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Acquisitions

We are experienced buy-side advisors and have completed a number of strategic acquisition projects for PLCs, private equity houses, owner managed businesses and private individuals.

Over the years we have identified many attractive acquisition opportunities for our clients through our network of contacts and extensive research capabilities.

We are experienced in advising our clients throughout the acquisition process from initiating discussions with prospective vendors, to recommending the most effective way to value the target and structure the transaction, drafting Heads of Agreement and leading the transaction through to successful completion.

Many of our clients have completed a series of acquisitions with Bishopsgate, recognising the high quality of service delivered. Indeed, many of our current clients successfully pursue buy and build strategies and we have worked with them for a number of years.

Key Considerations

Would the target provide a step change for your business?

We work closely with you utilising sophisticated financial modelling tools to fully assess all of the potential synergies, commercial impacts but also considering sensitivities and ensuring downside protection for you as the acquiror.

Are you overpaying?

We can advise on current market sentiment and comparable valuations allowing you to effectively benchmark your valuation, helping you be competitive in a bidding process or supporting you in proposing a fair but deliverable off-market valuation all of which will be modelled in detail.

We also support clients on deal structuring to ensure that the shareholders of the businesses you are acquiring continue to be incentivised through post deal and that any risks associated with the deal are protected through the utilisation of appropriate mechanisms.

How should I fund my acquisition?

Our team provides a unique skillset with Bishopsgate team members having worked as CFOs and at leverage providers. We have sat on both sides of the table and are therefore able to advise on and introduce you to a wide range of funding options. We can provide access to and advice on the implications and pros & cons of financing a deal through a bank, your balance sheet, alternative finance or by utilising private equity investment.

Recent Acquisition Deals

Private Investors

SmarterPay

Private Investors

Enva Group

Location

Sector

Technology & Software

Business & Professional Services

Industrial & Manufacturing

Deal Type

Acquisition

Acquisition

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