About Acquire

With a history of dealmaking across UK & International sectors, we are Acquire Business Sales

Acquire represent sellers of UK companies positioned in the £500,000 to £20m turnover range.

Our responsible Company Sale and Deal Management services are totally confidential and focus on maximising deal values for our Clients. We work hard to ensure there is post-sale continuity for management and employees, whilst minimising the sellers transactional risk.

Acquire represent business owners throughout the UK that are looking to sell for many different personal and commercial reasons. For some of our Clients the decision to sell is prompted by retirement, whilst for others it can be a matter of timing.

We pride ourselves on our wide sector knowledge and our ability to understand and deliver on the objectives of our Clients.

Acquire have Sold UK Companies to a broad profile of UK and International acquirers. Our strategies are designed to maximise shareholder returns by targeting acquirers looking to expand their UK and European operations swiftly and efficiently through acquisition.

Our Directors

ANTHONY MITCHELL
MANAGING DIRECTOR

ACQUIRE BUSINESS SALES LTD

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SCOTT RILEY
OPERATIONS MANAGER

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ANTHONY DEARDEN
COMPANY SALE MANAGER

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Customer Testimonials

  • "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
  • 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "A big thank you to all the team at Acquire for helping Bridget and myself with the Sale of D&T. The service you have provided over the last 6 months has been invaluable. We are sure the deal would have fallen apart a few times if not for your subtle perseverance and calming input. We would have no hesitation in recommending Acquire to anybody wishing to Sell their Business."

    Mike & Bridget Thomas
    D&T Precision Engineering Limited
  • "Acquire's professionalism, business knowledge, and help was exemplary. The buyer of Saren (who has considerable Company Acquisition experience) more than once asked me how I made contact with Acquire as he was so impressed with the abilities and knowledge of your staff."

    Mike Eager
    Saren Engineering Limited
  • "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
  • "What I appreciated about Acquire was the easy way I could converse and understand the many aspects of selling a business.  If you have a business to sell I would recommend Acquire Business Sales every time."

    William Regan
    Kemtec Manufacturing Limited
  • "What really comes across is the keen knowledge of the various sectors their clients’ specialise in and a real understanding of their desires (both before and after the heads of terms are concluded). I wish Acquire every success and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

    Anneka Traynor
    Corporate Lawyer at KBL Solicitors LLP
  • "96 Days to Completion- Acquire Sold my Company in just 96 days from taking instruction. The Sales Memorandum was produced with the professionalism and marketing knowledge not often found. This generated much interest. Acquire introduced qualified and very interested potential buyers within a very short period of time. They had the ability to help when asked and also leave both parties space at the right time to allow the deal to flourish, mature and finalise. There is little more to say about this remarkable real result."

    Mr Richard Whitehead
  • "Acquire helped us to find the right company despite some very specific search criteria. Identifying the right target ensured that the acquisition was easier in the purchase phase and successfully integrated into our group post-purchase. Acquire were extremely helpful and continue to assist us with our acquisition plans."

    Joe Townley
    Managing Director, Townley Group
  • "Scott and the team at Acquire have been exceptional throughout the whole acquisition process, often going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure both parties are satisfied. I would whole heartedly recommend their services to anyone looking to buy or sell a business in the future. It's been a pleasure, thanks Scott!"

    Darpan Patel
    New Owner of D&T Precision Engineering Limited
  • "Your service was invaluable and I would like to express my gratitude for your professional guidance and to say thank you to all your members of staff who I found to be extremely supportive. In a meeting with the Directors it was commented that without the continued support of Acquire the sale would have been considerably more stressful."

    Rose Hooton
    Panther Composites Limited
  • "I engaged the services of Acquire with a view to them finding a buyer for my business as part of my long term exit strategy. I found Acquire to be highly efficient and professional throughout the process. After an initial meeting to value my Business and accept my instruction, they sourced many potential purchasers, vetting out those unsuitable, before introducing us to the eventual purchaser. They kept us informed with feedback from potential purchasers and adopted a very professional attitude to all parties involved. I have no hesitation in recommending Acquire Business Sales."

    Frank Ryan
    MNB Mould Services 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