BHP on the up with Northern Escalators
BHP Corporate Finance is delighted to have acted as the lead advisor to Northern Escalators and its shareholders, in securing £6.4 million of investment from the Business Growth Fund (”BGF”). Read more »
BHP delivering deals
BHP Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that it has acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of Walkers Transport on the £20m sale to its management team backed by Total Capital Partners. Read more »
Just what the doctor ordered
BHP Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that it has acted as lead advisor on the management buyout of UK Medical Limited from Becton Dickinson & Co (“BD”), a $10billion revenue global medical technology group. Read more »
BHP making the earth move!
We are delighted to announce that BHP Corporate Finance has acted as lead advisor to the management team of MTS Nationwide (“MTS”), who have acquired the company in a management buyout. Read more »
From small acorns
BHP Corporate Finance is delighted to have advised the shareholders of Rotherham headquartered Acorn Industrial Services Group on its sale to Swedish multi-national group, Axel Johnson AB. Read more »
Solid foundations are key to selling a business
Every business owner requires an exit plan, and for many this will revolve around eventually selling the company that they have often spent years nurturing and growing, but it’s easy to underestimate the amount of groundwork required to achieve a successful sale and maximise a company’s value. Crucially, it’s never too early to think about the foundations that need to be laid to sell a business. Even people who are many years away from retirement or those who presume a company will follow a natural progression, such as staying in the family, will benefit from having the basics in place.
Merger & Acquisitions activity continues to shape business in North Derbyshire
In the last two years merger and acquisition (M&A) activity returned in full force, with 2015 and 2016 becoming two of the three busiest years in global M&A history, along with the pre-recession boom seen in 2007. There are a number of factors contributing to this, ranging from economic confidence through to pressure from shareholders who want to see growth. In addition, continued low interest rates combined with funding providers loosening the purse strings, has resulted in more deals completing. Ambitious and forward thinking companies considering whether to grow organically or by acquisition, recognise that M&A is often the best
Why working capital can have a significant impact on final sale proceeds
Working capital is the capital (cash investment) that is needed to fund the everyday operations of a business. The amount of working capital a business requires will generally, but not always, increase as the business grows.
Warranty & Indemnity Insurance – Q&A
Warranty and Indemnity (“W&I”) insurance is one of the many risk management options available to those carrying out merger and acquisition type transactions. We have seen an increase in the use of W&I insurance on transactions that we have worked on and more generally in the lower mid-market.
On the Acquisition Trail
BHP Corporate Finance recently had the privilege of advising on the acquisition of iconic UK mountain bike manufacturer, Orange Bikes. Our team includes a number of keen riders so it was particularly satisfying to advise on a transaction involving such a well-regarded industry name. Reflecting on the deal afterwards it became obvious that there were a number of parallels between a good trail rider and a successful acquisition.