Welcome To Acquire

Your Responsible Company Sale Advisor

Representing sellers, we specialise in the sale of privately owned Businesses to UK and International Acquirers.

Our Confidential Services


    The first step in the Business Sale process is to find out what your Company could be worth. Thats why we offer our Company Appraisal and Valuation Service at 'no-cost' and in the Strictest of Confidence. If you are considering a Business Sale we would love to hear from you.



    Our Company Sale service is confidential and focused on the introduction of 'Best-Fit' acquirers to your Business Sale. In order to avoid conflicts of interest Acquire work exclusively for business sellers. Our objective is to sell your Company Responsibly and for Maximum Value.



    Acquire provide professional services in Deal Negotiation and Deal Management to drive your company sale to completion. When buyers are found our objectives are to Minimise Seller Risk and ensure agreed deals complete within a specified timescale.



    The Acquire Acquisitions Service is designed to introduce strategically motivated purchasers to your Business Sale. As part of a wider selling campaign we encourage active acquirers and their respective buy-side advisors to register acquisition mandates with us at 'no-cost'.



More Case Studies

Jobson's Animal Health

ACQUIRE have brokered the sale of Jobson’s Animal Health, a well-established business specialising in the supply of animal health, nutrition and forage products to a wide client base of farmers and animal owners throughout Cumbria, Northumberland and South West Scotland.

Undisclosed | 30/06/2017

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J&W Whewell Limited

ACQUIRE successfully brokered the Sale of Walker Brothers Bury Limited incorporating J&W Whewell Ltd to AFCO C&S Ltd, the European Entity of US based chemicals manufacturer and distributer, Alex C. Ferguson LLC.

Undisclosed | 23/09/2016

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Pyranet Limited

ACQUIRE completed the sale of Pyranet UK Limited, a Nottingham based Company specialising in high quality IT Support Services.

Undisclosed | 17/06/2016

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Featured Businesses for Sale

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Road Haulage & Pallet Network
  • Reference: 1427
  • Location: South East
  • Area of Business: UK
  • Sector: Transport
  • Turnover: c. £4.5m
  • Adjusted Net Profit: c. £570,000
  • Reason For Sale: Retirement
  • Asking Price: Offers Invited

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Aluminium Doors, Windows & Curtain Walling
  • Reference: 1435
  • Location: UK
  • Area of Business: UK
  • Sector: Building & Construction
  • Turnover: £3.3m
  • EBITDA: £915,000
  • Reason For Sale: Retirement
  • Asking Price: Offers Invited

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CNC Processor of Wood Based Panel Products
  • Reference: 1442
  • Location: UK
  • Area of Business: Nationwide
  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Turnover: c.£875,000
  • Assets: Modern CNC Capacity
  • Reason For Sale : Retirement
  • Asking Price: Offers Invited

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Passive Fire Protection Solutions
  • Reference: 1393
  • Location: South
  • Area of Business: UK
  • Sector: Building & Construction
  • Turnover: c.£1.65m
  • Adjusted Net Profit: c.£610,000
  • Reason For Sale: Retirement
  • Asking Price: Offers Invited

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  • Recently Completed : Dean Engineering Limited

    Sold to a Strategic Trade Acquirer from the Engineering Sector

  • Recently Completed : Astra Windows & Conservatories Ltd : Manufacturing

    Acquired By Windows For Construction (DDF Investments Limited)

  • Recently Completed : Jobson's Animal Health : Wholesale & Distribution

    Successfully Sold to Murray Farmcare Limited

  • : Coventry Engineering Limited

    UK Tooling Solutions Specialist with an Established International Client Base - Sold to a Strategic Trade Acquirer

  • Completed : Birmingham Machine Tool Services Limited : Engineering

    Acquired by East Kirkby Engineering Co. Limited

  • : D&T Precision Engineering Limited

    Sold to a Strategic Trade Acquirer from the Engineering Sector

  • : Cottom Foods Limited

    Sold to a Strategic Acquirer from the Food Manufacturing Sector

  • Completed : J&W Whewell Limited : Chemical Manufacturing

    Manchester Based Speciality Chemicals Manufacturer Sold to US Acquirer

  • Completed : Pyranet Limited : IT & Telecoms

    IT Support & Consultancy Services Specialist Sold to innovative UK acquirer in the IT, Data and Telecoms Sector


Here's four great reasons to appoint ACQUIRE


The Confidentiality of our Clients is our top priority. Acquire Business Sales specialise in the personal delivery of a bespoke company sale strategy that is designed to keep your business sale confidential from instruction to completion.



We have Sold Companies across a broad diversity of corporate, commercial and industrial sectors and are highly experienced in the whole and partial sale of privately owned UK companies in the £500,000 to £20m turnover range.



To sell a Company operating In a global market you require a Sale Broker with Global Reach. Our network of buy-side introducers, professional contacts and M&A advisors extends internationally and perfectly compliments the work we do to specifically research and target International Acquirers.

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A Company Sale can be an emotional experience for both buyer and seller, that's why Personal Service is at the heart of everything we do! We believe that a healthy client relationship alongside strong and purposeful communication is essential to the success of your Business Sale.


Customer Testimonials

  • ACQUIRE BUSINESS SALES dealt with the Sale of our Company. We found them attentive and professional during the process which came to a satisfactory conclusion . We would highly recommend them for any future Business Sales. Thank you for the good work carried out.

    Jose Cancho Marchena & James Harris
    Birmingham Machine Tool Services Limited
  • Although our business is in quite a niche sector, and therefore potential Buyers were easily identifiable by ourselves, Anthony and his team took a huge amount of burden from our shoulders. The three Retiring or Semi-Retiring Directors were able to concentrate on the day job of maintaining business, and I was able to spend the time I wanted to on developing my other follow-on business interests. Scott Riley and Anthony Mitchell were clear in their understanding of our business, and the objectives of the Business Sale right from the start. They consistently addressed potential clients politely, yet in a firm and professional manner, delivering what was promised when it was promised. Ours was a Business and Asset Sale rather than a Sale of Shares, so the transaction wasn’t straight forward. It involved Acquire facilitating separate negotiations on Moveable Items and I.T. Assets where value could’ve proved controversial. The net result has been very satisfactory. Many thanks to all at Acquire Business Sales.

    Phil Jobson
    H. Jobson & Partners Ltd
  • "Confidentially selling a c.£5m to £10m Speciality Chemicals Manufacturer is no easy task, but working with Acquire simplified the process considerably and added immeasurable value to the overall deal. Considering our sector, it is also remarkable that you kept the sale confidential right up to closing. I believe that in completing this deal to AFCO you have more than delivered on your initial proposal to sell my Company. You sourced me an International acquirer with a global expansion plan, which can only be good news for the future of this 130-year old Business and its loyal employees."

    John Walker
    J&W Whewell Limited
  • We appointed Acquire because of their clear commitment to protecting the confidentiality of our business sale, their professional approach to identifying strategic buyers, and their obvious nationwide profile. Despite being more expensive than the other agents we spoke to, we also recognised that Acquire offer significant expertise in the sale of businesses with specialist activities, and were a particularly good fit to handle our company sale in the UK engineering and manufacturing sector.   We were impressed with the quality of the sales documents prepared on our Business and the regularity with which we were updated on sale progress. Acquire introduced many qualified potential buyers to our Business who signed the NDA including the eventual purchaser, a complimentary group of engineering companies. We are delighted with the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending Acquire to other business owners looking to sell.

    Andrew Sterry
    Dean Engineering Limited
  • "As a manufacturing business approaching £3m turnover we found that Acquire Business Sales were an ideal fit to manage the confidential marketing of our Business. From an initial meeting with their Managing Director, it took only a few weeks to have the Company installed on their portfolio of businesses for sale. I have no hesitation in recommending Acquire to other owners who are looking for a reliable Broker to achieve a 'best-fit' sale of their business."

    Derek Mcintyre
    Kayfoam Limited
  • "I would like to put on record my thanks to the team at Acquire for the high levels of service and professionalism provided at all times during the selling process. I am happy to recommend Acquire at every opportunity and have no hesitation in putting Acquire forward as an expert in the field of Specialist Company Sales."

    Graeme Hawes
    Peterlee Glass Company Limited
  • “When working with Anthony and his team, I have found them sensible, commercial and realistic in what can and cannot be achieved. Buying and selling a business is an emotional experience, and clients need a cool head and a steady pair of hands. Acquire has both attributes, and it is a pleasure to work with them.”

    Julian Bond
    Corporate/Commercial Partner, Glaisyers Solicitors LLP
  • "From the outset we felt confident in Acquire’s ability to professionally represent us in identifying and introducing suitable purchasers for our Business. We also felt that your targeted marketing efforts and service orientated approach enabled us to confidentially explore our market effectively, which resulted in a steady flow of qualified interest from the UK and overseas."

    Roger Hird
    Eurolabs Limited
  • “I have been very impressed with Acquire Business Sales and in particular their Managing Director Anthony Mitchell who was instrumental in bringing one of our larger deals last autumn to a successful conclusion. Acquire were “on the ball” when it came to personalities and strategy and this really assisted the Seller’s side throughout. Always contactable and ready to give their thoughts on how the Buyer would react to our proposals, Acquire gave us a good insight into the commercial angle, and the Buyer’s mind-set, which ultimately ensured negotiations went smoothly."

    Anneka Traynor
    Corporate Lawyer at KBL Solicitors LLP
  • "Having now successfully Sold the Business to Dawson Bowman Ltd we can confirm that Acquire met and indeed exceeded our expectations in terms of service. We especially enjoyed working with both Anthony and Scott who worked to a very high standard and whom we found to be extremely supportive and personable."

    Phil Martin
    MD, Stratton Valves & Engineering Limited
  • "I worked with Acquire on a recent matter and was impressed by their client focus. I very much got the impression that they cared about the sellers and wanted the deal to be right for them, and they weren’t just chasing their own commission. Sadly that’s not always the case with business selling agents so this was a breath of fresh air."

    Matt Worsnop
    Partner, BHW Solicitors
  • "Having experienced in excess of a 12 month period with another business sales company prior to engaging Acquire Business Sales, we have been very aware of the different proactive approach adopted by your company which ultimately resulted in a sale. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and I feel I can wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone considering the sale of their business. Chris and I will think of you from time to time when we are sunning ourselves on a beach somewhere!"

    Maggie Todd
    Sub Assembly Services Limited
  • "Having worked with Acquire over a number of years, we have found that their responsive, yet pro-active, attitude to clients’ requirements is most refreshing and their no nonsense attitude to handling client expectations most welcome."

    Stephen Jarman
    Corporate Partner, Taylors Solicitors
  • "Whilst accepting that you were retained by the vendor of Sub Assembly Services Ltd, I found Acquire's approach professional, business like and above all swift. Thanks to this we managed to complete our purchase within a month of the initial site visit and offer. Swift and concise negotiations meant that we avoided wasted time and kept the focus and interest in the project high."

    Phil Simmonds
    Group MD, EC Electronics Limited