Mergers and acquisitions

Whether it’s an acquisition, disposal, management buy-out (MBO) or management buy-in (MBI), our practical, technical advice and support at every stage of the process and our truly global, cross-border execution capability through Oaklins Smith & Williamson, will help you achieve your goals efficiently. 

If you’re seeking an acquisition to take your business to the next level or considering a disposal to streamline your operations or plan your retirement, we can apply our expertise to optimise the value of the transaction for you. 


Meeting your needs


We understand how important your business is to you. Making major decisions can be daunting and theory isn’t always enough, which is why we offer genuine insight based on years of practical experience. 


Transactions can be complex and time-consuming. We can help you navigate the process, reduce the risks and minimise the demands on your time by establishing clear lines of communication, providing constant feedback on progress and giving you hands-on support.  


We’re not just focused on getting you in the best position to make the right deal, our strong organisation and network mean we can also get you in front of the right people to help you achieve it.  


You need expert and objective advice to implement the right business strategies. We work closely with your board to build a positive relationship that extends beyond individual transactions. 


We don’t just react to your needs – we generate new ideas and give you the resources you need to execute them. Our in-depth understanding of the markets enables us to identify opportunities matched to your circumstances.


Our service doesn’t end when the transaction is complete. We can provide comprehensive post-deal support including employment and pensions advice, tax services, and audit and accounting to support you in your onward journey.    


How we can help

  • Mergers and acquisitions: Strategic evaluations, deal structuring, due diligence, project management, deal completion, tax advice and post-deal support. 
  • Business sales: Creating an exit plan, valuing your business, identifying, approaching and managing buyers, and selecting a preferred buyer. 
  • Fundraising: Business plans, financial models, identifying potential investors and negotiating the deal. 
  • MBOs and MBIs: Opportunity analysis, company valuations, fundraising, deal negotiation and advising the new board and investors. 


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Brian Livingston

Managing Director, mergers & acquisitions London +44 (0)20 7131 4914

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