Corporate Finance - Buying a Business

Adding commercial value to your transaction

Business acquisitions – buying a business

Over the past 12 months we have worked on assignments for companies across the UK and with international businesses. We have demonstrated our expertise in advising clients in buying and selling businesses, raising finance, carrying out financial due diligence and dealing with complex tax matters arising on transactions.

Please click here to see a selection of case studies and tombstones of our recent deals.

Deal Hawsons advises Perrys on acquisition of GK Group
Deal Hawsons advises 505 Mobile Srl in acquisition of DR Studios Limited
Deal Hawsons advises Irwin Mitchell in acquisition of HL Interactive Limited
Deal: Manufacturing client
Deal Hawsons advises Irwin Mitchell on acquisition of Berkeley law
Deal Hawsons advises Thornhill Heat Exchangers Ltd in acquisition of Universal Heat Transfer Ltd
Deal Hawsons advises Irwin Mitchell on acquisition of P&A Receivables Services
Deal Hawsons advises Wild Engineering Limited in acquisition of Surface Engineers (Manchester) Limited

Our trusted approach

The acquisition of another business is an attractive growth option and can significantly strengthen existing operations. It also provides the opportunity to increase the market value of the company above the price paid for the business. However, any acquisition also involves significant risks. It is therefore important that as many of the potential risks and rewards as possible are considered by management before deciding to complete the deal.

We recognise that every assignment is different and by adopting an approach tailored to the specific needs of each individual client we are able to add commercial value to your transaction. With a wealth of practical experience and technical skills we will work with you every step of the way to successfully complete the transaction.

Additionally, through our HLB International network we have access to corporate finance opportunities and high quality corporate finance advice in more than 100 countries.

How we can help

  • Research and identification of target businesses
  • Key early-stage valuation and negotiation with the target
  • Assistance in the preparation of a business plan
  • Introduction and negotiations with funders
  • Negotiating Heads of Terms and advising on tax planning
  • Focused due diligence investigations
  • Advice on the legal documentation

Our specialist Corporate Finance team provides practical, proactive advice throughout the process, starting from a strategic review of acquisition targets, through to post-acquisition integration.

Contact us for a free initial meeting

To find out more about how one of the leading firms of accountants in Sheffield, Doncaster and Northampton can help you, please contact one of our specialists. We believe in long-term client relationships and understand the importance of meeting to establish that you like us and we like you. This is why we offer all new clients a free initial meeting which will enable you to have a discussion about you and your business issues.

To book your free initial meeting, please click here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Pete Wilmer

Pete Wilmer

Corporate Finance Partner

0114 266 7141

Mike Turney

Mike Turney

Director of Corporate Finance

01604 645 600

Jack Ware

Jack Ware

Corporate Finance Manager

0114 266 7141

Our offices

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Jubilee House, 32 Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6WL


01604 645 600


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