At Langtons we want to help you realise value by dealing with the detail but also by helping you to see the big picture. A corporate finance transaction is likely to be highly significant to your ongoing financial situation: our experts will guide you at every step of the way.
We provide lead advisory and support services to businesses, management teams, investors and banks. Our core services include the following areas:
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Acquiring another business can be a major step and it’s one that we want to make sure you do right – first time. We’ve assisted numerous business owners to expand their companies and have the experience and expertise to guide you through what can be a complex process.
We can help you throughout – from developing your acquisition strategy to advice on integrating the two companies and all the points in between, including:
- Identifying and researching possible acquisition targets
- Valuing the target company
- Negotiating and structuring offers
- Providing a financial due diligence report on the target company
- Developing financial forecasts to support the acquisition
- Assisting with raising of finance
- Project management of the whole process
- Advising on post-acquisition integration
- Provision of appropriate tax advice to structure the acquisition.
MBOs and MBIs
We have significant experience in assisting management teams in taking the life-changing step of undertaking an MBO or MBI. We can guide you through the process – from assessing the feasibility of the transaction to navigating the myriad complex issues that may arise.
We can assist in the fundraising stage, including preparing business plans and forecasts required by the funder. We will project-manage the transaction, including due diligence and deal completion. And we don’t stop once the deal is done – we’re on hand to provide on-going advice to ensure you maximise your investment.
Disposals and exit strategy
Selling your business might be the most important single financial transaction of your life. Typically, this will be the culmination of many years of hard work and it is vital to ensure that you receive the full reward for the time and effort you have invested into building your business. We aim to achieve the best possible outcome in price and structure for you. And we’ll support you throughout the process, project managing all aspects of the transaction such that the disruption to you and the business is minimised.
Additionally, we can help to advise you on the best way to groom your company ready for a sale. If you are considering an exit from your business in the next 5 years, it is worth speaking to us now to start putting into place the things that will help when you finally come to sell.
When the opportunity arises to grow or develop a company it is often accompanied by the need to raise finance or development capital.
We can help you to find the right funding – funding that suits you and your business. Our team is well connected with banks and funders alike and can draw on vast experience in raising capital to fund growth plans. We’ll help you through the process and draw up all relevant business plans and financial forecasts required by the funder.
Periodically it’s important that you understand the value of the company that you’ve created. After all, knowledge of the worth of your business can assist you with decisions about your Company’s future strategy, your cashflows and often your personal future.
Or perhaps a specific event has triggered the need for a valuation of your business.
Either way, we’ve worked with many businesses to establish their valuation and to assist the shareholders in their next steps. Langtons Corporate Finance have significant expertise to understand your business and understand its value.
A Business Valuation may be a key service for you if you are:
- Purchasing a business
- Selling your share of a business
- Selling your entire business
- Issuing shares, options or tax incentive schemes
- Applying for a business loan
- Evaluating your own net worth
- Attracting investors
- Seeking a probate value
This is a crucial area. Many business owners are too busy managing the day-to-day running of their business to take time out to look ahead and formulate strategic plans.
Yet without long-term plans, management tends to become reactive rather than proactive, making decisions with long-term implications based on short-term considerations. As a consequence opportunities are overlooked and hidden dangers remain unnoticed.
The starting point of many of your decisions should be the production of a sound, balanced business plan which reflects what you want to achieve with your business in the years ahead, and how you intend to achieve this.
We can also assist with the production of Financial Forecasts which will financially reflect the objectives and strategy you set out in the narrative of the plan. Our team are skilled in producing detailed financial models for any size or complexity of business.
It’s vital that you go into your acquisition with your eyes open. We will report to you with the key information you require to give you comfort that the investment is the right decision for your business.
We have extensive experience in preparing due diligence reports on behalf of financial institutions as well as individual investors and corporate clients. The scope of work undertaken can vary from a brief overview to a detailed investigation into any financial aspect of the business and is tailored to the specific circumstances involved.
Unlike many firms offering this specialist service, Langtons differentiates itself by the level of senior involvement. In the majority of cases, a Partner performs a significant role in the investigation and analytical appraisal, with support from the team.