“Whilst the deal had some complications over the 6-month period, we were happy to get past the line and acquire an established business in the UK Automotive aftermarket.
Hart Shaw provided excellent support and guidance, allowing my co-Director and I to concentrate on our ‘day jobs’ of running the business.
A heartfelt thank you to all for the invaluable expertise we have receive."
Martin Butterworth, Managing Director of Excel Components Ltd, West Yorkshire
"An MBO is a complex transaction, in our experience if you are to succeed you need the best advisors available working for you.
In selecting Patrick Abel we had someone on the team who has a proven track record in completing corporate finance deals over a number of years.
Patrick had a positive effect on the process from Day 1. Starting with his interaction with the Vendor’s advisors, his help and advice in structuring the deal and his contacts to a number of funders.
During the process Patrick was on hand to facilitate the progression of the deal through to completion and offer help and advice in a way that made the process understandable.
I will use Patrick for any future Corporate Finance requirements the business may have and I would recommend him as a consummate professional with a great can do attitude."
Trefor Jones, Managing Director, Purex International Ltd
"If, I had to describe the value of Hart Shaw, it is the delivery of people orientated business products providing knowledge and solutions to meet the evolutionary demands of business. They bring more to our business than solely auditing our accounts. Acting with a hands on approach they understand business, acting with integrity they have assisted us to use our judgement to make the right decisions and continue to help us achieve the goals we have set ourselves."
Mr H, Group Managing Director, South Yorkshire
"Being a long serving client of Hart Shaw, we were delighted to use the Corporate Finance department when looking at selling our company. From the start of the process we received honest and clear advice regarding our options and what could be expected at each stage of the disposal. The Hart Shaw team handled all aspects of the transaction very efficiently, from arranging meetings with interested parties to keeping us up to date on the process. They made us feel comfortable in asking any questions we had and were always easily contactable whenever we needed to discuss anything."
MW, Finance Director, South Yorkshire
"I found myself in a position to buy out the company I was working for and was introduced to Hart Shaw via one of their existing clients. The MBO required sourcing additional funding to complete the buy out to which Hart Shaw took on board and dealt with from day one.
They assisted in all aspects of the transaction from liaising with the other party, their solicitors and my solicitors, sourcing suitable funders that fitted into our requirements, arranging all appointments and keeping us up to date with progress to finalising a suitable funder and seeing it through to the completion.
I have been highly satisfied with Hart Shaw’s commitment in assisting me with the buy out and successful sourcing of the funding from the very start and we are now in a position to move forward and grow. We have also taken advantage of Hart Shaw’s accountancy services for our first year accounts and look forward to using them again in the near future."
Mr M, Director, South Yorkshire
"Hart Shaw experience and quick understanding of our business enabled the director’s to review key factors affecting their current decision making process and operations and re-assess priorities. They asked pertinent questions which assisted us in developing a concise way forward and setting achievable targets."
Mr O, Director, South Yorkshire
"I have nothing but praise for everyone at Hart Shaw. I really valued that the team were accessible at any time of the day or night and whilst being extremely professional, skilled and experienced they talked to me at my level."
Mr B, Managing Director, Derbyshire
"We worked with Hart Shaw on a strategic review. The process was challenging, and forced the Directors to focus not only on where we really want to go in the future – but also the nuts and bolts of how to get there. This combination of strategic visioning with hands-on actions has helped us more quickly define our future direction. Hart Shaw managed the process firmly: keeping us all in line, while challenging our assumptions, and helping better analyse the fundamentals of our business."
Mr K, CEO, South Yorkshire