Supporting your Corporate Finance needs
Our dedicated Corporate Finance team provides a full range of advisory services for business owners, management teams and investors. We help them to raise finance, buy or sell a business, review strategy or obtain grants.
Our approach focuses on the needs of owners and individuals wishing to realise value or make investments in growing businesses. We create deals by matching businesses and people, and by designing financial structures that suit all circumstances. We aim to make the process as smooth as possible by co-ordinating the services of all involved including lawyers, bankers, venture capitalists and individual investors.
National and global reach
Through our association MHA, we are one of the UK’s most active M&A teams by deal volume. Our national corporate finance team’s network is extensive, and the team takes a hands-on approach to leading commercial negotiations and managing a transaction from inception to completion. Wherever you plan to take your business, our friendly and professional team can help you achieve your ambition.
With significant growth opportunities around the world, it is important to work with an adviser who has the experience and skill set to deal with the cultural and procedural complexities involved. With our colleagues in Baker Tilly International, we have collective global expertise available in over 141 countries, which means wherever you want to do business, MHA Carpenter Box can help.
Due diligence and financial due diligence
If you are acquiring a business, by carrying out a detailed review of the financial records, we use our experience and financial expertise to verify that the target business is all it claims to be. At MHA Carpenter Box we are familiar with the key drivers that point to the success or otherwise of a business. We seek to identify at an early stage, the issues likely to impact on the successful conclusion of a deal.
Mergers and acquisitions
An acquisition or merger is one of the most effective ways to growing your business in a short time-frame. It can help to increase skills and market knowledge, build economies of scale and provide access to new markets and customers whilst reducing competition. Our Corporate Finance team can help you in every stage of an acquisition or merger, ensure you reap the rewards of your investment.
Having a well thought out plan is vital to achieving the best return if you are selling your business. Our clients know that they can put 100% trust in the strategies we suggest to achieve the best outcomes.
Our experts have provided advice to a wide variety of businesses dealing with both complex as well as more straightforward sales. Understanding the business owners’ objectives is key to the advice we give. We will look to enhance the value of the business pre-sale and offer advice around the best options to realise value bearing in mind the tax position of all concerned.
When you decide to sell your business, we can access a wide network of potential buyers, ranging from businesses to individual investors.
Debt and asset finance fundraising
Identifying and raising the right finance for your business can be a challenge whatever the funding need.
We will look at your objectives to get a good understanding of your business’ funding requirements, and help you put together your case so that any lender or investor will be able to quickly appreciate your credentials.
Then, using our extensive network of contacts in both the banking and alternative funding sector we’ll work with you to secure a solution that will help you to reach your objective and fit your needs.
Our team includes experienced accountants, tax advisers and ex-bankers. They all have extensive knowledge of the perspective of a potential lender, as well as a good understanding of what the market has to offer.
If your business needs a short-term appointment to fill a skills gap or execute a strategy, we can help. We can help you find a fully flexible and cost-effective solution to almost any short-term problem. This service is particularly useful to SMEs as it gives them access to a significant management resource without the expense and commitment of a full-time employee.
We can also act as a sounding board to owners/managers of businesses providing an independent perspective.