Buying a Business

Business acquisition services that support the end-to-end transaction process for our clients. A senior partner will represent and protect your interests at every stage to ensure the deal is completed within your timescale and under the best possible terms.

Buying a Business

Our comprehensive business acquisition service supports the entire transaction process

Opus Hyde House works closely with our clients to create and research a profile of the type of business that is sought for acquisition. Appropriate targets are identified through detailed research and confidential approaches are made to start initial discussions even if the target is not ‘on the market’.

We manage the entire process. including making the initial offer and negotiating subsequent counter offers, agreeing the deal terms and managing the due diligence process. We provide support at every step of the acquisition to ensure your transaction is successful.

Step 1: Identifying businesses for acquisition

We take the time to understand your criteria. Our bespoke search and find service enables us to access both UK and international businesses. All potential ‘targets’ are meticulously qualified and approached confidentially.

Our international reach includes vendors via deal makers, private equity and venture capital firms as well as lawyers and accountants. Our wider connections allow us to access business intelligence and visibility of companies for sale that have yet to be advertised on the open market.

Step 2: Professional confidential marketing

We act as your confidential intermediary in the acquisition process so that your interests remain confidential. You may be seeking to acquire a competitor who will of course be very nervous about sharing business information. We are able to ‘unlock’ the route to a successful transaction through third party and sensitive negotiation; avoiding any conflict of agenda or personality.

Step 3: Boutique M&A advisory services

Through our end-to-end acquisition services, we provide expert guidance and assistance throughout all negotiations, heads of terms and the complex legal and due diligence processes. We also assist in the post acquisition integration and business strategy to help you ensure your acquisition is a success.

Step 4: Raising acquisition finance

Through our Group and own long-standing connections, we can help you secure a finance package to support the purchase of a company. Financial funding routes include asset based funding, private equity and invoice discounting & factoring.

Step 5: Completing the deal

A senior partner will represent and protect your interests at every meeting and lead all negotiations to ensure the deal is completed within your timescale and under the best possible terms.

Advice on buying a business

If you would like to speak to one of our Partners about buying a business and the type of business you are interested in, please contact us on 01908 087 220 or email us at cf@opusllp.com.

Businesses for Sale

ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Lighting Manufacturer, West Midlands

An opportunity to acquire a profitable and long-established lighting manufacturer that supplies a wide range of lighting solutions for local authority contracts, leisure, industrial and agricultural applications.

Turnover: £1.6m

Premises value: c£1m

EBITDA: £250k

Location: West Midlands

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Consumer Complaints & B2B SaaS

An excellent opportunity exists to purchase the business and assets of a well‐established business operating a consumer complaints platform and associated data services for businesses to improve customer services.

Location: UK

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Building Contractor, North West of England

An opportunity to acquire the business and assets of a Company that trades as a building contractor.

Location: North West of England

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Classic Car Hire, South of the UK

An opportunity to acquire a prestige classic car hire business for weddings, tv, film, events and promotions.

Turnover (YE 31.08.21): c£180k

Fleet Value: c£1m

Location: South of the UK

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Commercial & Domestic Irrigation, UK

An opportunity to acquire a supplier of specialist irrigation products, installation and maintenance services for commercial and domestic irrigation systems.

Turnover (YE 31.08.21): £800k

EBITDA: c£150k

Location: Home Counties, UK

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Facilities Maintenance, UK

An opportunity to acquire a highly organised facilities management business providing a broad range of property and cleaning services.

Turnover (YE 31.03.22): £2.8m

Gross Profit (YE 31.03.22): £1.8m

EBITDA: £732k

Location: UK

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Highways Maintenance Company, UK

An opportunity to acquire a long established and consistently profitable highways maintenance company specialising in road planing.

Turnover (YE 30.06.21): £3.6m

EBITDA: £900k

Location: South East of the UK

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Manufacturer, UK

An opportunity to acquire a manufacturer and supplier of bespoke display and presentational products.

Turnover (YE 31.08.22): £3.1m

Gross Profit (YE 31.08.22): £1.1m

EBITDA: c£382k

Location: UK

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Specialist Telecoms Infrastructure, UK

An opportunity to acquire a long establishedand highly profitable Electrical Installation Contractor specialising in telecoms infrastructure.

Turnover (YE 31.03.22): £2.5m

Gross Profit (YE 31.03.22): £1.1m

EBITDA: £1m

Location: UK

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ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Supplying Beekeeping Products, UK

An opportunity to acquire a market leading supplier of beekeeping equipment, clothing, accessories and advice.

Turnover (YE 31.08.21): £1.7m

Gross Profit (YE 31.08.22): £560k

EBITDA: £145K

Location: UK

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Securing the sale of Arden Wood Shavings to industry giant Veolia

“Mr Standford was keen to highlight and praise the role of Barry and Ross who negotiated and managed the sale to Veolia. It is clear that without their expert advice and knowledge of the process we would not have been able to complete this complex sale. They were quick to identify the key issues that had to be resolved and worked tirelessly through the entire process to ensure the successful outcome for my wife and I and for the buyer”