How do I acquire another business?

For businesses looking to expand by merger or acquisition, we provide a full lead advisory service to ensure the right deal actually happens. We can assist you with finding targets, raising finance, negotiating the deal and efficiently and effectively project managing the transaction to completion. 

Before an acquisition can complete, the acquirer needs to understand what is being bought. We can play an important role in the evaluation of a target business, by preparing a financial & tax due diligence report. We compile an independent review of the target to ensure you understand the financial and tax aspects of what you are acquiring. This helps determine the price to pay and will assists with raising finance. The review can look at historical information, forecast information, or just focus on key areas to suit you. We aim to provide reports of practical use, which will identify critical areas early to assist your understanding and decision making.

If the following issues resonate with you, we are able to help:

  • Where can I find funding for business acquisition or expansion?
  • What is due diligence and how will it help?
  • How can I raise finance?
  • How do I raise equity finance?
  • How do I approach the bank for finance and what information will I need?
  • What are my debt and banking options?
  • Where can I find alternative funding?

If you would like to explore financing options for your business, please take a look at our Corporate Finance services or contact a member of our Corporate Finance team.

Bishop Fleming LLP is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to provide certain limited investment services where these are complementary to or arise out of the professional services to our clients. Bishop Fleming Corporate Finance Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide regulated services.



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