Corporate Finance can be extremely helpful, but the answer to this specific question is ‘no’. You do not need it, but it can be helpful in appropriate circumstances. For example where transactions are significant, or complex in structure, or perhaps if you have the resources but not the experience.
It is our view that where you are looking below mid-market (transactions under about £20m enterprise value), then we believe that we offer a compelling proposition. In this space, fees can become disproportionately high, but the value decreases. Not with Unloq.
There is still a need for deal sourcing and advice through the process. The careful management of the acquisition process remains critical to realise a successful outcome. So, if not corporate finance, then the question is: how can you adequately replace such a service?
The answer varies hugely for different companies and owners. For some, the challenge is deal flow, finding the right opportunity to acquire. For others it is business valuation, to ensure they are capable of meeting the right price and deal structure. It can also be all about raising finance. Finally, for some entrepreneurs, it is about the relationships and dynamics between the two parties.
And beyond all this, the amount of executive time occupied in the process is also a major consideration. So, an advisory firm is beneficial in all these areas. And the good news is that any or all of these concerns can be covered. There is nothing specifically unique that cannot be realised another way.
The first challenge is to find more opportunities. Without any external assistance, you can be stuck with a small handful of on-market opportunities. Fewer than 2% of businesses are for sale, so by restricting yourself to on-market companies for sale, you will miss out on finding those that best fit your next acquisition.
It is this key issue that Unloq’s methodology and approach resolves. We will give you the most effective deal origination in the UK. We have considerable reach into businesses for sale, but where we really stand out is our ability to find off-market companies to acquire.
Put simply: we source deals that no one else has access to or is capable of realising.
The real value in our service is how we research and approach high-quality companies. Tap our experience and give us the opportunity to show you businesses that fit your specific investment criteria. We are capable of finding suitable sizes of companies in specific sectors and sub-sectors.
Often we can investigate more nuanced requirements relating to the management team, operational considerations and specific service offerings. We are laser-focused.
If you are looking for an alternative to corporate finance which provides more effective deal flow, at any size of enterprise. A partner that can then help you value the business correctly, assists with finance options, negotiates the right terms and navigates the due diligence process with you. You should consider Unloq, give us the opportunity to demonstrate our skills and call the team on 01962 609 000 or contact us by email.
We work alongside UK and International Clients, Corporate firms, Private Equity, Investment Banking or MBI candidates with capital at their disposal. We’re confident we could work well for you.
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