We raise funding and investments from a range of banks, VCT’s, Private Equity houses, individuals and We offer a full merger and acquisition service to our corporate and private equity clients.

Selling a Business

Our primary role is to realise the true value of your company, division or subsidiary. Working within your timescales we will gauge market conditions and help you set realistic price expectations and valuation parameters. We will prepare and distribute a sale memorandum to carefully selected prospective purchasers. With no preconceived methodology, we constantly review the most appropriate means of disposal to ensure we are always prepared for any eventuality.

When it comes to Mergers and Acquisitions you need rigorous attention to detail and an appreciation  of commercial sensitivities. For the bidder – we advise on approach strategy, arrange underwriting and funding, draft documentation and announce the offer. For the target – we negotiate with potential suitors, identify the best options for both management and shareholders and help deliver your chosen strategy. We advise on compliance with the Listing Authorities (FSA) and the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers and identify any taxation, pension or employment issues. Eastwood also offers a comprehensive post-acquisition integration service, an issue often overlooked.

Buying a Business

Succession Planning & Exit Strategy

When it comes to looking after your shareholding – be it minority or majority, personal or institutional, quoted or private – we will help you gain the maximum return on your investment. We can act for individuals, institutions, investor groups or the management team itself on a range of Exit Strategies. Whether the sale is a single transaction, part of a larger restructuring or an exit from a distressed portfolio we can devise and execute the most effective plan.

Guided by our personal experience of the unique issues and pressures facing Management Buy Out teams we will pre-empt potential problems. From initial approach to structuring and financing an offer, we can support your business ambitions. We will help maintain effective management controls,  liaise with employees, unions and the press. From initiation to final negotiation and completion we unravel the complex MBO process. Our ongoing  service means we can continue contributing  to your company’s success through a non-executive Board position.

Management Buy Out (MBO)