WHAT OUR CLIENTS AND PARTNERS SAY
We feel it is essential that our future clients are able to credibly reference the confidential selling services that we provide. That's why we publish references and testimonials from the Clients we have previously Sold for alongside the Acquirers and Professionals we have worked with during the Dealmaking and Sale Management process.
"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)
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)
“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)