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Case study: Dantec in pole position
Rob Donaldson

31 August 2011

RSM's corporate finance team has advised the management team on the buyout of Dantec Hose Limited, backed by Maven Capital Partners.

Chorus Law...securing funds
Stephen Orriss

31 August 2009

RSM’s M&A team has successfully completed the refinancing of Chorus Law which required debt to enable the founder shareholders to extract some of their equity investment.

National Express… timely service
Alistair Hynd

01 February 2009

RSM's financial modelling team has provided a comprehensive model audit for the successful National Express bid for the Essex Thameside rail franchise.

Exploring your options to realise value
Rob Donaldson

Choosing the direction of your business’ future needs to be considered carefully. Diane Gwilliam explains the most common routes for an exit and advises on the right time to act.

How can I maximise value on exit?
James Wild

On deciding a sale is the right route for you and your business, there are many different routes to market. Choosing the right one will ensure you find the right buyer who is prepared to pay the right price.

Preparing your business for an exit

When selling a business, preparation is critical. Discover the steps you should take to win investor confidence and top tax tips that will help you to maximise cash on exit.

Staying strong for the negotiation table
Rob Donaldson

How does the negotiation process work? The way the negotiation process works is very much a team effort between us and our clients.

A model exit
Alistair Hynd

When preparing for exit, it’s important to position your business in the best light. One critical element of this is to set out the business’s prospects and trajectory.

Get ready for due diligence
Peter Vandervelde

Due diligence is a critical element of most business sales. Buyers will always want confidence that they understand the risks and rewards of the business they are buying. If there are surprises, it will give them a chance to chip away at the sale value or potentially walk away from the deal altogether.

Preparation is everything
Kirsty Sandwell

A business sale is a one-off opportunity to crystallise the value that owners have invested over the years, often a generation. It is critical to get it right.