Acquiring a Business
Acquisitions can form an important part of a company’s growth strategy. We have advised UK companies, international companies and private equity groups on many acquisitions, providing hands–on advice throughout the process to ensure the acquisition is successful.
We will help you to develop a clearly defined acquisition strategy and detailed acquisition criteria to ensure that the acquisition meets your overall strategic goals.
We will undertake extensive research and use our proprietary database of contacts and industry sector knowledge to help you identify suitable acquisition targets and provide analysis on the strategic fit of each potential target.
We are experienced at initiating contact and developing dialogue with the owners of target companies to create a positive environment for further conversations and sharing of key information.
negotiating the acquisition
We will assist you in valuing target companies and recommend the most suitable way to structure and finance a deal. We will lead the detailed negotiations and project manage the due diligence and legal stages, assisting you to appoint other advisers where necessary, to bring the deal to a successful completion.
Bracebridge Corporate Finance provided hands-on support throughout the entire process, including advice on all strategic and financial aspects of the transaction. Andy Moore, who led the transaction on behalf of Bracebridge, was always available to deal with issues as they arose and gave the management team excellent support throughout the process. The process was handled professionally and efficiently and was completed within 4 months. We would have no hesitation in recommending Bracebridge Corporate Finance
Shareholder and ex-Chairman of Diagnostic World Ltd
In my role as founder and builder of a UK based medical device company I relied upon Andy Moore to provide advice, analysis and market knowledge as we built our company through acquisition and integration. A thorough, ethical and analytical man , Andy quickly grasped our strategic plan and used his work ethic and unique deal making skills to add considerable value. Oriented solely towards his clients interests, the best advice he ever gave me was to not purchase a troubled competitor as in his view it was a ” bridge too far” given our integration resources. A bitter pill to swallow at the time he turned out to be correct. When it came time to sell our business I turned again to Andy who in a professional manner expedited the successful transaction. I recommend Andy and his services to any company, large or small, who want or need advice about uk capital markets and appropriate strategies to grow their enterprise.
Prism Medical Ltd, Toronto, Canada
Andy Moore has provided professional guidance to me and my organisation on a number of occasions and over a number of years. It is evident that he is fully committed to the principle of establishing long term and trusting client relationships. He works hard to understand the organisation’s goals and aspirations and his professional know-how and integrity means he soon becomes seen as a valued member of the team. He is well able to reflect the business interests when representing the company in external discussions and the strength of his credibility is such that he can also manage and realign internal expectations, particularly if they are running ahead of likely outcomes.
Andy is an extremely personable individual who possesses a strong work ethic. He delivers results and I am pleased to recommend his services to your organisation.
Chairman, Summit Medical
Andy stood by our side through the sale of my business. He has the breadth and depth of experience, commercial acumen and a personable manner and he was instrumental in the sale of my business to a FTSE 100 buyer
CEO and Entrepreneur, former business owner
Andy is a very experienced Corporate Finance professional who I have known for many years. Whilst I was CEO of Femcare Group, Andy, in his previous role, provided invaluable support to help develop our exit strategy and under his leadership, and a challenging mandate, Femcare was successfully sold to a US trade buyer to the mutual satisfaction of all parties including the lead investor Barclays Private Equity (now Equistone). I have no hesitation in recommending Bracebridge Corporate Finance
ex CEO, Femcare Group
My business partner and I had both just reached retirement age. We had created a management structure for our succession and the time was now right to seek an exit. I met with three Corporate Finance Advisers and although the standard was extremely high, I felt we would have more of a personal “hands on” approach from Andy Moore of Bracebridge Corporate Finance. This proved to be the case and Andy completed a successful sale process and achieved an excellent result for the shareholders within 4 months which was an exceptional performance. From my experience, I would highly recommend Andy Moore.
Alan Vurlan ACMA CGM
A Shareholder and former MD of Surestop Limited.