We transform, not just transact

We are your employee-owned ‘Total Value’ specialist. We partner with ambitious privately owned businesses like yours – on growth, sale, exit and next-stage strategies

  • Company sales to strategic trade acquirers, often overseas
  • Growth capital fundraising
  • Cash out deals with Private Equity investors
  • Value Driver: shaping value ahead of a business sale
  • Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs): advice on your transition to employee ownership

Our services are tailored entirely to your objectives, and we will create, manage and deliver a bespoke strategy on your behalf.

As an independent M&A advisor, BCMS focuses exclusively on maximising the equity value achieved for our clients.

As demonstrated by our extensive track record of transactions, we have strong relationships with buyers and investors on a global basis. However, we have no reliance on workflow from those relationships, nor are we compromised by the need to sell you any other related services.

We’re all about doing the right thing, in the right way and at the right time. Let’s seize your tomorrow today. Together.

Understanding your objectives

We build a go-to-market strategy around your unique aims and aspirations as a business owner

Research and competition

We profile a wide range of potential buyers and investors, in the UK and overseas

Support and guidance

We work as your trusted partner, staying right by your side throughout the M&A process

Understanding your objectives

Every business is different. BCMS takes time to understand what you want to achieve from a transaction. Here, our former clients explain what makes us different:

“We wanted to hire an advisor good at selling businesses. We chose BCMS who could help us find buyers with a good reputation. The people that you meet at BCMS have all done it before, in fact many times before. For me, it came down to ‘who is the safe pair of hands, who are the people we can trust?’ We had done our homework and BCMS ticked all the boxes”- John Casserly, Xceed (acquired by Wavestone)

“None of us had sold a business before – so you rely heavily on someone to take you through the process. What particularly pleased me was that we were introduced to a team of people from BCMS that would be working with us. There weren’t people who were introduced and then disappeared, everybody worked with us, and very much appeared to be committed to working just for us” – Darren Cairns, Intrinsys (acquired by Addnode Group)

Research and competition

Profiling a wide range of potential acquirers and investors is critical in building a competitive sale process. The BCMS team looks beyond the obvious candidates, as our former clients explain:

“We didn’t think that in an industry like ours that BCMS would be able to identify a large number of potential purchasers. The research team certainly lived up to their reputation and the BCMS process did create a competitive environment around the business. It was clear from the outset that we had done the right thing in choosing BCMS” – Sam Pemberton, Softel (acquired by Belden Inc)

“We could not have hoped for a more suitable buyer for our business – namely an international player looking for a UK footprint and with the ambition and resources to significantly grow our business. BCMS found that buyer, and helped us every step of the way” – Chris Gorton, Heads Recruitment (acquired by Proman)

Support and guidance

We understand that any M&A transaction brings its own unique challenges. BCMS works as your trusted partner, by your side throughout the transaction process, as our former clients can testify:

“Like most owner managers, I was a little apprehensive about the whole idea of selling my business. Choosing an advisor we could trust and who would support us through the entire process was critical. Honestly, I don’t think we could have made a better decision – BCMS not only supported us throughout the entire process but they advised on a lawyer partner and both 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)

“I felt that throughout the whole process, if I wanted to get hold of someone at BCMS I could. You are trying to do your due diligence and so forth at the weekends, and sometimes you just need that reassurance on a Sunday night at 10pm, to be able to pick up that phone and talk to somebody. I can’t think of many other companies that would have offered that service” – Gavin Goates, PCML (received investment from Blauvelt Capital Partners)

Why BCMS? Read more client testimonials

View our track record of completed transactions

Video case studies: watch our clients discuss their transaction stories

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