02 April 2020
The venture capital and private equity industry have invested heavily in the technology sector, from seed investments in new ideas to buyouts and take-privates of established businesses.
02 May 2017
Typically raising growth capital rounds will involve cheque sizes of between £5-50m. Because of the high stakes, investors will want to carry out a very thorough examination of the business and so navigating a process can be complex and time consuming. Although there are many issues to consider, here we highlight four key considerations that are important for management.
20 April 2017
It’s easy to be flattered by the initial advances of a potential merger partner. But allowing heart to rule head before giving an initial approach proper consideration can mean wasting time and money on a merger or acquisition that is destined to fail. So how do you understand whether the other side is a good fit for your firm?
You find a merger partner that ticks all the boxes strategically. You do coffee and lunch (several times); shake hands on a broad outline of a deal; share the news with business partners on a need-to-know basis and you are ready to get stuck into the nitty gritty of deal-making.
Partner, Head of Transactions
Kirsty Sandwell is the Head of Transactions at RSM UK. She’s a vastly experienced M&A partner and specialises in working with privately owned businesses and supporting corporates on complex carve outs and divestments.