Buying a Business

We offer assistance throughout the buying process.

We have extensive “buy-side” expertise to help you to identify and complete the acquisition of a suitable business.

We offer assistance throughout the buying process which includes:

Identifying suitable acquisition Targets
Based on detailed discussions with you we can use our experience to carry out research on numerous databases and through relationships with other advisers, intermediaries and knowledge of markets.

Approach potential Targets on your behalf
This is done confidentiality to businesses identified by us but cleared with you first.

Feasibility Exercise
Undertake a feasibility exercise on any acquisition including establishing the indicative value of the

Target and ability to raise finance and service any finance required to acquire Target.

Lead negotiating
Lead negotiating with the Targets owners to agree on an appropriate price and deal structure.

Specialist tax advisory team
Introduce our specialist tax advisory team where appropriate to ensure the deal structure is optimised.

Legal Advice
Introduce and liaise with suitable legal advisers to complete the transaction.

Project Management
Project managing the acquisition process and negotiating with all parties, providing commercial input to the legal process, as required.

Whilst the deal had some complications over the 6 months, 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 received.

Martin Butterworth, Managing Director, Excel Components Ltd.

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