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Mergers & Acquisitions

Harwood Hutton supports purchasers looking to acquire businesses, vendors looking to sell, start-ups seeking capital and established businesses wanting to restructure their operations.

Our expertise was recognised in the 2017 M&A Insider Awards, where we were won UK Business & Tax Advisory Firm of the Year.

Harwood Hutton can guide any business assuredly through the various steps involved, which can be pretty daunting for the uninitiated.

Our team will assist in making the process as smooth as possible and provide you with the right acquisition or merger advice by:

  • Giving you an honest and objective appraisal of your strategy
  • Providing business valuation assessments
  • Reviewing the structure of the transaction
  • Agreeing an offer and putting a Non-Disclosure Agreement and Heads of Terms in place
    Exclusivity/ lock-out agreements
  • Negotiating the transaction documents and completion of the acquisition
  • Using industry databases to identify potential target companies to acquire or merge with
  • Approaching target companies on your behalf to retain anonymity
  • Handling offers and advising on value to get the best price and the right deal
  • Helping you to raise the finance via the best funding option
  • Assisting with due diligence and minimising risk
  • Advising on the most tax-efficient route forward.

The sooner you discuss your objectives with us, the better the chance of you striking the best deal.

To discuss your M&A project, contact Adam Stronach

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  • I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.

    Robin Berry – Morgan Management
  • Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.

    Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
  • I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.

    Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
  • They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
  • I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.

    Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
  • Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.

    Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
  • We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.

    Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
  • We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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