Funding an MBO

Strategic Corporate Finance

Strategic Corporate Finance are specialists in management buyouts, corporate business sales and corporate acquisitions.

We have an impressive track record of successfully completing transactions for our clients.

We have advised on over 85 completed transactions since 2000, when we were established.

Every member of our team is professionally qualified and individually has many years’ experience advising on transactions. We do not employ junior or unqualified staff, so every assignment we work on is staffed solely by highly qualified and experienced individuals throughout.

Further details on our team.

Recommendations

Most of our clients come from recommendations from accountancy firms, corporate lawyers and banks. Professionals who are familiar with the quality of our work introduce us in the knowledge that we will give their clients a high quality service.

Our approach

We believe our “hands on” approach is key to our success.

Typical clients

We typically work with owners of SME businesses with an annual turnover between £2 million and £50 million and with a track record of profitability.

We have completed transactions in a variety of sectors, including engineering, healthcare, consumer products, retail, business services, construction and consultancy.

What makes our approach different?


  1. At Strategic Corporate Finance, all members of our team are highly qualified professionals, each with many years’ experience in corporate transactions. We do not employ junior or administrative staff.
  2. Our approach recognises that each management buyout is unique – we tailor the service we provide accordingly.
  3. We have strong contacts with funders throughout the UK and know where to access the right types of funding.
  4. We are a small firm and every client matters to us – we provide a high level of personal service and take great pride in getting results.
  5. We are with you every step of the way, from the initial assessment of feasibility to completion meeting. A management buyout is often a long and stressful process – we provide advice and support throughout.
  6. We also advise on company disposals. This gives us a depth of understanding and enables us to see things from the vendors’ perspective.

  7. Our fee structure is transparent and fair – there are no hidden charges.
  8. Persistence – raising the finance can sometimes take much longer than expected and we don’t give up.
  9. We work collaboratively with clients’ accountants, tax advisers and solicitors throughout the process.

Area we cover

We work with clients across most of England.

Awards

We are proud to have won many awards, and to have been been shortlisted for many more, in recognition of the quality of our advice.

2018

Acquisition International – 2018 Global Excellence Awards – Best Management Buyout & Corporate Acquisitions Advisory Firm 2018 – UK – Winner

Corporate LiveWire – M&A Awards 2018 – MBO Advisory Firm of the Year – Winner

Acquisition International Magazine – Most Innovative Corporate Finance Solutions Provider – Winner

2017

Corporate LiveWire – M&A Awards 2017 – Company Disposal Firm of the Year – Winner

Corporate LiveWire – Innovation & Excellence Awards 2017 – Excellence in Corporate Acquisition Services – Winner

2016

Acquisition International Magazine – 2016 Global Excellence Awards – Corporate Business Sales Firm of the Year – Winner

2015

Wealth & Finance International Magazine – 2015 Finance Awards – Corporate Business Sales Firm of the Year – UK – Winner

Finance Monthly – M&A Awards – Management Buyouts & Corporate Financial Planning Firm of the Year – UK – Winner

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2015 (continued)

Corporate Vision Executive Awards – Corporate Finance – UK – Winner

Acquisition International – Finance Awards – Best for Company Disposals – UK – Winner

Acquisition International – M&A Awards – Most Active Dealmaker – Yorkshire – Winner

Finance Monthly- Global Awards 2015 – Management Buyouts & Corporate Financial Planning Firm of the Year – UK – Winner

Acquisition International – Business Excellence Awards – Award for Excellence in Strategic Corporate Finance – UK – Winner

Corporate LiveWire – M&A Awards – Dealmaker of the Year – Motor Parts Direct Acquisitions – Winner

2014

Wealth & Finance International Magazine – 2014 Finance Awards – Best for Company Disposals – UK – Winner

Finance Monthly – M&A Awards – Management Buyouts & Corporate Financial Planning Firm of the Year – UK – Winner

Acquisition International – Finance Awards – Technology Focused Boutique Finance Firm of the Year – UK – Winner

Acquisition International – International Finance Awards – Strategic Corporate Finance Team of the Year – UK – Winner

Acquisition International – Regional Corporate Finance House of the Year – South Yorkshire – Winner

2013

Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year – Winner

Acquisition International – Firm of the Year – Yorkshire – Winner

Acquisition International – UK Boutique Dealmaker of the Year – Winner

Acquisition International – Share Valuation Corporate Financier of the Year – Winner

2012

Midlands Family Business Awards – Leading Adviser – Highly Commended

Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year – Winner

2011

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Mid-Market Deal of the Year – Shortlisted

2010

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Young Dealmaker of the Year – Winner

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Dealmaker of the Year – Shortlisted

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – Shortlisted

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year – Shortlisted

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Mid-Market Deal of the Year – Shortlisted

2009

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – Shortlisted

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Dealmaker of the Year – Shortlisted

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Deal of the Year – Shortlisted

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – Shortlisted

2008

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Deal of the Year – Shortlisted

2007

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Dealmaking Firm of the Year – Winner

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Dealmaker of the Year – Winner

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year – Winner

Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards – Deal of the Year – Winner

IS AN MBO FEASIBLE FOR YOU?

Every business is different and you may not be sure whether an MBO will be feasible.

A confidential discussion of your specific circumstances with an experienced member of our team might help to clarify things for you.

One of our team would be very happy to call you to give you an indicative view on the feasibility of an MBO and suggest the next steps. The discussion would be free of charge, strictly confidential and without any further obligation to use our services.

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