Sell-side M&A

Selling your business is one of the most important decisions you will make – frequently it will represent a lifetime’s work, account for a major share of your wealth and involve a complex and time consuming process that can distract you from day-to-day management and prove emotionally draining.

You might be selling your business to retire, making a lifestyle change or moving on to your next commercial venture – whatever your motivation we can help you get the best possible price and most favourable terms for your business through our experience and expertise, with strong focus on preparation, superior project management and unrivalled perspective.

Why Alaris?

We are independent experts in the sale of UK SMEs to PLCs, multinational groups and Private Equity businesses.  These buyers often pay more than a smaller trade buyer and are highly experienced in acquiring companies.  Having a close relationship with these acquirers ensures we can get your company in front of the right potential buyers for your business.

Alaris specialises in advising on UK SME transactions and we have developed an in-depth understanding of requirements and challenges faced in selling businesses of this size.  Each business differs so our service is tailored to each client’s specific requirements and entirely focused on making the deal happen.

  • Experienced Senior Team

Alaris is comprised of a group of Senior Advisers who have extensive experience in the UK smaller company M&A market across a wide range of sectors.   All client projects are partner-led by our Senior Team, who are the main point of contact throughout the transaction and work with you every step of the way to prepare thoroughly and ensure successful outcomes.

  • Process, detail and creativity

We bring rigour and process to the company sale transaction process – from the initial exit planning phase, through preparation and marketing, and onto negotiation and completion.  Our partner-led approach reflects in our style – we seek to work closely shareholders and management teams, first to understand your business and objectives in forensic detail; then to prepare and plan; and finally to negotiate to legal completion, delivering results that maximise value. 

  • Identifying and accessing purchasers

We have an extensive database of buyers, containing in-depth information on acquisitive companies, financial purchasers, professional advisers and other intermediaries.  Many of these contacts are associates that we are in regular contact with and who acknowledge our reputation for working with high quality clients.  Our in-house research department allows us to identify less than obvious potential buyers enhancing sale opportunities.

  • International Reach

Our uniquely close ties with Cavendish (www.cavendish.com) and the member firms of an International M&A Group allows us to seamlessly bring together M&A resources and specialist sector knowledge on an international basis, for the further benefit of our clients. Alaris has an extended UK and international reach, which is reflected in the diversity of buyers and investors we are able to introduce to client transactions. 

If you would like to find out more about our Sell-side M&A transaction services on behalf of your clients, please contact us.