MBOs/MBIs 2017-06-06T10:54:25+00:00


We are recognised as a leading adviser on MBOs and MBIs, with the experience, commitment and relationships to manage the often complex and time consuming process on behalf of management teams.

A Management Buy-Out (MBO) or Management Buy-In (MBI) involves the existing management team of a business acquiring all or most of the share capital in their company and becoming owner-managers themselves. An MBO or MBI is an opportunity for management teams to generate significant personal wealth providing you structure the deal well, but can also be technically complicated and time-consuming. Therefore management teams must have advisers who they can trust and who have the experience to not only negotiate the best possible deal for them, but also the ability to secure funding appropriate to the transaction and the specific circumstances of their business.

Our corporate finance team advises on a significant number of MBOs and MBIs every year and our role is to secure the best equity deal for management using our expertise of such transactions, market norms and private equity requirements.

We advise management teams through these processes, including the preparation of a forecast business plan and introducing them to potential funders.

We have strong relationships with the UK’s leading private equity houses and debt providers and, as a result, have a deep understanding of not only their requirements to achieve a successful completion but also how to secure the best terms in the current economic climate.

We make it our responsibility to manage the many complexities of the process and to ensure that management teams remain focused on maintaining the performance of the business at this crucial time.

We have recently advised on a number of MBOs and MBIs including:

For more information about MBOs, please do contact our partners Ian Barton and Andrew Thomson on 01491 579740 or via email.