Buying a Business?
Finding the right business

Owner managed SME businesses
with revenues of £750k to £15m

Strong track record of
completing deals

We’re UK based with
international reach

Acquisition Search service to uncover
Off-market opportunities

How do you find the right business?

Hornblower offers two levels of business Acquisitions Service, saving you time and effort and giving you access to businesses that are not advertised for sale – i.e. off-market.

Acquisition Criteria Register

Register your Acquisition Criteria with us for FREE. We will keep you informed of any new instructions that may be of interest to you.

Acquisition Target Search

Our Acquisition Target Search is a bespoke service to help you find a business that meets your requirements, whether it is openly marketed for sale or off-market.

Hornblower offers a unique end to end service the scope of which extends from researching the appropriate market and engaging with the directors of appropriate acquisition targets, through to managing the due diligence and transaction process alongside your own legal team.

The benefits of searching off-market

Be the sole buyer in the process and engage only with companies which meet your criteria.

Our Acquisitions Search service allows buyers to benefit from our
professional network and from our privileged contacts with business owners.

We take the time to discuss your overall business growth strategy so that we fully understand your search criteria as well as bringing ideas to the table and advising on alternative types of company to achieve your overall growth objectives.

The mainstay of our service is uncovering Off-market opportunities – Approaching businesses which are not yet on the open market for sale. As a result, our clients are often the sole buyer in the process.

Throughout the whole process, we will work closely with you to
maintain a full understanding of your objectives, so you engage in
discussion only with companies which meet your criteria.

Why Choose Hornblower to buy a business?

Whilst finding appropriate acquisition opportunities will be our key
objective, we will work closely with you to understand and develop your growth strategy alongside you.

Our “added value” for your project lies in:

  1. The market research that we will undertake to uncover the various companies that operate in your target sector in the UK. We will work closely with you to formulate your growth and acquisition strategy which is often driven by the market information we uncover during the search process.
  2. We focus on approaching companies which are not openly
    marketed for sale; therefore once we have established a dialogue with the owners, our clients are usually the sole prospective buyers in the process, which puts us in a better negotiating position.
  3. We are experienced at negotiating deals that work well for both buyer and seller, thus enabling the transaction to complete
    smoothly and successfully. Also, our approaching the owners of target companies allows us to keep your identity confidential
    during the initial conversations.

Benefit from our expertise in Deal Origination and Negotiation. Our
Acquisitions Service will save you time and effort in your search and find the right business for your investment and growth strategy.

Which sectors do we specialise in?

  • Precision Engineering & Manufacturing
  • IT support, Telecoms & Managed Service Providers
  • Facilities Management & Commercial Cleaning
  • HVAC Maintenance and Service
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineers
  • Construction & Building Project/Structural Engineers
  • Import and distribution
  • Accountancy, Insurance & Legal

Submit Your Acquisition Criteria or Request
a Review of Your Acquisition Plans

For more information on our Acquisitions Service, please get in touch via the form opposite or complete our Acquisition Criteria form.

We would be happy to discuss your acquisition plans and develop a strategy to find the right business. All initial discussions are
confidential and without obligation.

Arrange an appointment now, complete the enquiry form opposite.

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Acquisition Strategy Review

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