You can rely on our successful, experienced corporate finance team, day or night, to provide you with the critical know-how, guide you through the deal process and guarantee your business maximises the potential of every part of the deal.
In simple terms: we help people buy and sell businesses and we help businesses raise finance, people come to us for high calibre propositions – and we’ve delivered; we’ve had a fantastic run of successes in the last five years with some high profile, award winning deals ranging from £500,000 to £25m.
We know that quality clients only deal with experienced professionals, and we have them here at Dains but don’t just take our word for it. Our Corporate Finance Partner, Roy Farmer is a former winner of Insider’s prestigious Dealmaker of the Year Award. Moreover, the team has been recognised at the same awards as Advisory Team of the Year.
Dains Accountants Limited is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services we have been engaged to provide.
Is your company fighting fit and ready to grow and deliver the future you want?
If you’re thinking of expanding your company through acquisition, or are contemplating a management buy-in or management buy-out, then you will want to be confident that your investment is as free from risk as possible.
Employee Ownership Trusts ("EOT")
Employee Ownership Trusts are the vehicle used to create ownership in the hands of employees . Importantly the business is run for the benefit of all employees in the long term. The EOT will appoint a board of directors in the same way the shareholders and a private limited company appoint a board. It is important to ensure that control has passed from former ownership to the EOT should a transaction take place.
If you’re looking to find some funds to invest in working capital, fixed assets or development; Dains can advise you on which route to follow in order to meet your objectives, with a keen eye on your requirements now and in the future.
Grant Assisted Services
There are scores of grants out there that you can apply for to try and help grow your business, but do you know where to find them, or how to apply? You could be missing out of millions of pounds worth of funding.
Management Buy-Outs and Buy-Ins
Sometimes, a business needs a fresh pair of eyes to take it forward to the next level. At Dains, we’ve advised on numerous management buy-outs and buy-ins over the years, and we’re perfectly placed to take your company through the process.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Whether you’re looking to merge with a like-minded company, or buy a rival, working with Dains will help you avoid the many pitfalls mergers and acquisitions can hide.
Selling a Business
There are myriad reasons for selling your business. Perhaps you’d like to release capital for financial security or to fund new projects. Maybe you believe the business has peaked in value or growth, or perhaps you want to exit because of retirement, ill health, or a conflict between owners or a lack of succession options.
Whilst most business owners consider the need for pensions to fund their long retirement years, very few understand how they can turn their most valuable asset, their business, into cash. Dains can open the door to this becoming a reality.
Valuation of Businesses
If you are considering entering into a transaction such as the incorporation or sale of a business, a management buy-out or buy-in, or a merger or acquisition, you may require a business valuation.