Engaging with an acquisition target may have resulted either from responding to an opportunity in the market or as a result of pro-actively approaching businesses identified through a well thought out and defined acquisition strategy. This could either be a single acquisition, part of a wider buy and build strategy or an MBO/MBI.

Our team is able to support you acquire a business and add value at every stage of the process, from helping you define your growth strategy, acquisition search or executing the transaction where you have already engaged with the target company.

How we can help

Major challenges for business owners looking at making an acquisition is to manage the risk factors and quickly spot the real deal breakers. Our vast experience allows us to identify key issues within businesses, from an early stage.

Our complete buy-side advisory integrated offering supports business owners at every stage of the acquisition process including

  • Assistance in developing acquisition strategies and defining acquisition criteria;
  • Acquisition search and summarisation of financial and operational profile;
  • Modelling enlarged business;
  • Formulate offer strategy and manage negotiations;
  • Locked Box and Completion Account preparation and negotiations;
  • Review of legals and close liaison with your chosen lawyers providing commercial, financial and tax input;
  • Project management to completion;
  • Earn-out accounts negotiations; and
  • Assistance in integration planning.

All our transactions are partner led. We are hands-on and commit significant resource to every assignment to minimise deal distraction for management.

What our clients say

“HMT were mandated to find the right funding partner to support the management buyout of the company but also one that will allow OMM to accelerate its growth plans over the coming years. HMT spent time with us to understand OMM’s value proposition, our market position and the cash flow requirements of the business and ran a competitive process to optimise the funding terms. During the process they provided invaluable support and valuable commercial advice, both in terms of the fundraising and the negotiations with the exiting shareholders.”

Howard Campion, Group Managing Director at OMM

“The team at Envitia have developed a market leading and highly sophisticated proposition, with a multitude of use cases across both the public and private sector, enabling smarter decision making to take place through the use of data enhancing the quality of outcomes for their clients. We’re looking forward to helping the team build on an already impressive track record of growth and are grateful for the buy-side support provided by HMT which resulted in a timely completion.”

Tom Purkis, Partner at Maven

Why Us