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.

Developing an

acquisition strategy

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.
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Identifying suitable

target companies

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.
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Making an

initial approach

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.

Structuring and

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

Peter Dines
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.

Andrew McIntyre
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.

Frank Collins
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

Anthony Marrett
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

Roy Smith
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.


Exiting a business can be a very stressful and time consuming process. We appointed Bracebridge a number of months before the transaction to assist in the organisation and planning for the sale. They led us through the process from start to finish in a very efficient manner, from initial discussions with the buyer, negotiating the terms of the deal and coordinating the entire transaction process. Andy was able to assimilate the nuances of the business very quickly which enabled a very quick and mutually successful transaction. We are delighted with the outcome for everyone involved and look forward to seeing Raleigh go from strength to strength.

Jon Saunders
Chairman of Apollo Chemicals Group Limited and major shareholder of Raleigh.

Completing a business acquisition?

If you’d like to speak to Bracebridge about how we can achieve the best possible outcome for your business please contact us today