Finlay Associates Ltd - KBS Corporate

Finlay Associates is one of the leading property search providers in the South East. Founded in 2003, the company offer a range of property search services, including local authority search, drainage & water reports, mining reports, commons registration and floorplans. A wide range of customer requirements are met.

The company is run by an experienced team, offering property information and search requests to property professionals and homeowners.

The shareholders of Finlay Associates instructed KBS Corporate with the sale of their business, as they look towards retirement plans and the possibility of exploring new ventures and opportunities.

Following a thorough research strategy by KBS Corporate, which saw a range of trade companies targeted, a number of meetings with interested parties were held.

In the end, the successful acquirors were Dye & Durham, Canada’s leading provider of data solutions and legal software. The company offer a complete all-in-one solution for professionals looking to automate the process of obtaining public records and legal documentation.

As a key operator within the industry, Dye & Durham present as ideal buyers for Finlay Associates, and the opportunity to expand and diversify going forward seems likely to be successful.

Sonia Cottrell, Deal Executive at KBS Corporate, worked with our client at Finlay Associates to achieve the offer within 6 months of the business joining the market, and commented: ‘I’ve enjoyed working with our client who runs a very successful and well-respected business. I wish Richard well going forward and believe the acquisition by Dye & Durham will be beneficial to the future of the business.’


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