planning

Planning for the future is crucial for business owners looking to step away from their responsibilities. With 50 years’ experience we can navigate the entire process, including providing advise on succession planning, helping you identify the new owner, determining the value of your business and understanding tax implications.

Valuations

Your business is likely your most valuable asset, but do you know its worth? Our extensive experience enables us to provide indicative business valuations for various purposes, including commercial valuations, support for employee incentive schemes (e.g., Enterprise Management Scheme), and inheritance tax planning and reporting.

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Key contacts

Nigel Kimber
Corporate Finance Partner

Mark Grady
Corporate Finance Partner

Anthony Hawkins
Corporate Finance Director

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