“We were exploring a Management Buy Out or possibly even a trade sale, but then Avondale explained about Employee Ownership. It resonated straight away as we have a highly skilled and loyal team whom this would reward. The Avondale team led the whole process from legal, financial and strategy. They structured the finance to ensure we secured an exit at full commercial value with 0% tax on the sale. As an employee-owned business we believe we can contribute more – and our clients seem to really like it to.”

Gareth Davies, Ice Roofing & Cladding

Avondale’s events add value at every step. The ‘know-how’ is awesome and they nail the questions sections so it’s also personal.

ERIC KEANE, Intelligent Finishing Systems Ltd

The team at Avondale made a complex and difficult process as smooth and painless as possible. They were a pleasure to deal with every step of the way.

ANDREW STANLEY, Stanley Tax Associates Ltd

Avondale delivered on its promise to complete the deal with an international outlook, approachability and the utmost professionalism. A great team to work with.

MYRA FORSTER-VAN HIJFTE, North Downs Specialist Referrals Ltd

“We are so happy with the result of this process and, as you can see, so are the staff. You are right, I was a massive sceptic of giving away £1.5m of the cashflow but it has actually worked out perfectly. I wanted to be able to help all those people who have stayed with us in the hard times.”

John Murphy, Arbuckles

“Many thanks for your fantastic help and support re getting this deal done. I very much thank you for all your help to me personally as this is a very emotional journey for me.”

Bryan Godwyn, Intelligent Finishing Systems Limited

“After deciding to sell our ecological consultancy business, which my wife and I had built from scratch almost 20 years ago, we approached a number of agencies to assist with the sale. We selected Avondale as it was clear from the start that they understood our business and what we were hoping to achieve with the sale. We could not recommend Avondale highly enough.” 

Simon Colenutt, Ecological Survey & Assessment Limited

“Sally and the team at Avondale made a complex and difficult process as smooth and painless as possible. Whilst we had to kiss a few frogs to get there, we are very happy with the fit found with EMW. This was only possible due to the volume of interested parties brought to the table. Sally was proactive and contactable throughout and the Avondale team were a pleasure to deal with every step of the way.” 

Andrew Stanley, Stanley Tax Associates Limited

“The team at Avondale, ably led by Simon Baldwin, have just been excellent from start to end. Having never sold a business before I was completely in the dark but having Simon at hand 24/7 to guide and advise was invaluable. I cannot recommend Avondale more highly if you are thinking about selling your business.”

Andy Neale, NFE Group Limited

“I had been fortunate to work with Avondale in a previous transaction, so when thinking about the next step for our business felt confident in seeking their guidance. I have been impressed by the Avondale team’s professionalism and their expertise was shone through when working throughout the pandemic.  As a team, we felt we could trust Sally; she took the time to understand our priorities and, with a good sense of humour, supported us to feel confident during all stages of the negotiation.” 

Rebecca Pacy, Venture-People Limited