Management buy-out (MBO)

Management teams can be presented with an opportunity to buy the business they’re running. In our experience, those individuals responsible for running a company are best placed to drive its growth as owners.

Invested over £1.2bn in MBOs in past ten years

It may be the parent company no longer considers the subsidiary or division as core to its strategy. Or a company’s majority owners may be looking to exit their shareholding.

For individual vendors, MBOs are a tried and tested method of succession planning, ensuring a smooth transition of ownership and creating the best opportunity for continued growth.

For corporate vendors, an MBO is often the quickest and least disruptive way of realising value, providing capital to strengthen a balance sheet or deploy into other business areas.

Over the last 30 years, we've helped hundreds of management teams increase their shareholdings, putting the power to transform their businesses in their own hands – and providing the opportunity to drive real growth.

See examples of recent management buy-outs we've supported or contact a member of our team.

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