BCMS is an independent and impartial sell-side Corporate Finance advisor for privately owned businesses

We specialise in business sales and growth capital transactions

Your M&A Partner

We support and advise business owners considering their succession planning and exit strategies. Our goal is to deliver enduring, positive outcomes for you, your business and your staff

Unlocking value

Every business is unique, and we tailor an M&A process around you. We profile a wide selection of buyers and investors in the UK and overseas, to maximise competition for your business

Always in your corner

As a sell-side advisor, we work exclusively for you, offering support and guidance at all times. We take time to understand your objectives, and we manage all preparation and negotiations on your behalf – delivering independent, impartial advice

Our track record

First established in 1989, BCMS has decades of experience in delivering a wide array of transaction types, from full company sales to strategic trade acquirers in the UK and overseas, to growth capital transactions and/or cash-out deals with Private Equity investors.

If you’re considering your sale, exit or investment options, we invite you to take a look at a selection of our completed transactions, in a range of sectors including software, IT services, healthcare, media and manufacturing/engineering.

Why BCMS? Our clients explain

“Honestly, I don’t think we could have made a better decision – BCMS were right by our side whenever we needed. If I had to go through the whole process again, I’d choose BCMS in a heartbeat”

Phil O’Brien, Concise (acquired by PSAV)

“We spent six months choosing an M&A advisor, and I can say now that engaging BCMS was the best decision we could have made”

Jon Arden, Osprey Consulting (acquired by TP Group)

“We had had great prior experience with the BCMS team so they were our natural choice. They have supported us beautifully throughout what has been a very detailed process”

Denis Keenan, KeeResources (acquired by Auto Trader)

“BCMS tailored a process and took a finely judged approach to create a competitive environment”

– Brett Husbands, Firmstep (acquired by Granicus)

“BCMS have provided me with a life-changing opportunity and a new chapter. You took the time to understand the potential of our business, which I have no-doubt got us a better deal”

– Scott Ridley, DPS Software (acquired by The Access Group)

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BCMS: giving back

At BCMS, we believe supporting charitable causes positively influences personal and professional development of all staff.