Getting the right outcome from any corporate finance deal is critical, whether you’re selling, borrowing, merging, expanding or buying. And having the trust and confidence that you’re making the right decision is priceless.
At Moore Kingston Smith we draw on the full expertise from across the firm, as well as our global reach, to help you achieve your goals and to build value. We do this by expertly finding you the partner that gives you the right strategic fit and on the terms that suit you best. And we make sure you get exactly what you’re expecting.
Business owners or financial institutions
We work with owners selling or seeking corporate finance options for their business, as well as a vast global network of buyers, investors and financial institutions.
End to end support
Our expertise and reach means we’re on hand with practical advice and support whenever and wherever you need us, working with colleagues across the firm to give you fully integrated advice. We help some clients throughout the whole lifecycle of their business. With others it’s to guide them through a transaction.
What remains the same is our dedication to helping those we work with to thrive. Both now and in the future. Contact us to find out how we can help you with your corporate finance.
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For some, selling their business is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Others have been through the process multiple times. Regardless, you’ve worked hard to establish and build something of value and now you want to make sure you get the sale right.
We will help you get the deal that’s right for you. And we do that by understanding your business and your goals. We’ll start with helping to identify how much you need to sell for to fund your plans for the future. We’ll also identify what your business is currently worth and what drives its enterprise value. Next, we’ll help find the right potential buyers. Our approach is about finding buyers who offer the best strategic and cultural fit, as well as maximising value.
The process can sometimes be long and complex, but we have the experience to help you get it right, and we will be by your side throughout.
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Before buying or investing in a business, it’s important to carry out due diligence. This lets you know if you’re getting what you expected and if you’re paying the right amount for it while minimising risks and maximising returns.
When you’ve got all the facts and have identified any risks, you’re in a better position to negotiate or to make strategic decisions. And of course we will advise you on your best course of action.
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Understanding what you want financially, and what your business needs to achieve to get you there, is essential to setting goals.
This is true if you want to make your business attractive to buyers or to get the maximum valuation. But it also applies if you just want to build the long-term value of your business without thoughts of selling. Or if a sale is a long way off and you want to know what your business is or could be worth.
We provide strategic growth advisory services, including:
And we have a detailed toolkit programme to deliver this.
Raising the right type of capital to finance your business growth is key to your success. It’s important that you have an accurate understanding of your finance needs, what you’re going to use capital for and that you match your funding needs with the right sources of capital: debt, equity or a combination of both.
We’ll use our knowledge of your business and your goals to source capital from our network of equity and debt providers. We’ll give you confidence that you are raising the right amount of capital from the sources best suited to your needs. And we’ll guide you through the process from beginning to end.
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Acquisitions, management buy-outs and management buy-ins can be transformative to a business. They often provide the solution to expansion and adding value, or enable managers to become owners of a business.
They can also be complex transactions. Important considerations need to be made about the effect acquisition could have on your business. We can help you to understand the risks involved and to decide whether it’s the right approach for achieving your goals both now and in the future.
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There can be various reasons for getting your business valued. It might be to guide you on its value ahead of a potential sale or fundraising process. Or it could be to negotiate with your shareholders. Whatever the reason, getting an accurate and reliable picture is important.
We’ve advised on many sales across various sectors. We monitor and track deal activity and review the growth capital markets. This knowledge and experience positions us to provide a realistic business valuation you can trust.
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When you’re buying or investing in a business, you want to find the right deal with terms that allow you to achieve your goals. We have strong networks of buyers and sellers and we know what it takes to get deals done. That’s why we regularly work with banks and private equity firms to help them buy, sell and invest efficiently.
If you want to appoint an adviser to sell a business out of private equity, we can help you get the deal done. We have a track record of running efficient processes and getting the best prices.
We are experts at providing advice throughout the acquisition investment process. From helping to identify and evaluate potential opportunities, to running efficient and effective financial and tax due diligence, allowing you to make decisions quickly and confidently.
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Our reporting accountants play a vital role in IPOs and other public company transactions. They deliver the independent assessment of the finances and forecasts required by the company’s Nominated Adviser (Nomad), Sponsor or other advisers. These independent, expert reports provide businesses and their advisers with the information they need to prepare for IPOs or to appraise investments.
We have direct and extensive experience of working with listed companies in the UK, Europe and globally both during and after IPO. Our team of reporting accountants includes members who have experience as Nomads, which helps us to efficiently guide our clients through the listing process.
Our high partner to staff ratio means that our senior people are always involved throughout transactions. And because we’re part of a global multi-disciplinary professional services network comprising specialists across 110 countries, we have a huge pool of expertise and knowledge at our fingertips to support the IPO process. This means that we’re able to confidently and quickly deal with whatever complexities you encounter during a transaction.
Since 2000, we have acted as reporting accountants on many capital transactions, including IPOs. While the various reporting requirements are consistent, every transaction is different. We will work closely with you to identify any challenges and deal with these efficiently to avoid any issues arising in the process.
As part of an IPO or listing, there are various reports that need to be delivered. Our team regularly provide the following for businesses across a range of industries:
To find out how we can help, please contact Matthew Meadows or Colin Turnbull.