Accessing finance

An international perspective is essential in order to locate and leverage the best opportunities for your business in the global economy.

Smith & Williamson is a member of Oaklins International, Inc., one of the world’s most experienced mid-market M&A advisers. Oaklins has completed over 1,500 deals in the past five years, with an aggregate value of more than US$75 billion.

Oaklins employs over 650 investment banking staff globally and is focused on mid-market transactions. Through its approach of involving industry specialists with deep local connections in 42 countries, it delivers a truly global, cross-border execution capability. 

Whether you’re a UK firm looking to expand overseas or an international business considering a UK presence, a clear understanding of the opportunities available will open up new horizons for your business.

Cross-border deals can involve complex regulatory requirements, while each jurisdiction has its own legal, accounting and governance frameworks. An international presence requires a variety of professional support – from due diligence to tax structuring to public takeovers. 

Our global connections and local market knowledge give you the entry points you need to succeed. 

 

Meeting your needs

Inclusive 

We know how complex your international needs can be. Our holistic approach connects the dots so you can rest easy while we take care of all your requirements, from acquisitions and disposals to listing and further fundraising – and everything in between. 

Extensive

Our worldwide connections provide advice on cross-border acquisitions, disposals, listing international companies in London and financing to get the best deal for you, while our focus on the mid-market means we can tailor our service directly to your needs. 

Comprehensive

Our extensive global network combined with detailed local market knowledge allows us to provide you with independent and objective advice to ensure you achieve your goal – no matter where you are in the world. 

Experience

We combine deep sector-specific knowledge with industry-level understanding and senior involvement throughout the engagement process in order to maximise the potential of every transaction. 

 

How we can help

  • Cross-border acquisitions: From selecting the right target to strategic evaluation and deal structuring, due diligence and project management, right through to completion, tax advice and post-deal support. We can also advise private equity funds and investors on building stronger portfolios and identifying add-ons to their existing investments.
  • Exit strategy: We can get a better exit for your investment by managing a competitive sales process that includes boutique and specialist buyers from around the world.
  • London listings: For overseas firms considering a listing on a London market, we have extensive experience listing international businesses on AIM and the Main Market. 
  • Overseas opportunities: For UK firms looking to expand internationally, we can provide a holistic service ranging from tax and accounting through to M&A, financial modelling, private finance and private equity initiatives, public-private partnerships, valuations, debt advisory services and much more. 

 

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