If carried out correctly, acquisitions may be the best route to achieving competitive advantage and return on capital employed. However, as with so many elements of mergers and acquisitions, there is an art to financing the deal, including questions like ‘where do we best raise the money and which type and structure of debt is best?’
Funding is also important to securing shareholder value. How much should we re-invest for organic growth to secure a return on capital? What debt should we have to secure that growth?
Businesses always require cash, particularly if they are growing, therefore the financing journey is continuous. In our Financing guide we consider the art of financing a deal. Where best to secure the funds, what type of financing plan is best for a particular venture? How can we service the debt? Would we be better off with equity finance or debt, or a mix of both?
Avondale are emerging mid-market (turnover £2 million plus) business advisors. Through our management consultancy, we support growth and scaling up. Through our M&A and corporate work, we secure investment and finance, help people buy and sell companies and enhance shareholder value. We recognise ambitious owners who require ambitious, specialist advisors.