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Buying a company

Our aim is to unite motivated sellers
and purchasers.

We therefore work with prospective acquirers in scouring their targeted market for suitable acquisitions.
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Committed to deliver –
whatever it takes

We understand this may be a “needle in a haystack” task or possibly about making one sensitive approach to a competitor. Either way, it is a time consuming process which needs careful handling and at times many man hours to undertake properly.

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With you every step
of the way

Our “Tailored Search” allows our clients to define and set specific acquisition criteria, budgets and timeframes and is a fully managed service. Our research team will meet with you to assess your requirements, help build your acquisition criteria, we will then approach the targets and personally manage the process, including chairing meetings, from offer stage through to completion.

Common questions about buying a business

Please get in touch directly if you’ve got more questions and we’ll do our best to answer.
  • How does the acquisition process work?

    We understand that finding a suitable acquisition target can be an extremely arduous task; many acquirers begin with an internet based search using one of the on-line matching portals, whilst these portals undoubtedly have their place we understand that rigid search criteria can often lead to confused results. Leith have invested heavily into the latest CRM systems to ensure that your records are not only held safely using cloud technology but can also be instantly accessed across the team to highlight matches between our database of acquirers and investors and our database of opportunities for sale.

    You are able to register your interest in specific opportunities free of charge and we will introduce carefully matched opportunities as and when they become available.

    We also offer a value added service for those people who are actively engaged in the acquisition process and are seeking to accelerate this strategy. This more tailored search allows you to define and set specific acquisition criteria, budgets and timeframes and is a fully managed service. Our research team will meet with you to assess your requirements, help build your acquisition criteria, we will then approach the targets and personally manage the process, including chairing meetings, from offer stage through to completion. We believe this service is unique in the SME mergers and acquisitions market.

  • What if I have already identified a possible target?

    If you know which company you want to approach we can do this for you, being the buffer between yourself and the target and advise you on how to develop the process from initial approach through to deal completion.

  • Do you help source funding for an acquisition?

    We have numerous contacts across the funding market ranging from private equity acquisition capital and mainstream banks through to trade and asset finance companies.

Case Studies

WHAT OUR CLIENTS & PARTNERS SAY

  • “Leith Mergers & Acquisitions provided us with invaluable assistance during our purchase of Universal Supplies. What had initially looked like a simple purchase turned out to be a complex operation with David performing as a conduit through which all interested parties could maintain a line of communication. I personally liked David’s straightforward manner and willingness to just get the job done!”
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    Dennis Baskerville
    Grangewood Fencing Supplies Limited (acquired Universal Supplies (Surrey) Limited)
  • “A special thank you to David & his team at Leith M&A for their effort, advice, opinions & guidance during all the stages of negotiations”
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    Stuart Raphael & Kashif Bashir
    Directors and Shareholders of Gutters & Ladders (1968) Limited (sold to SIG PLC)
  • “Thank you. We are so grateful that you were there to guide us through with this sale and we are quite certain it wouldn’t have happened without Leith M&A”.
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    Susan Amass
    Shareholder of Agropharm Limited (sold to Pelgar International Limited)
  • “I worked with David on an acquisition where he was the sell side adviser. David performed admirably and served his client well. His attention and focus on the major issues at hand helped to drive the parties to closure. I recommend David and team at Leith highly.”
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    Ajay Vashishat
    Vice President, Business Development at OSI Systems INC. (acquirer of Union Four Electronics Limited)
  • “Leith M&A acted for my company (NPL) when it was bought by a larger competitor (4 Print Limited) - they worked in a very diligent manner and were very thorough in the process and details of mergers and acquisitions. I'd highly recommend them to act for others in this area.”
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    John Hunt
    Production at 4 Print Limited

If you would like to talk to us, please give us a call.

If you decide you are ready to market your company and believe our approach is the right one for you we then we would love to hear from you.
Call us on

01306 646 890

to discuss any aspect of the process in confidence
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ABOUT US
Leith Mergers & Acquisitions is a family-run business based in Dorking, Surrey. We work with only a handful of clients at any given time, allowing us to provide a personal, proactive and intensive service. We pride ourselves on our ability to deeply understand your needs and motivations in order to secure the future you are aiming for.

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