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Mergers & Acquisitions

Selling or buying a company is not an everyday event, any more than dealing with major change or managing significant growth in a business. All of these challenges need specialist advice and expertise, as well as proper planning and orderly implementation.

Our specialist M&A team has extensive knowledge and experience of assisting with:

Business sales

  • Potential purchaser research
  • Production of sales documents (Information Memoranda)
  • Making initial approaches to purchasers
  • Managing the data flow and data room
  • Negotiating and managing offers – obtaining the best possible price
  • Selecting a legal team
  • Managing due diligence through to legal completion


MBO acquisitions

When buying a company as a management buyout candidate, it is vital to get the structure and investment right and to have access to the appropriate Venture Capitalists in order to best present the opportunity to potential investors.

Whether the process is a management buyout (MBO) or a vendor-initiated management buyout (VIMBO), it will require the best advice at key stages throughout the process, firm control of information and detailed financial modelling.

The vendor’s advisor will be aiming for the maximum possible price and investors to maximise their return. It is the MBO advisor’s task to manage these factors to ensure that MBO investors end up with the maximum possible equity stake in the business in the future.


Growth management

When your company is growing it inevitably brings pressure to bear on existing infrastructure, human resources and business finance. Whether it is growth via acquisition or organic growth, we can help with managing the process and even raise the funds needed for a successful transition.


Change management

We will review current business plans, discuss the owners’ and management’s aims and ambitions, then construct a coherent plan for change that will enable the agreed goals to be met. We have worked with businesses from all sectors and helped many clients plan for change generated by:

  • Exit strategy planning
  • Acquisition integration
  • Moving site or acquiring new sites
  • Incorporating a new product stream or business
  • Sourcing, financing and installing new plant
  • Writing new business plans

Our Corporate Finance division has extensive experience in managing these processes and a solid track record of delivering the best possible outcome for our clients. Working across a broad range of sectors, Opus has the strong connections with venture capital sources and specialist professionals required to achieve positive outcomes.


Key People

Barry Parsons
Corporate Finance Partner

Ross Parsons
Corporate Finance Partner

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