Specialist Service

Corporate finance

Our corporate finance team helps the owners and management teams of entrepreneurial businesses to manage the transactions that successfully take their businesses to the next stage.

Our partner-led approach focuses on delivering commercial advice to help our clients so they in turn create stability and gain long term value, whatever the economic climate. Through our highly experienced team and an extensive network of quality contacts, we help our clients to manage all aspects of their business growth and development.

Lead advisory strategic and exit route planning

Our team manages transactions at all stages. We have a long track-record of successfully helping our clients with the following.

Reporting and transaction support

We also support businesses with the following aspects of the reporting and transaction process.

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions only add value if they:

We help our clients to evaluate whether a merger or acquisition would indeed be a good fit for their business. The quality of our advice is based on an open relationship with our clients and a deep understanding of their aspirations.

Our advice takes account of economies of scale and access to new products and markets, as well as ‘softer’ business issues such as property requirements, personnel, branding, financial systems and change management.

The structured due diligence that we provide ensures that our clients have a robust understanding of their target and mitigate the risks associated with its acquisition. We make transactions as tax efficient as possible, both for our client and the other party (as many vendors tend to focus on post-tax proceeds).

Business Disposals

For owners looking to sell their business, we can help with every aspect of the process right through to final completion. Our services include the following.

Raising finance and flotations

As experienced advisers to growing entrepreneurial businesses, we understand the importance of a stable funding structure that fits with needs that change.

Economic conditions are variable and always present new challenges to developing businesses seeking funding. We work with clients to leverage our extensive network of contacts across leading debt and equity providers. We can help businesses with the following aspects of raising finance.

A national and international perspective

As members of AGN International – a global membership association of separate and independent accounting and advisory businesses – we regularly monitor trends in corporate finance and mergers and aquisition. Read the latest Global M&A Outlook report.

Can we help?

Please contact one of our corporate finance specialists on this page, if we can help with your company’s growth and strategic ambitions.

Specific advice should be obtained before taking action, or refraining from taking action, on any of the subjects covered above.

"As we get bigger we will face various new challenges. Shipleys is helping us to look at how we integrate new brands and making sure we do maintain good processes as we grow."

Ben Hammersley
Finance Director, Godrej UK
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“Shipleys is a pleasure to work with and doesn’t make an unnecessary meal of things. They are pragmatic and sensible and have given good advice over the years.”

Bill Mills
Founder of Explore Learning

How Can We Help?

Want easier ways to manage your accounts? Got a tricky question about tax? Looking to grow your business? Get in touch and our team of experts will help.
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