Whatever your reasons for selling your business – retirement, reinvestment or maybe expansion, you will naturally want to achieve the best possible price and see that you reach the most favourable terms for you and your company.
Why use an adviser?
The sale of a business can often be quite complex. An adviser will guide you through the process – from preparing your business for sale to ensuring a smooth completion.
A good adviser will also market your business to a wide range of potential purchasers; often these can be entirely unrelated to your sector or from overseas. By casting the net wide, you will have a better opportunity of finding the right deal.
We are independent experts in the sale of UK SMEs to plcs and multinational groups. These buyers often pay more than a trade buyer and are professionals experienced in the process of acquiring companies. Having a close relationship with these acquirers ensures we can get your company in front of the right potential buyers for your business.
Focused on your business
Alaris specialises in advising on UK SME transactions and we believe we understand the motivations and needs of businesses of this size. Each business differs so our service is tailored to each client’s specific requirements and entirely focused on making the deal happen.
Senior experienced advisors
Alaris is comprised of a group of senior advisers who have extensive experience in the UK smaller company M&A market. An experienced adviser will manage the sale of your business and will be your day-to-day contact, working with you throughout the process.
Negotiation Only Service
Our “Negotiation Only” service is for companies who have already been approached by a purchaser or who are considering an MBO. Alaris will be able to guide you through the sale process to help ensure that, in the absence of other interested parties, you achieve a sale price and related transaction terms in line with market rates.
Identifying and accessing purchasers
One of our greatest assets is our powerful database of purchasers, containing in-depth information on acquisitive companies, financial purchasers, professional advisers and other intermediaries. Many of these contacts are known to us and we remain in regular contact.
As our focus is on company sales, purchasers are often keen to talk to us in the knowledge that we are acting exclusively for quality companies that are likely to be relevant to their business. Our in-house research department allows us to think outside the box and identify less than obvious potential purchasers further enhancing sale opportunities.
Opportunities and competition between interested parties can be enhanced by also considering an international sale. Alaris has an extensive network of M&A professionals internationally, who can assist in sourcing purchasers for a client’s business.
Part of our international reach is as a result of our close business and working relationship with Cavendish Corporate Finance, which allows us access to contacts within Oaklins, an international network that includes over 600 professionals in 45 M&A advisory and investment banking firms operating in 42 countries.