Our M&A Advisory team guides our clients through the complex world of business sales, MBOs, acquisitions and mergers. We will provide intelligent, supportive and proactive advice to our clients whether they are buyers, sellers or just seeking to restructure or rebalance their shareholdings. Our job is to get our clients the best possible deal for them.
Our role usually extends the full length of the transaction, is fully hands-on and can cover any or all of the following aspects:
- Determining likely valuation parameters, defining clear transaction objectives and setting process
- Communicating the opportunity clearly and compellingly to the market
- Ensuring that the right counter-parties are identified and approached with appropriate confidentiality arrangements in place
- Helping to Build the right financial and commercial data room to support the transaction
- Producing or refining financial forecasts appropriate for the process
- Negotiating indicative terms and ensuring that all key aspects of a transaction are clearly understood pre due diligence
- Supporting through the due diligence process, assisting with the negotiation and resolution of any points arising and managing the flows of Q&A
- Project Managing to ensure that everything is done efficiently and by the right party at the right time
- Advising on the completion mechanism and any completion adjustments
Mostly people only SELL a business once in their lives and mostly it is a business they have spent a lifetime building. So, selecting advisers for that sale process and making sure you trust their advice is a decision worth taking time over
We understand that for many of our clients, M&A can be a bewildering process, littered with acronyms and assumed knowledge. We draw on our many years’ experience and work alongside them to ensure they are always on the front foot, understand precisely what they are signing up to and can trust they have a formidable team on their side throughout. We run the process so you can run your business.
Clarify objectives and value drivers
Go to market
Agree Heads of Terms
Prepare documentation and research the market
Build rapport and negotiate
Due diligence, legals and completion
As the shareholders of SCT Russell and I have been delighted with HMT’s advice, direction and overall professionalism in securing the sale of SCT to WestBridge. Throughout the process of building the IM, finding the interested parties and guiding us through the selection to negotiating the SPA, Wendy and Ricky provided sound invaluable commercial guidance with realism, always in our best interests.
Shareholder of SCT
Nick and I are delighted to have appointed HMT as lead advisors on this transaction. The team were very hands-on and professional from the preparation phase all the way through to completion. Their experience, pragmatism and tenacity were vital in closing the deal.
Founder and CEO of Synergy Retail Support
HMT were instrumental in not only identifying the right buyer but helping drive the transaction to an aggressive timeline. The team at HMT provided sage counsel throughout and we thank them for their dedication and can-do attitude throughout.
CEO of Object Matrix
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.
Group Managing Director at OMM
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Whether you are a business owner seeking a full or partial exit, a management team with ambition to acquire the business you are running, a corporate or a private equity investor seeking support with acquisitions, HMT has the expertise, experience, and depth of resource to support you to achieve your objectivesSell & Buy
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Our due diligence team has a vast breadth and depth of experience across a huge range of Financial and Vendor due diligence assignments gained over thirty years. With dedicated financial modelling capability and our own due diligence tax specialist, we provide pragmatic commercial advice to private equity and corporate investors and acquirers alikeSupport