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.
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.
RSM’s specialist team supports shareholders, management teams and other interested parties with advice based on our unique depth and breadth of experience.
Although a highly effective mechanism for achieving a change of control, management buy-outs are notoriously difficult to negotiate. RSM have a deep understanding in managing these complex processes. We’ll help you in acting for the vendor or management team navigate the complexities to reach a successful conclusion.
Over the last few years the debt capital markets have changed and there has been a return of confidence. Our debt advisory team comprises former bankers, asset financiers and accountants that all have extensive knowledge of the debt market to provide advice on the appropriate funding structure for your transaction.
RSM can help you find buyers, make your business more attractive and negotiate the best possible terms for your business’ sale.
Kirsty joined RSM in 2001 and was instrumental in building RSM’s London M&A and private equity offering.