As the leading business sales firm in the UK, KBS Corporate is an experienced, proven and trusted specialist for business owners considering the sale of their business.
We offer a tailored, unique service which incorporates the very latest data, technology and systems to identify the right buyer, guiding you through every stage of the journey towards achieving a successful outcome.
If you would like assistance with any aspect of a business sale, call us on 0161 258 0118 for a confidential, no-obligation conversation.
Enlisting the help of a trusted business sales specialist is the first step towards a successful transaction.
Firstly, we will take the time to understand what the goal is for both you and your company. Is it a full or partial exit? What are your motivations and do you have a timescale in mind?
When it is time to start gauging interest in the market, we will produce market leading documents to illustrate the key features of your company.
Our objective is to provide the most comprehensive ‘buyer reach’ within the business sales industry, utilising superior marketing techniques, technological investment and ‘big data’.
With a team of experienced directors and deal leaders, we will guide you through the entire business sale process, not only negotiating the best possible price for your company but supporting and advising you over the course of the transaction – enabling you to focus on running your business.
more sales than any other UK adviser, September 2023
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If you’re thinking about a major change for the future of your company, the help of a business sales advisory firm that considers all options is essential. Our holistic approach to business sales considers every type of deal that could be the best fit for your objectives.
KBS Corporate assess the following options:
We utilise the most sophisticated technology to research the most suitable buyer for all our business sales and to attract them to your company
A bespoke software program which we developed ourselves. Using ‘big data’ and algorithms to refine the buyer research and targeting processes, the Buyer Matching Engine helps to set us apart from other business sales advisory firms.
We monitor and analyse the activity being displayed by some of the world’s leading investors, establishing which private equity firms possess the right level of experience and knowledge to suit our clients.
With the help of the Buyer Matching Engine, our Research Analysts have access to historical acquisitions data from acquirers across the globe. This means we can identify who is active in the industry and on the hunt for their next investment.
We have successfully completed thousands of business sales across all sectors over more than a quarter of a century.
Our expertise and knowledge of business sales means we are ideally placed to fully understand your objectives.
A strong relationship between a business sales advisory firm and its clients is vital, and we go the extra mile to realise the maximum value for your company.
John has over 18 years of operational, sales and commercial management experience within M&A. He specialises in developing a thorough understanding of a business in order to drive optimum shareholder value. Under John’s leadership, the Group’s holding company successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2017.
Beginning his career in marketing strategy, Simon is highly knowledgeable within growth strategies and the M&A marketplace. As an integral member of the team, he operates a decisive role in developing creative sale strategies for clients in order to achieve their exit objectives.
Stuart is a highly respected corporate financier and was previously Managing Director of Altium and Head of Corporate Finance at Arthur Andersen. He has been Group CEO of Latium Holdings during which time they acquired Ultraframe plc, Spectus Systems, Kestrel Building Products and the successfully disposed of Everest Home Improvements.
With over 25 years of commercial experience, Julian is a chartered accountant and experienced corporate financier who was previously Head of Corporate Finance for BDO in the North West. He went on to launch his own CF firm, and joined KBS to accelerate sector leading growth.
As a qualified accountant, with over 12 years’ experience, Andrew adds financial and commercial value to clients by leading the transaction process, developing fully integrated financial models and enhancing management information to maximise buyer interest.
Dave is an experienced Corporate Finance Director responsible for managing many sizeable transactions to private equity, trade and overseas buyers. He is highly experienced, with over 15 years spent advising entrepreneurial businesses on their exit strategies.
Tony is a well-known figure within the M&A industry with a wealth of professional knowledge. He can demonstrate considerable experience in mid-market transactions and achieving deal values above his client’s expectations. He has first-hand experience of acquiring, selling and floating his own companies.
John has over 20 years Corporate Finance experience in the accountancy profession with Coopers & Lybrand (PwC) and BDO. He has been Managing Director of a company in the Renewable Energy Sector in UK, as well as working internationally in Scandinavia and also the USA.
Jay is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced corporate financier. He spent most of his career working in Top 10 Accountancy Practices and also ran his own corporate finance boutique. Jay has completed in excess of 100 transactions that include acquisitions, disposals and private equity deals.
Matt’s specific expertise includes company disposals, MBOs and strategic planning. He has over 20 years of transactional experience across many sectors with a particular emphasis in healthcare, leisure, manufacturing and retail. Matt’s vast experience is often drawn upon by his colleagues.
Guy has been at KBS for 10 years, having worked on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and business exit strategies. He specialises in establishing strong relationships with clients and has advised on transactions with values between £1m and £25m.
We complete many business sales each year across a broad range of sectors, each deal with an individual story and its own reasons why the shareholders decided the time was right to implement their exit.
Here is a selection of the recent transactions we have been proud to achieve.
InEvexco Ltd, a market-leading insurance specialist for the events industry based in Kent, was sold to AssuredPartners.
The 11th largest insurance broker in the US with revenues of over $1billion, AssuredPartners was successfully approached by KBS having been recognised as an active acquirer seeking niche brokers with sector specialism.Read more
We oversaw the sale of AC Electrical Services Group Ltd to Storskogen, a NASDAQ Stockholm-listed international group making a second acquisition through KBS.
AC Electrical is among the leading electrical contractors in the UK, based in Blackpool and operating nationally, predominantly in the retail, supermarket, local government and hospitality sectors.Read more
A presenter on TV antiques show Dickinson’s Real Deal, Tim Hogarth instructed us to conduct the sale of his business located in Bradford.
The UK’s largest pawnbroking chain was identified as the most suitable buyer for Tim Hogarth Antiques Ltd, enabling the vendor to focus on his other business ventures including his television work.Read more