Corporate Finance Advisory Services

Corporate Finance Advisory Services

Business Acquisitions, Demergers and Disposals

We help optimise your business acquisition, demerger or disposal. We put together buyers, sellers and debt/equity financing packages.

Areas in which we frequently assist include:

Business Acquisitions

  • Pre-transaction advice
  • Restructuring
  • Identifying businesses meeting your acquisition needs.
  • Advising on capital structures – matching assets and liabilities.
  • Optimising tax structures – for buyers and sellers.
  • Creating efficient funding structures to enable funds to be raised more easily.
  • Undertaking due diligence.
  • Negotiating:
    • Warranties
    • Guarantees
    • Deffered payments
  • Creating management incentive plans – including Employers’ Management Incentive (EMI) schemes.
  • Raising capital from debt, Private Equity or hybrid debt/equity instruments.
  • Post-acquisition advice on
    • Staff retention
    • Systems implementation

Business Demergers

  • Pre-transaction advice.
  • Restructuring.
  • Identifying businesses meeting your acquisition or disposal needs.
  • Advising on capital structures – matching assets and liabilities.
  • Managing disclosures.
  • Drafting bid documentation.
  • Optimising tax structures – for buyers and sellers.
  • Undertaking due diligence.
  • Negotiating warranties and guarantees.
  • Creating management incentive plans – including Employers’ Management Incentive (EMI) schemes.

Business Disposals

  • Searching and identifying buyers interested in your disposal.
  • Pre-transaction advice.
  • Restructuring.
  • Advising on capital structures – matching assets and liabilities.
  • Managing disclosures.
  • Managing the tender and auction process.
  • Drafting bid documentation.
  • Optimising tax structures – for buyers and sellers.
  • Undertaking due diligence.
  • Negotiating warranties and guarantees.
  • Creating management incentive plans – including Employers’ Management Incentive (EMI) schemes.

Your Helping Hand

As well as technical/financial advice, we’ll guide you through the ups and downs of your deal. We’ll help steer you away from the perils of adrenaline-rush decision-making – and help you stay focused on your objectives.

Real World Corporate Finance Expertise

We‘re more than just UK Chartered Accountants. We’re committed to financial excellence. You can count on our experience.

We understand acquisition transactions. We’ve made multiple successful acquisitions ourselves – rather than just advising on them. Stuart Thomson, our MD:

  • Was previously a Private Equity principal.
  • Advised on the PFI of a hospital, the debt restructure of Croydon Tramlink and the National Air Traffic Control System (NATS) privatisation.

Johnsons – Chartered Accountants

  • We’re a growing, full-service, mid-sized firm of Chartered Accountants – and are small enough to care.
  • We’ve currently (June 2024) the resources and expertise to address your corporate finance requirements.
  • Our overheads are significantly less than those of a typical central London firm.

Next Step

Contact us to learn how we can help reduce your risks – and negotiate a better deal. You’ll be pleased you did.