Any significant transaction carries a number of risks, which are not always immediately apparent. By helping clients understand a transaction’s true value and mitigating avoidable threats, we can improve the process and, ultimately, outcomes.

A company goes through many growth phases during its lifecycle; from entrepreneurs to established entities and beginners to blue chips. No matter where you are in your journey, we’re here to advise and support you.

Whether you’re raising funds or seeking to sell or make an acquisition, looking to list or exploring expansion, the right advice and support could mean the difference between success and failure.

Corporate Finance

Mergers And Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions

Every stage of a disposal or acquisition process

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Debt advisory

We work with you to process and negotiate the required funding from the most appropriate source on the best possible terms

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Growth Capital

Together we’ll find the right investors to support your growth objectives

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Strategic Advisory

Lead advisory

Helping you make the big decisions necessary to develop your business and implementing them effectively

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Deal room

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International capabilities

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

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Oaklins capabilities

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Expertise in valuation requirements for buying and selling a business, transferring shares, financing or restructuring and litigation and dispute resolution.

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Transaction services

Financial Due Diligence

Financial due diligence

Bespoke investigative reviews of potential acquisitions through to assistance in post-acquisition integration.

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Reporting Accountant Services

Reporting accountant services

Experience and guidance to ensure you meet your financial and regulatory reporting requirements for a market listing.

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Transaction And Valuation Services

Sale and Purchase Agreement Advisory

Navigate through the complexities and pitfalls to ensure you optimise outcomes, avoid value leakage and manage your risks appropriately.

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Financial Modelling

Financial modelling

Preparing business plans, supporting fundraising ambitions and assisting in business sectors where specialist regulatory knowledge is required.

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Global Presence

Global presence

Clients often need advice on international matters. We work closely with other accounting, investment management and tax specialists around the world to help meet these needs.

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Meeting your needs

Corporate Finance

A relationship driven team comprising highly experienced professionals helping clients across the full spectrum of mid market projects including M&A, debt and equity fund raisings and strategic advice.


Financial reporting valuations; Tax valuations; Commercial valuations - we have deep experience of all these forms of work, and national team that is well placed to assist you.

Transaction Services

A highly experienced team providing tailored and insightful support in mid market transactions, including financial and tax due diligence, reporting accountant work for IPOs, sale and purchase agreement advice and financial modelling.

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John Rugman

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