The process of valuing a company can be a confusing one and often emotionally charged. Aspirational values and actual values are rarely the same; our Managing Director applies common sense to provide you with a realistic and impartial appraisal.
Our aim is to protect both buyer and seller and to offer realistic guidance on value based solely on industry knowledge, expertise and intelligence.
Looking for bespoke advice?
Your individual circumstances are unique. Perhaps you’ve been approached by a buyer and you need to talk it through, maybe you’re exploring the idea if a merger or MBO or you’re considering your future plans and you want to discuss your options?
Whatever the circumstances, we’re on hand to act as a sounding board and offer tailored consultancy services.
Please get in touch directly if you’ve got more questions and we’ll do our best to answer.
What is my business likely to be worth?
Valuation is a subjective opinion. Our aim is to provide an accurate guideline based on market trends, recent deal intelligence and market comparables. Ultimately the market will decide what each company is worth and by creating the market we are able to maximise the value of your company.
Which markets do you deal with?
With over 15 years operational experience we have experience of most markets including engineering, manufacturing, technology, business services, IT, professional services, wholesale import and distribution and media. We do not operate in the retail or leisure markets and our focus is on companies with revenues between £1m and £50m.
"I would like to thank David and the entire Team at Leith Mergers and Acquisitions for the invaluable support, expertise and guidance they provided throughout the process. Their involvement in the deal was fundamental to the successful outcome and proved to be a great benefit to myself and my fellow Shareholder, Graham King."
Mercury Holdings (London) Limited (Sold to Hayley Group, value-added suppliers of leading-brand engineering components, consumables, personal protective equipment and related support services.)
“My Co-Director and I engaged Leith M&A to handle the sale of our Company, Adem Limited, and we are delighted to say that we completed a sale to a trade buyer in April 2014. Upon first meeting David we immediately found the communication both friendly and professional. We had previously attempted and subsequently failed to sell our Company prior to engaging Leith M&A and therefore we had some reservations about appointing another broker.
It was clear from the outset that our reservations were unfounded and we are delighted that the team at Leith M&A more than delivered at every step, the support delivered by Leith M&A was invaluable. David and his team managed the process professionally from start to finish and kept us updated at all times. They identified, personally approached and arranged meetings with a range of potential buyers.
We eventually received four offers and the team at Leith M&A managed the process at every stage; attending meetings, negotiating the terms and liaising between advisors on all sides. We are delighted with the outcome and cannot thank David and the team at Leith enough for all their hard work.
We would not hesitate to recommend Leith M&A.”
Adem Limited (sold to Response Technical Services Limited)
“I had the pleasure in working with Leith M&A for the sale of my business (I ran an Events Catering company called Portfolio Events Limited) with the sale completing approx. 8 weeks ago. I first came across David and his team late 2012 - I immediately found the communication both friendly and professional. Having not been through this process before I think it fair to say that myself and the other Directors needed a fair amount of 'hand holding' – Leith M&A absolutely delivered - always explaining in full the processes involved, fees applicable and next steps.
I'm delighted that David more than delivered at every step and I have now successfully sold my business, the support delivered by Leith M&A was invaluable. I did speak to a number of David's competitors at the beginning but he was head and shoulders above the rest and I'm delighted that we made the right decision to use his company, simply put - we would not be here today if it wasn't for his hard work and dedication. Thank you.”
Portfolio Events Limited (sold to Aspire Hospitality Limited)
“We have finally completed the sale of our business and I must say without your valued input and constant actions, I do not think the deal would have been concluded.I would like to personally thank you for your extremely pro-active assistance in making sure the agreed deal was finalised.
I had tried to sell the business over a period of nearly three years with several other Corporate Business Sales organisations. They relied on passive advertising and passing enquiries to me to deal with. Your approach was entirely hands on, finding the target market, seeking potential purchasers and seeing the whole process through to the happy conclusion.
I can now look forward to a comfortable retirement following the success of your strategy.My personal thanks once again and rest assured I would thoroughly recommend your services to the business community.”
Universal Supplies (Surrey) Limited (sold to Grangewood Fencing Supplies Limited)
“With the final completion of the sale of my Company, I would like to put on record my thanks for the excellent work done by yourself and your team in achieving a successful conclusion to negotiations in, what is currently, a difficult market.
Throughout you have kept me fully informed of progress and could not have done more to achieve our desired result. Were any of my business acquaintances considering selling their own businesses I would not hesitate to recommend they use your services.”
Oakpark (Dorset) Limited (sold to Detect Fire & Security Limited)
“David and the team assisted us in our first business acquisition by asking smart questions to ascertain what type of business we were looking for and would be most appropriate. Being our first acquisition, it enabled us to consider items that were possibly not on our radar and David provided ideas/solutions as to how we could source potential viable businesses. It worked! We found a business that was not currently being marketed, but due to the friendly, professional approach devised by David and the team, it enabled discussions to take place that led to both parties agreeing sales/purchase. Deal concluded, happy purchaser and vendor.”
Director/Partner, Detect Fire & Security Ltd
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.
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01306 646 890
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Leith Mergers and 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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