Selling your Business
This is usually a once in a lifetime event for business owners. We have vast experience of selling businesses and will provide hands–on advice throughout the process to ensure that you maximise value and achieve a successful outcome.
Preparation for sale is absolutely critical to a successful outcome. Our experience shows that many of the factors that result in a failed sale process could have been avoided. We will provide you with an assessment of your business and identify actions that can be taken to improve valuation and saleability.
We will also prepare high quality marketing materials, such as an Information Memorandum, which will be provided to potential purchasers to assist them with an evaluation of your business. First impressions count.
Identifying and approaching
A key part of our role is to identify the most suitable potential purchasers. Using our extensive research capabilities and access to our proprietary databases of contacts, we will research the most relevant purchasers for your business. We adopt a focused approach and will not market your business to more buyers than is necessary.
Managing the sale
negotiating the sale
There are many factors that determine the final sale proceeds and deal structure. We will look after your interests from start to finish, ensuring that we have negotiated the best possible deal for you and the deal is structured in the best possible way to maximise your returns.
Andy’s experience in deal analysis and negotiation was instrumental in making our deal successful. As a boutique M&A practice the advice and service was personal and responsive. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for a successful corporate transaction
We appointed Bracebridge Corporate Finance to manage the sale process for Aktrion Group, one of our portfolio companies. Andy explored various exit options with us and handled the negotiations with a South African purchaser. He provided a very hands-on service, project managing the entire process and driving the timetable through to completion and was always available when needed. Andy is a very experienced advisor and we would not hesitate in recommending him to advise on a sale process.
Andy Gray, Senior Partner,
Bracebridge Corporate Finance was appointed to explore the strategic options for sale and to advise on the sale process, identifying potential purchasers and advising on the financial and commercial aspects of the transaction. We have enjoyed working with Bracebridge. Andy’s depth of knowledge and experience of the care and support industry together with his quality strategic advice has led to a successful conclusion of our objectives.
ex-Chief Executive and shareholder, Selborne Care
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.
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.
Chairman of Apollo Chemicals Group Limited and major shareholder of Raleigh.
Selling your business?
If you’d like to speak to Bracebridge about how we can achieve the best possible outcome for the shareholders please contact us today