Selling your business is stressful and time consuming. You need to ensure you have the best advice from the outset from experts who fully understand the process and what it takes to ensure transactions complete.

We specialise in the sale of private companies, subsidiaries and corporate divisions. Our role is to project manage the entire sale process:
  • Research and identify strategic trade and financial buyers;
  • Prepare the focused sales information memorandum and other required documentation;
  • Approach identified purchasers under confidentiality agreements;
  • Lead the commercial negotiations, and
  • Co-ordinate the due diligence and legal processes.
We will deliver the best possible deal, structured for maximum tax effectiveness, whilst maintaining strict confidentiality throughout.
Through our dedicated research capabilities and an in depth understanding of our clients business and strategic objectives, we are able to identify and research potential acquisition targets, initiate discussions with the vendors and lead the acquisition process to secure the best possible deal.

We work with our clients and provide advice on valuation, deal structure, consideration negotiations and ensure that the deal progresses smoothly to legal completion.

Should external funding be required, we can assist with the preparation of business plans incorporating the benefits of the new enlarged entity and help our clients secure the right type of funding from our extensive relationships with UK providers.

Perhaps most importantly, our role can be extended following completion to assist with any post acquisition integration work and ensure that the enlarged business performs to plan as intended.
An MBO or MBI is a life changing opportunity but is also a process that requires a lot of time and energy.

The availability of finance for these types of transactions has reduced in recent times and therefore management teams must have advisers on their side who they can trust and who have the experience to not only negotiate the best possible structure but also deliver the completed deal.

With our experience of structuring Management Buy-Outs/Buy-Ins, Aspire offers specialist knowledge in negotiating the right deal structures, the preparation of business plans and financial models, sourcing of finance through debt and equity providers and controlling the investment process.

We make it our responsibility to ensure you pay the appropriate price within the right financial structure.
Whether you are contemplating a fundraising exercise to help finance growth or a refinancing of existing facilities which are no longer adequate for your needs, we are able to introduce the most suitable funders and project manage the whole process.

The current financial climate has resulted in much tougher credit conditions and whilst funding is still available and obtainable, lenders are being more selective in deciding which Companies they lend to.

Anyone considering raising finance needs to ensure that the application is correctly managed from the outset. We can help Companies best present themselves and instil confidence in funders by adding credibility to funding proposals and business cases, ensuring that our clients do not suffer high borrowing costs and severe management distraction.

We are in constant contact with lenders and we only approach funders who have a proven appetite and with whom we have developed long term relationships.
Many growing businesses will reach a natural stage in their development where the introduction of external capital from third party investors is necessary to unlock further growth potential. For many companies, it is not only a cash injection that is required but also access to additional infrastructure and fresh ideas and challenges on the future direction of their business.

We work closely with owner-managers to assess the funding requirements of both company and shareholders, and determine which forms of external capital are most suitable.

We introduce our clients to the right potential funders who have a specific interest in the sector, and thereafter, project-manage negotiations with funders through to completion.

For each client, we will leverage our long-standing relationships with corporate bankers, private equity houses and also introduce investment opportunities to our database of high net worth individuals to secure the best possible solution for you.
The Aspire team are all qualified accountants who have experience of advising hundreds of businesses. We have several recurring clients who realise the value of retaining our services through monthly advisory retainers allowing us to provide a range of services including:
  • General corporate advice
  • Compilation of monthly financial board packs
  • Attendance at board meetings
  • Ad hoc M&A work.
We are also able to offer the preparation of business plans and robust, flexible, user friendly financial projection models as a one off piece of work for companies who do not have the necessary in house skill set along with company share valuations in instances of shareholder disputes, guide prices for employee share schemes, comfort to other stakeholders or to satisfy shareholder interest

  • Company Disposals

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Management Buy-Outs

  • Raising Finance

  • Development Capital

  • Strategic Advice

  Aspire Corporate Finance Limited is a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants
  Registered in England and Wales No: 07490227