What will you gain from our Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions service?

You will:

  • Identify the types of organisations who might buy or merger with your business
  • Make your business the most attractive to buyers
  • Maximise the value of your business
  • Increase chances of successful completion when selling your business
  • Peace of mind you’re selling up, not selling out and preserve your legacy
  • Achieve a better work / life balance by building a management team and making your business less dependent on you
  • Retire with enough money for the lifestyle you want

Don’t just take our word for it… 

“Straight off the bat. A4G are the most professional and expert firm of Chartered Accountants we have come across in our 22 years of providing M&A services. They had been advising a recent client of ours for many years and helped us enormously in the sale process.
Malcolm Palmer in particular was razor sharp but user friendly. We would be very happy to recommend them to any prospective company.”
– Chris Still, Advertising M&A 

Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions service

At A4G, we are here to help you deal with the complexities of a business acquisition or if you are at the latter end of your career, navigate your route to financial freedom. We can undertake due diligence or simply provide an independent viewpoint. And our experienced team have helped many clients through their journey from working day in day out in their business to one where they are either able to take more of a back seat or exit the business completely.

Whether you’re envisioning a well-deserved retirement or aiming to strike a better work-life balance, our extensive knowledge and experience will guide you through the process of selling, merging, or buying a business to help you maximise its value and achieve your financial goals.

M&A Sell Side – Selling your business

As a business owner, you’ve not just invested your time and money but made huge sacrifices along the way. Your business and the people in it are a reflection of you. That’s why deciding to sell, pass on or reduce your working hours is such a big decision. But it’s also one that we can make less daunting.

We recognise that the sale process can be overwhelming and time-consuming. That’s why we break our service down into 13 key stages:

  1. An indicative valuation based on where you are now & explanation of the key assumptions
  2. Assessment of the net of all costs income to you and whether it’s enough for you
  3. Action plan for how you can improve or add value
  4. Advice on how to make your business more attractive to third party buyers
  5. Outline of all options for sale
  6. Considering the most suitable types of buyers including third parties or sale to your management team
  7. If applicable, advice on structuring a management buyout including considering Employee Ownership Trusts (EOT)
  8. Developing a strategic plan to make the business less dependent on you and therefore more sellable
  9. If required, finding a specialist broker to market the business to potential buyers
  10. Working with your solicitors on key elements of any sale agreement to ensure a successful conclusion to the deal
  11. Building a sale model to match and test the sale agreement
  12. Working with your legal team to ensure your sales agreement works on a practice level
If you’re not intending to sell the business within the next 5 years but plan for retirement in the future, our services will include:
  • Calculation of the capital required to support your desired lifestyle in retirement
  • A thorough review of the logistics of the business to ensure full efficiency and capability of meeting demand
  • Explore and implement ways to make your business less dependent on you including documenting ways to systemise your business from delegation, role identification and offshoring
  • Collaborate with other advisors, such as lawyers
running a family business

M&A Buy Side – Acquisitions 

Achieving organic growth can be a challenging task that requires a significant amount of time and effort.

That’s why we believe that pursuing a partnership with another firm can be a game-changer for your business. It allows you to quickly diversify into new locations or services and expand your customer base. A buy-and-build strategy can therefore significantly accelerate the growth of a business, including for those that have already invested in organic expansion.

Our team of expert advisers has over 28 years of experience in supporting strategic and financial buyers in executing acquisitions, management buyouts, joint ventures, and mergers.

To ensure seamless support throughout this journey, we offer an array of services such as:

  • Building your acquisition strategy together so you have a clear plan in place
  • Developing the acquisition criteria so you know exactly who you’re looking for
  • Identifying and approaching potential targets
  • Valuing & evaluating the targets as the information develops
  • Negotiation of the transaction terms
  • Financial due diligence and input into the acquisition process
  • Fund raising and debt advisory if required

Turn your growth plans into actionable results

Fill in your details on the form and we’ll be in touch shortly to arrange a meeting with one of our experts in M&A.
Book a free 1:1

Why A4G?


Why choose a4g for M&A service