What our clients say

“David was always polite and measured.  He articulated our position and represented our shareholder interests very well during the negotiations which included an extended period of due diligence.  He communicated well with the buyer and helped us to fully understand their position on a number of matters.  With his assistance, we eventually arrived at a deal that was acceptable to both sides.”

Ralph Harris - Joint Managing Director of Cleansorb Limited. (Sold to Newpark Resources Inc., a NYSE listed worldwide provider of value-added drilling fluids systems and composite matting systems)

“David and his team at Leith were incredible in every way throughout this process. David’s all-round experience and knowledge really helped us particularly when things got tough towards the end! He always remained calm and professional at all times. We will always appreciate the support that David gave us and would not hesitate in recommending Leith to other business owners”

Tony Clark - Managing Director of Elite Fire Limited

“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.”


Chris Clayden - Mercury Holdings (London) Limited (Sold to Hayley Group, value-added suppliers of leading-brand engineering components, consumables, personal protective equipment and related support services.)

“David and the team at Leith are highly professional and safely guided us through the process of the sale. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always on hand. You could not do better than Leith if you wish to sell your business …..

I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Adrian Winslade - The Millers Grinding and Tinning Company Limited

“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!”

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”

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”.

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.”

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.”

John Hunt - Production at 4 Print Limited

“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.”

Alan Davies - 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.”

Billie Passchier - 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.”

John Foreman - 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.”

Jeff Pearce - 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.”

Chris Ellis - Director/Partner, Detect Fire & Security Ltd

“A big thanks for the support yourself and your team provided in the completion of the sale.”

Union FourMark Fox - Managing Director & Shareholder of Union Four Electronics Limited (sold to OSI Systems INC.)

“David has built a great reputation at Leith Mergers & Acquisitions. He is calm, proactive, and knowledgeable and goes in to bat for his clients. An excellent person to have on your team, and he does it all with charm and diplomacy of the highest order.”

Chris Shipley - Senior Partner, Downs Solicitors LLP

“Professionals that provides straight forward, easy to understand information on the subject matter. Found it a pleasure to get the facts and available options when looking at potential acquisitions. Would certainly use Leith M&A again.”

Adrian Norton - Managing Director of Thinklaser limited

“Leith M&A were focused on the mission and dedicated to the outcome we had agreed. They can do it!”

Andrew Wright - Managing Director of Transforce Limited T/A MessageBase

“Their team helped me secure a strong sale for my business, providing a professional, friendly and well-priced service. David is a good communicator, honest and hardworking. Just the type of person you want to have representing you during a business sale. I would highly recommend David and Leith Mergers & Acquisitions to anybody.”

Jon Garner - Director and Joint Founder of Sussex Medical Services

Case Studies

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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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