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

“The team at HMT advised Indigo on our MBO last year and we didn’t hesitate in retaining the same team again to advise on the Belcom acquisition. HMT consistently provide work of a high quality and go the extra mile to get the job done. I look forward to working together again on our next M&A activity.”

Peter Welch, Finance Director at Indigo Belcom

“HMT understood our capital needs and supported our quest to find an appropriate equity partner.  HMT believed in this transaction from the get-go: their ceaseless support, advice and willingness to roll their sleeves up and lead the process from the front was essential for getting the deal done.”

Ben Benson, CEO at Interact Training group

Why Us