- Completed Sale
- John Harris Accountancy
- Business Services
- Completed Sale
- Pro-Line Securities (UK) Limited
Buyer reachTo ensure high levels of interest in your business, KBS Corporate undertakes a research and marketing strategy specifically tailored to your business. The process would incorporate the following areas:
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Our search focuses on targeting trade, competitive, complimentary, strategic and synergistic buyers. KBS Corporate subscribe to leading databases and search facilities, creating access to 7 million companies in the UK alone.
Our bespoke database allows us to search thousands of historic industry related deals, identifying companies who have previously acquired in your sector.
Our sector knowledge, gained from 15 years experience of completing deals, ensures that we have a good understanding of who and where your buyer may come from... We may even be speaking to them already!
Where appropriate, we can target both European and global buyers, utilising the following:
- Global overseas ‘companies house’ databases provide access to over 90 million prospective purchasers.
- KBS Corporate’s International Network enables direct access to over 5,000 professional advisors, in more than 50 countries worldwide.
- We are experienced in handling cross border transactions and have recently completed deals to overseas buyers. In some sectors, the values achieved have been well in excess of those offered by UK counterparts.
Institutional buyers would typically be defined as Private Equity, Venture Capitalists and Investment companies.
These types of buyers often invest into growth businesses, or those complimentary to other companies already within their portfolio.
KBS Corporate is a member of, subscribes to or has access to the following associations:
- BVCA (British Venture Capital Association) - 6,000 members
- AIC (Association of Investment Companies) - 500 member companies
- EVCA (European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) - 1,200 members
KBS Corporate has developed a comprehensive and industry leading buyer database of over 100,000 potential acquirers. Our exclusive database contains detailed acquisition profiles from private buyers through to multi-national PLCs.
This allows us to successfully match opportunities with buyers who we know are either acquisitive, or who have acquired previously and have been pre-vetted from both a confidential and financial perspective.
These buyers may have made offers on other businesses, yet were not the preferred bidder, leaving them with a retained appetite for the right acquisition.
M&A Buyer Forums
We utilise over 50 internet based Merger & Acquisition platforms and buyer forums which attract UK, European and Global buyers and advisors. Some examples include:
We maintain a database of over 10,000 professional contacts who are active or represent clients who are acquisitive within the M&A market. These include:
- Corporate Financiers
- MBI candidates
- Buy side Advisers
- High Net Worth Investors
- Chambers of Commerce
- Financial Advisors
- Regional Growth Funds
This network provides a significant number of genuine acquirers and can be a highly influential tool in finding your buyer.
If relevant we will place generic details of your opportunity on a range of specialist company sale web portals, including:
From the outset, we will consult with you and draw on your sector knowledge to ensure a coherent approach.
By working with you to identify competitors, customers and suppliers, we can include, or discount, specific companies subject to your thoughts and confidentiality requirements.
This relationship utilises your significant industry experience and contacts, allowing you to have input into the process, should you wish.